The Home Series offers 1-Socket Wall Mount direct plug-in surge protector for your general electronics, home appliances, and more. This single outlet model boasts 1080 Joules, 45,000 Maximum Spike Amperage, and a lifetime $50,000 Connected Equipment Warranty. Main Features Manufacturer: Belkin Corporation. Manufacturer Part Number: F9H100-CW: NEMA 5-15 Receptacles: 1 x NEMA 5-15 Dataline Protection: Not Applicable Current: 45kA Maximum Surge Current.
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I tested it and it does not filter line noise. However, out of all the surge protectors I tested, this is the only one that did not make the line noise worse.
There is nothing that I can find with regard to the current draw of the NordicTrack S25i, but since it plugs into a standard 15A household receptacle, there is no reason why this would not work. Surge protectors are simple devices that insert VDRs (Voltage-Dependent Resistors) across the power lines. If the voltage exc… There is nothing that I can find with regard to the current draw of the NordicTrack S25i, but since it plugs into a standard 15A household receptacle, there is no reason why this would not work. Surge protectors are simple devices that insert VDRs (Voltage-Dependent Resistors) across the power lines. If the voltage exceeds certain limits, the VDR resistance instantly drops so that the voltage is removed before the surge can get to the equipment that it is protecting. Short answer: this should work on any device that can be safely plugged into a 15A receptacle.
No. The one I have has a protected light and a grounded light but no reset button.
All surge protectors are designed for 3-prong outlets. Without the 3rd prong (ground) you do not have any protection against surges (lightning, brown-outs, etc). So it’s useless to buy a surge protector until you change your outlets and put in 3-prong outlets throughout your house (as you should have).
Hi, Debbie. The one-outlet Home Series SurgeCube from Belkin offers wall-mount-direct, plug-in surge protection for your general electronics, home appliances, and more. As long as the connected device will not exceed the 885 joules, it should work fine. Also, it has a 45,000-Amp maximum spike current.
Yes it can be used in an office or on travel within the United States. Remember it is only one outlet.
Not that i Experienced. I use this unit in Switzerland. I have never felt it warm after using. I with my hair dryer, cell phone charger, computer. Each of these units can use 220
Says 15 amps on the back. 20 amp single surge protectors are available.
Hello! It should work as long as the gas range doesn’t exceed the maximum power capacity of 1875W.
It is a standard wall socket so if your iPad uses a standard three hole outlet it should work. If the problem is you are not getting any power, it could have had a surge when you first plugged it in. I would ask an electricitian to test the suppressor and the wall socket to avoid a future problem with you ipad.
Hi. Yes, it does conform to UL 1449. But it only supports 120v and 11A.
One of these cubes saved my Frigidaire 26 Cu Ft in a surge. Worth every penny.
On a previous surge, this fridge didnt have a surge protector. The defrost module blew. Over $300 with labor.
It would not be ideal to use for a large device such as a fridge . These are great to use as a laptop power option or small device that would require protection.
it is a three-pronged fixture. If the A/C unit is 120 volts it should be ok. It is not for those that are 240 volts.
Hi b schwartz. The Belkin F9H100-CW is a surge protector.
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This is the best available surge suppressor of this type and at this price level. Don’t buy just one, you should buy at least three. Let me explain why.
Most surge suppressors use a device called a MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) which absorbs energy from spikes, but usually the device has only one MOV between hot and neutral (H-N). This device has three MOVS providing 3-way protection, a MOV between H-N, but also between hot and ground (H-G) and neutral land ground (N-G). See specs from packaging in the first photo. Very few consumer suppressors at this price have 3-way protection.
The amount of surge energy or spike a MOV can absorb is rated in Joules. This device provides a total of 1080 total Joules protection, not too bad. Compare this with other devices.
Here is the important point: No device can be guaranteed to absorb any amount energy at any voltage level. There are many types of surge devices besides MOVs, but all have some limits such as response time, clamping voltage and energy absorption. There is always a possibility that a surge of enough energy will destroy the protector and connected equipment: There can be no absolute guarantee. Those who rated this Belkin device poorly may have encountered such a spike.
So here’s why you should buy 3 or more: put two or more surge protectors in series! I always plug on of these directly into the wall, then plug another surge protector such as a protected outlet strip or UPS directly into this device. NO, it is not a problem or violation of any electrical code to do this. You are not increasing the amount of current you draw from your power outlet, you are just increasing the number stages of surge protection. But careful: NEVER plug one UPS device into another UPS device! A UPS device should only plug into a passive surge device such as this Belkin device.
The more stages of surge suppression you have, the better the protection. For example, for my high end computer server station, I plug this Belkin unit into the wall outlet, then a line conditioner (transformer based constant voltage device) into this Belklin device, then plug a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) into the line conditioner, then plug in a power distribution box with switched outlets and other forms of line conditioners into the UPS (see photos). The distribution box has 3 types of devices: MOVs, semiconductor transient surge suppressors and gas discharge tube surge arrestors.
