After mounting my television on the wall, I would like to put a receptacle behind it so the power cord will be hidden. While planning this I was trying to figure how to get a surge protector to be hidden behind the TV as well, then I came across a surge protection receptacle.
Has anybody used these before? Are they worth the price? Will I get acceptable surge protection from one of these?
They seem like a great idea if they actually work, I can't believe I have not seen these before.
An article from the Family Handyman says this about knowing when to replace the receptacle.
Some types of surge protection receptacles (available at electrical supply houses and online retailers) have a signal to alert you when they’re no longer providing surge protection and need to be replaced (surge suppressors do wear out).
So I guess that's one thing to look for before buying one.