This product provides surge protection to all your electrical devices. The surge protection indicator lets you know your equipment is secure and protected Grounded indicator warns you when your outlet is not properly grounded.
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46%of customersrecommend this product6 of 13reviews
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46%of customersrecommend this product6 of 13reviews
I came online to repurchase this exact thing, since I have one already installed in a 42" structured wiring panel. It works just fine, and is perfect for that application because it is two outlets wide by three tall, instead of 3x2 like most others, so it is thin enough to work in a roughly 3.5-4" space (recessed in wall). I have installed another 42" panel (man these things fill up quickly!) so I needed another outlet multiplier.
I have a whole house surge protector, so people that are complaining about these failing - they may be doing their job. Mine has worked fine for about a year. Its main purpose was to split a duplex outlet to six receptacles; it was inexpensive, and added another layer of protection to boot.
I have the duplex outlet panel power via a UPS, so I doubt a surge will ever reach it.
I am pretty handy; a vast majority of the complaints are people who apparently don't know how to use a screwdriver.
Pros: Compact, Nice Design
Cons: doesn't install itself, requires ~90 sec and a screwdriver to install
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Review 2 for 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector
from Voorheesville, NY
Age Range:65 or over
6 OUTLET WALL MOUNT SURGE PROTECTOR (MODEL YLCT-30)
The normal condition tor the 6 outlet surge protector (Model YLCT-30) is for the protected LED to be red when lit and for the grounded LED to be green when lit. When the surge protector takes a voltage spike and the red LED goes out it becomes a regular power strip with no voltage spike suppression. The packaging needs to be clarified in noting such. The unit itself works very well. In regards to mounting the unit, remove the outlet faceplate screw leaving the faceplate cover in place, and then install the surge protector by turning the Phillips screw of the unit into the faceplate. If the outlet was not installed properly originally there may be some looseness or movement of the unit.
Mounting was an issue having to remove screw in cover plate, then install. No instructions! Went on line. No idea if is working: "protected" light is red, "grounded" is green. Says can be switched off. How?
Cons: poor instructions
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Review 4 for 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector
Still not sure
PostedApril 4, 2015
No, I do not recommend this product.
I have 3, two have red light on protected 1 has green light protected, all 3 have green light on for grounded, which surge is working properly?
No directions and the ground screw wouldn't come out/only would spin. I had to tap it with a hammer and then everything seems to be working well now. Tight fit with outlet plate left on so no complaints there. Just way too much work initially for a simple adapter.
While this MAY be a good product, the design is poor. Surge unit does not cover wall plate completely and renders other two outlets useless, which they would be with a 6 outlet adapter. Packaging does not state what is the joules rating, poor marketing Home Depot. While the price IS GOOD, we opted for a strip, also would be nice for rotating outlets........
Has 1200 joule rating vs. only 700 joules on comparative Belkin device (Model # F9H601aCW-DP, Internet # 100654574, Home Depot Store SKU # 187860), and that should be a plus. Has two green status LEDs: one for Protected and other for Grounded. However, these LEDs are quite large and extremely bright (giving off as much or more light than many night lights); I may affix some white electrical tape over each LED so only a small sliver remains visible to try and reduce this annoying effect. 3 Year warranty is a minus vs. Lifetime warranty on Belkin product. It's also necessary to carefully remove the screw in the middle of the Defiant surge protector in order to plug it in to LEVITON 'Decora' style electrical receptacles, because Decora and similar outlets do not have any screw hole in the middle for attaching their wall cover plates. The Defiant surge protector's metal prongs fit into the TOP outlet on the receptacle and its single round plastic pin below that fits into the ground prong hole on the Bottom receptacle. This may provide a reasonably secure mounting provided the receptacle has 'tight' fitting contacts, such as are found in either a new outlet or in 'Specification' grade receptacles. In other words, if your outlets are old and have loose contacts you will want to revert back to the old style duplex outlet and use the center screw on the Defiant to hold the surge protector in place. However, having removed the center screw (as I did) does require one to remember to hold the Defiant in-place against the wall with one hand while pulling out the plugs for any equipment that's plugged in to it. Therefore, the Defiant surge protector may not be a good idea for youngsters or oldsters or in any application where device plugs are going to be frequently plugged in and pulled out, or if the device plugs fit tightly into the outlets on the face of the Defiant.
Pros: Compact, 1200 joule rating
Cons: may not be secure in wall w decora style outlets, leds are extremely bright, 3 year warranty (vs lifetime for belkin)
Do you want a device like this that is built to leave the tab at the top of the outlet exposed? Three other choices are to put the switch plate back on and tighten the supplied screw as tight as possible which leaves the switch plate loose, or remove the screw in the surge protector and leave the connection to chance, or my selection return it and buy something that was designed with minimal thought.
I would also prefer that if there were lights they could be switched off, or make them visible only when looking directly at the surge protector, or better yet leave them off.
Cons: poor design, lights are too bright for bedroom
I have had this for about a year now and it works great, im using it on my aquarium to protect all of the pumps and filters. it is just great because i dont have to worry about all the cords and it shows me if my equipment is being protected or not. I recommend this product for the qulity and price!