Sunday, September 18, 2016

Product review: Bestten 6 Outlet Outdoor Power Stake with Covers

This outdoor power strip has a number of good features (16/3-gauge cord, long sharp stake) but turned out not to fit several of the plugs I wanted to use in it. The designers of this plug chose to put the cover for the outlet on the side of the outlet rather than on top of the outlet. This limits the width of the plugs that can be plugged into the outlet on one side. I am having a lot of trouble with most plugs that are not the small standard plugs. The built-in outlet cover is not removable. I looked at my other outdoor strips and I see that the covers are attached in different orientation, limiting the size of the plug from the top rather than from the side. The outlets are spaced pretty tightly so the larger (thin and long) plugs that fit width-wise cover up more than one outlet.

This outdoor outlet strip has no GFCI protection. GCI is a device that shuts off an electric power circuit when it detects that current is flowing along an unintended path, such as through water or a person. It is used to reduce the risk of electric shock and is common in outlet used around water and outdoors.

The outlet itself works reliably, and the stake is nice, it is sharp and fairly long so it holds well.

I received this outdoor outlet for evaluation and review at no cost as part of new product introduction. Getting a free product not effect what I say. I have a long history of writing critical reviews and this is one of them. The outlet cover limits this power strip to regular size small plugs.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★★★☆☆

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