Power board no-nos
There are a few rules you’re probably breaking when it comes to power board use.
Our entire lives run on electricity, and if we’re being honest here, no one’s house has enough power outlets to keep everything running and charged. That’s why we rely so heavily on power boards to turn one plug into six or more, stretching the capabilities of our home’s electrical system. But, there are a few rules you’re probably breaking when it comes to power board use. Here are 8 things you should never do with power boards.
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Never plug a power board into another power board
If your power boards don’t reach quite far enough or you need some extra plugs, it’s tempting to string multiple boards together, daisy-chaining them by plugging one into the next. In a word – don’t. It can cause one or more of the boards to fail or even catch fire.
Never use indoor power boards outdoors
While there are power boards that are designed for outdoor applications, unless your board’s packaging specifically says it’s suited for outdoor use, it’s not designed to stand up to weather and water. Keep it inside and find one you can use safely out in the elements.