Philips Home Office Surge Protector SPP4105C 10 outlets 2160J Grey is rated
Rated 2 out of
Good idea, not so good execution
I bought this surge protector for my home office thinking the energy saving outlets were a nice idea. The problem is that the power consumption is not great enough to turn the energy saving outlets on when a low power computer, such as the Mac Mini, is plugged into the master outlet. This effectively renders seven of the outlets useless. An override switch would be a nice addition so that the energy saving outlets could remain always on.
In addition, I'm also concerned with using the energy saving outlets to power external hard drives. I fear that it could lead to data corruption or loss if drives are unmounted improperly due to power loss.
Because of these issues/concerns and the fact that I am unable to use this as expected, I cannot recommend this product.
Date published: 2013-11-23