Amazon Basics 6-Outlet, 200 Joule Surge Protector Power Strip, 2 Foot, Black – Pack of 2

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4.7 out of 5 stars

Product Description

Amazon Basics 6-Outlet, 200 Joule Surge Protector Power Strip, 2 Foot, Black – Pack of 2

From the Manufacturer

Amazon Basics

Facts About Amazon Basics 6-Outlet, 200 Joule Surge Protector Power Strip, 2 Foot, Black – Pack of 2

Why 790j is more expensive than 200j ? what is the benefits of having more j?

The "J" stands for joule and is a unit of work or energy. The higher a j rating on a surge protector the more energy absorption/dissipation it can handle before the device fails.
The higher the j value the higher the level of protection and thus the more expensive it is. For some lights or low end kitchen appliances … The "J" stands for joule and is a unit of work or energy. The higher a j rating on a surge protector the more energy absorption/dissipation it can handle before the device fails.
The higher the j value the higher the level of protection and thus the more expensive it is. For some lights or low end kitchen appliances 200-400j will be fine. 600 joules or more are better for things like a thousand dollar TV or PC stuff (clamp voltage and response time are also good to have). Hope that helps.

Can this serge protector be mounted

YES – 2 holes for very easy mounting.

And this comes with two?

Yes its come 2 and its work really good

Can this power strip be used in the UK with the proper power adapter?

If you mean a power adapter going to USA specs and the strip being used to plug in USA equipment, then yes. Brit plugs are a different configuration…

will this protect a PC or do I need the 790 joule version?

If you want to protect a PC, don’t use a power strip like this. Use a Tripp Lite Isobar. Over 3000 joules protection and noise isolation. These strips are just toys when it comes to protection.

Is this UL approved?

Yes it is. The one I have has the sticker UL listed No A55001938

Hello, Does it support 220v/240 volt ? thanks.

No, It’s wired for 110 volt system, you can buy 240 volt surge protector, they make several different types, you can also have one put into your electric panel box to protect your whole home, they have several different styles of these also.

How many varistors?

5

What size and type of scerw should i use if i mount in mobile home thin dry wall no stud in area?

Personally, I would not mount it with a permanent attachment and would mount with good double faced tape. Keep in mind not to overload your 15 amp circuit by filling the outlets. If I did attach it to the wall use a screw type with an attached backing fastener by drilling a small hole in the wall and feeding it throu… Personally, I would not mount it with a permanent attachment and would mount with good double faced tape. Keep in mind not to overload your 15 amp circuit by filling the outlets. If I did attach it to the wall use a screw type with an attached backing fastener by drilling a small hole in the wall and feeding it through then tightening the screw. That will grasp the inside of the wall and then you can slip the outlet device to it.

do you recommend to use this surge for a refrigerator?

No but I am not a professional. I would not trust it

Can I plug my laptop, phone, and 2 bedside lamps into this safely?

I would think so. I have one with a laptop and phone hooked up. The other one has a mini fridge, lamp and water cooler hooked up. Both seem fine.

Is the power cord very flexible or stiff like most other strips?

The power cord is stiff.

Is there a guarantee on the effectiveness of this product?

I don’t know. The product is working well for me.

Can you plug one into another?

Yes you can. This is how you get free energy. Plug each plug into the bottom outlet of each other….bam! Physics be damned!

will it work in countries where electricity voltage is 220V 50htz?

I am not sure about the protection, however usually the power outlets in countries with 220V/50Hz are different, so I’d say – no

Info About Amazon Basics 6-Outlet, 200 Joule Surge Protector Power Strip, 2 Foot, Black – Pack of 2 (Reviews From Amazon)

Easy Mounting Tip.

Good quality, reasonable price – not much to say about a power strip. As MANY people have noted, the mounting holes are somewhat oddly cut. Some people have modified the holes, I think that’s overkill. Just use a flat-head screw, instead of the countersink, or V-shaped, screw heads. As another tip, put a piece of painters tape (or masking tape) on the back side of the power strip. You will be able to see the mounting holes through the tape. Poke a small hole through the tape at the very top of the mounting hole (to ensure both holes are at the same level in the mounting hole). Then just peel the tape and apply it to where you are mounting the power strip and drill through the holes in the tape – perfectly aligned mounting holes.

Can’t Go Wrong With AmazonBasics Products

Not a whole lot to say about this item. It is a power strip with a 2 Foot cord. Solid construction, the On/Off switch feels very sturdy and both surge protectors work great out of the box. Couldn’t ask for anything better, especially for the price.

If you aren’t taking advantage on the price/quality of AmazonBasics products you are really missing out. I have never purchased one of their items that I am not thoroughly impressed with. And lots of times they are better made than similar items that cost a lot more. If you haven already tried an AmazonBasics product order one and you won’t regret it. I used to purchase them because they are cheaper than most similar products made by other companies. After a few purchases I realized they are the same or higher quality than similar products that usually cost a lot more.

