Best 7 Timer Surge Protectors That Save You Money – Reviewed for 2021

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Last Updated on September 13, 2021 by Marc Edwards

As a first-time homeowner, Jane has always been cautiously frugal about her daily expenses – especially her utility usage.

She would make sure to turn off every home appliance and electrical devices that are not in use before she goes to bed or when no one is at home.

To her dismay, her utility bill is still pretty high despite her efforts to switch off all the electrical and appliance that is not in use.

She sensed that something is just not right.

Being one of my renovation clients, she gave me a call and asked if I know what is going on.

Is the power grid near her house faulty?

Is the electrical panel at home malfunctioning?

Guessing what could have gone wrong, I asked if she has been powering off the individual switch connecting all the plugged-in appliances and electricals.

She said NO.

“Should I?” she asked.

I told her about phantom load a.k.a the vampire power in which electricity leakage occurs when the A/C outlets are not powered off.

In short, the phantom load is essentially a type of standby energy that allows appliances to continuously draw a small of electricity even when they are powered off.

Being a first-time homeowner, Jane was shocked.

I told her to get surge protectors that come with a timer that will automatically power off the AC outlets that are not in use.

She bought a few and tried.

Jane called me a few months later and mentioned that her average utility bill went down by 25%.

She could not be happier. 🥳

Whether you are someone who is eco-friendly or is trying to cut down utility expenses, having timer surge protectors for your home is definitely a worthy investment.

I have reviewed a few of the best surge protection devices that come with timer functions on the market. Check them out if you are looking for one – if you are in a hurry, check out the editorial recommendation below.

Editorial Top Pick

Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300, Surge Protector with 6 Individually Controlled Smart Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Works with Alexa & Google Home, No Hub Required

This timer surge protector manufactured by TP-link earns our editorial recommendation mainly based on build quality and power-saving features that come with it.

Kasa HS300 energy monitoring feature is really what makes it stand out from the rest of the models on the list.

Imagine being able to track and monitor energy usage on individual outlets and power down devices that are drawing too much electrical power.

This will definitely help you hit your monthly energy consumption goal while providing you with the convenience of controlling it from virtually anywhere.

This Kasa HS300 timer surge protection device may be pricey but with the amount of electrical energy you can potentially save each month, HS300 should pay for itself in a few months.

 


7 Top Models
Model Name
No. of AC Outlets
Override Switch
Timer Type
Joules Rating
Our Reviews
BN-LINK 8 Outlet Timer Surge Protector Power Strip

BN-LINK Timer Surge Protector

8

Yes

Manual buttons

600J

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POWRUI 4 Outlet Extender Timer Surge Protector Power Strip

POWRUI Surge Protector

4

None

App/Voice

1080J

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Fosmon 8-Outlet Timer Surge Protector Power Strip

Fosmon Timer Surge Protector

8

Yes

Mechanical

600J

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APC 4 Outlets Multi Plug Timer Surge Protector

APC P4GC Timer Surge Protector

4

Yes

Manual Buttons

1020J

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Kasa HS300 6 Outlets Timer Surge Protector

Kasa HS300 Timer Surge Protector

6

None

App/Voice

1710J

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CyberPower HT705GR 7 Outlets Timer Surge Protector

CyberPower HT705GR Timer Surge Protector

7

No

Infrared Sensor

1500J

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APC P6GC 6 Outlets Timer Surge Protector

APC P6GC Timer Surge Protector

6

Yes

Manual buttons

1080J

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1BN-LINK Digital Timer 8-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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BN-LINK 8 Outlet Surge Protector with 7-Day Digital Timer (4 Outlets Timed, 4 Outlets Always On) - White

At first glance, this is a reasonably well-built digital timer surge protection device that is well worth the asking price, considering the sleek and neat design that comes with it.

This BN-Link timer surge protector offers one row of 4 outlets that are programmable while the other 4 outlets don’t the opposite row is “Always On”.

To the delight of most people, the digital timer can be configured to be as low as one minute.

