February 4, 2005  


Electrical Safety Tip #1: Use Power Strips Safely

Can a coffee pot be plugged into a power strip?

Photo courtesy of ESO

Power strips (also called relocatable power taps or RPTs) are not to be used to power appliances such as coffee pots, microwave ovens, toasters or refrigerators. Power strips also cannot be used with extension cords (constitutes a daisy chain extension cord).

If you have any questions, please contact SLAC’s Electrical Safety Officer (Ext. 2039).

For additional Electrical Safety Information, see: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/safety/electrical.htm 



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Last update Wednesday February 02, 2005 by Emily Ball