Eaton Wiring Surge Protectors

Eaton USA offers a variety of surge protectors for every situation. Our selection includes power strips, SurgeBlox, and surge suppressors. Find the right surge protector with HomElectrical today.

Is it dangerous to plug a power strip into another?

Power Strips are designed to be used for appliances. This means a power strip with ten outlets can handle up to 10 devices if the maximum wattage and amperage do not exceed the number listed. Power strips are not designed to be plugged into another power strip. This term is called “piggybacking” or “daisy chain” and by doing so can result in a fire. Be sure to know the maximum load capacity for the main circuit you are using before plugging in devices to avoid hazards.

What is Phantom Power or Power Leakage?

Phantom Power or sometimes called stand by power is the continual use or leakage of electricity when a device is plugged in but not turned on. This refers to the small amounts of energy that are centrally “leaked” or consumed even though the appliance is turned off. In some cases, Phantom power can be more than 40 Watts. Here are three tips to reduce Phantom Power:

  • 1. Use a Power Strip with ON / OFF Switches
  • 2. Use Energy Star Products
  • 3. Unplug your products when your are not using them.

Consider Switching to Smart Power Strips today to save more money from Phantom Power.

What is the difference between a power strip and a surge protector?

A Surge Protector will protector your electronics from unexpected spikes in power like the way a GFCI works. The difference between a surge protector and a power strip is a surge protector with have a rating in Joules and a power strip will not. A surge protector will also have a maximum wattage capacity that it can handle during an electrical spike.

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