APC Performance Surge Protector with USB Ports, P11U2, 11 Outlet Power Strip, 2880 Joule Surge Protection

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4.8 out of 5 stars

APC 11 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip with USB Charging Ports, 2880 Joules, Surge Arrest Home/Office (P11U2) is a high level of surge protection for everyday demanding use for high-end PCs, televisions, sound systems, refrigerators, and connected devices. Features of this surge strip include two USB Charging Ports (2.4A shared), block-spaced outlets to accommodate bulky plugs, as well as a 360 degree rotatable power cord

Facts About APC Performance Surge Protector with USB Ports, P11U2, 11 Outlet Power Strip, 2880 Joule Surge Protection

How does APC 8 outlet power strip compare to axtra 8-outlet power strip?

If you’re referring to this one: AXTRA 8-Outlet Metal Surge Protector Power Strip with USB Charging Port, 9-Foot Heavy-Duty Extension Cord, 1800 Joules, 15-Amp Circuit Breaker for Home, Office, School, Smartphone, Tablet [ETL Listed]. The APC has a 90 degree plug, which I find far superior for concealing behind furn… If you’re referring to this one: AXTRA 8-Outlet Metal Surge Protector Power Strip with USB Charging Port, 9-Foot Heavy-Duty Extension Cord, 1800 Joules, 15-Amp Circuit Breaker for Home, Office, School, Smartphone, Tablet [ETL Listed]. The APC has a 90 degree plug, which I find far superior for concealing behind furniture, etc. APC comes with Equip warranty of $100k, plus 2630 joules vs 1800. The APC costs less and will do the job just fine, as would the AXTRA. The AXTRA says it made of metal, the APC is plastic housing. APC has a little better overall rating. Either one will do the job just tine under most circumstances.

What’s the difference between axtra 8-outlet power strip to this product?

Well I have it under my desk and the holes of the outlets position is perfect for different connections now in days the connectors in appliances come in different ways .

Is clamping voltage 300V or less?

Thank you for reaching out to us. The P8U2 is rated at 2630 Joules surge protection, <400 Let Through rating and tested to UL standards.

how long is the outlet cord

8 foot or 2.4 m

Will this unit sufficiently handle a pc, router, printer, etc?

You should be able to, as long as you don’t exceed 1800 watts (That is assuming you have a max load on your outlet of 15Amps at 120 Volts). It will let you know when you are starting to overload it. But I’m guessing with your PC, Router, Printer, you are going to be using less than 300 watts easily. So you should be fi… You should be able to, as long as you don’t exceed 1800 watts (That is assuming you have a max load on your outlet of 15Amps at 120 Volts). It will let you know when you are starting to overload it. But I’m guessing with your PC, Router, Printer, you are going to be using less than 300 watts easily. So you should be fine. My laptop has a 200 watt power supply, and I have a 6 watt network switch, and a 16 watt printer (200 + 6 + 16 = 222 watts).

If I get this from a 3rd party will I still be able to use the lifetime warranty

Absolutely, you will have warranty directly from the manufacturer, APC, even if you buy it from a third party. The warranty from the manufacturer is three years. thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to serve you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mary V.
The Customer Ser… Absolutely, you will have warranty directly from the manufacturer, APC, even if you buy it from a third party. The warranty from the manufacturer is three years. thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to serve you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mary V.
The Customer Service Team
www.SuperDealGlobal.com
Tel: 1-260-33-SUPER (78737)

Does this power have 9 foot power cord like the axtra 8-outlet power strip?

It’s really long, but I don’t think 9’. It’s perhaps 6 or 7 foot.

It worked fine until a couple of days ago. When I connect my computer, sometimes the yellow light flickers (the middle one). What’s the problem?

I am not an electrician. Have you tried plugging the SurgeArrest into another wall socket to see if it works?

Can the surge protector be mounted (i.e. To a wall or back of the tv cabinet)

Yes, it can. It will be "upside down" if mounted, due to the orientation of the screw holes. But it works very well.

Where is this made (which Country)?

