Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 3 out of 5 by grammymidge Install instructions not included
Just installed product and it seems to be working fine. Almost returned it because installation instructions were not provided. Had to go to website to find them. After installation have found that removal will involve breaking the plastic anchor piece on the back of the unit because it appears to be latched into the socket. This also means that the socket will likely have to be replaced as well if I ever have to remove the unit from the current location. In the future if I need another socket installed surge protector I will likely purchase another product.
22 August 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by distresseduser horrible
There is a screw on the back that is supposed to screw in to the wallplate once the original wallplate screw is removed. Nice idea to keep it secure. However, there is no way to get to the screw from the front nor or there any instructions on how the engineers expect you to screw it in, if that is even possible. I never write reviews but this thing was so horribly designed that its like i had no choice. This is the only surge protector i have ever purchased that was completely useless. Going back to to Walmart asap.
17 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaverickElecrician Works well
Works well. Has got the cap feature which hides the wires from view. Some customers facing installing issues. Just push the screw with a little bit of force and will come out along with its cap from the back side of the protector. Now go to the wall outlet and there will be another screw that u need to unscrew. Push the surge protector inside the outlet and then push the screw inside that came with the surge protector from back side. Put the cap on. It works like a charm !!
23 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by RPIGuy Very Poor Design
I recently bought this product from a local retailer because it seemed like a very cheap but useful surge protector. I have a great luck with other Philips products in the past. Imagine my surprise when I went to plug the surge protector in today and realized that there's a screw sticking out the back designed to secure the surge protector to the wall via the wall socket screw (usually holds the outlet face plate in place). Well it is a smart idea to have one on this product the only problem is there is no way of actually accessing the head of the screw to secure it to the wall. So all I'm left with is a screw that sticks out of the product that prevents me from actually plugging the product into the wall. I looked through the accompanying manual which just appears to be a generic leaflet for philips surge protectors and I have looked online for a solution with no luck. I will be returning this item ASAP to my local retailer. A very obvious design issue that should have been addressed before ever being placed into production.
28 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by outasync Loved so much - went to get another.
And then shopped for various other surge sizes from Philips, too. I had no problem placing in my house, screw and all. I think even if I had an issue with it, I could have easily found the right size for pennies if the one supplied had not fit? Re: prior review. Maybe having an vintage house and outlets makes a bit of difference on sizing, not sure. But I like the product, have found it to last, and it even helped me determine improper grounding via some outlets with the RED/GREEN light indicators. Happy camper.
27 October 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer CAN'T EVEN USE THIS PRODUCT
THIS WAS BOUGHT LOCALLY. A SCREW EXTENDS OUT THE SIDE THAT CONNECTS TO THE HOUSE OUTLETS. THE HEAD TO THIS SCREW IS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO FASTEN TO THE HOUSE OUTLET. YET ANOTHER PHILLIPS PRODUCT I WILL NEED TO RETURN AGAIN TODAY THAT PHILLIPS (AND THE RETAILER) QUALITY PEOPLE MISSED. WHEN I WANTED TO REGISTER THE PRODUCT PHILLIPS WANTS ME TO HAVE A PASSWORD (& MOST LIKELY WILL WANT TO ASK A TON OF PERSONAL QUESTIONS. NOT VERY SENSIBLE POLICY FOR LOW COST PRODUCTS.
16 January 2012