View Full Version : Surge Protector & Plug Hanging From Wall!

Mr. Monsieur
May 21, 2004, 02:28 PM
All right...I like my new ibook...a LOT...one of the reasons I switched was by seeing how clever, practical, and elegant Apple products are. I suppose that, as with any marriage, though, there are bound to be 'issues' that weren't seen before the marriage...OK...here's the deal-I just got my new APC surge protector to protect my ibook, but I find that the connector to the Apple extension cord has only one groove instead of two...at least the little piece that pops out of the AC adaptor has two grooves, so it's possible to connect the surge protector...but I'm quite annoyed that now the surge protector is hanging from the outlet...granted, APC is partly to blame-had the cord on the surge protector been longer it would rest on the ground...HOWEVER, had Apple made all the plugs with two grooves, I could just use the Apple extension cord...all right...I'm done venting...any ideas as to how to fix this situation? It's all a bit ridiculous.

May 21, 2004, 03:10 PM
What country are you from as different countries use different power connectors.

May 21, 2004, 07:03 PM
Do iBooks/Powerbooks need a surge protector?

I figured that the adapter/battery would protect them?

(Of course the surge protector could protect the adapter and/or battery :-)

May 21, 2004, 08:23 PM
To my knowledge nothing has a built in surge protector unless it's stated.

So yeah, Apple laptops need a surge protector. Well, it's not required but lightening could short out the poweradapter and logicboard.

Mr. Monsieur
May 21, 2004, 10:06 PM
What country are you from as different countries use different power connectors.

I'm from the States, too...does yours have a different plug set-up? I came up with one possible solution-I could just carry a folding chair around with me, so as to place the surge protector and AC adaptor on... :D

May 21, 2004, 10:56 PM
IMHO, the best surge protectors are made by Brickwall.com. These surge protectors don't use the cheap MOV method most convetional surge protectors like APC or Belkin use but method called series. Yes, they are a bit pricey, but it's well worth the peace of mind. And they don't run out like Apple Care. :)