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Old 10-09-06, 07:00 PM
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one more spot to plug in!

Hello! I dont really have that much extra items plugged into my surge protector for my puter, but I bought a camera and I gotta plug in the Pod. My strip is full...do I buy a bigger and better surge protector,or unhook my mini space heater to make room?
 
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Old 10-09-06, 07:49 PM
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Not everything needs to be plugged into a surge protector. I would just keep the computer and anything expensive plugged into it. And it's not recommended that you piggyback surge protectors (meaning do not plug a surge protecter into another surge protector).
 
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Be careful how much you place on one circuit. A space heater uses quite a bit of power. You probably don't want to trip the breaker.

I have several suggestions for your dilemma.

Use another receptacle strip. Plug one into the other if you want.

Buy a Y adapter. They make different types. One type plugs in and provides two receptacles about a foot away. Another type provides a single receptacle above the adapter and another about a foot away.
 
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Old 10-10-06, 08:02 AM
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Why would you plug a space heater into a surge protector? That makes no sense at all.. Plug it into the wall like it should be..
 
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Originally Posted by racraft
Use another receptacle strip. Plug one into the other if you want.
is that advisable to do? i've always heard that plugging one surge protector into another is a bad thing to do ... can't remember the exact reason off hand, however
 
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Old 11-05-06, 06:45 AM
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I never suggested plugging one surge protector into another. Not all receptacle strips have surge protectors built in. And the cheap ones aren't real surge protectors anyway, at least not ones that provide any real protection.
 
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