Have you ever been sitting at home and all of a sudden you’ll notice that your lights flicker?
Those electrical spikes, dropouts, and surges are pretty common. The problem is that occasionally they’re strong enough to damage plugged-in electrical devices.
So it’s a good idea to use a surge protector to absorb those voltage increases before they ever hit your electronics.
I just started using this Enercell surge protector from RadioShack which has 11 electrical outlets, 2 coax jacks, 3 phone jacks, 2 ethernet jacks, and 2 USB power ports.
My Favorite Surge Protector Features
Six switched outlets
The switched outlets can be turned off to conserve power. I use those plugs for my printer, computer, monitor and TV. I use the “Always On” plugs for my modem, router and land line phone.
8-foot long cord
Without that length, I’d never fit all those electrical doodads into one unit.
Child Safety Covers
Each of the available outlets has a sliding cover for safety.
4 wide power adapter outlets
I still have lots of room to add anything with big boxy plugs.
Circuit breaker for extra protection
Shuts down if it can’t handle additional surges.
5 year $250,000 limited connected equipment guarantee
I’m guessing you can tell that I’m pretty pleased with this surge protector. I know that nothing is fail-safe, and I never trust lightning to behave nicely so I still unplug completely, but for general everyday use, I feel pretty darn good about this!
Buy It! The Enercell 11-outlet surge protector is available for $59.99 at RadioShack stores or at RadioShack.com
One lucky reader will win an Enercell surge protector from RadioShack.
A sample for review was provided. All opinions expressed are my own.