Joinsubscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. It always seems like there are never enough outlets around and electronics never have a long enough cord, which is when surge protectors and extension cords come in handy. Can they be used with each other, though?
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Note that while power strips are designed to distribute electricity, th ey do not regulate power flow or block electrical spikes or surges. Surge protection is incorporated into some power strips, but it should never be assumed that a power strip offers surge protection without inspecting the unit for the proper UL designation. The misconception that power strips are also surge protectors can lead to costly damage to electrical equipment during a power surge.
Skip to main content. Mini Power Strip. In Stock. Yes it's not quite "mini" and yes the button to turn the plug takes some force, but all in all this thing has served me and my girl all around the world, usually connected to some dubious wall plug and hanging off a two prong foreign current adapter.
In all likelihood, the humble power strip rarely crosses your mind. Chances are, the power strips you're now using around the house are a couple years old, and they can wear out over time, no longer offering the same surge protection they once did. So if you're starting from scratch or are just looking to upgrade or supplement, here are some surefire new ones to consider.
Wraparound Power Cord The power cord can be wrapped around to allow plugging directly into an outlet without using it as an extension. Wrap it around the other way for storage and travel. Perfect for under bathroom sink where receptacle is hard to reach on back wall inside cabinet.
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