jan 13 2014

See how the Chinese Line Filter with Individual Switches and Universal Outlets by Inside DX

In this article you'll see how one Line Filter with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In)), sold in DX – DealExtreme, inside.

I've got 4 filters in these DX as can be seen in the four items below:

The advantages of Line Filter with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches that made me buy them instead of copies sold in the domestic market and lower cost can be summarized in:

  1. TOMADO Universe: After the emergence of the national standard filters are no longer directly accept plugs of U.S. standard. This is a bag! We must put an adapter for each outlet of the filter where it will be connected to a plug other standard. And I have many devices with plugs on North American standard. Many were bought abroad, as is the case of my router and my switches. Others were acquired in Brazil, but in the days that plugs in U.S. standard were common. With the Line Filter with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches I can connect these devices without adapters.
  2. Spaced well taken: 5 taken may seem little. In the domestic market it is common to find row filters 8 or even more outlets. But usually they are all in some other grudadinhas. Equipment manufacturers, by sua time, make a point of putting plugs stuck in huge fonts. It connects you with a single source and it ends up blocking two or three other outlets. What good is making so you can not use? With the Line Filter with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches all outlets are well spaced and you can connect most major sources without blocking other outlets.
  3. Interruptores Individuais: This is a weird feature that never saw the filters Linhas sold in the domestic market. Most have a single switch. But I do not always want to connect all devices at the same time. And I do not always turn off all devices at the same time. It is the case of video game consoles, I have already described in another article.

The protection factor never said much to me in such purchases, because all these Line Filters with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches are connected in other filters with proven protection or UPS, also screened. In the domestic market it is common to find that filter strips or nothing, worse, row filters blunders manufacturing, as I have shown in another article, hindering its operation.

As two 4 Line Filters with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches, all funcionaram, just figured the manufacture thereof was minimally more careful than the examples found in the domestic market. E clear, hoped also that he had some protection, despite the announcement of DX not promise that. In fact it is only sold as a multiplier taken, the “surge” was on my own, in Brazil because all these devices comes identified as filters, even if there is nothing to filter.

The comment by Carlos André reader Another article just encouraging me to throw doubt. I decided to open one of Line Filters with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches to see how they really are inside and here's what I found:

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

By Redeemer Filter Line with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In))

 

I confess I was disappointed to find no protection beyond what we see externally resettable circuit breaker. There varistors, No other fuses, there is nothing that can offer some additional protection. There may be something else in the breaker box itself, but that's it. So my suggestion to anyone who wants protection is not just rely on these Line Filters, but connect them to some other type of protection (other filters, no-breaks, etc.), although the protection is as good (or as bad) as the filters cheaper lines found in Portugal.

Highlight once again the manufacturer and DX has no fault in this, since they do not claim any ownership of filtering and not even use the word filter in title. I ended up using that word not to find in the domestic market any product that is named “multiplier taken”, “divider taken”, “splitter of taken”, or anything like that. Here is all “filter” same, yet that does not filter anything.

Regarding the construction, these Line Filters with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches do not use sheet metal commonly used models available in Brazil, I believe that is because of the individual switches that complicate a bit the project. You can see that the assembly is manual. I can not say that the construction is excellent, but at least the wires are shielded and there is no wrong connection. I leave feedback for you readers to understand the subject. Please leave your comments.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.skooterblog.com/2014/01/13/veja-como-e-o-filtro-de-linha-chines-com-interruptores-individuais-e-tomadas-universais-da-dx-por-dentro/

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Renato
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It… it seems that the filter has nothing right?

Carlos André
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Firstly we need to understand what a strip. For those unfamiliar with electronic, is a good text on Wikipedia, at the following address: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filtro_de_linha. As the Skooter, I was also disappointed with the fact that it does not filter anything. Nor is there anything in the circuit breaker that can do this job. Should be a thermal breaker that trips if the current drawn is greater than the nominal. Indeed, Skooter called the filter because it is a habit so our call these trinket boxes. In the DX site is no indication that a filter. My English is bad, but it seems to me that the only protection referred announcement is the Breaker. The assembly is a manual, and I think you can not be otherwise. Of 0 a 5, note 3 (regular). I just opened an SMS, that has a protection circuit, and assembly manual is also, note 4 (good). I'll see if I insert pictures SMS somewhere and then leave the link here. Then, The product is bad? Not! From what has been exposed by Skooter (distance between outlets, chaves individuais etc), It fits perfectly for… Read more»
Renato
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I'm not a big connoisseur of electronic, but I'm excited to know more about it. I know there are extensive tutorials and reviews (too much) column Internet, especially in the HRC, on testing and analysis of line filters, but for a person who does not have such detailed knowledge (myself), so much information hinders. It would be nice, but very good indeed, had it here on the blog some neat review of a filter of truth. I have 4 SMS here in my house that does not bear the name of the model in housing (black, 8 inputs, 4 per side), but already saved me once the street transformer malfunctioned and sent 340 volts into the house. Burst all, but the electronics and appliances suffered nothing. After trial by fire (almost literally hehe), I went back into the store and bought other similar, to replace those burned and taken to put other.

Renato
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Por fora, my filters are exactly like this: http://www.oficinadosbits.com.br/Oferta.asp?codigo=12513. I do not know if they are within the same…

Carlos André
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Commenting very late filter RENATO, I will tell: very good, hein! The brand has SMS, in my opinion, products with quality above average. I own some here at home. Good construction and components for the function. But what the show is presented Renato. You might experience some problems with the disposal of taken jabuticaba, very close, but it's worth. Placing after “filter” this post, with separate keys, arranging everything right not to be exposed, I think a great idea. Do I have to Buy.
What do you think Skooter?
I found here >> http://migre.me/hFvC8

marcelohurricane
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I just got a “filter” that the DX, bought the indication here of the blog, but in my not come 100%, luckily I have a small device that won toast in a purchase on ebay, which is a type of jack plug (American Standard) and it has 3 neon lamps, vc plugs into the socket (only 127V), and he lights the lamps and as those were lit / off has a code indicating whether this missing ground, if this missing neutral or phase, or even if it reversed any position (very commonly occurs), ultimately, I auditioned in each of the entries “filter” and then the second accused lack of land, the other all OK. I dismantled the filter and the weld second was poorly made and the wire escaped, if I had not taken the test would never know, probably because the equipment would work without the land, but tb unprotected. Now Ovu redo the right welding. And on my looks like it has a burr on the sockets fit, this tester even have to stress enough to fit, ams finally, better tight between the opposite and get loose with poor contact, and maybe with… Read more»
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