This is great for people who have a very precise schedule for aquariums lightings, environment lighting control, and so on.

I personally like how the colored LED demarcate between both the row of timed and “Always On” outlets – no confusion there.

This 600 Joule surge protector also comes with an overload protection switch located conveniently by the side of the surge protector.

The only downside to this timer device is that it will take a while to get used to how the timer program works.

This 8 outlets surge protector comes with a one-year warranty and is rated for indoor use only.

iPower

Specification Table

Dimensions 3.58 x 1.71 x 11.59 inches
Net Weight 1.57 pounds (0.71 kg)
No. AC Outlets 8
No. Always On Ports 4
Power Cord Length 3.28 ft
Joule Ratings 600J
USB Ports No
Warranty 12 months
PROS:
  • 8 Outlets (4 Timed + 4 Always On)
  • 600 Joule Ratings
  • Circuit Breaker Switch
  • Up to 8 On/Off timer programs
  • Timed Outlets are simultaneously controlled
  • Daylight Savings mode with a press of a button
  • Backup battery safeguard settings in the event of a power outage
  • Colored Indicator lights
  • 1-minute minimum increment
  • Wall-mountable
  • ETL Listed
  • 12-month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of child-friendly safety shutters, might be a hazard for little ones at home
  • The power cord is only 3.28 feet long, may not be for everyone
  • Digital timer program setup not easy to figure out

BN-LINK 8 Outlet Surge Protector with 7-Day Digital Timer (4 Outlets Timed, 4 Outlets Always On)

BN-LINK 8 Outlet Surge Protector with 7-Day Digital Timer (4 Outlets Timed, 4 Outlets Always On) - White

  • TIMER FUNCTION: 4 outlets are controlled by the timer, 4 outlets are always on. All 8 outlets are fully protected by the surge protector, with a circuit breaker switch for safety. The timer minimum on/off time can be as low as 1 min. (Note: The program controls ALL 4 outlets on the timer side)
  • ✓ VERSATILE & CUSTOMIZABLE: Easily set up to 8 on/off programs for the timer’s 4 grounded outlets. Outlets are controlled simultaneously, and settings can be as short as one minute.
  • ✓ JUST SET & GO: Choose your own individual days or simply select one of the convenient pre-set combination days. Switch to Daylight Savings mode with a press of a button. Our long-lasting backup battery keeps your settings even in the event of a power outage.
  • ✓ INDICATOR LIGHTS: Each row is equipped with a colored LED, indicating when the power for that row is on.

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2POWRUI 4-Outlet Extender Timer Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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Outdoor Smart Plug, Surge Protector, POWRUI Smart Power Strip with 4-Outlet Extender, Remote Control, Timer, Weatherproof for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTT

The black exterior design of this POWRUI smart timer surge protector may not be much of a looker but it does packs a punch when it comes to withstanding wet and damp outdoor weather conditions.

This 1080 joules surge protector offers an IP44 rating which means it is able to protect against water splashing from all directions.

If you are looking to get a surge protection device with voice control, timer, and scheduling feature, this POWRUI 4 outlet extender is for you.

Each of the 4 outlets can be controlled and programmed individually via phone app or voice control.

Imagine controlling for all your outdoor lightings (e.g. plant-grow lights, security lightings, etc) during bad weather in just a few taps and swipes on your phone without getting drenched. 🙂

Moreover, you will be glad to know that the network configuration and setup to a 2.4 GHz wireless network is quick and easy.

This device works flawlessly with Alexa and Google Assistant and it comes with a 12-month warranty as well as a 30 days money-back guarantee.