China

What is the clamping voltage for the p11u2? i’m hearing conflicting numbers, anywhere between 300-500v. if you don’t know, don’t answer.

Just for future reference. This answer can be found by searching the UL database. It is easy to find and will be the only reliable source as it is a required test parameter for certification.

Does this have any sockets that only work when others are plugged in? I hate conditional sockets, very confusing!

All sockets are live once switched on

Is there holes in the back so it can be mounted to a wall or something?

Yes there are two holes on the back.

Can plug this into an extension cord coming from a generator? Will it work our shut down.

I did, depends on what your plugging in to APC. If it pulls to much juice from the generator the generator breaker will trip.

is this certified by UL ?

yes and it’s 1 of the best brands on the market for power strips and Uninterrupted Power Supplies. Great name and i’ve used them many times at work and at home.

Info About APC Performance Surge Protector with USB Ports, P11U2, 11 Outlet Power Strip, 2880 Joule Surge Protection (Reviews From Amazon)

Works fine, plugs are tight as per most of APC’s Power Strips

First off, people are saying that the outlets aren’t deep enough for normal plugs. If you take a look at the video that a customer made allegedly verifying this, it looks like she’s barely putting any pressure on the plug. I’ve been using APC strips for years and several of their models have very tight outlets at first, you just need to push it in hard enough. As for failed circuitry after a power surge, that’s definitely an issue. I’ve never had a problem with that, knock on wood, and live in an area with a very active storm season. My personal experience is that APC works well, and this one that I purchased seems to be made in the same manner as others I’ve purchased.

Nice unit overall, but sockets aren’t deep enough?

Just a few brief comments: Overall, a nice unit, with socket spacing good for plugging in multiple "wall-wart" style transformers. The USB power plugs are handy and do seem to provide full power for phones and tablets as verified with a  DROK USB Tester , while not drawing any measurable power themselves when not being used, as verified with a  Kill-A-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor . My only negative, which I didn’t see mentioned elsewhere in the top reviews, was that the sockets don’t seem to be deep enough. Most of my plugs can not be inserted fully, and stand a couple mm above the surge protector. I really don’t like how this results in exposed, live electrical contacts, even if the space is very small. I hope no one uses this behind a desk or table where they might happen to drop some paper clips or other wires (say electronics hobbyists) in the crack between the desk and the wall.

Great design. Quality product

This is just a surge protector, I guess, but it’s worth a review because of its elegant design. Two USB chargers and 11 outlets in such a small space! Also, the flat-against-the-wall outlet and 8-foot (2.43-meter) cord make this extremely useful.

The attached image shows the cord against the wall. It is fixed at a 5-oclock type of position out of the outlet.

Good purchase

Very good plugs. Was worried for a minute because I saw a video review on this product showing that the plugs weren’t going all the way in, which at first they weren’t, but only thing you need to do is push them all the way in and they fit real snug and tight fit so they won’t come off so I definitely appreciated that.

Great solution – Just what I need

This surge protector has pretty much everything I want and need. I was debating between this model P8U2 or PH8U2. I like PH8U2’s simplicity, size, and shape. Their specs are quite similar and their price as well. However, I decided P8U2 is a little better.

Positives
-Thick, sturdy, rotating cord – great flexibility for placement
-Angled, flat-end plug
-Two USB ports
-Sliding covers for unused outlets. Keep dust out or children’s fingers
-High lip/ridge around on/off switch to prevent accidental clicks
-On/off switch doesn’t light up which would attract some children if it was
-Great value for what it offers
-Wall mountable
-2630 joules, at this moment I don’t need this much joules. Good for my future adjustable bed base

My bed is positioned more like a daybed against the wall. My new mattress was so high that I could no longer plug in my lamp anymore. I either have to pull out my mattress and cause a gap between my bed and wall in order to plug in the lamp or simply buy this surge protector with a flat-end plug to solve the problem. I obviously went with the latter. Surge protector sits below my bed and I’m able to use my lamp, charge my phone, and no gaps between mattress and wall!

I have posted some images. One is a measurement of the flat plug just in case anyone was wondering how thick it is.

