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Why you shouldn't connect a heater to an extension cord: not everyone is aware of the danger

Julia PeschanskayaLife
Why you shouldn't connect a heater to an extension cord

With the onset of the cold season, most people have started using a heater. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to use it correctly, and a careless attitude and ignoring fire safety norms can lead to negative consequences.

OBOZ.UA will help you avoid dangerous situations. If you are using a power extension cord for your heater, you should stop doing this to protect yourself and your home.

Power strips are not designed for high-powered devices like heaters. If you connect a heater and a few other seemingly insignificant devices, such as a phone charger, it can lead to overheating and voltage spikes. A short circuit can damage the devices and, in the worst case, cause a fire.

It is best to use a wall socket to power your heater. Wall sockets are designed for high power and, therefore, are the safest option.

Household appliances like boilers, refrigerators, washing machines, ovens, freezers, and others should also be connected to wall sockets. They consume a significant amount of electricity, which an extension cord cannot handle.

If you need to use an extension cord, plug in one high-powered appliance at a time, such as a coffee maker, iron, or toaster. This will help avoid overheating and potential hazards.

Earlier OBOZ.UA discussed, whether you can charge a smartphone several times a day and how it can affect the battery.

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