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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlphaGeek Excellent Value - Very Nice Product
I bought six of these for my shop. One to try, then 5 more to finish it out. The package does not show or describe that there are indeed mounting clips (brackets) included. For mounting to a flat panel, you can use the machine screws included. For mounting to a blind surface (e.g. the edge of a workbench, a wall), you will need to use a wood screw or sheet metal screw. I place mine two feet apart in line. The strip snaps right into the clip and holds securely.
I have taken these apart, and the wiring for the sockets is soldered, not punched down. Each socked has a plastic insulator that covers the soldered terminals and insulates it from the inside of the aluminum case. The circuit breaker works as expected. I did not test the surge protector yet, and I did not inspect the circuit. I expect it is a simple VDR and hopefully a GDT.
You cannot beat the price for an all aluminum 4 foot strip that is mountable and has 12 grounded outlets AND a surge protector. I am using these all the time now in the shop. The sockets are holding up (I have repeatedly tested each and every socket on each strip with multiple 3-prong plugs). I seriously wanted to see how good these are, so I plugged and unplugged one of the sockets a solid 50 time to see if it stays snug. It did, so I am satisfied.
My biggest gripe has been the cord is not 6 feet long. I also really wish there was a version rated for 20 amps because my entire shop is wired with 20 amp circuits.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JShadow Reliable product, works great in workshop
Bought 2 of these a year back and they work great. Easy to mount, very reliable.
June 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JROB Needs Additional Instructions
Product come with what appears mounting brackets, however no instructions how the brackets are supposed to fit. so you end up with a 4 foot long outlet that has to lie on a surface with no way to secure.
March 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mrdllc It works fine for us.
As for the mounting brackets, you just screw them to the surface you want to mount the strip onto with a drywall screw and then snap the strip into the brackets. The hold the strip very securely.
March 21, 2014