Indestructible Protection!

I have a small home studio in the basement of my house. It’s fairly modest, but I’ve put a lot of money into it over the years. Currently I think I have at least $5000 of equipment running. I have a few failsafes, namely cascading power strips, but this surge protector is basically the central hub of power. My computer and hard drives are plugged directly into it. Well, yesterday my basement flooded. Luckily, all of my equipment was safely off the ground, but I hadn’t had a chance to mount this surge protector on the wall yet, so it got almost completely submerged for about 3 hours. I am currently writing this review on my computer that was not harmed in any way, which is being powered by the original surge protector. Granted, i took the back off and scrubbed some corrosion off with a wire brush, but the fact that it still works after the flood is pretty impressive to me. Not to mention the included USB power ports. Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to keep their electronics safe.

A great solution for peripheral protection.

I purchased this to replace a battery-backup unit in which the battery had worn out. I figured I would divide the load between items I might need to run on battery and items I only want to protect.

I don’t use it for the computer itself or for the monitors, but I do use it for the printers and other peripherals. It has a "fail-safe" technology which will sacrifice the unit to save the connected equipment if the electric current exceeds the unit’s capacity to protect (in this case, 2880 joules). To me, this makes perfect sense. I am buying this primarily to protect equipment that would be more expensive to replace than a surge protector. (Other types of surge protectors will only protect to their designated capacity and die without stopping the current before it reaches the equipment).

Like with all surge protectors and battery back up units, it may come with 11 outlets, but good luck with being able to use them all. It’s got 6 block-plug outlets (I was able to use 5) and 5 regular outlets (I was able to use 3). It also comes with 2 USB chargers (doesn’t everything?) and a collection of lights that indicate operation, overload, and other potential issues. It can be wall-mounted.

My only complaint is that, for my purposes, an 8-foot cord is too long. It is such a thick and stiff cord that it is clumsy to use in the limited space under my desk. Luckily, the plug for it has rotation built in but that doesn’t solve the problem of what to do with the extra almost-inflexible cable length. I didn’t deduct a star for this inconvenience because, to someone else, the length might be an asset.

Great no frills unit!

This is a good unit, without a lot of frills, that’s reasonably priced and by a respectable company in power protection. You can buy a lot fancier units and if you need/want HDMI/Phone/Internet cable protection as well this isn’t the unit for you, but it does have two protected USB ports and a high Joules rating. The plugs are secure and the ability of the cord to rotate at the power strip makes for very flexible and clean cord options. It also disconnects your devices from power in case of a large surge, where others may continue to let power through after the surge with reduced protection. In addition it has a green LED that will show if over time or a surge that protection has been compromised in anyway, while I’ve read elsewhere these types of indicators should not be fully trusted it is another visual piece of mind. APC states that should that LED indicator the unit is not working it will be replaced under warranty. It also will indicate if there is a problem with the outlet wiring. About the only nitpick I could make is that it would be nice if the unit had more spacing between the plugs. Seems these days no two companies can decide how they want to do their plugs/powerboxes, some are long inline with the cord others are square, and other devices just have a normal prong cord.

Another thing to remember with these is their protection is limited over time. Think of it as a bucket of water, one really big surger probably kills the unit and empties the bucket, but it may over years protect against hundreds of smaller power surges and each one of these spills a little water out of the bucket and after awhile they offer much less protection than they did when new.

Excellent power strip with quality.

Excellent built quality.
A little bit too heavy for travel.
Strongly recommended for the price.

Thank goodness my APC surge protector failed!

First time to write a review lauding a product’s failure. Just today recovering from a power surge that fried several radios and my stereo (not on any surge protection). But my computer was on an APC surge protector and it was fine. However I noticed that the APC surge protector now fails to carry any power…which means it did it’s job well, and now it is telling me that it can’t provide any further protection. My other surge protectors did their job too, but they are still working. If I didn’t know better I would expect that they were still doing what they were intended to do, providing surge protection…but the problem is that they probably are not. Needless to say I purchased several APCs to replace all of the power-strips in my home.

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