Rated 2.4 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SVBnyc Ignore the previous negative reviews
I purchased this despite the two negative reviews at the time on this product, because neither review mentions anything relevant to the quality/price/etc.
That said, if you're reading this, you also need a power strip with a low profile plug for an area with a tight fit.
Mine is plugged in behind a cabinet that is positioned flush against the base and shoe molding. Once plugged in, 3/4 inch (1.8 mm) is the maximum that protrudes outward.
Concerning the two lights, one is green for Grounded and the amber/red is for Protected. I have a lamp, fan and cordless phone plugged into it, so a "Protected" status is not a concern for me. But if you're using it for computers or other sensitive equipment, you probably shouldn't be trusting a $13 power strip for active surge protection. Just saying...
As for value, the store named after a rain forest is almost always cheaper, but I needed it now. I have much cheaper power strips that have lasted well over 5-6 years, so I expect nothing less with this product.
July 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by TopNotchPcMedias good quality for the $. If you don't know..
I recently purchased two of these and have not had any issues. If you are not sure about the led lights on this or any other proper surge protector you should be hiring someone to instal one for you.
August 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Deano Junk! Lasted for less than 8 hours use.
Bought this surge protector for the 8' cord. It lasted less than 8 hours before failing.. Both "grounded" and "protected" lights are on, but none of the receptacles work. This junk is going back.
July 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Casual Faulty Product
This might only be true for the one I purchased, but the on/off switch will not remain in the on position. as a solution I taped the switch to remain in the on position, however every few hours it still switches off despite the switch being in the on position.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DrJ1 Great product
First let me tell you about the lights lol JK (read other reviews, its kinda comical).
This is a great product from what I can tell, the cord and outer rubber protection feels like a higher quality than most cords on power strips / surge protectors that I've come across. The cord is very long like I needed (8 FT. as compared to most cords 2-3 ft.) and the main base lights makes perfect sense to me (lights on it works, light off it doesn't).
I've plugged a related product into a non-grounded outlet and the grounded light went off after a small "pop", now I know that outlet wasn't grounded.
February 27, 2014