Review: Belkin SurgePlus 6-Outlet Surge Protector with 2 USB Ports

Belkin SurgePlus 6-Outlet with 2 USB Ports

8.3

Power

7.0/10

Design

8.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Reliability

8.0/10

Pros

  • Has Two USB Ports
  • 1,875Watts of Available Power through its AC Outlets

Cons

  • AC Outlets are too Close to together
  • The USB charging speeds are quite slow

The implementation of USB ports onto Surge Protectors has been increasing at a rapid rate. The reason for that is quite simple and that would be because there are many devices that we have which require charging. Most of the time we just fall back on using a USB wall charger because they usually have many USB ports and powerful charging. However, the usage of a Surge Protector with USB ports is much more useful and innovative solution because it gets rid of the need to use a USB wall charger and you can just worry about a single device then.

This is the Belkin SurgePlus 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector. It has a quite a lot of AC Outlets and it also has two USB ports. The Surge Protector is quite compact and that is the main reason it holds value; as it has lots of parts to it and you can still take it anywhere that you want.

Power

Output Charging:

The Surge Protector has 6 AC Outlets and the Max Output of the Surge Protector as a whole is 15A/125V/60Hz/ and 1875W. Overall, you can power quite a lot of appliances at the same time with the 6 AC Outlets that are available. There’s no shortage power here.

USB Ports:

However, when it comes to the USB ports, then the powering capabilities are not quite as good. This Belkin Surge Protector uses 2 USB ports and each of the ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.1A. The main problem here is that the Max Output of power is 2.1 Amps. So if you’re charging two devices at once and the Max Output is being used then each of the two ports is going to be outputting 5V/1.0A charging speed. A 1 Amp charging speed is quite slow and won’t be able to charge most smartphones or tablet to their full power quite quickly.

So if want to have fast charging with the USB ports, then you should only charge a single device at a time to take advantage of the 5V/2.1A max output of power.

It would have made a lot more sense to make the Max Output 4.2A, so each of the two ports would be able to use their max powering capabilities.

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Design

Size and Weight:

Surge Protector is quite small or at least it’s as small as it can be for the way that it’s designed.

It has a length of 6.6 inches, a width of 2.5 inches, and a thickness of 2.5 inches. The weight of the charger is actually quite light at 10.6 ounces, so it doesn’t even weigh a pound.

Functional Components:

The 6 AC Outlets are right at the front of the charger and the two USB ports are at the top facing up. Also at the front are two lights; there’s one light that is labeled “Protected” and another light that is labeled “Not Grounded”.

The design flaw with this Surge Protector is that the AC Outlets are too close together and so if you’re using a power brick, then it will most likely cover up surrounding AC outlets and you won’t be able to use them. It would have been better to have more space between the AC Outlets.

It uses a 3-Prong AC Adapter for plugging into an AC Outlet.

Build

Structure and Material:

This Belkin Surge Protector has a great build quality, with all of its components being solidly put together. All of it is made out of plastic. The AC Outlets have a good handle once a device is plugged into one and the USB ports are the same way.

Tech:

On the tech side, the Surge Protector does a good job of handling the power that it’s using and if it does surpass its own Max Output then it will turn off automatically.

Reliability

For the most part, when you place all of its parts together, this Belkin SurgePlus Wall Mount Surge Protector is really reliable. Since it gives you 6 AC Outlets to use and two USB ports. The only problem is that the USB ports are not as strong as ones that are on USB wall chargers.

Another thing is that the AC Outlets are too close together.

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Summary:

Power:

Power with the AC Outlets is really good and you’re able to power lots of things at once. It’s the USB ports that could use more power.

Design:

It’s quite a small lightweight Surge Protector that is perfect for using on an AC Wall Outlet. The main problem with its design is its AC Outlet placement, as they’re all very close together.

Build:

The build quality is solid and the Surge Protector is able to turn off automatically once its power is exceeded.

Reliability:

It’s a reliable Surge Protector just as most Surge Protectors are, the only problem with this one is that the AC Outlets are not far enough apart so you run the risk of covering an AC Outlet and not being able to use it.

Specs of the Belkin SurgePlus 6-Outlet:

  • Output:

AC Outlets: 15A/125V/60Hz/ and 1875W

3 USB Ports:   Each Port: 5V/2.1A      Max Output: 2.1 Amps

  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: No
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 6.6 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 10.6 Ounces

Conclusion:

This Belkin SurgePlus is a very good device to have when it comes to most of its powering traits as well as its design parts.

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