POWRUI

Specification Table

Dimensions 147 x 140 x 37 mm
Net Weight 480 grams
No. AC Outlets 4
USB Ports N.A.
Waterproof Rating IP44
Joule Ratings 1080J
Voice Control Yes
Warranty 12 months
PROS:
  • 4 Outlet Extenders
  • Weatherproof (for both Indoor and Outdoor use)
  • Lightweight and highly portable
  • High and low-temperature resistant
  • Timer and remote control via Smart Life app
  • 2.4GHz Wireless built-in
  • 1080 Joule Ratings
  • Works with Alexa and Google Home
  • Voice Control feature
  • 12-month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • Short power cord

Outdoor Smart Plug, Surge Protector, POWRUI Smart Power Strip with 4-Outlet Extender, Remote Control, Timer, Weatherproof for Indoor and Outdoor Use

Outdoor Smart Plug, Surge Protector, POWRUI Smart Power Strip with 4-Outlet Extender, Remote Control, Timer, Weatherproof for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTT

  • 4 Outlets Controlled Individually – Outdoor extension cord with 4 AC outlets design, 15A/1875W max for each, App/voice control 4 appliances seperately. 1080 Joules surge protector.
  • Voice Control & Schedule and Timer – Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Amazon echo dot/tap/show and Google Assistant for voice control. You can schedule an timer event or countdown event on your phone anytime and anywhere.
  • Easy and Quick Setup – Plug on the smart outdoor socket and complete the network configuration in minutes. Connectivity:IP/Network-2.4GHz Wireless, Only Supports 2.4GHz Network, no hub required. Important notice: This product can only work with 2.4G network, please confirm before purchasing.
  • Indoor & Outdoor Use and surge protector – IP44 Weatherproof , With PC fireproof material and splash-proof design, POWRUI 3-level complementary Surge Protection Circuit with 1080 Joules, features weather and impact resistant housing withstands damp or wet conditions.

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3Fosmon 8-Outlet Mechanical Timer Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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Fosmon 8-Outlet Surge Protector Timer, 24-Hours Mechanical Timer (4 Outlets Timed, 4 Outlets Always On) Power Strip Grounded Electrical Outlet for Plant Grow Lights, Reptile, Aquarium, ETL Listed

Brilliantly designed for maximum simplicity and ease of use, this Fosmon mechanical timer surge protector has a lot to offer beyond its sleek exterior.

As there will be times when I need to plug in more than 4 devices that need to be powered on 7 by 24, I love the fact that the timed outlets can be converted to “Always On” outlets with a flick of a switch.

And if you are someone who does not like to meddle with mobile apps and voice control, and is a huge fan of 24-hours mechanical timers, look no further. This fully programmable device offers a timer pin dial that can be set to a minimum of 15 minutes apart.

And just like any good surge protector, there are 4 timed outlets to help you avoid “standby power” by disconnecting plugged-in devices from the power source when the timer triggers.

While this 600-joule surge protector has comfortable spacing between each outlet, it is worth noting that the 4 timed outlets cannot be controlled individually.

If you are looking to schedule power-on timing for things like Christmas decorative lighting, aquariums, or plant lightings, this Fosmon surge protector is definitely worth the asking price.

Fosmon

Specification Table

Dimensions 13.74 x 4.21 x 2.87 inches
Net Weight 1.41 pounds (0.63 kg)
No. AC Outlets 8
No. Always On Ports 4
Power Cord Length 3.5 ft
Joule Ratings 600J
USB Ports N.A.
Warranty limited lifetime warranty
PROS:
  • 8 Outlets (4 Timed + 4 Always On)
  • Timer override switch to make all outlets always-on mode
  • Adjustable timer to set a specific time to Power On/Off each timed outlet
  • Standby Power elimination – save on energy bill
  • Can be used on a wide range of applications
  • Overload protection
  • Circuit breaker switch
  • Time pin dial can be set to 15 mins interval
  • User Manual available
  • Limited lifetime warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of Child-friendly safety shutters
  • Short power cord

Fosmon 8-Outlet Surge Protector Timer, 24-Hours Mechanical Timer (4 Outlets Timed, 4 Outlets Always On) Power Strip

Fosmon 8-Outlet Surge Protector Timer, 24-Hours Mechanical Timer (4 Outlets Timed, 4 Outlets Always On) Power Strip Grounded Electrical Outlet for Plant Grow Lights, Reptile, Aquarium, ETL Listed

