Basic Protection Against Power Surges for Computers and Electronics.
APC Essential Surgearrest PE66 - surge protector is rated4.75 out of5 by4.
Rated 5 out of 5 byretired from Good power stripThis unit has an offset electric plug which is useful in some circumstances, but less so in others. A swivel for the plug that controls which way the plug points after being plugged in to the outlet, would be useful. The electrical outlets are fairly closely spaced together. That is fine if one is just plugging in electrical plugs. But having electric outlets so closely spaced is less useful if plugging n power bricks or those items with larger plugs. The power switch doubles as a circuit breaker, which is good. The power indicator light goes out if the unit detects a fault in the electrical wiring which is very useful. The unit is compact in size with 6 outlets. It can be wall mounted or under cabinet mounted if necessary with the screw head openings on the back. The power cord is about 6 feet long, which is the right size. This unit is meant to only be an inside unit and is not suitable for outside use.
Date published: 2018-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCarolie from Arrived When NeededThese power strips are low profile and blend into the room. It is easy to plug things into them and they do their job well.
Date published: 2018-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGatorman from Very well builtUnit arrived well packaged, on-time and easy to set up. It has functioned perfectly. Impressed with the solid 'feel' of the unit.
Date published: 2018-09-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTony from Surge protection with a major drawbackI received this item free in exchange for my honest review. While I have no way to test the product's surge protection ability I have no reason to doubt APC's claims which in this case are protection up to 1080 Joules. They're a reputable brand who have historically made high quality and well performing products and this seems to be no different. It's of sturdy construction, mostly black with a light grey bottom and a thick cord with a 120 degree angled plug (down and to the right). It has a power & status LED (green) and a broad power rocker.A note about this rocker: It is not recessed so it can be bumped off accidentally. Weirdly when it's in the off position it cannot be triggered without deliberate action, the rocker lays flat with the surface of the unit but when on the switch raises above the surface. It really should be the opposite.The unit itself is very lightweight and with such a thick cord you might want either heavy power adapters plugged in to weigh it down (more on this later) or to make use of the mounting screw slots on the base of the unit. The slot locations are problematic because instead of two large screw slide holes as most strips have, this has four smaller ones. They are bidirectional though, so that's nice.This unit suffers from bad receptacle layout. This is not a small strip--it's wider and taller than most and the end with the surge protection and the switch is big as well. As such, it's really disappointing that the plugs are oriented vertically so that most power bricks render one or even two receptacles below it unusable. This strip is more than long enough to accommodate horizontal receptacles with spacing for power bricks but it just doesn't. Inexcusable.For what this is it's a good surge protector. I trust APC to have done their due diligence on the protection side of things. I like the small, angled plug. A prospective buyer, however, should make sure they're comfortable with the receptacle layout before purchase because to me it's the one thing that keeps this from being an easy recommendation.
Date published: 2018-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJethroT from Solid, simple, protectionWhat can you say about something simple like a multi-outlet surge protector? This one is built solid, the cable is plenty capable of handling the current rating, and the black color makes it less intrusive. I have had inexpensive and cheap protectors that split or shorted with the slightest misuse, this one is tough.
Date published: 2018-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGordy from Well made power stripI received my test power strip today. The shipment was well packages and damage free, the box exactly the size for the product. The strip part of it has 6 outlets and a nicely recessed switch that seems like it wont accidently get turned off. There is a green indicator light on it so you know it is on without looking closely at the switch. I was most impressed with the cord because people would be able to walk on this hundreds of times without damaging it. I deployed it today to a PC that will include 2 monitors, powered speakers, a USB phone charger and a transformer for a desk phone. The outlets are very close together, the transformer is big enough that I can only use 5 out of 6 outlets. Functions as designed, looks better than the 5+ year old APC power strip it is replacing.
Date published: 2018-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDuster60 from Great Surge Suppressor/outlet stripI use this in my work shop protecting my computer equipment. Needed something with a little longer cord than the typical 3ft unit and this serves the purpose perfectly
Date published: 2018-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTwoButt from APC Surge ArrestOne of the things I like about the APC SurgeArrest is: it is not just a power bar, like the name implies it actually protects against surges 1080 Joules, and lightning. Not to mention the life time warranty, and $50,000.00 equipment protection, of course it has free technical support also. It has an LED light that lets you know when the protection circuitry is working properly. It has a power switch and resettable circuit breaker. It's placement is easy, wall mount (which is really nice for cluttered areas) or placed where you like it, the 6 foot flexible soft shielded power cord gives you room to place it conveniently. The 6 outlets allows for most computers (Printer, Scanner, Fax Machine, Monitor, Router). I have been thru several thunder storms with it and everything is working great, outstanding product.
Date published: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bybobscr from Inexpensive Power StripThis will be used in my workshop. The electrical power around here has gotten better the last couple of years, but is still problematic at times. The surge protection will help protect my tools and powered instruments. This SurgeArrest strip has a layout for the plugs that will be problematic with items that have large plugs, like power bricks.Six plug-ins and a long cord is handy, but you will probably only be able to use about 4 of the plugs at a time. Considering this offers surge protection at a low price, it beats a plain power strip anytime.