We had our experts take a look at the Southwire Surge Guard Portable 50-Amp 120/240-Volt Wireless Communication-Capable Surge Protector to provide you with the inside scoop on its qualities.
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- 1300 joules protection
- Portable and easy to use
- Automatic shutdown in case of an extreme surge
- Protected status displays on a digital LED indicator
- Surge protection indicator lights and audible alarm
- Self-checking operation conducts self-testing during power surges
- Audible alarm warns before surges occur
- Knockout terminals for easy hook-up
- Fuses protected during a malfunction
- Wireless communication capability
I love a good surge protector. I know I should get a power bar, but they are expensive and I'd rather get these 6 outlets and a USB port.
This is the best surge protector for electrics because it gives you 6 outlets (3×2) behind a surge protection, and it also gives you a USB port. I tested a few in a hotel outlet nearby and it took a good hit from a power strip with power hungry devices like the chairs and coffee maker (all of which are USB). The receiver only gave up a little power and recovered in a short period of time.
I know you can get a power strip with a surge protector, but really any surge protector is better than nothing. I'd also like to mention that my laptop crapped out a few years ago and I only have one outlet in my room.
You also get the protection against miswired pedestals and open ground, which is basically a fancy term for grounding. I had a surge protector with four outlets and one died on me, I'm glad I have this product today.
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