Larry Pittman said on May 19, 2015
I have no idea why my brand new surge protector only worked on 1 side, but not all the electrical outlets worked. I did not send it back. I just didn't want to fool with it. But was disappointed (I needed everyone of those slots).
Teodulo Ramirez said on May 20, 2015
I like the fact the plug was flat on the end so as I could plug it in safely in back of appliances and furniture. Otherwise nothing special.
S. Schroeder said on May 21, 2015
Product description says it protects Ethernet lines. It does not and that is one of the reasons I purchased it. I will probably be returning it for that reason.
I'm not as happy with the layout of the plugs as I thought ...
Keith Blair said on May 22, 2015
Overall it does what it's supposed to do. I'm not as happy with the layout of the plugs as I thought I would be. I end up with conflicting plugs blocking one another more than I thought I would. I'd also prefer to have the on/off switch on top instead of recessed on the end by the cable. Nothing majorly wrong, just little things. I wouldn't get this particular one again.
Alfonso Rodriguez III "I'm out like a scout on a new route" said on May 27, 2015
pros: slim design, 12 outlets, 8ft cord, coax input out.
Cons: no ethernet input output as my old monster surge protector had,
And the 12 outlets are so close to each other that if you have any bulky type of adapter to plug in then it blocks 2 of the closest outlets. I couldn't believe how stupid of a design it is to have them so close. If you buy this they should expect people to need to plug in more than 8 items, I currently have a tv, cable box, chromecast, wii-u, onkyo 818, xbox 1, leapfrog tv, hue hub, router hooked up into it and I'm practically out of room. I am adding a ps4 soon and maybe an amp but I have no space to use the remaining outlets. Really really dumb if you ask me and I would not buy again based off of this.
DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT!!
Bernadette S. Marchetti said on June 3, 2015
I wish I had read the reviews on this item before I purchased it. I purchased this on July 17. 2014 and it failed on June 1, 2015. No storm. No lightning. I smelled burning plastic and it just stopped working. It seems that this is a common issue with this product. I live in Florida and my laptop is my life (sad, yes, I know). I suppose you could say you get what you pay for, but based on what others have said, this product is more trouble than it's worth. I suppose I could try and see if Amazon or Belkin will replace the product, but I honestly don't think I want to rely on a product with such a reputation. I realize that I'm basing this on what others have said and not on my own personal experience (other than the fact that it just failed for no apparent reason), but considering that the way the product failed seems to be fairly common, I think I can rely on the experience of others in this matter.
10/100Mb Ethernet only
Charlie B said on June 7, 2015
Look, I don't know about how amazing the warranty is and there hasn't been a lightning strike or surge to know if it does its job... I believe it probably does.
What I do know is that I got this for the promise of ethernet surge protection, which I suspect also works fine, but there were no specs listed here, on Belkin's site, or really anywhere. For anyone in the same boat: it's a 10/100Mb ethernet connection and DOES NOT support gigabit connections.
Since I'm leaving a review anyway, in terms of general usability, this is a well-designed surge protector, or, as most people treat them, power outlet multiplier. The six adapter outlets are well spaced and I haven't found an adapter that is so large that it interferes with any other sockets when used in one of them.
Failed to "Protect" and fried my PSU.
Dennis Rodriguez said on June 10, 2015
I bought this Surge Protector (2014) to at least add a protection for my gaming rig. but the other day, there's a black out and i was on the kitchen and my computer is running when it happens. before i came back and turn my power supply off, the power went back. later that night (my system was running for 4 hours) i heard an explosion, my screen went black and smells somethings burning. It was my PSU that has been dmg. i know that the cause is not overheat or having not enough watt capacity, it's the sudden black-out that afternoon that affect my PSU and my Belkin power surge failed to do its job.
fortunately, Corsair' accepts my RMA for the PSU and im just waiting for it to arrive. and now i'm reading all the reviews on Belkins Customer Service and i don't even wanna try to ask for warranty.
"so if you love your gadgets, devices, systems. buy a better surge protector with a great "customer service"."
I sent the surge protector to back Belkin and lo and behold they said it was in good working order and they were sending it back
Susan said on June 11, 2015
Beware of Belkin's so-called warranty. We had a thunderstorm and the two devices (my cable box and year-old television) both blew when the power went out. Everything on the other surge protector that was plugged into the same wall outlet went unharmed. The TV repairman said the power source was blown. The cable company replaced the box.
We tried to plug other devices into the surge protector but it was not functioning. I sent the surge protector to back Belkin and lo and behold they said it was in good working order and they were sending it back with all of the test results they did on it to prove it's just fine. Belkin should have saved their money on postage as it's going into the garbage. Might as well just plug your TV directly into the wall and hope for the best.
No power to outlets straight out of box
J. Stafiej said on June 12, 2015
The surge protector didn't work out of the box. The power light was on as it should be but no power was going to any of the outlet. Did an electrical test and found it's not properly wired. Returned for a refund, not sure I want another one.