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This outlet needs more heat resistant plastic. I had no idea the plastic was melting and burning until I removed the plug. This is OK for plugging in a charger for your phone. It cannot handle an appliance that uses a lot of electricity and the plug heats up. Thank goodness we never left the appliance on while we were way from the house. Check it out!
AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 790 Joule – Black Review
This surge protector doesn’t grip the plugs well enough to make a good electrical connection. Loose connections are the leading cause of electrical fires, so as an electrician I’m not comfortable using this product. I returned the one I ordered and will get a different brand. UPDATE: I purchased the Tripp Lite product from Amazon found on the following page: -Read Reviews-
6-outlet, surge-protector power strip with 1 transformer outlet
790-Joule 3-Line Surge-Protection Rating to protect small appliances, phones, and lamps
6-foot long 14 AWG power cord
Red “protected” LED indicator light with 15-Amp circuit breaker to signify you are protected
Specifications: AC 15A, 125V, 60Hz, 1875W
I noticed a small piece of solder stuck in one of the slotted mounting holes during the initial inspection, which fell into the power strip when I tried to removed it. The bit of solder can create a short circuit and therefore is an electrical hazard. Fortunately, disassembly of the power strip to remove the piece was straightforward. Nothing was spring loaded and jumped into the abyss-of-small parts. Also, none of the solder joints on the PCB were noticeably bad (although not great either). I suspect that excess solder from one the terminals broke off when the case installed.