Never plug these 9 items into a power strip!

Never plug these 9 items into a power strip!

Using power strips to connect electrical gadgets is incredibly convenient and cost-effective. However, it’s essential to be aware of specific hazards involved. True malfunctions can occur if you plug in extremely power-hungry gadgets or overload the power strip, potentially leading to fires, appliance damage, and electricity outages. Let’s delve into determining the power of electrical devices.

Every electrical appliance has its power rating printed on it, including the power strip. Let’s take a specific case. Suppose your power strip’s maximum power limit is 3500 W. If you simultaneously operate your oven (2500 W), vacuum cleaner (800 W), and kettle (250 W), the total power requirement exceeds the strip’s limit at 3550 W. In this scenario, one solution is to unplug one of the electrical gadgets to bring the power below the maximum limit. If not handled properly, this situation poses serious risks.

Here’s a list of items that should never be connected to a power strip:

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