Power strips: 3 ways to keep them from catching fire

Who doesn’t have a bunch of multi plug extension cords in multiple corners of the house? But did you know that when it comes to electrical safety, they’re not the best appliance…

If you live in a house that has an abundance of electrical sockets everywhere, you’re definitely one of the lucky ones. Because the rest of us have to rely on power strips to plug in our phone charges, TV screens, fridges, and basically every appliance we need to function on a daily basis.

And while these multi plug sockets are very handy, the risks of misusing them are little known and can be pretty dangerous. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid electrical tragedy.

Don’t plug everything into the same power strip

Yes, that’s right. To reduce the risk of a domestic fire, you should never put a multi plug socket into a power strip. Doing this will only cause the former to overheat because it is being overpowered.o the same multi plug cord as it could lead to overheating of the socket. Appliances that need a continuous supply of power, like a fridge and a TV, should be plugged into a wall socket.

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Do not plug in a heating device

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Heater Achudh Krishna

As mentioned before, power strips tend to head up when they are used a lot. There is an even greater risk of the appliance catching on fire if you connect an electrical heater to it. As the specialist website Izi reports, 30% of domestic fires are caused by electrical faults. So make sure your heater is plugged into a wall socket and also keep it away from any furniture.

⋙ Read more: This is why you should never sleep with your heater on

Do not plug a power strip into a power strip

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Power strip Zonduurzaam Deventer

Yes, that’s right. To reduce the risk of a domestic fire, you should never put a multi plug socket into a power strip. Doing this will only cause the former to overheat.

5 devices that should never be plugged into a power strip 5 devices that should never be plugged into a power strip