Insignia™ - 6-Outlet Surge Protector Strip - Black

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Defend your home theater equipment with this Insignia™ NS-HW502 6-outlet surge protector that features a 4' power cord to enable flexible placement options. The 600-joule rating provides reliable protection.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 6-Outlet Surge Protector
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2343 out of 2375)

Features


600-joule rating

Absorbs energy to help protect your equipment and prolong the life of the unit. Note: Only use indoors and in dry locations.

6 surge-protected outlets

Including 1 spaced outlet safeguard your home theater equipment.

4' power cord

For easy room placement.


Customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    They’re Not All Alike!!

    Posted
    Kylee
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    Being from the southern part of Fl I thought I’d seen some wild storms but they certainly do NOT compare with the lightning storms here in the central part of the state. There used to be two satellite dishes about 10 feet almost directly in front of my apt which weren’t even being used any longer. I of course had my TV, DVR, BLU-RAY all plugged into a surge protector from a large box retail store. During one of our wild lightning storms (no rain) just thunder (wall shaking thunder) & scary loud lightning which was visible through the closed blinds. Apparently EVERYTHING attached to my Tv got Zapped INCLUDING ALL THE PORTS, Except One, DVR, BLU-RAY & FOUR PORTS ZAPPED! Didn’t realize till the next day when I went to watch Tv in Living Rm & NOTHING!! Cable guy explained how everything was destroyed & I told him about the storm & he said the dish definitely could have acted like a lightning rod if not secured plus, the quality of the surge protector wasn’t that great. I happened to already have a new one from B.B. in the bedroom still in the box as I had recently moved & was still moving things around & he explained that I need to have the B.B. KIND WITH MY MORE IMPORTANT ITEMS PLUGGED INTO THEM!! Since then we Have had at least one or two more of those storms & there hasn’t been any issues. I look to Best Buy for All my electronic needs, even or maybe even, Especially!! a surge protector!! And Mathew, in Customer Service, is the most patient, knowledgeable, & kind young man who I can go in & ask just about ANY question to, & he will either know Immediately, or figure out HOW to find out that answer. Makes shopping there extra pleasant for sure!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Budget Power Strip

    Posted
    NinjaTard
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    I lost my power strip due to a work mix-up and needed something in stock before bedtime. I found a handful in my local store but this one labeled by Insignia (I don't know who actually makes it) was what I picked for a variety of reasons, mostly the price but just under that was the color being Black to match the nightstand. The power strip offers plenty of plugs for what I need, it has a longer cord than my old one which is a huge help, and it was at a lower price than most of the others which is a key feature for me. Only been using it for a little while now but it looks and works well, like I said the cord is long enough to be able to maneuver the power strip wherever I need it, and because it's black like my night stand it matches and camouflages in with the surroundings. The power button light isn't excessively bright either (and its green, not sure if that is a make or break for anyone but I'll leave that information here for whoever cares....I don't) so it won't keep you up if you need to keep it near your side of the bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Workable Solution

    Posted
    Flashback2012
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    I'm personally not the biggest fan of the Insignia brand overall but when I was buying my HDTV I was informed that the unit did not come with a HDMI cable. The set I bought was one off the sales floor but I had went in with the intention of buying a bigger unit. When I had decided on the smaller unit, the sales person had already wheeled the bigger set out from the back. When I was informed of needing a HDMI cord for the set I did end up buying, I was informed by the sales person about a combo deal for the HDMI cable and this Surge Protector. I felt bad for the guy since he had wheeled out a TV that I didn't end up buying and I went ahead and picked the combo from him more out of pity and less out of necessity. Long winded story aside, I actually decided to switch out my old surge protector for this one and I was pleased with that decision. The cord is sufficiently long enough and I was pleased that I was able to plug it into an outlet that's a little farther away and that this surge protector reached farther than the unit I had replaced. That said, it does the job it's supposed to. The only real knock is the Insignia branding on the box but then I've never cared for the Insignia brand so that's a minor gripe. If you need a decent, reliable surge protector and are not picky about the brand name on the box then this one should do you just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Product is good but cust svce(Phone) is bad

    Posted
    Only1MissKitty
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    Bought 2 for 2 laptops I use. Just seemed like a good idea to protect them especially during electrical storms or ice storms. They came with a paper insert stating to not use them unless there was 20' of line between the plug and service panel. HUH? Never heard of anything like this. I have a house built in the 70's and the outlet I would be using would be within 20' of the circuit breaker panel for the house. Contacted by email but told it would take 48 hrs for a response. Hm. So contacted by phone and talked to a very rude individual. Wanted name, address, email address, etc and I would not give to simply get verification of this notification. He even talked over me. I asked to speak to a supervisor and he never did put him on the line. I asked to talk to tech support and he said he was that. Then said he could not answer my question as he was not an electrician. I just wanted clarification of the info that they supplied. I was beyond aggravated. Called my Best Buy and they answered it well enough for me to be comfortable using. I recommend the surge suppressor but don't bother with any support online. Go directly to Best Buy. They really are the Best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

    Posted
    James
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    One dark night long ago, the rain, thunder, and lightning seemed ruthless with no end in sight.. I put my faith in the INSIGNIA™ 6-Outlet Surge Protector, plugging in my computer, monitor, speakers, and other electronic devices. I knew I was safe when I flipped the switch and the green Protected light flashes on.. moments later a huge flash of light shines through the blinds followed by the loudest crackle in the world; sitting in the darkness the only light that’s still visible is the faint green Protected light indicator on my INSIGNIA™ 6-Outlet Surge Protector. Would I recommend this product? Absolutely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Basic Surge Protector

    Posted
    Motemaven
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    This is a fairly inexpensive and basic surge protector. Everything looks god so far, but then again I haven't had any surges and hopefully won't, so its hard to know how well the surge portion of the outlet performs. The main detractor is the position of the plug ins. You can only use 6 slots if you have traditional power cord. I wish one or two were rotated 90 degrees so that you could plug in chargers that have a bulkier plug; or perhaps have one outlet spaced farther from the rest to allow for that possibility. Still, I can't complain too much because it is inexpensive and powers everything I need it to for now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made Surge Protector

    Posted
    KalyR
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    I bought two of these to protect both my TV and computer (along with all of the other gadgets attached to them) since they were cheaply priced. Big mistake. I tried both of them out after getting home from the store, and one outlet on each surge protector was faulty. I couldn't plug anything into those two spots. I simply returned them and went with a couple MONSTER brand surge protectors (found on sale) which work great! Go with a better brand that you know will protect your expensive electronics! The few extra dollars are worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good value...from a great line of products

    Posted
    infjdesign
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    This is a glamorous piece of equipment. However, it's well designed, constructed and functions perfectly. The price (this was a repackaged item) made it appealing and it was black (being able to hide dirt, grime and wear over time). Our household has had great experience with Insignia (Best Buy in-house line of products). They are reasonably priced, have proven to be of equal or superior quality to more recognizable "named brands" and come with very little branding, logos or identifying marks, which I personally prefer.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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