Can't comment on the "protection" yet but seems to be very functional, 8 ft cord is handy. My only issue (minor) which has been mentioned by other reviewers is the "on/off' switch is kind of loose; might be shut off inadvertently.
I have a couple of networking devices connected to this. The cord for this is a good length at least 4 -5 ft. Simple lit switch to turn on/off. Comes with mounting screws to mount the surge protector if desired.
Form factor 10/10. User replaceable batteries 10/10. Number of outlets (5 backup and surge/5 surge only) 10/10. Information screen 10/10. You can also download user interface software and hook up to a computer for additional management options. I chose not to do it because it just seemed redundant to the UPS hardware screen itself.
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