The packaging of the PowerSquid Surge 3000 is basic, but comes with a coaxial cable and telephone cable. I also like the added coaxial and two telephone jack connection support. There's nothing much to do other than plugging it into your AC outlet and breathing a nice sigh of relief. Oh. Almost forgot. Unplug that rectangular box thingy which was pretending to be a surge protector.
|PowerSquid Surge 3000|
Joule Rating: 3240
Purestream EMI/RFI Filter: 58db
Power Indicator: Blue LED
Surge Status Indicator: Red LED
Ground Status Indicator: Green LED
Weight: 1,050g ( 2lbs 5.5oz)
Warranty: Lifetime warranty
MSRP: $79.95 | Click For Best Price
Let's take a look at what's inside the box.
The PowerSquid Surge 3000 (Calamari Edition)
I noticed the PowerSquid Surge 3000 Calamari has rather thick cabling for the AC power. 14-gauge actually. This isn't some high-number gauge wire you find in cheaper surge protectors. The thick cable assures if a high current is flowing through it, it will not overheat and cause a dangerous situation. Obviously, you wouldn't want to hook up a nuclear power plant to the thing, but you get the idea. Thick cables. High quality.
Seen below is the PowerSquid Surge 3000 Calamari supporting 2 standard telephone jack connections and a coaxial connection.
A total of six AC outlets are supported on the PS3000 Calamari. Two of them (which have the most extended length from the base of the unit), when lit, have a very visible neon blue LED inside.
Another great feature on the PS3000 Calamari is the added 360-degree AC plug. This will come in handy in situations where the surge protector may not necessarily fit properly at a direct 180-degree southern angle. How many times have you wished your surge protector could swivel ever so slightly to the right or left, because it was in the way of some other object.
The Blue Shield
An interesting blue shield, covers the connections of your telephone and coxial plugs. This makes a lot of sense because in as little as a few weeks, dust finds its way on surfaces.