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Extension Cords & Power Strips at Ace Hardware
A power strip also known as an extension block , extension box , power board , power bar , plug board , pivot plug , trailing gang , trailing socket , plug bar , trailer lead , multi-socket , multi-box , socket board , super plug , multiple socket , multiple outlet , polysocket and by many other variations is a block of electrical sockets that attaches to the end of a flexible cable typically with a mains plug on the other end , allowing multiple electrical devices to be powered from a single electrical socket. Power strips are often used when many electrical devices are in proximity, such as for audio , video , computer systems, appliances, power tools , and lighting. Power strips often include a circuit breaker to interrupt the electric current in case of an overload or a short circuit. Some power strips provide protection against electrical power surges. Typical housing styles include strip, rack-mount , under-monitor and direct plug-in. Some power strips include a master switch to turn all devices on and off.
The Best Power Strips and Surge Protectors to Keep You Going
When you overload your power strips there is potential for a lot of danger. Not only can it cause fires. Also, if you get too close to this mess you may never see those you love again. Damaged power strips can cause a lot of problems.
The s brought us the computer age and also ushered in the power strip. Most people had a desktop computer and monitor, and maybe a printer—but add to those external drives, scanners, wireless routers, and other peripheral devices, and those two standard outlets most of us had were simply overwhelmed. Today, power strips often incorporate USB ports and surge protection.