Draw power shut plug surge strip

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Using a power strip to turn off electronics and appliances when they aren't in use ensures that they are truly off and not using extra electricity. Did you know that if your TV, computer and other appliances are plugged in, they are quietly draining electricity all day, every day, even when they are turned off? This phenomenon is known as standby power, or the electric power consumed by products when they are switched off or in a standby mode. We may not notice it, but standby power is a big issue.

Best surge protectors and power strips 2020

Best surge protectors and power strips

To use a power strip and surge protector safely, you need to understand the difference between the two items. But a power strip without these added features offers no protection from a current spike jolting down the power line. They contain circuitry that will shut down if the flowing current exceeds a certain level. This helps prevent a power surge that could fry your pricey laptop, smartphone, or flat-panel TV. Rural areas and regions prone to lightning are more susceptible to power surges. The big problem even with a small power surge, he says, is data loss on computers. Underwriter Laboratories UL tests and rates the safety of surge protectors.

10 Things Never to Plug into a Power Strip

Even when you turn off your electronics, they could still be wasting electricity. When you press the off switch, many electronics -- like televisions, DVRs and satellite boxes-- go into standby mode. During standby mode, electronics don't turn off completely. They perform updates, record your favorite shows and generally just wait for you to come back, sucking up energy as they do.
Large appliances like refrigerators require a lot of power and frequently cycle on and off, which can easily overload a power strip. These devices should be plugged directly into a wall outlet dedicated solely to powering the appliance. If you try to plug additional appliances into the same outlet, you risk tripping the circuit. The microwave is a miracle of modern food preparation , thawing, cooking, and reheating food in a fraction of the time it takes a conventional oven. But all that marvelous activity requires more energy than a power strip can provide.