Did you count those? That’s (at least) four levels of surge protection with 5 different types of surge protection devices if you include the active circuit of the UPS as one of them (which may have additional levels of protection stages). I feel I have a pretty good system that will suppress most surges, but am not foolish enough to believe my surge suppression configuration can withstand any surge: A nearby lightning strike can certainly destroy all the equipment.
Those who buy one of these Belkin devices and think that’s all you need, think again! Buy three so you always have one on hand as a first level of surge protection. Then plug another surge devices into the Belkin for even better protection. But never, never plug any expensive electronics (or any device you don’t want to fail, such as your garage door opener) directly into a wall outlet: At the very least always have one of these Belkin 3-way 1080 Joule Belkin devices on hand to plug into the wall outlet first.
I exaggerate a little. Putting one of these in front of a fifteen dollar toaster would be kind of silly. But for modern appliances, A/V equipment, computers, and other expensive/sensitive equipment, it’s a must for taming surges.
My home insurer recently started a program, distributing “Ting” household electrical monitoring devices to insurance holders, for free. Ting just plugs into the wall, you configure it for your wifi, and leave it alone. It does highly sensitive diagnostics of your home’s electrical system, continuously. It’s revealed in our case that we get regular voltage surges up to 140 or so volts (we’re in the US, with “120 volt” power, which normally does fluctuate throughout the day between about 110v and 130v).
Our surges are clearly coming from the washer/dryer motors starting and stopping. Not quite sure what the specific ‘trigger’ is, as usually there’s just one surge over the time period that multiple loads of wash and dry are running.
Regardless, controlling surges helps devices last longer, reduces the risk of their failure, and protects against anomalous surges, as in when power comes back on after an outage, or other utility events (here in Northern California, we have “Public Safety Power Shutoffs” when weather conditions threaten to knock down powerlines, which can spark wildfires).
I’m getting a whole-house surge suppressor installed next week – that’ll be great protection from utility events. However, that won’t protect devices inside the house from sending surges to _other_ devices in your house.
At roughly ten bucks per, these are an excellent protective buffer. I have one on:
1. The clothes washer
2. The clothes dryer
3. The furnace’s power (big motor for blower)
4. The dishwasher
5. The microwave
6. The audio and video stuff in the living room (in front of the UPS that also protects them)
7. My PC, which is homebuilt, full of high-end components – and it’s also in front of the UPS for that
If you do your typical online ‘research’, you will find countless claims that you should never plug an Uinterruptible Power Supply (UPS) into a surge suppressor. It’s ridiculous how many people repeat this myth uncritically, and with no evidence to back it up. Lots and lots of posturing and claims that the UPS can go sideways in a power event, with the surge suppressor and the UPS’s surge suppression “fighting each other”. Utter nonsense.
*ONE* UPS manufacturer advises against using surge suppressors: APC. Nobody else. They only present their opinion for it, rather than any actual data. That’s where just about everybody gets the ‘expertize’ to inform everyone else never to use a surge suppressor in front of a UPS.
UPS’s typically have very, very minimal surge protection built into them, typically less than enough to handle even small surges. But more important is this: nearly all surge suppressors are *sacrificial*. Meaning that each and ever surge reduces the lifetime of the surge suppressor, until eventually it becomes non-functional, offering no protection. Does your UPS have any sort of indicator on it to advise when the surge suppressor is no longer functional? Highly unlikely, most just tell you expected battery life, and that’s that.
The IEEE, NFPA, NEMA, *all* suggest that surge suppression be deployed before a UPS (‘before’ meaning you plug the surge suppressor into the wall, and the UPS into the surge suppressor). Note that they suggest it, they don’t require it. Surge suppression is required at the utility service equipment, but that’s to protect entire neighborhoods and regions from having homes set fire by a huge surge from the utility.
This surge suppressor is small, both in its physical size and in its protective capabilities. But the more surge suppressors installed throughout the house, the more the total surge suppression you’ll get – surges go to every outlet in your home, they aren’t particular – each surge supressor absorbs some of each surge, so there’s a cumulative benefit to having multiple suppressors around the house. And with these, you will know when the device has finally given up its life to protect your stuff – and it’s cheap to replace. It’s a fantastic bargain.
Another coffee-fueled review.
Fortunately, I don’t think they’ve been required yet. I purchased several of them upon recommendation from a technician who was repairing my refrigerator that was damaged by a power surge from lightning. It did not matter that the fridge was on a GFCI outlet. The strike was indirect damaging the refrigerator, garage door opener motor, sprinkler system controller and two TV’s (out of four). Why it was selective damage, I have no clue.
He recommended a single-outlet, 900 joule unit with NO auxiliary outlets, specifically for applications with appliances. These fit the recommendation. I now have them on all my appliances. I use different units for computers, TV’s, phones…etc. I will soon have a whole-house unit installed at the circuit-breaker box; but, that is much pricier than these individual units.
Aside from the repair/replacement costs, this was a huge inconvenience that could have been avoided with a little foresight.
Woke up today at 530am to the sound of beeping uninterpretable power supplies (UPS). Thought there was a power outage. Nope. Had a nice big power spike. Thanks Baltimore Gas and Electric!(BGE)
Several breakers were tripped. And 5 surge protectors blew. 3 were these Belkin SurgeCubes. They gave their life to protect my new washing machine, side by side fridge, and a garage door opener. All these devices continue to function. Would have had huge repair bills to fix those. I am getting 5 more to replace the failed ones. Cheeeeeaaapp protection! Nuff said.
