SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 21, 2018 — Huntkey, a global leading provider of power solutions, announced its new SMC series, an elegantly designed and energy-efficient surge protector intended for the North America market. The new SMC series includes models SMC607, SMC807 and SMC127, which are all equipped with USB charging ports to deliver convenient charging to users.

Huntkey is a renowned brand for surge protectors and power strips. Some consumers encounter problems distinguishing between the two due to their similar appearances. To help consumers find the right product, Huntkey has listed some of the differences below:

A power strip only supplies power to electronic devices. A surge protector also supplies power similar to a power strip, but it can also protect the devices against power surges. It takes a little bit of examination to differentiate between the two.

A power strip can act as an extension cord which can have two to eight sockets. The power output is divided uniformly between each socket. A power surge protector can also have multiple sockets, but it also handles power surges at the same time.

When it comes to protecting expensive electronics such as a refrigerator, computer, or television, users must use a surge protector. Surge protectors often come with several sockets, but there are also single-outlet surge protectors available. Single-outlet surge protectors can be used for heavy duty electronics such as refrigerators or ovens. Power strips are suitable for users who want to run simpler devices like toasters or charge their devices.

Sometimes surge protectors also feature an additional LED light on them that indicates when they are protecting the devices from a power surge. So, a LED light labeled “Protected” is a good way to identify if the product is a surge protector or power strip.

When users have to identify a power strip from a surge protector, they must be careful to check the packaging due of the similarities. Picking the right rating is key to picking up a suitable surge protector. The quality of surge protectors is measured by the capacity of its power absorption in joules. A surge protector rated at 1000 – 2000 joules is appropriate for protecting devices such as printers and mobiles. Users who wish to protect more power-intensive devices like televisions or computers should go for higher ratings.