Facts About USB Wall Charger Surge Protector 5 Outlet Extender with 4 USB Charging Ports ( 1 USB C Outlet) 3 Sided 1800J Power Strip Multi Plug Outlets Wall Adapter Spaced for Home Travel Office ETL Listed
Probably a tiny bit since it does have a LED indicator. Don’t know for sure though.
No. Rating on the back of the unit stated 125 VAC 15 Amps 60 Hz 1875 Watts.
Yes, the back plate states "conforms to ul std 498a and 62368-1". I would have taken a picture but it’s really small raised white on white lettering, had to get out the lighted magnifying lens.
The clamping voltage IS 775v
Extremely doubtful. If you do and it does not like thaat sort of load (heavy) then the circuit breaker will pop. If it does, immediately unplug the AC. This is really meant for things like C-PAP machines, lower wattage or LED lights and such. It is not a replacement for household power.
Do not exceed the capacity of the household circuit, which is 1800 watts. A coffee maker ( approx. 1000 watts) and a large toaster (approx. 1000 watts) if used simultaneously would exceed the safe limit.
I don’t believe it does but who black colored plug
Yes, please note: USB C charging port features 3A MAX
No, the outlets are as you see them and do not rotate.
Use a Black marker to color it, problem solved
Don’t know about the electrical capabilities. The plug on the back is standard US, designed for 120.
Info About USB Wall Charger Surge Protector 5 Outlet Extender with 4 USB Charging Ports ( 1 USB C Outlet) 3 Sided 1800J Power Strip Multi Plug Outlets Wall Adapter Spaced for Home Travel Office ETL Listed (Reviews From Amazon)
This product has really cleaned up the look of my outlets, the design is so clever. Great space-saver. I especially love that it has a usb c port built in to charge my newer devices, along with the older, more traditional usb a ports. The angled AC outlets on each side are a genius decision and the unit feels quite secure once inserted into your wall. Going to immediately buy another one for a different area of my apartment!
This Addtam outlet extender cleans up a rats nest of adapters and plugins in our bathroom. We won’t put 15 amps through it, but it seems well built for that.
To verify the Addtam can handle the current and the humidity, I used a triangle-tip screwdriver to open it and look inside.
It is entirely brass(?) metal in plastic housings soldered to circuit boards, except for a pair of ferrite core inductors with a couple of loops of heavy wire through them (part of the surge protector). It looks like it can safely handle 15 amps, perhaps one hair dryer, and filter radio noise in and out, which will help protect the USB charger ports and the devices attached to them.
I would trust expensive portable devices to it, unlike the One Beat device described below.
I would NOT plug a space heater into it. We have other outlets for hair dryers and curlers and heater, all fed by a GFCI switch. It should be on a 15 amp breaker. It does not seem to be fused, so If you somehow manage to put 50 amps through it it will probably “let the smoke escape”. For devices like this, the heating is proportional to the square of the current.
Minus a small fraction of a star: I wish the Addtam had a mounting screw instead of a surge protector indicator; I will probably add foam poster mounting tape to secure it to the wall around the outlet it is plugged into.
For comparison, I also purchased a “One Beat” 6-Outlet Extender for 30% less. What a difference $6 makes; One Beat internal construction earns 60% fewer stars. The outlets on the One Beat are connected with #14 wire,; crimped but not completely. The wire was run hastily, and came rather close to opposite-polarity contacts. The socket “grabbers” on the One Beat are poorly designed and imprecisely bent, especially (horrors) the sockets for the ground pins. One Beat also claims to be 15 amps, but I wouldn’t risk it. It does have a mounting screw; on the other hand, it is very narrow and the sockets are too close to put two normal-width plugs side-by-side. For comparison, very wide flat plugs will fit on the Addtam.
We may use the One Beat for a 700 watt microwave oven and a shredder, but NOT at the same time, and not when there’s moisture about.
So, shoppers, if you are deciding whether to spend $14 on a One Beat or $20 on an Addtam (2021 April prices), spend the extra $6 and protect your $600 smart phone. And your house, and your life.
While “ETL” is probably good enough, I hope Addtam also earns a UL certification. Good quality deserves professional recognition.
I bought this item because I did not find any other surge protector with a similar rating. Most go up to 900 Joule, this one has 1800. Also its design allowed me to plug in my various power adaptors which usually block one or more other outlets. As you can see on the picture, with a bit of fiddling I managed to get every single one into the protector even though this is one of my tricky power outlets in my apartment being in a corner and not easily accessible except if you use a power strip with a cable. This surge protector managed to fit in the corner and gave me still the option to plug all the bulky adaptors in. Outlets are spaced generously so even bulky adaptors do not block each other (looking at you Apple adaptors).
For the price, this is an excellent surge protector that offers a wide arrange of outlets to deal with. I got mine on a sale for 18.99US$ but I have seen it lower priced on other sales.
