Plugable 12-Outlet Power Strip with 2-Port USB Charger (25ft/7.6m Cable)
List Price : $69.95
Amazon Rating : (1211 Reviews)
- POWER EVERYTHING—12x surge-protected standard US power outlets with four corner outlets spaced extra-wide for large "wall wart" power adapter bricks
- PROTECT YOUR DEVICES—4320 Joules of protection with built-in EMI/RFI Filter and 2-in-1 power/circuit breaker switch. UL/cUL Rated
- STYLISH AND SAFE—Sleek black design with sliding safety covers protects users from accidental contact and keeps dust and debris away from unused outlets
- LONG REACH—25ft cable for extra long reach. Solves fire safety issues caused by extension cords. Built-in USB 2-port 10.5W (2.1A shared)
- 2 YEAR WARRANTY—We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support
Power and Charge Everything
The Plugable 12-Outlet Power Strip with 2-Port USB Charger (PS12-USB25) can help expand and declutter your power needs by offering 12 additional standard US 3-prong grounded power outlets, with sliding safety covers, in one elegant package. Its compact design and lengthy cable make it very easy to create the perfect all-in-one power setup for the home or office. Four outlets are widely spaced to fit large "wall wart" power adapter bricks.
This power strip also provides surge suppression for up to 12 devices. Devices are safer than ever during voltage spikes or electrical storms.
Note: No surge suppression device can assure protection from a direct lightning strike.
- 12x surge protected power outlets
- 4320 Joules of protection
- Built-in EMI/RFI filter
- UL/cUL Listed (File #: E115193)
- Wall mountable
Extra Long Cable
With the permanently-attached 25ft cable, this surge suppressor can be located nearly anywhere you need power. From the desktop, under the desk, or across the room, you can provide protected power and USB charging to those hard-to-reach areas.
In The Box
|Item and Quantity||Item Notes|
|1x Plugable 12-Outlet Power Strip with 2-Port USB Charger|
Power Strip Outlets
|Outlet Count and Standard||Input Voltage and Frequency||Cable Length||Clamping Voltage||Max Spike Voltage||Response Time||EMI/RFI Filter Range and Attenuation|
|12x IEC Type B||120VAC
|330v||6000v||1ns||150Khz - 100Mhz
USB To Devices
|Port||Placement||Version and Link Rate||Features||Voltage||Amperage||Wattage|
Plug into your wall outlet, ensure the switch is toggled to the 'on' position, and connect your other equipment.
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USB Port Types
This is the standard USB connection that most computers offered prior to the introduction of USB Type-C (USB-C). Even after the introduction of USB Type-C, this is still quite common.
It can provide data transfer rates up to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 gbps) specification depending on the host and device, but does not directly support video in the way that USB-C Alternate Mode does. This limitation makes DisplayLink USB graphics adapters and docking stations ideal on systems that do not have USB-C, or in instances where more displays are needed beyond available video outputs of a PC.
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This type of connection comes in a couple different styles depending on whether USB 3.0 and higher transfer rates are supported (bottom graphic). Usually this type of connection is used to plug into USB devices that do not have a fixed cable connected, such as USB docking stations, USB hubs, printers, and others.
One of the first connectors for charging a smartphone, wireless game controller (such as the Sixaxis and DualShock 3), and other small devices such as external hard drives. Not commonly used today, but is still used in some cases. Most devices using USB Mini B are using USB 2.0, though a USB 3.0 variant does exist. This specification also added USB On-The-Go (OTG) functionality, though it is more commonly implemented with Micro USB.
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A smaller connector that serves many of the same uses as the Mini B connector, with added optional features such as Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) to allow devices like smartphones to output video to larger displays without requiring a dedicated port for video output.
The larger variant of USB-B is most commonly used for external hard drives for higher 5Gbps transfer rates.
USB-C, Thunderbolt™ 3, and Thunderbolt™ 4
The most recent USB connection, USB Type-C (USB-C), represents a major change in what USB can do. The connector is smaller, can be connected in two orientations, is able to carry substantially more power and data, and can directly carry video signals of multiple types (HDMI, DisplayPort, etc.) Intel has also adapted the USB-C connector for use with Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4.
It is important to note that while all Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 connections are USB-C, not all USB-C connections can be used with Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 devices.
More details regarding physical USB connections can be found on Wikipedia . The graphics depicted here are adapted from Wikimedia Commons by various artists under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Surge protector power switch problem
The rocker switch on our surge protectors isn't just a simple on/off switch, it's a 15A (Amps) circuit breaker similar to what can be found in most household power panels. If the switch on your surge protector will not stay in the RESET position, there are a few possible causes.
A device is drawing too much current
- If a simple low-current device is triggering the circuit breaker, it likely has a direct short. Try disconnecting everything from the surge protector and attach each device one-at-a-time until one of the devices triggers the breaker.
- If multiple devices combined draw more than 15A total, the breaker will be tripped. Try removing one device at a time and resetting the breaker to see if it stays on.
- A device that requires more than 15A cannot be used with this surge protector, and likely should not be attached to a wall outlet either, as a majority of household circuits in the US only support 15A. Many garages will have 20A circuits instead to support high-current devices like power tools.
Electrical events have caused a total failure of the surge protector
- The Joule rating on a surge protector describes how much total energy over time the protection circuit can absorb before failure. Each event is cumulative, so many small surges or one large surge can cause failure.
- Many manufacturers will opt to just let the circuit fail silently or with an indicator light showing the status of protection, but our device simply stops functioning so that our customers aren't attaching valuable devices to a power strip that is no longer protecting their investments.
- Every consumer-grade surge protector will eventually fail in this manner. The power strip cannot be repaired and must be replaced.
Do Plugable products support the Apple SuperDrive?
Unfortunately Plugable products do not support the Apple SuperDrive.
The Apple SuperDrive has stringent power requirements that can only be met by directly connecting the SuperDrive to your host laptop. As a result at this time Apple recommends only using their USB-C adapter cables. You can find more information on that here -→ How to connect the Apple USB SuperDrive
If you have purchased a Plugable product to use with your Apple SuperDrive, and would like some additional assistance please do not hesitate to reach out. You can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or going to Plugable.com/Support.