The APC PE6U2 Essential SurgeArrest 6-Outlet Surge Protector with USB Charging helps to provide basic protection against power surges and spikes for computers and similar electronics. It has six NEMA 5-15R outlets, one NEMA 5-15P input, an input/output voltage of 104-126 VAC, a 15A input/output current, a line frequency of 50/60 Hz, and a surge energy rating of 1080 joules. It also has two integrated 2.4A USB Type-A charging ports for devices such as smartphones and tablets, and one of those ports is equipped with Smart Charging technology to help maximize charging speeds according to the type of device detected. This SurgeArrest model utilizes an integrated 6' power cord, is protected by a limited lifetime warranty, and connected equipment that is damaged while the SurgeArrest is active will be covered up to $50,000.
APC surge protectors undergo testing by the IEEE and are awarded "let-through ratings," which indicate the maximum voltage level that can possibly reach your equipment after a surge or voltage spike has passed through an electric surge protector. Lower IEEE let-through ratings indicate better protection and performance. The APC Essential SurgeArrest series offers a let-through rating of less than 330V for North American products, and a rating of less than 15% for products sold worldwide. All APC products comply with local agency safety requirements, including UL in North America and CE/Kema/Gost/C-tick/A-Tick/Telepermit in their respective regions. SurgeArrest components such as MOVs and Thermal Fuse help ensure instantaneous reaction to lightning strikes and wiring faults. If the surge components are damaged due to power spike or over voltage, excess power cannot reach your equipment. Unlike the APC SurgeArrest products, most surge suppressors continue to let power through even after circuits have been damaged, leaving your equipment exposed to other damaging surges.
Most other surge suppressors continue to let power through even after their circuits have been damaged, leaving your equipment exposed to future surges. APC's SurgeArrest contains fail safe protection, which means that once the circuit of an APC SurgeArrest has been compromised, the unit disconnects equipment from the power supply, helping to ensure that no damaging surges reach your equipment.