Just plug the apple brick in one of the outlets. It isn’t worth plugging the USB C directly in the unit. It will charge but very slow. I’m sure its really meant for phones using USB C and not laptops, even though it explicitly says MacBook. I will dock a point for that I could’ve taken off two stars but its really a minor inconvenience. The gained outlets and usb slots are great. The design is what sets this apart. It really sticks itself to the outlet and doesn’t feel loose. For the price this delivers. I recommend it 3.8/5.
Use this for the outlet by my dining room table which sometimes doubles as a desk in the time of Rona. I can have multiple devices plugged in plus a small reduction in clutter without charging bricks.
If you have no need for extension, this is also a much cleaner solution than a power strip.
I was worried about fire issues, which many of these types of outlets have in their reviews (not just this one). I have not had any issues for the 2 weeks I have been using it. All the outlets and USB ports work as expected. I have used a coffee maker (1100w), a heat gun (1850w), an air fryer (1500w), ceramic heater (1500w), laptop charger (65w) and many USB devices (lightsabers, phones, usb hubs etc). I did NOT use multiple items that are over 1000w at the same time. I used them one at a time. Even if I could use more than one at a time, by habit, I do not.
1875 Max wattage @ 15Amp
USB Out: 5V @ 4.5A total
USB C Out: 5V @ 3A Max
Specifically states it is not compatible with GFCI
Made in China
I cannot verify the surge capability or grounding issues. It has no surge protection markings on it. I did not buy if for surge protection though. My 2 non grounded cords will not fit the outlet (as expected). I am too lazy to remove the grounding on my outlet to verify.
This outlet is sturdy if placed into a non loose outlet. The older outlets get, the looser the internal contacts become. The plastic support pole can help in situations like that, I presume. In my case, I have a newer outlet and it feels solid.
It is not flush against the wall…but physics will always prevent this in my case. My outlets and covers are all ~1/4″ out from the wall. This adapter is flush against the outlet, so there is a ~1/4″ gap between this and the wall. This is expected, unless I want to modify my wall outlet…which I do not.
I hear no noise coming from this device.
These outlet extender surge protectors are an excellent product! Not only is it well-designed, the extra charging ports are so convenient that I don’t have to continuously move the chargers/adapters for my devices from room to room. I actually bought a couple of extra USB-C cables to leave plugged into the outlets. I am happy to have moved away from my dated power strips.
I was able to charge a pair of earbuds, a vape pen, and my phone at the same time and it seemed to work as expected. I did not experience any weird noises coming from the outlets as others have; I’m assuming they may have just received defective products.
The only issue was the fast charging USB-C port compatibility with my Samsung Galaxy S10. I found that my phone would initially say “Fast charging” for a few seconds and then change to the slower “Cable charging”. While checking the battery settings, I discovered that disabling and then re-enabling fast charging would allow my phone to continuously fast charge. I’m not sure if this is an issue on the phone side or the outlet’s sensor used to check battery charging thresholds. Personally, this is minor incovenience at best as I currently work from home and the outlet is near my desk. I can understand if this causes others to shy away.
Regardless, I am very happy with this purchase and I would recommend that if you’re considering buying these, take a chance on them; I think you’ll be satisfied with the product!
This is so nifty! I put it to use immediately and it greatly aids organizing multiple USB chords with the device’s having 3 female slots for any USB male plug, and one receptacle for a Type C male plug. There are multiple female slots with 3 plug holes. I will limit my use of those to one plug in for one appliance for safety reasons. I’m not an expert on extension chords, but, recall the issue of too many appliances being plugged in to one chord as being a potential fire hazard. COMMENT: This device will require two unused 3 plug openings on your wall socket. The top female plug will be occupied by a metal male 3 plug prong. Nothing unique there. However, this device has a single plastic male prong that will fit into one female slot in the wall socket. The compensation is that one can then use one or all four of the female receptacles on this device, two on each side, subject to one’s personal sense of safety about using too many receptacles. As stated above, I am limiting myself to using only one of the four, out of an abundance of caution.
Like I said, I was skeptical due to the type of outlet in the house. However, this had all the features plus enough joules for protection. (I also have a 2000 W hairdryer.) Most sturdy models, require drilling. This one has a wall tap which made it feel just as secure as if it had been drilled! Made of plastic (not the cheap kind) very sturdy. Also, even though not meant for traveling, would easily fit in any suitcase. Cannot attest to longevity since I’ve only had it for a few weeks. For the price, amount of options, quality and sturdiness, you can’t beat it! Believe me, I spent over three hours looking at different types. Thank you.
I highly recommend this product! It’s everything you need to turn the outlet into a multi functional zone for charging your devices quickly without the blocks and with them. Whatever your combination of tasks are you’ll be able to achieve them with the device plugged into your limited outlet that typically only provides two functions at one time now has nine options! Do I have to say more? I typically have it performing six functions consistently without a problem. I will be getting two more to super charge the outlets in two more rooms in my home.
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