I've worked for years as an computer installer and have grown to trust Tripp Lite as one of the industry leaders in surge and ups protection, with that said some are definitely higher quality than others and can be quite expensive. The 5-15R Model is a good buy for several reasons: 1) It's one of the better priced mid-level quality surge protectors. 2) It has 8 Outlets (6 on top, 2 on the side) to handle non-traditional plugs. 3) The case is light but sturdy and the neutral color blends with most light carpets. 4) The power cord is 2-3 feet longer than average (big sell point for me). 5) It has built in socket covers to keep unused outlets closed (dust & kid safe). I've used this for several years now and have even had several power outages and my devices stayed protected.
I looked EVERYWHERE for a surge protector to meet my needs and found none that had every feature necessary for what I was using it for. I had been looking on Overstock for something else and thought, why not look, maybe they will have something. I was surprised to find not only one, but a couple that fit my needs so was able to choose instead of settling. I really wanted it right away, so was hoping to find it in a store, but Overstock was so quick with their ship that I didn't have to wait long. So far so good....I haven't had any problems at all and really like the surge protector. It is well made and has a strong, thick cord that is a nice long length, a flat plug which was a necessity for me, and it has 8 outlets with child protection on them....I have a feeling it well be put to good use for years to come.
I purchased this upon several recommendations on the energy conservation topic. It is being used on the GIANT television, stereo components and X-box cluster in the basement...I was concerned that the kids were not shutting everything off when they were finished. I cannot speak to the energy savings yet...will update on this.
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