Tripp Lite's portable TRAVELER100BT surge suppressor offers complete AC and Ethernet or phone line surge suppression for laptops, electronic notepads, personal organizers and other portable electronic devices. Compact portable housing weighing less than 4 ounces neatly fits into laptop travel cases. Retractable plug prevents scratching of expensive portable electronics. Set of RJ45 Ethernet or telephone line suppression jacks protect network lines or dialup and DSL modem lines. TRAVELER100BT offers 2 total outlets in a space saving direct plug-in format and diagnostic LEDs to warn of wiring problems and suppressor damage. $50,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (USA Canada Only).
This product reacted normally once (though I do not know about the actual surge suppression). In subsequent uses, it caused a short circuit in 2 different hotel rooms in 2 separate cities, tripping main breakers and cutting power to the entire room as soon as plugged.Two emails to the manufacturer (one to customer service and the other to technical support) were neither acknowledged nor answered.
Update to my original 5 star review: lose 2 stars for poor build quality. The sliding button at the top is very poorly integrated. It appears to be a single piece of plastic simply snapped into another moving piece of plastic that pushes the metal plug prongs in and out. As soon as I encountered an outlet with a little resistance the button popped off. I was able to pop it back in, but it stayed loose. After about 20 uses, it completely broke off today when simply trying to extend the prongs (no outlet invo..
I've been through several iterations of travel surge suppressors and like this style the best. I've only had the Tripp Lite version for several weeks, but it seems identical other than in color to the Innerex one I used for several years.You'd be surprised how many outlets are not grounded when you travel, so it's definitely worth spending 10-20 dollars on a travel surge suppressor to protect the hundreds or thousands you spent on your laptop. (A much better ROI than any investment in the market currently!)..