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If you lack outlets in your home, a surge protector can help you in more ways than one. Of course, its main purpose is to protect your electronics should there be an electrical surge or outage. It can also give you more outlets for plugging in your things. However, one of Amazon’s best-selling surge protectors has a few other functions you may find handy.
The POWRUI Surge Protector and Outlet Extender includes six outlets, two USB charging ports and a smart night light. The outlets are widely spaced, so you can plug in larger power adapters without covering another outlet. It also plugs right into your home’s socket, so there are no extra cords.
Use it to charge your phone, plug in your internet, power your coffee machine — whatever. At night, you can set the night light to illuminate when your home’s lights go off or turn it on manually. It has a touch sensor with three levels of adjustable brightness.
According to the product description, it offers a rating of 1680 joules. This refers to how much energy it can absorb in an emergency, and a higher rating offers better protection. This one is pretty average and sufficient for things like cell phones, small laptops and printers, according to Rockwall Electric, an electrical services company located in Northern Texas. For big, expensive televisions, gaming consoles or computers that hold a lot of important information, you may want to pick something with a rating of over 2,000 joules.
You can get it for less than $20 on Amazon and with Prime, you can get it shipped to you ASAP. There aren’t many instances where you might brag about a surge protector, but this one is so good, you may have to start showing it off.
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