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This review is from: Belkin SurgeMaster, 4-Way, 1m Cable (Electronics)
Only after purchasing this item did I find that it would not do the job intended, i.e. protect my computer installation. Belkin have developed three stages of protection and this product is the lowest, specifically intended for home (kitchen) appliances such as microwaves, blenders etc. This is termed as "Essential" protection. The next stage is "Advanced" , suitable for Mid level Audio/visual equipment while the third stage "Extreme" is for High Technology equipment (computer etc).
The product works for me as I have placed the lesser items on this strip (sound, telephone, printer) and purchased the Extreme protection for the main computer equipment. Also each strip must be connected to a mains wall socket, as trailing two strips in series voids the guarantee. Presumably, you lose the benefit of the surge protection.
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2009 10:19:38 BDT
Barry J. Mcdonald says:
It would be helpful if Amazon explained what each protector 'protected'. I have spent 30 mins so far trying to find out.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 18:02:34 BDT
same here. it seems we have to be electrical engineers to know what to buy for our household appliances. could amazon not compile a chart of appliances which refers to the appropriate surge protector? and what way do he have of proving they actually work (ie protect from electrical surge) and are not simply extension leads? i have lost all confidence in on-line dealings with this type of product and prefer dealing in-store where a real person can advise...
Posted on 30 Jan 2011 22:16:14 GMT
James Wright says:
i would have bought the wrong thing if I had not read this
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jul 2011 17:06:40 BDT
same here i thought this product would protect all electrical items especially high value electronics.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 17:35:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Jul 2012 17:41:59 BDT
NICK ADSL UK says:
Their are only two types of product like this for the uk and whatever brand you buy will do the same thing. They either will have a RFI filter or not
For best results do make sure that you get one with a RFI filter this is best for all mains products that you have in your house as you dont wont any of your applications to either pick up RFI or have it leak out onto another audio/video outlet that you may be using
Also make sure that all cables and leads are neatley laid grouped together in a pvc shield type of materiel and make sure that all mains leads do not come into contact with HDMI / SCART/ leads failure to do this will lead to the drop out and picture glitch on TV's and sound noise interference on hi'fi equipment
the difference between this model and the tacima found on this link is minimal and in reality you would not be able to notice any difference as both are of a high standard
Tacima CS929C/BP 6 Way Mains Conditioner and Radio Frequency Interference Filter + Free Shipping
Posted on 13 Jun 2014 16:35:54 BDT
P. Ruffle says:
I've just typed in extreme surge protector and I come back to this product. I thought this was going to be an easy purchase but now I will go the the shops and read what it says on the boxes. Very poor Amazon!
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