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AR EcoFicient Surge Protector

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lichme


quality posts: 3059 Private Messages lichme

Item: AR EcoFicient Surge Protector
Price: $19.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard OR $9 Two-Day OR $12 One-Day
Condition: New

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lichme


quality posts: 3059 Private Messages lichme

Here is a 5 star review from HHGREGG and a 1 star from Amazon

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3702 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Check out some more info on the product page

Mouthliquor


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Mouthliquor
lichme wrote:Here is a 5 star review from HHGREGG and a 1 star from Amazon



That 5 star review isn't much of a review, and the page shows the model to be discontinued, which is not usually a good sign.

ferretferret


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ferretferret

Here's another positive review for the product (or, a similar one), with a positive comment beneath it.

Given that it sounds like an advertisement, I perused the reviewer's other published articles. He's spoken on a wide array of electronics, conveying a variety of opinions.
Seems clean to me.

Edit;; Whoops! XD Forgot the link!

http://www.epinions.com/reviews/pr-Recoton_Advent_Acoustic_Research_AR_10V_AR-10V_Surge_Suppressor?sb=1

klanix


quality posts: 0 Private Messages klanix

Why do they continue to allow people who have obviously never used an electronic device in their lives to design surge protectors? Where do they honestly expect the huge plug heads to fit?

Wootificator


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Wootificator

Something fishy is going on...I can't find a single picture of the power cord or plug head for these units. Does anyone know if this stupid thing has a normal plug head, or is it angled, twisted, deformed in some way? WHY ARE THERE NO PHOTOS OF IT IN THE WILD?!?

I can haz moar fireworkz please?

binarygary


quality posts: 0 Private Messages binarygary

any reason why this wouldn't work on my tv, speakers, appletv?

groberts1980


quality posts: 6 Private Messages groberts1980
binarygary wrote:any reason why this wouldn't work on my tv, speakers, appletv?



I wouldn't plug an AppleTV into a managed outlet. AppleTV goes to sleep, it doesn't shut down. The managed outlets kill power altogether to the device. Same for satellite/cable DVR. They go to sleep so they can still record your shows.

But you could plug your TV into the controller, and your stereo/speakers into the managed outlets, and then all you have to do is turn off the TV and everything else goes off.

I have a few managed power strips at work, and I use my desk lighting as the controller. I switch off my desk light and all my monitors on that side kick off, along with my coffee maker. They're handy. I used to have 6-7 switches to hit each morning and evening, now I only have two (two desk lights, two eco power strips).

bluemaple


quality posts: 77 Private Messages bluemaple

Put *all* your home electronics (including that countertop microwave) on surge protectors of some kind. Your electronics will live longer lives. We used to go thru a microwave a year (all the brands) until doing this - now the same one is going strong 7 years.

But why not real pics of the surge protectors? Those spartan pics look like CAD prototype drawings. Makes it difficult to see details, where the power cord is attached, etc...

Not sure why they bothered with the 6 plug model when the only difference is two recepticles (& corresponding joules) and $5. Even the physical size is identical.

Price looks good for a decent quality surge protector.

Interesting distinctive design. Acoustic Research (AR) used to make really nice speakers back in the 50's/60's - Perhaps it became a rent a brand after various owners.

bluemaple


quality posts: 77 Private Messages bluemaple
klanix wrote:Why do they continue to allow people who have obviously never used an electronic device in their lives to design surge protectors? Where do they honestly expect the huge plug heads to fit?


@klanix, question 2: into the widely spaced receptacles that are also arranged in two opposed banks.

bnbsouthworth


quality posts: 57 Private Messages bnbsouthworth

Phew! From the thumbnail, I thought this was a cassette tape!

(and I think the people discussing the plug orientation are talking about how the unit itself plugs into the wall, not how devices plug into it)

bluemaple


quality posts: 77 Private Messages bluemaple
bnbsouthworth wrote:...
(and I think the people discussing the plug orientation are talking about how the unit itself plugs into the wall, not how devices plug into it)


klanix wrote:... Where do they honestly expect the huge plug heads to fit?


@bnbsouthworth, the above question clearly refers to plugging things into the surge protector.

beaverbandit


quality posts: 0 Private Messages beaverbandit

I wonder if this can be mounted under my desk? I have another similar eco/green surge protector that has mounting holes on the bottom which allows me to keep all my cables off the floor.

bluemaple


quality posts: 77 Private Messages bluemaple
beaverbandit wrote:I wonder if this can be mounted under my desk? I have another similar eco/green surge protector that has mounting holes on the bottom which allows me to keep all my cables off the floor.


@beaverbandit, nice thought but the dearth of real photos of the item makes it impossible to see such details. And the text makes no claims either.

But of the probably 10+ surge protectors we have in our home (yah, I know whole house surge protectors are available but they don't protect electronics from other unruly stuff on the same circuit), virtually all have screw head holes in the back.

amdinator


quality posts: 0 Private Messages amdinator

Does anyone know the clamping voltage/let-through of this protector? I refuse to buy anything that clamps above 160v. I have APC and Tripp Lite protectors that meet this criteria.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 592 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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Oh, we do have samples after all. I'm sitting with one now so ask away.

Current questions with iPhone pics:

WALL PLUG:: Flat, low-profile, space saving. Whatever you want to call it.


MOUNTING: Yes, it has two + shaped holes for mounting in any direction.



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FenStar


quality posts: 16 Private Messages FenStar

Please keep in mind that eco protectors like this one are often more of a hassle then they are worth. As long as the person using it understands how to use it, that is fie, but a lot of people get eco protectors without realizing it and think they have broken devices.

Still single, can't imagine why.

tigerdave99


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tigerdave99
ThunderThighs wrote:Oh, we do have samples after all. I'm sitting with one now so ask away.

Current questions with iPhone pics:

WALL PLUG:: Flat, low-profile, space saving. Whatever you want to call it.


MOUNTING: Yes, it has two + shaped holes for mounting in any direction.



Nice. Thanks! In for two. The speakers connected to my bedroom TV use a bit of power and the switch is located in the back. Plus the power light is pretty bright. This will power-off the speakers nicely when the TV is off.

eschrichtius


quality posts: 0 Private Messages eschrichtius

I have an older, manually-switched self-powered subwoofer that I'm just leaving on all the time (about 100W peak). So if I put my receiver on the Eco plug and the sub on the managed power plug, it would shut off the sub when I shut off the receiver?

Byte M3


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Byte M3

lichme, if we're going to use correct terminology, please do a little research first before posting. It's "interwebs"! sheesh

lol

fattony56


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fattony56

I just got mine and I tried various combos with my desktop and it doesn't seem to work. The managed outlets turn on for split second when I turn my desktop on and then they quickly turn off. Any suggestions?

ROGETRAY


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fattony56 wrote:I just got mine and I tried various combos with my desktop and it doesn't seem to work. The managed outlets turn on for split second when I turn my desktop on and then they quickly turn off. Any suggestions?



If you find that you're still experiencing issues with your purchase, please feel free to email into Woot Member Services at support@woot.com and let them know.
They'll be able to answer any questions or concerns you have.

Jaxidian


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Jaxidian
fattony56 wrote:I just got mine and I tried various combos with my desktop and it doesn't seem to work. The managed outlets turn on for split second when I turn my desktop on and then they quickly turn off. Any suggestions?



Mine does the same. :-(