6 things you shouldn’t plug into a power strip
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Power strips come in handy when you don't have enough outlets to plug in everything you need. But you should be careful what you plug into them. A typical power strip can handle up to 1,800W of power. Anything more than that can overload it, potentially causing it to overheat and create a fire hazard.
So, power strips are great for computers, TVs, lamps, phone chargers and other low-wattage devices. However, they are not designed for large appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes dryers and clothes washers. To stay safe, here are six other devices you should never plug into a power strip.
To keep your home and family safe, follow these power strip safety tips:
Follow all manufacturer's instructions when using power strips. To save energy, consider using smart power strips. They eliminate energy-wasting standby power by automatically cutting power to unused devices. Click here to read more energy efficiency tips on our newsroom.
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