  • [FULLY PROGRAMMABLE] 4 outlets are controlled by the timer, 4 outlets are always on. All 8 outlets are fully protected by the surge protector, with a circuit breaker switch for safety. The timer pin dial can be set in increments as low as 15 min. The programed schedule will repeat every 24 hours.
  • [OVERRIDE SWITCH] Leave the timer switch in timer mode to control the 4 timed outlets with the adjustable timer, or convert all your outlets to be always-on with a flick of a switch.
  • [SAVE MONEY & POWER] Power strip eliminates “standby power” by disconnecting the power from the devices in the 4 timed outlets saving your money on your energy bill
  • [WIDE APPLICATION] Multiple devices run always or scheduled, ideal for lamps, appliances, indoor electrical device , Christmas lighting, holiday light decorations, heat mat, grow light, aquarium fish/turtle tank terrarium, reptiles , etc; overload protection protects your electronics from surges and spikes.

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4APC P4GC 4-Outlet Timer Surge Protector Multi Plug Review

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APC Wall Outlet Multi Plug Extender, P4GC, (4) AC Multi Plug Outlet, 1020 Joule Surge Protector with Timer White

If you do not mind this APC timer surge protector’s old-school design and button-based scheduling feature, this white 4-outlets wall tap surge protector which offers 1020 joules is a real steal at its current price.

Similar to all timer-based surge protection devices, APC P4GC offers a power-saving feature to help trim down your daily energy consumption.

And in case you are wondering, all the timer-controlled outlets cannot be programmed independently – just like the Fosmon model listed above.

Most importantly, this surge protector does come equipped with catastrophic event protection. When the internal surge components are no longer able to protect the plugged-in device, excess power to the outlets will be instantaneously cut off.

While this APC surge protection device does not offer high-tech features like smart app support and voice control, it does offer decent joule ratings and an LCD screen that comes with six preset time programs.

Overall, this lightweight APC programmable surge protector is a fairly worthy investment to help trim down your monthly electrical bill.

APC P4GC

Specification Table

Dimensions 3.7 x 2 x 9.55 inches
Net Weight 0.55 pounds (0.25 kg)
No. AC Outlets 4
No. Always On Ports 0
Power Cord Length N.A.
Joule Ratings 1080J
USB Ports N.A.
Warranty LIFETIME WARRANTY + $50,000 connected-equipment policy
PROS:
  • 4 Timer Outlets
  • 1080 Joule Ratings
  • Wiring Fault Indicator
  • Catastrophic event protection
  • Six preset time programs
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY + $50,000 connected-equipment policy
CONS:
  • Timer settings affect all outlets, cannot be programmed individually

APC Wall Outlet Multi-Plug Extender, P4GC, Four Outlet, 1020 Joule Surge Protector with Timer

APC Wall Outlet Multi Plug Extender, P4GC, (4) AC Multi Plug Outlet, 1020 Joule Surge Protector with Timer White

  • 1080 Joule surge protection energy rating
  • 4-outlet wall mount surge protector
  • 4 timer controlled outlets can be programmed to turn on or off throughout the day; Note: timer settings affect all 4 outlets (outlets cannot be programmed independently)
  • Designed to fit a 2-outlet configuration. Center screw firmly mounts unit on the wall, or can be removed by gently lifting off the red washer on the back of the unit
  • Backed by APC’s LIFETIME WARRANTY, and $50,000 connected-equipment policy

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5Kasa 6 Outlet Timer  Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300, Surge Protector with 6 Individually Controlled Smart Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Works with Alexa & Google Home, No Hub Required

If you are looking for a good quality timer surge protector packed with features, you will not want to miss out this smart power strip from Kasa.

True to their brand, TP-Link truly manufactures products that are of better quality than the majority of the industrial brands, and unsurprisingly, that includes Kasa HS300.

First of all, if you are like my client Jane who is obsessed with reducing energy consumption, HS300 has an energy monitoring feature that allows you to keep a close tab on your daily usage.

Being a gadget junkie myself, I appreciate the inclusion of 3 built-in USB ports.

