In this article I talk about a Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe, 2 USB, and Individual Switches, acquired on AliExpress, shop Sweet Life ^ _ ^.
I'm putting together a new corner retrogamer in my house. In it I intend to put my CRT TV, my Master System II and some islands that are currently inactive: a Super Nintendo (1Chip model) I won, my Mega Drive III, and an Atari 2600.
All these consoles use sources in the American standard. Turn them into a common line would mean I would have to use 4 Adapters, and that if the distance between the sockets allow the connection of several large fonts, which is rare. Furthermore, to call this filter, all sources would be linked, consuming energy unnecessarily. The Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe, 2 USB, and Individual Switches eliminates the need for adapters and still offers individual switches for each socket.
Note that this is not the first Chinese line filter to get, It's actually the fifth, and you can see the articles I wrote about the other three here in Skooter Blog:
- DealExtreme: Line Filter with 5 universal outlets and switches Individual and Universal Plug Adapter w / U.S. standard, from 07/10/2010.
- DealExtreme (DX): Second Line Filter with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches, from 14/12/2012.
- DealExtreme (DX): Third Line Filter with 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In)), from 04/06/2013
- DealExtreme (DX): Room with Line Filter 5 Taken Universal and Individual Switches (5-Outlet Electric AC Power Bar Strip Splitter with Switch (250In)), from 16/10/2013
- See how the Chinese Line Filter with Individual Switches and Universal Outlets by Inside DX, from 13/01/2014
At first I wanted to buy another one of these filters in the DealExtreme, but they ended up, so I looked for some similar in AliExpress and ended up finding Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe, 2 USB, and Individual Switches.
Compared to DX filters, the Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe has a taken more, and the two extra USB ports. But, the space between takes is slightly lower and the position of the on/off key is not as good. As she is not yet in use I can't tell if this will mess up or not, but soon I guess.
The protection factor is secondary to me, because this filter is connected to another with decent protection. Don't expect anything regarding the protection, so anything to come would be profit.
Unboxing and Tests
I was surprised by the arrival of the Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe, 2 USB, and Individual Switches just a month after posting, because it was still October and November packages who had not yet arrived. Moreover, I still have a package of October that it did not get and probably never get (It's amazing how packages “vanish” at the post office…).
Within the package, beyond Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe, a type A socket adapter for Universal. Note that the plug of the Line Filter is type I, used in China, Australia and other countries. So I'm going to use a single adapter to be able to plug it into an outlet of another filter.
On the back there is the specification of the Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe supports up to 250V and 10A. There are also drawings of various types of plugs that Line Filter accepts.
Each outlet switches are all translucent, and behind every one of them there is a LED that lights up when the switch is turned on.
I decided to measure the current in the USB ports and, to my surprise, they deliver about of 1, 5A to my Z Play Bike, the same as a fast charger. Possibly they support until more current, as this limit is the cell phone. Interestingly the USB circuit has an LED that is hidden and can only be perceived as the white plastic is slightly translucent.
On the side there is a fuse re-armável. So at least a minimum protection is offered.
I decided to open the Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe to see how it looks like on the inside. Check out:
And see also this video of unboxing and testing of the Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe, 2 USB, and Individual Switches:
These are the trace information offered on the site AliExpress:
- 2017.03.10 20:36 (GMT-7): Delivered
- 2017.03.10 20:36 (GMT-7): Delivered to the addressee object
- 2017.03.11 12:36 (GMT-7): 【 REMOVED 】 delivered to the addressee Object
- 2017.03.11 10:16 (GMT-7): 【 REMOVED 】 Object out for delivery to the recipient
- 2017.03.10 18:16 (GMT-7): Department for delivery to addressee
- 2017.03.06 09:49 (GMT-7): 【 CURITIBA / PR 】 Object forwarded,Integrated logistics unit in CURITIBA / PR for administrative unit in RFB – Released without Taxation / BR
- 2017.03.05 17:49 (GMT-7): Forwarded,from integrated logistics unit in CURITIBA / PR to administrative unit in RFB – Released without Taxation / BR
- 2017.02.24 08:03 (GMT-7): 【 CURITIBA / PR 】 Received by the Brazil Post,Object subject to inspection and delay on delivery
- 2017.02.24 08:03 (GMT-7): 【 CURITIBA / PR】Objeto recebido pelos Correios do Brasil
- 2017.02.23 16:03 (GMT-7): Received by the Brazil Post,Object subject to inspection and delay on delivery
- 2017.02.13 13:41 (GMT-7): Shipped by air
- 2017.02.11 11:16 (GMT-7): 【China / CN 】 Object forwarded,of Country in CHINA / CN to country in BRAZIL / BR
- 2017.02.11 10:17 (GMT-7): Export customs clearance complete
- 2017.02.11 09:48 (GMT-7): export exchange arrive
- 2017.02.10 19:16 (GMT-7): Forwarded,from Country in CHINA / CN to Country in BRAZIL / BR
- 2017.02.09 14:34 (GMT-7): 【China / CN 】 Object posted
- 2017.02.08 22:34 (GMT-7): Posted
And these are the information obtained on the site of the station:
|11/03/2017 12:36||CSD [Removed]||Delivery Effected|
|11/03/2017 10:16||[Removed]||Out for delivery to the recipient|
|06/03/2017 09:49||CENTRO INTERNACIONAL PR-GEINT – CURITIBA/PR||Routed|
|In transit to RFB – Released without taxation / BR|
|24/02/2017 08:03||INTERNATIONAL UNIT CURITIBA – CURITIBA/PR||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
|11/02/2017 11:16||CHINA – CHINA/CN||Routed|
|In transit to International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR|
|09/02/2017 14:34||CHINA – CHINA/CN||Posted|
|Product Name:||Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe, 2 USB, and Individual Switches|
|Name Original:||Multi Functional Plug 6 Universal Outlet & 2 USB Charger Port Power Strip Surge Protector Circuit Breaker|
|Store:||AliExpress | Store: Sweet Life ^ _ ^|
|Current value:||US$ 17,46|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||China Post Registered Air Mail|
|Shipping Fee:||US$ 2,69|
|Package Home Country:||China|
|Time in Transit:||30 days|
|Declared content:||Socket X 1|
|Type Marked Content:||-|
|Declared Value:||US$ 19,81|
Still can't fully evaluate the Line Filter with 6 TOMADO Universe, 2 USB, and Individual Switches without you used it in fact. Make another article when the corner retrogamer get ready. In testing the product proved to be functional. Share this article with your friends if you liked ;). If you also want to shop in AliExpress, directly from Hong Kong, click here and good shopping.