To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
These Belkin surge masters are a must for any household that uses expensive electronic equipment i.e. TV, Video, DVD or any form of expensive entertainment equipment. I purchased these for use with my new Toshiba LED TV, and my new Toshiba DVD/VHS/HD recorder and my Virgin cable box. At one time you could rely on a stable supply in UK, but even then there could be transient spikes or what is known in the trade as brown outs where massive surges manifest themselves on the supply network.
Unfortunately sensitive electronic equipment are very prone to these type of electronic disturbances and in some cases especially the massive transient or high current spikes can seriously damage the equipment. This is where the Belkin surgemaster sockets come in, as they will protect your equipment from damage when these surges are present on the power supply network, they have a filter system that bypasses the surges to earth therefore diverting the excessive surge away from the supply into your equipment.
I have used Belkin surgemasters for several years now and have an 8 way supplying my computer and peripherals and an 8 way supplying my studio equipment also an 8 way for my expensive tube guitar amplifiers and associated equipment, I even have a single surgemaster supply the flat screen TV in the kitchen. These days they are relatively low cost as I remember buying my computer and studio 8 way surgemasters they were 3 times the price that they are today, highly recommended for protection of your home entertainment equipment and all electronic equipment.
The Belkin Surgemaster carries a lifetime guarantee and also covers you equipment for £25,000 in the case of damage, that is how confident they are in their own products.
Belkin is one of those brands you see around on a lot of electrical goods, and you know you;re going to get a good quality product from them. These 4 way surge protectors are no exception.
I particularly like the little cable tidy clip that sits on the opposite end to the switch - I have 2 outlets in my front room and have 6 appliances permanently plugged in, so I bought a pair of these and plug 3 into each with the cables tucked out of the way.
Bear in mind that these are the BASIC version of the Belkin SurgeMasters and offer their entry level "Home" surge protection of up to 714 Joules / 19500 Spike Amps. This particular model is not recommended to protect AV equipment - TV's, consoles, PC's etc. The next tier above offers some AV and phone line protection, and the Maximum series offers their ultimate surge protection (2700J, 75000A). The full details of these are actually printed on the box that these come in, which I recycled before taking a photo of!
I took this on holiday with me so that I could charge multiple items only having to use one plug adapter. I also have one that I use at home because I like that I can be lazy and turn off the plugs in one go instead of trying to fumble behind furniture looking for the wall plug switch. Back on track - I've had no problems with this device, it's never let me down, and I trust it with the charging of all my electronic equipment. It preformed perfectly on holiday too.
I have used these well constructed, reliable power extension leads for many years. Belkin's surge and spike protection is of high quality and backed with a money back guarantee. Even after sales service is second to none. If you want peace of mind when it comes to protecting expensive electrical equipment or protecting certain data elements on your computer, look no further. This power extension provides you with four protected sockets.
The product is great I just bought the wrong one as I didn't even know that I would need a surge protector for my PC until now, but even though its the wrong amount of wattage protection, it still works fine to the level that its designed for. Its great for home phones, lamps, even maybe a 17" TV. And it still has the protection light on to this day.
I am really pleased with my belkin surge master, it takes all the plugs for my TV, Video and DVD players which is very important as the last power cut i had in my home blew the circuits in my last TV. It looks neat and sits nicely on the floor too,