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    Giz Wiz Show 1743 September 5, 2019 Independent Show #225

    Wow! The Giz Wiz Show is in year 13 overall & our 5th year of Independent Production! (First Giz Wiz show was February 20th, 2006.) Thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters we continue on! If it wasn't for them, the Giz Wiz Show would be gone. If you'd like to support OMGchad & DickDe in our independent venture (we pay for everything ourselves, including  travel) just click the Patreon link at the top of our show web page: http://www.gizwiz.tv.  You can also contribute just once via the PayPal link that's there too. Thank you for doing that! Our show wouldn't exist without our viewer's support, but a bit more support would be a big help. Thanks from OMGchad & DickDe!

    And now onto the show!

    Since I've been cleaning up 'backstage' at Gizneyland, eliminating old cables that go nowhere and rerouting others so they're easier to find, I decided I'd also get a more up-to-date device to plug them into. Online I found the AmazonBasics 12-Outlet Surge Protector. This heavy-duty power strip allows for up to 12 plug-ins, 4 of them widely spaced for those large transformer plugs. You can attach this to a wall with the handy keyhole mount on the back, or place in a convenient location for quick and easy access to your plugs and cords. The power strip includes built-in nice bright green LED lights that indicate when your devices are protected and your wiring is properly grounded. It also features a power on/off switch that integrates with a 15Amp overload resettable circuit breaker. The surge protector has a 4320 Joule Energy Rating. Finally there are sliding outlet covers to deflect dust, and a durable, heavy-duty 14 AWG 8' power cord. Best news, it's under $20, $19.99. For a two bucks more you can get the device with a 10' cord. There's also a smaller version Amazon Basic Power Strip for $14.99.


    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/rEDzFWzAMRM  


    Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2ZG2Ku6 


    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1743

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