Best Portable Power Strips and Surge Protectors with USB iMore 2020

These days we all have so many things that we travel with that require charging. From laptops to tablets and phones to watches, they all need to be plugged in at some point. Whether you need a travel power strip because you need more outlets than are available, or you want the protection from power surges — a good power strip has become essential. We have gathered up some of the best travel power stips for you that will help you in most situations.

Charging all around: POWERADD Travel Power Strip

Staff pick

This power strip from POWERADD checks all the boxes for charging all your devices on the go. A small footprint, five AC outlets, two smart fast-charging USB A ports, one USB C port, and a retractable extension cord. Packed into the fire-resistant shell has over-current protection, over-voltage protection, short-circuit protection, and 900J of surge protection.

$25 at Amazon

Charge all the things: Anker PowerStrip Pad

Whether you are taking a cruise, a trip for the weekend, or just working from the local coffee shop, the Anker PowerStrip Pad will handle your charging needs. You'll get two full-sized AC outlets, two PowerIQ smart charging 12W USB A ports, as well as a USB C PD port. While you won't have full surge protection (cruise ships don't allow this) but you will have overload protection included.

$36 at Amazon

No cord needed: Belkin 6-Outlet USB Surge Protector

Belkin is a name that is well known when it comes to accessories, and for a good reason — they make great products. So it's no surprise that this six AC outlet and two USB A port makes this list. Excellent construction and robust internals give you the power you need and the protection you expect. Feel comfort knowing your devices have the 900J surge protection with the indicator light.

$22 at Amazon

Have ports will travel: K-Century Travel Power Strip

With its two universal AC outlets and input voltage from 100V to 240V, the K-Century travel power strip is the ultimate travel charging companion. With the protection you'd expect from your power strip, you also get four USB A ports for charging. You also get well thought out cord storage management for the 5-foot extension cord.

$18 at Amaon

Triple threat: JSVER Surge Protector Power Strip

JSVER has a travel charger that takes care of business. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles, but you have three-AC outlets and three USB A ports that come with smart charging technology. While the charger doesn't come with any cord management, but you do get the charge protection and surge protection up to 350J.

$17 at Amazon

Compact protection: Belkin 3-Outlet USB Surge Protector

Another fantastic travel charger from Belkin with all the same excellent protection, only a more compact. You still get two USB A charging ports, but you get three instead of six AC outlets. There is 918J of surge protection with the same indicator light, so you know you are protected. The nice bonus with this charger is that it has a 360-degree rotating plug to help it work in almost any situation.

$20 at Amazon

Safe charging on-the-go

When you pack up your gadgets to hit the road or work away from the comforts of your home, a good travel power stip is a must. The POWERADD Travel Power Strip is the perfect choice because it allows for flexibility for device charging as well as power protection. There's a good multitude of AC outlets, standard USB A ports, and a modern USB C port.

If international travel is in your future, then a power strip that will be able to handle the various power grids and plugs is the K-Century Travel Power Strip is a must. You get the ports you need from AC to USB, as well as surge protection in a travel-friendly package. However, if you don't want to mess with a cord with your travel charger and compact is paramount, then get the Belkin 3-Outlet USB Surge Protector for the charging port availability and peace of mind from a reliable surge protector.

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