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Bauhn 8-Way Surge Protected Powerboard $24.99 @ ALDI (Sat 18th April)

990
8 sockets
2 USB ports
TV line protection
1.1m cord length
Available in black or white
Electrical rating 10A, 240V AC, 2400W
Protect surges up to 1050 joules of energy
6000A to 36,000A peak current
USB output power: 5V 2.1A
LED power light – indicates power on
Colour coded individual device sockets

1 Year Warranty
Aldi 60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

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    is 1050 joules protection decent?

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      Not great, it should be fine. All my surge protector is around 2k+ range for 6-8 port ones.

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      It's not very filling

    • +9 votes

      If you want extra joule protection and are willing to pay ~$3 extra and need two.

      These come with 2750 joules protection, but don't have the TV line and don't have the fat plug spacing.

      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-x-CyberPower-8-Way-Outlet-Surg...

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        woah that's such a good price. I don't think I found something with 2k plus joule protection at bunnings (or it was crazy expensive). Bought a 4 port belkin with 750 joules for about $45?

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        Is that figure genuine or like the cheap imports with fake values?

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          when I worked in brown goods about 10yrs ago Crest was huge accessories wise. All of their products that I'm aware of were rebrandings. I've had a lot of Huntkey power boards over the years that were identical look & specs to the Crest ones. Pretty sure they are still the original manufacturer but you can't buy from them directly unless you order something like 1k units.

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            @lestat87: Yea, brought this myself and these are decent. Checked their website regarding insurance and company presence to confirm if this comoany has aus presence.

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        looking into this more, that clamping voltage is worrying. Very very high? Should be under 400 or thereabouts.

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      Compared to the ozbargain Belkin powerboard favourite this is better (1050J vs 900J).

      I got one of these last time and had no issues.

      I also have the cyberpower one and that literally blew up one day (USB charging port exploded with a loud bang).

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      Apologise for the ignorance. If this is left on, does power still get consumed from the USB ports and the sockets? As I don't really intend to use the USB spots at all. Presently I have a BOSSTON one which has individual switches for the sockets but the unit is reaching end of life so I was thinking of getting this one.

      Thanks in advance for help.

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    Bought a black one 4 years ago still working fine.

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    USB output power: 5V 2.1A

    is it 2.1A per port, or total for the USB ???

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    It's not amazing, but the fact that there's details of how many joules it can handle, plus the peak current suggests it's better than 90% of surge protected boards which don't mention that at all (because they're rubbish).

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    Got one of this, usb start playing up after 1 yr, fried a electronic. I wouldn’t recommend saving on a powerboard.

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      This has a 1 year warranty. Did you take it back?

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        I keep using it when usb start playing up, thought it’s the charging cable issue at first place, so it was over 1yr when I find out this thing isn’t safe.

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    These would still function as a power board after the MOV has done it's job — the only thing that would change on the unit is the light indicator

    Most people wouldn't even realise that the surge protector is not doing it's job until it's too late - unless you are actively monitoring the light.

    Would recommend buying a THOR where after the MOV has done it's job, the board itself stops functioning and you can exchange it for a free replacement for upto 6 years plus.

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      Yeah…. but the price of one THOR, I can buy 10 of these. At worst, I can set a reminder to change it once per year, like I do with fire alarms when daylight savings hits.

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        Point taken - but again, these are made to a price point with no regard of actually SAVING your equipment.

        Personally, I wouldn't put $2000+ worth of equipment on one of these where I have to constantly monitor the light.

        I have bought THOR's and will buy them simply because the onus is then on the board to save your stuff and not on you i.e. it does what it says that it's supposed to do - which is to protect your equipment.

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    How does this compare to Cyberpower 8?

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    I don't have a surge protector for the TV antenna, what's the chance of it getting struck by lightening? That's the only time youd need it right?

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      Incorrect. Static electricity can build up on the antenna.

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      If you have HFC NBN or cable TV, you can use the "antenna" connectors to protect that. I know someone who had their router and NBN HFC connection box fried during a storm.

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    Just a reminder guys to throw away your surge protectors after 2 years of use or designate it for non critical power. The power spikes and micro surges in 1-2 years usually spends it and it become a basic power distributor with no protection.

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      The little light would show if the protection is spent already. But good to point out that the protection is cumulative as many people don't understand this

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        Does it mean that all surge protection we have been using for over 2 years needs replacement?

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      The power spikes and micro surges in 1-2 years usually spends it

      That's not how it works. The MOVs in the mains spike protection may eventually wear out, but they go leaky when they wear out, which will trigger the earth-leakage circuit breaker (ELCB or RCD) in your house's fusebox. You'll definitely know if they wear out.

      The protection on the "TV" connector is a gas discharge tube. Won't wear out, but can be killed by a big-enough surge, like a lightning strike.

      On the mains protection side, the PCB that carries the MOVs usually has the mains tracks narrow for a short distance, before the MOVs. This narrow section of the PCB track serves as a fuse, and will blow like a fuse with any large surges. This cuts power to your devices, and acts as an indication that you should replace the power board - because it stops supplying power. The MOVs have probably failed short, sacrificing themselves to save your equipment, so a replaceable fuse wouldn't be of any use.

      Note that the PCB fuses are not the same as the overload protection circuit breaker. Circuit breakers act too slowly for surge protection, hence the PCB fuses. The PCB fuses fail at a higher current than the cicuit breaker's trip current.

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    Stock will probably show up instore on the 21st..

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    If corona virus does not kill, electricity might. So now get an '8-Way Surge Protected Powerboard' from Aldi for $24.99 to protect your self and your family from electricity surge.
    While stock lasts.

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    this is way better then the 6port one i bought from aldi a few weeks ago

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    there's no individual switch for each plug in point I would buy it if so

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    Shocking deal OP

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    Anyone managed to grab one? I went to a couple of Brisbane stores and they said the stock hadn't arrived (along with a couple of other items in the catalogue).

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    How come these things rarely have internet line (Ethernet / NBN) protection? Otherwise, what do you do to protect things from surges coming through the phone/internet line?

    In two houses I've been to, there was a surge on the phone/NBN line from a lightning strike. The first one came from the telephone socket, took out router, then went through that and took out the modem chip in the computer. The second one took out the NBN outlet, then the router, and then the phone.

    The mains, phone/NBN, and TV antenna are all large electricity lines coming from outside the house that could get a surge caused by a lightning strike. So I take it they should all have surge-protection.

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    Grabbed two to replace older power boards. Seem decent but I do recommend checking all the powerpoints as a point on one of the boards is faulty.

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      I bought some and I have to say that they do feel very light and of poor quality/build.
      I have been spolit by the Xiaomi Mijia Power Strip.
      Photograph the receipt with your phone just in case.
      I don't think it would be reliable for a costly TV, audio system or expensive computer setup?

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