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You have to wonder if the people who are burning these out have them overloaded.
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018
You have to wonder if the people who are burning these out have them overloaded. For example a single small room space heater... well I will let Consumer Reports tell you > The electric space heaters tested at Consumer Reports use 1,500 watts to fully power. So with an 1800 watt max outlet strip typical for a 15 amp unit means that you can only plug a limited number of additional things, hopefully drawing very little wattage if you do.
I have been using the slightly cheaper model of this version from Belkin that doesn't have quite as much in the joules rating, and it has worked flawlessly since Dec 2017.
I am mentioning this because I was put back by the photos of the holes burnt in them. I plug a lot of things into mine and there is never a problem, but of course that is a standard 46" TV, or my 56", stereo equipment etc. etc. etc. and it works without a whisper. I have a few space heaters in the house for emergencies and usually just plug them directly into the wall on a dedicated circuit. Space heaters are cheap and the threat of a lightning spike is remote but due to the price it is not a big risk. I'm not an electrician, but that is my two cents.
I just bought two of these for only a couple of dollars more than my other one just like it. It has a few hundred more joules in the rating like 4 thousand some instead of 3900. Works great. If something goes wrong I will be back to update my review.