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Belkin Surge Protector (4 socket) Maximum Protection
(Slighty different to photo - but other one on Dooyoo is a much older product and when I suggested I was sent a link to here).
As some of you long suffering readers may recall, I bought a new home PC set from Dell a few years ago. A condition of the warranty was that the equipment had to be plugged into a surge protector approved by Dell, therefore, as I was upgrading everything else it seemed logical to buy a new surge protector from Dell at the same time, thus there could be no argument should a problem occur.
Adding the surge protector to my package was easy and painless and it did not even impact much on the bill.
THE BELKIN SURGEMASTER 4 SOCKET 2M:
Well, as per the above heading the surgemaster has four sockets and a two metre cable. As such it is a useful extension cable and that is exactly what it resembles. It has a suitably reassuring rugged appearance, no wilting wall flower this piece of kit, it is as subtle as a daisy painted pair of Doc Martens. Measuring about 35cm long and maybe 14cm wide it is tampered at one end so that it almost resembles a boat. The boat front houses a lit on/off switch and the cable protrudes out of this end too, the other end which has a grey handle type addition is a rounder shape, thus continuing the boat analogy. The four sockets are situated along the length of the protector all facing the same way. In common with the main unit the cable is off white.
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE SURGEMASTER:
Well, once I had the computer, keyboard, mouse, speakers and printer unpacked, I unwound the cable stays from the Surgemaster, plugged it in, plugged everything else into it and hey! We had electricity! It worked and has all (touching wood) continued to work well until the time of writing and hopefully will continue to do so well into the future. Now this is where I really should consult my crystal ball, but I cannot be bothered to get it out. I foresee no reason why the Surgemaster should not continue to give the exemplary service I have come to expect.
It has moved house with us, seen off power cuts, lightning - including frightening lightning ie that which appears to be immediately outside my window in my eye line - scary stuff and dogs getting caught up in the wiring and pulling everything down; out; left; right etc etc.
As mentioned I only chose this item because it was one of the options to buy direct from Dell with the rest of my home computer set-up. However, I could not be more pleased with it. For an initial outlay of £10.00 it has provided me with over 3 years of worry free computing, does its job admirably and sits under the desk winking its little red light reassuringly at me.
A surge protector is a must have product for anyone with a home computer, so I recommend this Belkin Surgemaster to anyone who wants to protect their computing equipment and have piece of mind.
It would be rude not to give 5/5, so that is what I will award this reassuringly rugged piece of computing kit.
PRICE and AVAILABILITY:
Available from good electrical and computing retailers in-store and on-line. Currently just £13.98 from Amazon.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope you found it useful?