Top positive review
Great power strip for workbench, and it is too long for office.
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2019
Surge protectors often look just like power strips, but not all power strips are surge protectors. Only surge protections help protect your gadgets against power surges. Many power strips are just glorified extension cords without any protection. But you can tell whether a strip provides surge protection with just a few seconds of examination.
This power strip surge protector gives me extra power where I need it the most which is in the main living room here. It is rated at 600 joules surge rating. Amazonbasics surge protector passes the electrical current along from the outlet to several electrical and electronic devices plugged into the power strip. If the voltage from the outlet surges or spikes rises above the accepted level the surge protector diverts the extra electricity into the outlet's grounding wire.
We live in Gulf coast of Florida, where lightning strike always happens, and my TV and computer are protected from this surge protector. I also had AXTRA 12 outlet power strip surge protector that protected our electronics against lightning strikes last time - all this equipment: TV, receiver, surround sound system, printer and gaming consoles. I highly recommend AXTRA power strip surge protector because you will not need to worry your electronics getting severe damage by lightning strike. It’s wise idea to invest your money in a quality surge protector.
These power strip would help in case of a lightning strike and it should be good for the next few years until surge suppression wear out. This surge protectors also have a built-in fuse. A fuse is a resistor that can easily conduct current as long as the current is below a certain level. If the current increases above the acceptable level, the heat caused by the resistance burns the fuse, thereby cutting off the circuit. If the MOV doesn't stop the power surge, the extra current will burn the fuse, saving the connected machine. This fuse only works once, as it is destroyed in the process. These semiconductors have a variable resistance that is dependent on voltage. When voltage is below a certain level, the electrons in the semiconductors flow in such a way as to create a very high resistance. When the voltage exceeds that level, the electrons behave differently, creating a much lower resistance. When the voltage is correct, an MOV does nothing. When voltage is too high, an MOV can conduct a lot of current to eliminate the extra voltage. As soon as the extra current is diverted into the MOV and to ground, the voltage in the hot line returns to a normal level, so the MOV's resistance shoots up again. In this way, the MOV only diverts the surge current, while allowing the standard current to continue powering whatever machines are connected to the surge protector. Metaphorically speaking, the MOV acts as a pressure-sensitive valve that only opens when there is too much pressure.