Since 1936, the group Consumers Union, (otherwise known as Consumer Reports) has guided consumers to making informed choices when purchasing products where otherwise pertinent information was omitted by marketers for the sake of positive advertising. Without question surge protection falls into this category as there is little regulation attributed to the distribution of information by manufacturer’s. In fact, the only information you can glean from surge protection products is from each manufacturer. That is until ReviewSurgeProtector (RSP) came along. Nonetheless, despite surge protectors being a necessity for today’s technologically advanced world, amazingly there are little comments, information or insights on surge protection devices on the Consumer Reports website.
Why is that?
Consumer Reports is one of the nation’s (US) leading subscription magazines along with the most subscribers to its website than any other site of its kind (RSP doesn’t offer subscriptions; our information is free); yet not one reference to the reliability of surge protection on the $26/year subscription site.
It sends a resounding and misleading message to consumers that surge protection isn’t important when, in fact, every home is affected by power surges on a daily basis. Review Surge Protector gets hundreds of visitors and handfuls of emails every day with questions about surge protection or thank you notes about how our information has saved equipment for people who would have otherwise not known that surge protection was needed for their specific case.
Now there’s really no obvious reason why Consumer Reports neglects the importance of informing people about surge protection devices that would benefit them other than the surge protection information provided by manufacturers is legitimate and that none of the companies who produce surge protectors have any unscrupulous reasons to claim false information for the sake of sales.
So if you’ve come here expecting information leading you to a Consumer Reports surge protector guide, then we hope you’ve found something of more interest. While you can’t find this information on CU websites, Review Surge Protector employs every means possible to present quality information regarding every surge protector manufacturer out there. We also take submissions from readers who have their own surge protection experiences to share. If you fall into that category of reader, please submit your review to us with this link: Submit A Review.