Gear: You'll get a charge out of this compact surge protector

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-gear-compact-surge-protector-20121109,0,4039142.story

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    Need something smaller for travel? Satechi’s Compact USB Surge Protector is a 1.4-by-2-by-1.25-inch three-prong plug that converts a single AC outlet into dual outlets, one for a two- or three-prong AC plug, the other for a USB charging plug. Both get surge protection.

    This isn’t cutting-edge tech, but it’s nice to be able to charge two electronic devices simultaneously while freeing up an AC power outlet or a USB port on your laptop.

    The lime green face helps distinguish this adapter from similar-looking ones without surge protection. An LED indicator lights up to show the surge protector is working.

    Read More: http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-gear-compact-surge-protector-20121109,0,4039142.story
     
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    Won't charge an iPad? Bah!
     
  3. FlyingBear
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    Why do you say that?

    The bigger drawback here is that it's only 120V. Useless for international travel.
     
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    The article said that it only has a 1A output, which is questionable for ipad charging...
     
  5. FlyingBear
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    It will charge, just not as fast. There are very few devices out there that won't charge at all just because the max current is not met.
     

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