What Is Power Strips And How Safe It Is To Use?

The power strip is a barricade of electrical sockets that are attached to the end of a flexible cable with a mains plug from the other end, enabling various electrical equipment operated from a single outlet. Many Power strip “DATA” (เต้ารับ เต้าเสียบ, which is the term in Thai) offer protection from electrical outbursts. Typical types of housing include panel, rack mount, below-monitor, and direct plug-in.

History Of Power Strip:

The first modern power strip systems were developed by the United States, which in 1970 issued two designs on prototypes similar to present-day devices. An early version, known as the “power board,” was invented by Australian electrical engineering in 1972. Nevertheless, the product was hugely successful, it was not patented, and it gradually lost market share to other manufacturers.

How Safe A Power Strip?

Electrical overloading with any electricity distribution adapter can be a concern. It is particularly likely where multiple high-power devices, such as those with heating elements such as space heaters or electric frying panes, are used. Power strips may have incorporated circuit breakers to prevent overload.

Power strips are considered a safer replacement to multi-appliances “double adapters,” “two-way plugs,” or “cube taps” the plug directly into the socket with no lead. Typically, such low-cost connectors are not fused. Consequently, in many situations, the only defense against overload is the fuse of the branch circuit, which may well have a higher rating than the adapter. Either adapter is packed or used for brick-style power supplies, the weight of the connections pulling on the adaptor can also be a concern.

An accumulation of carbon or dust may trigger flickering to occur when plugging a device into a power strip. In a non-explosive environment, this usually does not present much of a danger, but explosive atmospheres (for example, around a petroleum refueling station or a solvent cleaning facility) require specialized enclosed electrical equipment that is explosive.