[REVIEW] APC Essential SurgeArrest 5 Protector (PM5U-UK)

Do you know that Malaysia ranked one of the highest lightning activity in the world? In between 2008 to 2017, there were 125 fatalities and 157 injuries due to lightning cases reported.

It’s important to protect your expensive electronics against surges, spikes and lightning. You wouldn’t want your newly bought TV, home appliances or lose all your important documents and data stored in your PC/Laptop.

APC is a reputable electronics protection product company maker. They are well-known for their UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies) and as well as the surge protector.

The company sent us one of their best selling surge protector, the APC Essential SurgeArrest 5 (PM5U-UK).


  • Output – 5 UK Plugs + 2 USB
  • Input – 50Hz +/- 5Hz
  • Surge Energy Rating – 918 Joules
  • Peak Current Common/Normal Mode – 24k Amps/12k Amps
  • Warranty – 3 years by APC Malaysia
APC SurgeArrest 5 PM5U-UK Protector 5 Gangs & 2 USB

It’s a 5 outlets heavy-duty surge protector, 2x 5V, 2.4A USB charging ports, surge protection LED, and ground wiring status LED.

APC SurgeArrest 5 PM5U-UK Protector LED indicator
APC SurgeArrest 5 PM5U-UK Protector dual direction cable

The 1.8-meter power cord that has dual direction cable which allows more flexible placement. The SurgeArrest 5 has rear wall-mount keyholes if you prefer to mount it onto the wall.

APC SurgeArrest 5 PM5U-UK Protector Fail Safe Mode

This is not just an ordinary power extension, in fact, it features fail safe mode where once the APC’s SurgeArrest has been compromised, the unit disconnects equipment from the power supply to ensure no further damages to your equipment. It has a high eP Joule rating and high spike current absorption by the system without suffering irreversible damage.

APC SurgeArrest 5 PM5U-UK Protector 2x 5V/2.4A

The 2x USB ports are delivering fast smart charging at 5V, 2.4A which delivering up to 12W for your smartphone, tablet or any other USB powered devices.

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APC Essential SurgeArrest 5 Protector (PM5U-UK) Review
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It’s important to have a reliable and safe power extension with surge protection. You wouldn’t want to risk your high-value appliance on an extension that may send high spike current and damage your equipment. It’s suitable for home and as well as office usage.

The APC’s Essential SurgeArrest 5 (PM5U-UK) has SIRIM certification and comes with 3 years warranty. You can own it for just RM 98 from APC’s Lazada official store and have a peace of mind enjoying your appliances.