Note – I am in no way sponsored by Amazon, receive free/discounted items from them or have any ties to the company. I am just a fan of the AmazonBasics brand and you will be, too.

Better than expensive counterparts!

Even though we have a large amount of outlets in each of our rooms, in this growing electronic era, we didn’t have enough at central spots. In addition, we needed to replace some existing power strips that I have had around for years. The existing ones weren’t only showing their age, but they also that just weren’t built well (even though I paid more for them than I’d care to admit).

I ordered four of these Amazon Basic Surge Protector Power Strips; (1) TV, Cable, Stereo and Internet Area (2) 30+ Gallon Fish Tank (3) 20+ Gallon Fish Tank (4) for our Computer. In a quick comparison, it was obvious these strips were built better than the ones I was replacing (and cost a whole bunch less). The cord plugs fit in tighter, without wiggling, and the black cord makes it easier to hide behind black furniture.

A great solution for when you need something simple

We love stocking up on power strips as you can never have enough. Especially with the number of projects we have running around the building here. One of our golden rules though is “skip the strip” and buy a real surge protector no matter how small the job. They are just too affordable to put the risk elsewhere (on other devices that are typically more expensive). One less reason to buy that replacement plan on the many electronic devices you might buy into.

Compared to the price of a plain (non-surge protected) power strip, this isn’t that much more and works great for simple solutions you have running about. I wouldn’t plug a powerful computer or entertainment system into it (for that, I’d go with something better/bigger and more joules of protection). However, for all the basic stuff, it’s perfect to have these running around.

Just pay attention to the cord length. These are only 2ft in length (which was exactly what we needed when we bought more of these). They are available in longer lengths if you need them.

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Works Great Do Not Use with Space Heaters, Microwaves, Hairdryers, Power Tools, ECT

Fire Department Says Replace these every 5 years so after you put in service add five years remove from service also the Caution on this product is Do not exceed ratings of 125 Volt AC, 15 Amps, 1875 Watts
– Do not install this device if there is not at least 10 meters (30 feet) or more of wire between the
electrical outlet and the electrical service panel.
– This device features an internal protection that will disconnect the surge protective component but
will maintain power to the load – now unprotected. If this situation is undesirable for the application,
follow the manufacturer’s instructions for replacing the device.
If there are any problems in getting the surge protector to work properly, stop and read the
troubleshooting section of these instructions.

Replacement at good price

I was recently told that surge protectors do go bad after 4-8 years by a friend. Google said it was less than that, but considering the one I was using was about 15 years old?? Definitely time for a replacement. I had sticker shock at the price of the cheapest model from a well-known store at $9 ea. That was a no frills 6 outlet unit. Now one with USB ports was more but I have wall units so that would be useless for my situation. Anyway.. jumped on Amazon, found these 2 packs for about $2 more than a single. Was a no brainer for me. So far it is in excellent working order, no issues.

So Far, So Good

Love the fact it has an ON indicator light. Just the on/off switch doesn’t help during a failure when you’re trying to figure out the source of the failure. Seems inexpensive but working. Like to have the option of a 2-set. Love the cord-length option, and I had ordered shorter than comfortable but it’s still doable. It was my issue, underestimating.

Does the job

This isn’t anything fancy, the material isn’t heavy weight either. However I needed a surge protector for my office to plug my monitor, printer, power cable into and this does the job great. I also use one in the living room replacing a much bulkier one I had. With everything plugged in it fits under the console table (something about seeing wires and cords everywhere freaks me out). I haven’t had it that long to know how long it will last, but I don’t think it’s going to give out any time soon. I will probably buy a couple more around the holiday season to plug in all the indoor lights.

Great strips for the price

My husband really likes these strips and so do I. He usually complains when I get more, but we always wind up using them. I like them being black bcs they don’t stick out as much as the traditional whitish colored ones. They blend in with things so it’s less obvious it’s there. The cord is actually longer than other we have and we both like that. My husband really likes them because they have more outlets and reach farther, but also they’re a great price. They are apparently easy to hang as well. I don’t know what we use for hanging, but apparently we do.

Use at Home and Travel

I use these Amazon 6-Outlet Surge Protectors at home and when I travel. I have a handful of them at home in my bedroom, kitchen, family room. When I travel overseas, I use take on along with my international adapter. The adapter supports the different shape plug and this 6-Outlet surge protector provides a) surge protection, and b) 6-outlets to plug my electronic devices. Keep in mind that these do not convert 220V to 120V. Your laptop charger or phone charge will do the converting. I would highly recommend this outlet for travel as it makes any hotel room a charging station for the entire family. Actually, my teenage kids now have their own when we travel together.

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