The PowerGenius Rotating Outlet Power Center from Accell has got to be the most useful 6+2 power strip on the market. With about every other strip I’ve used, there are always a couple outlets that can’t be used because of the plug sizes of many appliances. That’s no longer an issue.
PowerGenius Rotating Outlet Power Center
The PowerGenius (P/N: D080B-025K) has six rotating outlets that can be accessed from left, right or top. Add to that, two USB outlets. And the whole unit is surge protected.
When you rotate the sections, each is individually selectable, you can align your devices so that the wall wart plugs, your chargers, etc. don’t interfere with each other. Just a little preplanning and you’ll get all six devices plugged in with no wasted outlets. I’ve never been able to do that before.
Outlets do need to be either left, right or centered to match the outlets hidden behind the plastic. It initially looked like I could rotate them 45° as well as 90°; but, I was wrong. The plugs will only fit inside if fully turned left or right.
The USB outlets provide 2.4 amps between the two plugs. That will charge two phones or small devices at full speed simultaneously. A full-sized tablet and a smartphone would require more than 2.4 amps, so each device will charge proportionally slower. Accell recommends using factory supplied cables so that your devices charge optimally. (Thin, cheap cables may not carry as much juice, slowing the charging cycle.)
Noise reduction filters isolate your a/v equipment from power generation interference, making for a cleaner picture and cleaner sound.
The whole unit is protected by a 15amp circuit breaker which can be easily reset by just pressing the power switch off and then back on.
Check this thing out. Feels sturdy and you’ll love the flexibility. For more information, check out Accell’s website.
- JOULE RATING: 1080 Joules
• OUTLETS: 6 Rotating and Grounded
• USB PORTS: Dual USB, 2.4A Shared
• CORD LENGTH: 6ft. (1.8m) Grounded
• RESETTABLE CIRCUIT: Yes
• ELECTRICAL RATING: 125V, 15 Amps, 1800 Watts
• MAXIMUM SURGE CURRENT: 72,000A
• MAXIMUM SPIKE VOLTAGE: 6,000V
• CLAMP RATING: H-N 500V, H-G 500V, N-G 500V
• NOISE REDUCTION: Up to 40dB from 150KHz to 100 MHz
• WALL MOUNTABLE: Two-way
• APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 12.8 x 2 x 2 inches
• APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 1.4 lbs.
DougBardwell.com awards their Senior Citizen’s Thumbs-Up rating for this item. Easy to set up and easy to use, this item is something that would make an excellent gift for that special senior on your gift list. See other “Recommended for Seniors” products on our special Seniors page.