Let’s be clear, the 3 USB ports are “Always On”, they cannot be power-controlled.

That said, I must mention that, unlike some timer surge protectors listed above, HS300 allows you to control each outlet independently.

With the Kasa Smart App, setting up schedules for each outlet is a breeze if using voice control is not exactly your thing.

This 1710 joules remote control surge protector comes with 24 months warranty, a very comprehensive smart app, and is understandably pricey for what it’s worth.

Guess what, with the amount of energy saved, this timer surge protection device may pay for itself in a few months. 🤑

Kasa HS300

Specification Table

Dimensions ‎14.17 x 2.49 x 1.48 inches
Net Weight 1.55 pounds (0.7 kg)
No. AC Outlets 6
No. USB Ports 3 (5V/2.4A)
Power Cord Length 3.1 ft (38 inches)
Joule Ratings 1710J
Remote Control App Yes
Warranty 24 months
PROS:
  • 6 x Individually Controlled Timer Outlets
  • 3 x fast charging USB Ports
  • 2.4GHz Wifi Enabled, no hub required
  • 1710 J
  • Voice Control feature that works with Alexa and Google Home
  • Timer and scheduling via Kasa Smart App
  • Grouping of devices
  • Power On and Off devices remotely
  • Energy Monitoring
  • 24-month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of Child-friendly safety shutters
  • Power cord is only 3 feet long
  • Outlets are not widely-spaced out for large plugs

Kasa Power Strip HS300, Surge Protector with 6 Individually Controlled Timer Outlets with 3 USB Ports

Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300, Surge Protector with 6 Individually Controlled Smart Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Works with Alexa & Google Home, No Hub Required

  • 6 smart outlets: Independently control 6 smart outlets, and charge 3 devices with built in USB ports; Ideal for controlling electronics in your home, home office, or small business
  • Voice control: Remotely control your smart plug and use voice commands with Alexa, Google Assistant, or MicroSoft Cortana. Plug type:3-prong plug
  • Energy monitoring: Monitor how much energy devices connected to the power strip consume; Check on each one from your Kasa smart app and turn off ones that are using too much power
  • Surge protection: ETL certified surge protection shields sensitive electronics and appliances from sudden power surges that can occur during weather storms and cause irreparable damage
  • Control from anywhere: Control connected devices from anywhere with the Kasa Smart app. Power up your office remotely and even your holiday lights from the app

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6CyberPower HT705GR 7-Outlet Adjustable Timer Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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CyberPower HT705GR Tier 2 Advanced Power Strip, 1,500 J/125 V, 7 Outlets, 5ft Power Cord

You should seriously consider getting this Cyberpower timer surge protector if messing around with a smart app and voice control is really NOT your thing.

The Cyberpower HT705GR is an advanced power strip that comes equipped with an automatic Infrared sensor that is targeted towards homeowners who are looking to trim down their daily electrical consumption.

The 5 energy-saving outlets on HT705GR are primarily controlled by an Infrared smart sensor which automatically shuts down plugged-in electronics when the infrared signal from the remote control is absent for a selected period of time.

For example, the Infrared smart sensor can be placed in front of a television set and if it does not detect an infrared signal from remote control for over a period of time, it will trigger the energy-saving feature and the TV will be powered off after a 15 minutes grace period is over.

This 1500 joules surge protector comes with a limited lifetime warranty and is indeed the perfect surge protector device for people who prefer a hands-free style of reducing their daily energy consumption.

