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.

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