#7: YOU CAN'T
OVERLOAD A MULTIPLE-PLUG POWER STRIP.
YOU CAN'T OVERLOAD A MULTIPLE-PLUG POWER STRIP.
Sure you can. If the total current from the appliances plugged into the power strip exceeds the posted capacity, you can easily blow a fuse. Always check the specifications on the packaging or the identification plate on the bottom side of the strip before loading it up to capacity.
As a general rule, appliances such as refrigerators, fans and stereo equipment should not be plugged into power strips, says GE's Bunton.
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Family Safety and Health, Winter 1992-1993.
Thanks to Ken Lomax for the info.
Poster Posted 10/99
October Safety Poster