These cubes protected just as well as a Tripp Lite 3800 joule which also died in that surge.
Had a surge in December too. Lost an alarm panel, and had to pay 300+ to replace a defrost module in that same fridge. That module would probably would have burned again if I didnt have a SurgeCube on it. All the new fridges have very expensive motherboards now. You better protect it.
Called BGE, not very helpful. They need to check the transformer next to my driveway. They assigned a case number. Who knows when and if they will check it.
Edit: Had a very experienced electrician check my homes wiring. All perfect.
BGE did a load test on the transformer. No problems found. Said call them if I have a problem. Yeah OK.
All burnt surge protectors have been replaced. So I guess I’m ready for the next surge… hopefully.
We had a bizarre condition that whenever power went out and came back on our garage door would open. Some info we found said it could be a result of a power surge causing the door to open. This fixed the problem immediately.
Prevents Surges – categorically can state this is true given our door remains closed when power is turned off/on again.
Small – does not block the other socket from being used and only adds 1.5″ in depth for the plug (if you had it behind furniture how far it protrudes may be an issue so this adds 1.5″)
Price – worked and was a value compared to equivalent surge protectors
– only protects one appliance or garage door opener. Not an issue for us as this is what we wanted.
When it comes to surge protectors the top 3 contenders are Tripp-Lite, APC, and Belkin. UL (and by extension ETL) uses “UL 1449 Surge Protective Device” as testing criteria. A lot of obsolete terminology can be found in the reviews. “Clamp voltage”, “Surge voltage”, “Let through voltage” are NOT used in the UL standard.
The correct terminology used by UL is “Voltage Protection Rating”. It consists of three numbers. They are voltages from Line to Neutral, the voltage from Line to Ground, and the voltage from Neutral to Ground. Every legit surge protector will have these numbers molded into the back of the unit.
This Belkin “wall wart” sports an excellent VPR and a very respectable 1080 Joules rating. This unit is well engineered and totally legit. Recommended.
I have purchased a bunch of these now hah. They are one of the few that have the lower voltage clamping for protection. Most surges these days seem to start at 400v, 500v or 600v which won’t protect sensitive electronics considering your house is 110-120v. The insurances on them are generally useless also because they will test the unit and say it’s working as designed and it’s not designed to surge 200v, it’s higher so when your things fry you’re still left stuck. Don’t get me wrong, beats not having a surge but this is why you see the high insurance warranty cause they can get out of paying them.
Anyway these are some of the better ones so I keep using them until I find another that has as good of voltage rating. Not sure if they need to be so bug or if a lot of empty space inside (or maybe it’s for heat) but I do wish a single plug one like these but smaller existed with equal or better protection.
So you’ve got a laptop, possibly with a nice ray-tracing GPU and you’d like to use it while plugged in. Either charging the battery or for max performance. Great, now how many super easily accessible surge protectors do you have right now? Is there one in every room?
With the SurgeCube you can just plug it into a wall outlet and then plug in your laptop or other sensitive electronic device into it. One light shows if the outlet is grounded. Another light indicates protection which I’m guessing will eventually fade or die out once its reached end of life.
It is large enough that it will prevent you from using the other outlet which is not a problem for me but is worth mentioning.
The convenience factor of this is bonkers. You can just throw it in a laptop bag because its a bit smaller than a mouse. Going somewhere? Need protected power? It doesn’t matter if you’re only going to the kitchen. Don’t be a bagel carrying around a 6 plug strip. You only need one.
I’ve been through two surges that hit our neighborhood at different times while using my laptop and can say that the SurgeCube held up both times. As any decent surge protector should. Highly recommended for any laptop owner.
The media could not be loaded. Seems well made. Plugged in nicely. It is a bit bulky and in some cases it blocks the use of the other outlet. As long as it protects my devices from power surges. Hopefully it works well. Will update.
Note: Do not daisy chain surge protectors like another reviewer said. Do not plug a surge protector into another surge protector. It’s potentially hazardous and does not give you greater protection. Also the paperwork that came with this advises not to use with an extension cord. 😉👍
I live it on a farm and are the last property on the pole. We get power surges (even though I have to pay extra every month for a surge protector on the main power box outside) so all my outlets that have stuff plugged into them are plugged into surge protectors . These are great for my,Bath and Body Works wallflowers, especially for the ones with the light. I had some beautiful ones plugged in and the power surges fried them and I had to throw them out (before I knew it could take them into get replaced). They make a loud sound like a breaker box switch and that distinct electrical burning smell. The lights on top that are green, will go out when it’s tripped. I have a stash of backups so when I need one I don’t have to wait for the order to get here. I wish they were a little cheaper since I have to change them often! The more I buy the cheaper they are kind of deal. I have used others but I like these the best because I like that the indicator lights are easy to see and if they’re in a darkened area like behind the fridge or upright freezer, you can see the glow of the light.
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