Aduro Surge Wall Tower Outlet Dual USB


Aduro Surge Wall Tower Outlet Dual USB

We’re in an older house and need more outlets. Also the house has very good insurance. In for 4… lol

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In for two for the new condo! These are a steal, Aduro makes good products

I bought the double last time it was up. I was very happy with the product. I agree Aduro makes decent electronics.

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So when I am logged in with amazon prime and have chosen Amazon free shipping for this order, why does the checkout button tell me it is going to charge me $6 for shipping? That’s the only thing holding me back from buying.

Click the golden buttons to verify your address/payment method.

It should help.

Here’s a few things to try:

  • Log out of Woot and log in using the Login with Amazon button

  • On the checkout page, check “use this address”

  • If you are using Microsoft Edge, switch to Chrome or FireFox

  • Clear cookies for Amazon & Woot

  • Allow cookies from Amazon & Woot

  • Allow pop-ups; turn off pop-up blockers

  • Log out and back in on Amazon, especially if you’ve changed anything there (e.g. cards, email, etc.)

  • Try an incognito or private mode in your browser

Thanks, I had already done most of that, but choosing a different address and then choosing my home address again fixed it.

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It says “surge” but then mentions “thermal fuses”. That’s concerning. What is the surge Joule rating for each model?

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It looks like “Surge” is the name they gave the product. On the Aduro website, this is the description they give if that is the definition of their surge protection…“Safety Shutdown Technology uses thermal fuses to power off your system which protects against fire and other damage in the event power surges and spikes.” Not true surge protection, but thermal fuses are activated by heat and turn off the product if you overload the outlet with too many devices exceeding the typical 15amps, in which case the circuit breaker would trip. True surge protection regulates a high voltage/current spike to normal 120v without shutting down. Nothing is mentioned about “Joules”, which is a unit of energy, as to how true surge protectors work.

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Maybe a touch on the bulky side for this, but if you take this traveling you can ask someone to share a plug - how can they say no if you’re giving more places to plug in?

Thermal switches? :zap: Okay, so outlets with minimal protection.

We recommend instead, Tripp•Lite products https://www.tripplite.com/

Got it. Thank you for that. So arguably they name the product deceptively. That’s a hard pass

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That’s a bit sneaky for my tastebuds. So if “Surge” is the product name, they could have just as easily named it “Serge?” Or “Spanky?”

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Too late to help the Old Man plugging in his leg lamp:

Or “Sparky.”

I’m extremely skeptical of this product. It’s not super clear from the pictures here, but I went to the Aduro site to get more details, and even the 12-outlet version only uses one side of the wall outlet. So essentially you’re plugging up to 12 devices into a single socket on a 15-amp circuit. It’s no wonder they need thermal protection. They’d melt and catch fire otherwise, especially if you plug a George Foreman grill into it like in the final photo.

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My exact mental picture haha

IMPORTANT: Received mine (both styles). These things are dangerous, not up to code, and are most likely illegal to be sold in the US. The hot and neutral plug inlets are interchanged between the side and front faces. Neutral (wider slot) on one face is directly connected to Hot (narrower slot) on the other, and vise versa. By having physically different sized slots this outlet indicates that polarity is being respected, but it is not. This is a safety issue and can cause a user to be shocked should a polarized device be plugged into this outlet.

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Thank you. I think this is the most helpful of all the comments!

Holy crap. That’s definitely in violation of US standards and, as you say, super unsafe.

How did you determine this? With a meter, or did you disassemble it? If you took it apart, I’d love to see pics.