Belkin Home Series 4-Way Surge Protector, Gold Series 8-Way Surge Protector & Superior Series 6-way Surge Protector Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Design 9.8
Usability 10
Installation 10
Value 9.9
Distributor: Belkin
Reviewer:
Andrew Bistak
Release date: Out Now

9.9


Belkin Surge Protectors
Home Series 4-Way4

Superior Series 6-Way
Gold Series 8-Way

Surge protection is one of those items that most users will either ignore or remind themselves that at a later date, that they should really investigate one of these items... and unfortunately for some, power spikes and electrical surges can ruin a wide range of electrical equipment.

Needless to say, surge protection is quite an important aspect to any electrical items and should a doomsday scenario happen (e.g. a lightning strike), whatever items are plugged into your mains may be totally destroyed... electronically and sometimes physically.

This can be prevented by the installation of a surge protection power board that has been professionally and electronically designed to handle a massive electrical surges which means the unit will protect your valuable electronic devices.

This review will focus on three surge protectors from Belkin, a leader in electronic accessories for both computing and entertainment. The great thing about the Belkin surge protectors apart from their lifetime warranty is that they also offer additional insurance should their surge protectors fail to protect your electrical items which is a bold statement to make but one that can assist users with a true peace of mind.

Superior Series 6-Way (2m Cord) + TEL + AV + $150,000 Warranty
Part #P56889au

The Superior Series 6-way surge protector targets those mid-level to advanced computer users who use a variety of computing devices such as computers, LCD's, ADSL modems, audio video, Ethernet networks and other everyday households electronics.

To install the device, you simply connected the surge protector to your power outlet and then connect your peripherals into the unit. The device also has a surge protector indicator which is a small LED to indicate that the device is working properly. Another impressive feature of the Superior Series 6-way device is the Earth indicator which when displayed, ensures that all your electrical wiring is earthed.

The device also comes with a spoiler cable system which is a lift up bar that assists in keeping your cords in a nice and ordered fashion. We connected our desktop computer, TV, ADSL modem, Epson Printer and our Netgear router into the surge protected which is easily connected these 6 peripherals.

The beauty of the device is that it also reduces "electrical" noise which can be seen via digital TV. For instance, if you turn an appliance off or sometimes on, this will cause the digital TV sound signal to be lost for a split second. With the Superior Series 6-way installed, there was no electrical interference whatsoever.

The unit also comes with a high quality coaxial cable and also a phone cable of 1.8M in length, match that with the 2M cable of the Super Series 6-way and you have everything you need to protect your electrical equipment.

We would happily recommend this device to all mid-level to semi-professional computer users or for those users who own Plasma or LCD televisions with other entertainment electrical accessories

 
Features
  • Provides longer-lasting surge protection with higher joule ratings
  • Provides greater spike and lightning absorption with higher maximum spike current ratings
  • Features additional protection levels for telephone, ADSL, and cable-broadband lines
  • Helps ensure child safety with recessed sockets and insulated-pin plugs
  • Features a simple cable management design
  • Comes with Belkin Lifetime and Connected Equipment Warranties

Home Series 4-Way (2m Cord) + TEL + $75,000 Warranty
Part #F56885au-A

 

The Home Series 4-way by Belkin is for the "light" computer user which impulsegamer would recommend to families and home offices. This device is recommended for entry level computers, printers, ADSL modems, audio/video equipment and other everyday general household electronics. Unlike the Superior Series 6-Way, Belkin still offers a lifetime warranty but a lesser insurance amount of up to $75,000 which is still quite impressive.

The installation of the Home Series 4-Way was a breeze and it simply plugged into our mains outlet with our staff connecting a mid-range computer, LCD monitor, scanner and Nokia mobile phone charger. Other devices that could be connected would include televisions, gaming machines and other entertainment products which offers users some great protective features.

Like its big brother the Superior Series 6-Way, this product comes with insulated pins for additional protection and a cable management system. This device can also be wall mounted for additional cable management.

 
Features
  • Provides longer-lasting surge protection with higher joule ratings
  • Provides greater spike and lightning absorption with higher maximum spike current ratings
  • Features additional protection levels for telephone, ADSL, and cable-broadband lines
  • Helps ensure child safety with recessed sockets and insulated-pin plugs
  • Features a simple cable management design
  • Comes with Belkin Lifetime and Connected Equipment Warranties

Gold Series 8-Way (2m Cord) + TEL + AV + $UNLIMITED Warranty
Part #P57227au-A

 

The Gold Series 8-Way surge protector is the ultimate protector of electrical devices as is recommended for professional workstations and home theatre systems. This is not to say that other devices cannot be used but the Gold Series offers one of the highest protections possible. We tested this device on our LG Plasma TV, surround sound system, XBox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Like the The Superior 6-Way Series, this device removed all electrical interference and our digital television reception was crystal clear without any loss of picture or sound.

Offering unlimited warranty to the user, this device also boasts a power surge and earth indicator, ensuring that your products are protected. Another feature of the Gold Series 8-Way is the spoiler cable system which is a bar that lifts up and assists in keeping your cables neatly ordered.

Whether you have laser printers, broadband modems or professional home theatre systems, the Gold Series 8-Way is the ultimate in surge protection which has been designed exclusively for the end user. An unlimited Lifetime Connected Equipment and Data Recovery Warranty, this device comes highly recommended from impulsegamer and is a must have for all high-end computer and home theatre users.

All products are equally brilliant!

 
Features
  • Provides longer-lasting surge protection with higher joule ratings
  • Provides greater spike and lightning absorption with higher maximum spike current ratings
  • Features additional protection levels for telephone, ADSL and coaxial lines
  • Helps ensure child safety with recessed sockets and insulated-pin plugs
  • Features a simple cable management design
  • Comes with Belkin Lifetime and Connected Equipment Warranties
  • Comes with our Data Recovery Warranty





 
 



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