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Old 12-30-2011, 03:11 PM
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ContainsImages Outlets To Go Power Strip vs Belkin Mini Surge Protector (and Monoprice Outlet)

For those who use a plugin, power strip for charging AC and USB corded electronic devices on your (applicable) bike trips, which of the following options do you feel would better meet your needs?

1). Outlets to Go Power Strip

outlets-to-go1.jpg

2). Belkin Mini Surge Protector

belkin-surge-protector1.jpg

The Outlets To Go Power Strip Offers a short section of cord that may be of some help reaching behind objects (e.g. drink machine,...).

The Belkin Mini Surge Protector, as the name implies, includes surge protection for devices. It also has an additional USB charging port.

I haven't weighed them, but I believe they are both in the 9-10 ounce range.

Which one would you prefer, if you were to use one on your biking trips?

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P.S. There is another similar thread in the PBF EDC forum area: Charging Portable Electronic Devices.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:05 PM
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The Belkin surge arrester that I bought for my laptop is a similar-but-smaller model than the one shown above ~ mine has two regular outlets and 1 USB. I've used the USB for recharging a mobile phone with no problems..

Since I've already got this one, the Belkin would also be my first choice for travelling - and it only weighs a few ounces. It would serve computers, some cameras, phones, iPods and iPads ~ so it's also multi-use...
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Thanks for the input, Bushwalker.

I've recently acquired another option that I'd like to add to the mix. Here is a collage of some photos I've taken of the Monoprice Surge Protector.


Monoprice Surge Protector

I believe I like the Monoprice Surge Protector better than the aforementioned options, primarily because it includes surge protection, it's lighter, and it also has 2.0 amp USB charging capability.

USB charging via computer is typically around 500mAh (1/2 amp) and often 1 amp or less via after-market, standard options (such as those indicated at the top of this thread).

This unit weighs 5.45 oz and measures 4 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 2 1/8.

It has a 1050 Joules Rating, 500V voltage protection, 19500A max spike current protection, and a max surge voltage protection of 6000V.

Feel free to questions regarding other spec, ..., my way.

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