The Power-Saving SurgeArrest not only safeguards your equipment from damaging power transients, it also helps lower your electric bill. "Master/Controlled" outlets are designed to detect when your computer is asleep where it then automatically powers "off" connected peripherals to prevent wasteful power consumption.
Customer Reviews of APC SurgeArrest Essential 7 Outlets Surge Suppressor - 7 x NEMA 5-15R - 420 J - 120 V AC Input - 120 V AC Output
Piece of crap makes clicking noises all day long6/24/2013
This piece of crap keeps making annoying clicking noises all day long.. I bought it because I thought it would be a cool addition to my surge protector that I have powering my computer, wrong move... The thing just won't stop making clicking noises. Maybe the ones I bought were defective but I will not buy this brand again.
"Master/Controlled" outlets, a great idea.5/11/2013
The "Master/Controlled" outlets design is greatly appreciated. I hope it will last (relatively) long. So far I have no complaint. I cannot tell how successful it arrested power surge because there has not been any surge and I pray there would not be any. It is rightly priced at Rakutan.com. Delivery, shipment were great. Highly recommended.
Bought this a few weeks ago, It has been working fine. Using the master control for my computer. monitor and speakers, and the other outlet for printer. I've owned another surge protector from APC for years and it still functioning! Would definitely recommend it! If the price was twelve dollars, I'd have bought so many more.
Item has worked great for years.5/3/2013
I have owned and used this item and it has worked great for several years. It's too bad you don't get a message like "Hey, I just saved your computer and your HD Television from a spike caused by a lightening strike." I can say that I have been in many storms, and several power outages; and I have never suffered a problem with anything plugged into this surge suppressor.
I was a little skeptical of these but installed them on two computers in my home. I've got the LCD's, printers and speakers plugged into them and they all shut down and wake up like they are supposed to in both standby and hibernate mode (XP and Vista). It turns out each power strip was using between 20w - 25w when the computer was off, which is like leaving a small light bulb turned on 24-7-365. I know it won't work out to more than a few cents over the year but if you are due to replace a power strip anyway it seems like a great option.
It does what it is supposed to do ! Another great product from APC and excellent service and delivery from Buy.Com