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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
AC Plugs Are Close Together, USB Power A Bit Low And Joules Rating Incorrect
By Darren O'Neill
This is not a horrible power strip but there are definitely a few issues that need to be brought up.
The first is that the surge rating listed here on the listing is 2500 joules and the rating listed on the actual product itself is 1700 joules. While joules aren't the only thing to be concerned with when it comes to a surge protector they are certainly important and a drop of 800 joules means the product will last about 2/3 as long as advertised (difference of 2500 and 1700 joules).
The second is that while the listing claims the 5 USB ports each have 2.4A of power the total amperage of the device is 8A. This means if you plug in three Apple devices you will be using 7.2A and each additional item you plug in will start slowing the others down. If you have 5 high-power devices you'll get 1.6A per port, not 2.4A.
The thing I like the least about the item is how close the AC outlets are spaced, if you are strictly using normal sized plugs you will be fine but if you want to plug in larger adapters they'll overlap leaving you with less usable outlets.
The bottom line here is this is not a horrible product but it is nor a great one either. The mislabeling of the joules rating will hopefully be fixed and if you're not charging 5 high-draw devices at a time the USB portion might be perfect for you. I just really wish the AC ports were spaced a bit further apart to make the strip a lot more useful.
Sample provided for review.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Smart USB charger, well made, smart On/Off switch location, big help for organization at workspace.
By D.J.J VANSTRAELEN
I was provided a sample for testing by the seller to have an objective review.
There are plenty of positive points about the QICENT 6 AC outlets surge protector with 5 USB ports smart charger.
1) 5 ft cable is long enough to be really useful for flexible placement. It has an attached velcro tie to hold extra cable neatly. One positive detail.
2) AC sockets have a snug fit, which will hold plugs well
3) All 5 USB ports support 2.4A high speed charging
4) There is a convenient on/off switch placed where it is unlikely to flipped off accidentally
5) The power strip leaves me the impression that it is well made and solid
I like these 5 high power USB ports particularly and the design that the switch is located next to the power cord inlet to prevent accidental power offs. I have had that issue with other power strips due to poor power switch placement. This is thoughtful.
I am a little disappointed at the layout of the AC outlets. With the surface space, top side of this strip, I would have expected AC outlets to be placed to allow four typical power blocks. A little more space, then I would be completely thrilled with this product. It is fine if you have regular plugs and it does work well with power bricks which are narrow and extend out to the sides (as Netgear and Linksys devices use). I have a lot of power blocks, so this is not so nice for me.
If you want to have desktop AC outlets, this may be a very good choice, as its 5ft cable is long enough to help make it practical.
In conclusion, I like this QICENT 6 outlet surge protector power strip and smart USB charger. It has a lot going for it. I like that it has the on/off switch located where it is unlikely to be turned off accidentally.
This Qicent 6 AC outlets and 5 USB Ports with 2.4A power strip would be perfect if the outlets had been better spaced, but it is still worth a 5 Star.
Hope this helps someone.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. See all 46 customer reviews...
A fantastic surge protector for a work station
By Matthew Valdez
[[VIDEOID:a1b134d1405495acd2900593dfdb618d]] Having a surge protector that includes USB outlets is incredibly handy. Especially when considering the USB power is just as good, if not better,, than some included power bricks. This is a great surge protector for a work station.
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- 6 Outletts with 5 USB Ports
- Quick Charrge USB
- Surge protection
- Wish there was more room between each of the surge protectors
*Disclaimer: I was sent this item to review. This is 100% my own honest opinion*