CyberPower HT705GR

Specification Table

Dimensions 14.57 x 2.56 x 1.53 inches
Net Weight 1.12 pounds (0.5 kg)
No. of Timed Outlets 5
No. Always On Outlets 2
Power Cord Length 5 ft
Joule Ratings 1500J
No. USB Ports N.A.
Warranty LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY + – $100,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee
PROS:
  • 7 Outlets (5 x Energy-saving + 2 x Always-on)
  • 2 x widely spaced-out outlets for large plugs
  • 5 energy-saving outlets controlled by automatic infrared sensor
  • Smart Dynamic Thresholding Capabilities
  • LED Indicators
  • EMI/RFI filtration
  • 15A circuit breaker
  • LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY + – $100,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee
CONS:
  • Lack of USB ports
  • No timer scheduling function for powering On/Off connected devices

CyberPower HT705GR Tier 2 Advanced Power Strip, 1,500 J/125 V, 7 Outlets, 5ft Power Cord

CyberPower HT705GR Tier 2 Advanced Power Strip, 1,500 J/125 V, 7 Outlets, 5ft Power Cord

  • VITAL SURGE PROTECTION: The HT705GR Tier 2 APS offers 1,500 joules of protection for home and office equipment
  • INPUT/OUTPUT: NEMA 5-15P Right-angle, 45° offset input plug, 5 foot power cord, non-lighted 15A circuit breaker/power switch, 7 NEMA 5-15R surge protected outlets (5 energy-saving + 2 always-on)
  • SMART SENSOR WITH ADJUSTABLE TIMER: Monitors energy-saving outlets and safely shuts down connected devices if no infrared sensor (or remote control) activity is detected for one or two hours.
  • LED INDICATORS: Protected, Energy Saving, Grounded
  • LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY – $100,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee, CalPlug and Bonneville Power Administration Qualified

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7APC P6GC 6-Outlet Power-saving Timer Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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APC P6GC 6 Outlet/120V Power-Saving Timer Essential SurgeArrest, 3 foot cord

If you are not a fan of wall tap timer smart plugs like the APC P4GC we reviewed above, this APC timer surge protector power strip may be for you.

APC P6GC features an old-school button-based timer setup which is for people who do not want to get technically bound to smart apps and voice control boxes.

This 3-foot long timer surge suppressor comes with 6 outlets (one of them is “Always On”) that offer an energy rating of 1080 Joule.

And just like any other SurgeArrest surge protector model from APC, a catastrophic event protection feature is built-in to this power strip and is capable of shutting out excessive voltages instantly when it is no longer capable of protecting the connected devices.

P6GC comes with a standard lifetime warranty and is a decently priced device to help you with your power-saving endeavors.

APC P6GC

Specification Table

Dimensions 14.75 x 8.5 x 20 inches
Net Weight 0.59 Kg
No. AC Outlets 6
No. USB Ports N.A.
Power Cord Length 0.9 meter
Joule Ratings 1080J
LCD Timer Yes
Warranty LIFETIME WARRANTY
PROS:
  • 6 x Programmable Outlets (Programmed Individually)
  • Lightweight and highly portable
  • LCD Timer Display – 6 programs settings
  • 1080 Joule Ratings
  • Wiring Fault Indicator
  • Catastrophic Event Protection
  • EMI and RFI noise filtering
  • Fail-Safe Mode
  • Resettable circuit breaker
  • Data-line Protection
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY
CONS:
  • Lack of Child-friendly safety shutters
  • The power cord is short at 0.9 meter
  • Outlets are not widely spaced out for large plugs

APC P6GC 6 Outlet/120V Power-Saving Timer Essential SurgeArrest, 3 foot cord

APC P6GC 6 Outlet/120V Power-Saving Timer Essential SurgeArrest, 3 foot cord

  • Number of Outlets: 6, Receptacle Style: NEMA 5-15R
  • Input: Nominal Input, Voltage: 120V,Input Frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • Surge Protection and Filtering – Surge energy rating: 1080 Joules, EMI/RFI Noise rejection (100 kHz to 10 MHz): 40 dB Peak Current Common Mode: 72 kAmps NM Surge Response Time (ns): 1 ns
  • Operating Environment: 0 – 45°C, Operating Relative Humidity: 0 – 95%, Operating Elevation: 0-3000 meters, Storage Temperature: -5 – 45°C, Storage Relative Humidity: 0 – 95%, Storage Elevation: 0-15000 meters
  • Regulatory Approvals: ETL, UL 1449, Standard Warranty: Lifetime

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