dealsbelkin - 6-outlet surge protector & 2 usb ports…

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i own 2 of these, the 2 added usb ports are nice. just make sure you keep the screw and screw it into the outlet or it falls out easiliy

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@drsilentg: Good point! I have one of these too & the screw DID fall out!

Edit: not that it was a big deal to deal with & I'd still recommend it.

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Is this surge protector adeqaute for lightning protection for computer, TV, other electronics. FPL offers surge protectors that goes on your meter for 9.99. Same protection or not? Thanks

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I bought 5 of these when I found them for $11 on ebay a while back. Have one on either side of the bed for cell phones/tablets to charge at night, one down stairs to charge phones/tablets as well, one I travel with for extra outlets and usb ports when in hotels, and another in the garage to plug in when out there listening to music. Great product and have had no issues with any of them.

Not really meant for surge protection on a computer or anything though, but great for small electronics like home phones, clock radios, etc. along with the two usb ports.

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The best buy reviews are interesting: Multiple users report the USB ports failing just over 30 days of use.

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@baronz: I've had mine for about 45 days with no problems. The USB ports charge my iPhone and my nook Color, but not my TouchPad.

I'm buying a couple more today.

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in for one, for my pc. hope it works?

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Just a second... one review says:
"It worked fine for the first month and it stopped working(wouldn't charge or power anything).
Contacted BestBuy and they said its outside the 30 day return period.
Contacted Belkin and they said BestBuy is not an authorized online reseller, so they will not help!"

Pass.

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Saw this at home depot yesterday.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202662240/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=belkin+surge&storeId=10051
I am almost sure it said on the package that each USB was 750ma only. So maybe it can do 1.5a total, but I doubt it can do both connections at 1.5a at the same time... a 3a dual port charger for $20 (regular price) would be hard to find even before we started adding in plug duplication and surge protection.
But that may also explain why it lasts for some, and dies quick for others. I suspect that anyone trying plug 2 smart phones into this thing at the same time will not see a very long life if it is not internally limiting itself to 750ma per port.
But, I bet if you don't overload it, it might be worth the deal price.

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I've used one of these regularly for a couple of months now and it works great.

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I clicked on the link and see the price is $19.99. Is there a code or something?

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Looks like the deal may be dead as the Best Buy link brings you to a maintenance page. The Amazon price has been bumped up to $15.44 as well :(