Few people know what appliances should not be plugged into an extension cord
Not always in the house, the sockets are located in such a way that you can turn on all the necessary appliances. That's why owners use power strips that can solve such problems.
But some appliances can break due to the use of an extension cord. OBOZREVATEL has compiled a list of such devices.
Overloading an extension cord and using it improperly can damage appliances, causing a power outage, and in the worst case, it can even cause a fire.
Such devices are not designed to draw very high current. And manufacturers often use cheap wires or other unreliable parts. Therefore, if you turn on an iron, refrigerator, and coffee maker at the same time, the wires begin to overheat.
To avoid dangers and risks, it is worth finding out which appliances are recommended to be plugged in only in sockets.
These appliances consume the most electricity and their maximum power quickly increases, so you should not connect them to an extension cord.
Homeowners often use a washing machine, so an extension cord is not suitable for it either. It can cause overheating and lead to negative consequences.
At first glance, it may seem like a microwave doesn't consume a lot of electricity because of its small size, but it does. Most models have a power of 1000 to 1500 watts and can consume up to 90 kWh on average. This is why you should avoid using an extension cord.
This appliance can consume up to 165 kWh. Therefore, it is better to connect the coffee maker to a wall outlet.
A toaster consumes a lot of energy, from 500 to 1000 W/year, if used regularly. To avoid damaging the appliance, use a wall outlet.
Another power strip
If you want to plug the power strip into another power strip, it is a very bad idea. Because the maximum permitted power will be exceeded and the risk of electrical fire or electric shock will be significantly high.
Also, remember to turn off the power strip at night or when you leave the house to limit the risk of fire.
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