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Belkin Surge Protectors Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What is a Surge Protector?
 
A Surge Protector protects valuable electronics from damaging power surges.  Its light identifies if the surge protector is grounded and offers high capacity surge protection for all devices.  It also has multiple outlet variations to accommodate any setup throughout the home.
 
2.  How is a Surge Protector different from a Power Strip?
 
Power Strips are inexpensive, temporary power extensions that offer extra outlets.  Surge Protectors offer the same but with added features and protection for your devices.
 
3.  How many outlets do Belkin Surge Protectors have?
 
The Belkin Surge Protector has multiple outlet variations from one to eight.  They are designed to accommodate any setup throughout your home.
 
4.  What does the Belkin Surge Protector's lights indicate?
 
The Protected light should be ON when the power switch is turned ON.  If this light goes out at any time, it means that your Surge Protector was sacrificed to protect your equipment and should be replaced. 

The Not Grounded light should not be ON.  If this light turns ON, you may have a ground-wiring problem in your home and you should contact an electrician to properly ground the outlet.  Connecting a Belkin Surge Protector to an improperly grounded outlet will void all Belkin warranties.  If your home is properly grounded and the Not Grounded indicator light is ON, please contact Belkin for your free replacement. 

NOTE:  The light behavior of your Belkin Surge Protector may vary depending on the model.  Visit the Belkin support site for more information.
 
5.  What are the built-in features of Belkin Surge Protectors?
 
The Belkin Surge Protector has the following built-in features:
  • High-capacity Metal Oxide Varistors (MOV) - It offers 300-900 J of surge protection for different devices.
QUICK TIP More joules mean an MOV absorbs less energy while diverting even more into ground.  Well-designed surge protectors should NOT rely on MOVs to absorb surge energy, instead to survive the process, it harmlessly redirects it to ground.
  • Overcurrent Protection on USB ports - It protects devices while charging.
  • Underwriters Laboratories-approved rating of 500 V - This is the Top Voltage Protection Rating that identifies what voltage will cause the MOVs to conduct electricity to the ground line.
  • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) / Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI) Noise Filtration - It reduces noise disruption for a clean and protected flow of power to your devices.
6.  Do Belkin Surge Protectors come with Connected Equipment Warranty?
 
Yes, the Belkin Surge Protectors come with Connected Equipment Warranty depending on your location.

7.  If the MOV is burned out, would the Surge Protector still be able to provide power?

Yes.  When the MOV is burned out, the Surge Protector would still provide power.  But, it would no longer be able to protect your devices from power surges.

NOTE:  The Protected Light on the unit would be no longer lit if the fuse was blown.  This would require Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA).

8.  How do I mount the Belkin Surge Protector?

To learn how to mount the Belkin Surge Protector to walls and baseboards, click here.

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