For this post, I have put together a collection of the best surge protectors currently available.
Updated: September 13, 2019.
MY TOP PICK:
If you are looking for the best overall, I recommend the APC P11VT3 because it features 11 outlets with a surge energy rating of 3020 Joules, accommodates a range of plug sizes and offers an equipment protection policy.
The component that is most vulnerable when it comes to power surges is the microprocessor. In today’s modern word, a surprising number of seemingly “basic” electronic devices are susceptible. These components are so precise that even a tiny change in voltage can cause a problem or permanently disable the equipment.
For an overview of what a surge protector is, how it works, and things to look for, check out this quick video:
The following surge protectors use the latest innovative components to meet your needs and help to keep your electronics working great.
So here is my list of The 10 Best Surge Protectors.
1. APC P11VT3 11-Outlet Surge Protector
The APC P11VT3 11-Outlet Surge Protector incorporates both a removable cable guide and rotating cord retainer.
Offers protection for your professional computers, electronics and connected devices, as well as provides surge protection for all of your data lines.
Includes safety shutters, overload and status indicator.
Features a eight-foot power cord and phone line splitter.
Lifetime equipment protection policy.
2. AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector
The AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector features a 14-gauge system and 790-Joule surge-suppression rating.
6-outlet, surge-protector power strip with 1 transformer outlet.
One of the six surge-protected outlets is a transformer outlet designed to accommodate larger power adapters.
Can be used to completely shut off electronics when not in use, helping to conserve energy.
A red "protected" LED indicator illuminates when the surge-protector power strip is turned on, showing that it's protecting plugged-in devices.
If the light goes out, it means the surge-protector power strip has served its purpose and should be replaced.
A second light in the on/off switch illuminates to show the surge-protector power strip is turned on.
6-foot long 14 AWG power cord.
3. Belkin BE108000-08-CM 8-Outlet Surge Protector
The Belkin BE108000-08-CM 8-Outlet Surge Protector provides maximum protection of all your sensitive electronic devices with a 2500-joule energy rating.
8 surge-protected outlets supply complete, 3-line AC protection.
8-foot power cord delivers optimal, safe AC power through a 14-gauge, heavy-duty cord.
2500-joule energy rating provides maximum protection of all your sensitive electronic devices.
Lifetime Product Warranty.
$100,000 Connected Equipment Warranty.
4. HOLSEM 12-Outlet Surge Protector
The HOLSEM 12-Outlet Surge Protector fetures 3 USB ports with 6 compactly allocated sockets and 6 widely spaced sockets.
Green LED light makes the surge protection function visible.
Double-Break safety switch will trip off automatically to protect your devices and your home in the event of power overload.
14AWG heavy-duty power cord provides premium protection.
Made of flame retardant material, able to withstand temperatures up to 1,380℉(750℃).
Built-in Smart IC technology USB ports detect your devices automatically and deliver the fastest possible charge speed up to 5V/3.1A.
5. Belkin BP112230-08 12-Outlet Surge Protector
The Belkin BP112230-08 12-Outlet Surge Protector provides powerful protection for your workstations, printers, broadband modems, home theater systems and everyday household electronics.
12 surge-protected outlets with 4320-Joule energy rating.
Phone line protection ensures open and continuous phone line connections.
Eight-foot heavy-duty power cord.
Eight outlets pivot to provide extra room for large AC adapter plugs.
$300,000 Connected Equipment Warranty.
6. BESTEK 8-Outlet Surge Protector
The BESTEK 8-Outlet Surge Protector features four built-in USB ports enhanced with fast-charging technologies supply a charge of up to 5.2 amps.
Features hanging slots allow you to mount it on the wall.
Rubber feet prevent sliding around on the floor.
Built-in EMI filters block unwanted line noise.
Safety shutter provides protection from electric shock.
Includes 6-foot heavy-duty power cord.
7. APC P11U2 11-Outlet Surge Protector
The APC P11U2 11-Outlet Surge Protector offers protection for up to 11 electronics, in addition to conveniently charging your mobile devices via two additional USB ports.
Convenient 180-degree rotating power cord and right-angle plug.
Three LED indicators inform you if there is any overload, unit, or wall wiring issues.
Sliding safety shutters on each receptacle protect children and adults from accidental contact with unused outlets.
Noise filter reduces electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI).
Features a Building wiring fault LED to warn you of potentially dangerous wiring problems in the wall circuit.
Red overload indicator warns you if the surge protector is loaded in excess of its rated capacity.
8. ON Smart Solution 4-Outlet with 4 USB Surge Protector
The ON Smart Solution 4-Outlet Surge Protector offers the flexibility to charge while protecting multiple devices.
4 AC outlets and 4 USB ports allows you to plug in several devices at the same time.
6 foot long power cord.
600 Joules surge protection.
9. APC P6W 6-Outlet Wall Surge Protector
The APC P6W 6-Outlet Wall Surge Protector features SurgeArrest fail safe, which means that once the circuit of an APC SurgeArrest has been compromised the unit disconnects equipment from the power supply ensuring that no damaging surges reach your equipment.
Features noise filtering.
Includes catastrophic event protection.
Fail safe mode.
Protection working indicator.
IEEE let-through ratings and regulatory agency compliance
Lifetime equipment protection policy of $50,000.
10. GE Power 14092 6-Outlet Surge Protector
The GE Power 14092 6-Outlet Surge Protector features six standard outlets and an integrated circuit breaker for overload protection.
Equipped with a protection indicator light to let you know at a glance that your components are protected.
Key holes slots for convenient mounting throughout your home.
Comes with a 800 Joules protection rating.
$80,000 connected equipment warranty.
Extra-long 10-foot power cord for added versatility.
UL Listed and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
I hope this list of the best surge protectors was helpful.
If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C