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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandman64 Just what I needed to mount my new LCD!
A must to protect your LCD. Strip the wires, follow the instructions and this install is a breeze. Has a green light indicator so I know it's working and on the job!
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Required for many appliance warranties...it works
I learned that our refrigerator warranty would not be acknowledged if the appliance were to be jolted if it was not plugged into a surge protected outlet. With that said, it is worth every penny if our $1200 fridge got jolted and this stops it. While most surge protector bars and such that you plug into an outlet are often rated for much higher amp surge, for the size, it offers enough protection. It's a great idea to have redundant protection for the expensive items in your home like your entertainment center, box freezer, random tv locations, 120v window unit ac, etc. Our house was indirectly hit by lightning and fried some of our network through the 12v transformers so I am adding these to our home entertainment centers and plugging high end entertainment center surge protectors as "redundant surge protection" because when a homeowner policy has let's say a $500 deductible and $500 worn of stuff gets fried, I'd rather protect it for $20 and replace a $20 outlet if it gets hit. To end, it protected our fridge so it's worth it and read those manuals front to back to understand the warranty.
June 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Simple Solution to Problem / Task
When I purchased my new refrigerator from The Home Depot, the Sales Associate reminded me that I should plug the refrigerator into a "surge suppressor" electrical outlet in order to protect the refrigerator from the effects of power surges. Living in a rural community, I knew that momentary power surges can occur and can adversely affect appliances. The Leviton Surge Suppressor Outlet easily replaced the standard wall outlet behind the refrigerator thereby eliminating the need for a corded surge suppressor outlet strip. The unit was easy to install and wire. Leviton is of course a very reputable and well known manufacturer of electric devices and I'm confident that the suppressor outlet will provide the desired protection.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EdtheEngineer Leviton T5280-W surge protection receptacle
Can only be used on a single 120V circuit, as it has only one brass and one silver screw (there are no break-off metal tabs). 720 joules rating is good for its size; voltage protection rating of L-N: 600V, L-G: 700V, N-G: 600V is not quite as good as a stand-alone, plug-in SPD (TVSS) device. Maybe there was insufficient space available inside the body of this Leviton outlet for it to have somewhat faster surge protective sub-components(?) This outlet is not a 'slim' type so be sure you have enough room in the outlet box to accomodate it plus all the wiring.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ashish Awesome product
I never knew that a surge outlet as this existed. I always used an extension cord surge protector and always had difficulty hiding it. Now I had to wallmount my TV and looked at options of rewiring and having a flush outlet behind the TV hidden from view, my handyman recommended this. I looked for this online and other stores such as Lowes and Ace Hardware but found this only at Homedepot. Even associates working in the department haven't heard of this.
They have it only in white, but it still serves my purpose.
July 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HML1 Good purchase
This product works well and is easy to install. It is a bit pricey, however.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alienyak Worked great for our purpose and easy to install.
Worked great for our purpose and easy to install. This device was so we could install a new Television above the refrigerator and needed a way to have it surge protected without having a surge power strip mounted to our newly remodeled walls.
January 6, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BillFromKCMO It does its job, but it's expensive for what it is.
I bought this for my mantle-mounted TV installation. the outlet is installed in the ceiling, along with HDMI and TOSLINK optical, where it's relatively hidden from view; a surge protector wasn't going to work with this installation.
It works well enough for what it is; it's already protected the TV from a bad surge in power once (which was powerful enough to take several LED and CFL lightbulbs out of commission in my home).
It's just expensive for what it is. I know I can spend far more for a plug-in surge protector - I have in the past, in fact - but this outlet should be closer to $10. It should also have a switch to power off when not in use.
If you're doing an on-wall or on-mantle TV installation and need to have minimum wiring exposed, I'd recommend it for that. Otherwise, get yourself one of those fancy surge strips or a home theater power center.
February 18, 2014