Guide to choose electrical power strips

An electrical power strip , also known as multiple base, is the device that allows you to connect several electrical devices to the same outlet through a power outlet. Most of these power strips have a protection fuse that avoids voltage overloads. They also have an on/off switch to cut off power consumption if the devices are not going to be used. The thief or adapter has a function similar to that of the power strip, although this is directly connected to the plug and does not have protection against overvoltage or switch.

electrical power stripsMost strips should have protection against short circuits in the form of a fuse. It is the most basic protection that this type of device. To make sure of this, we recommend that you choose recognized brands or that you ensure this requirement before purchasing your power strip.

Types of power strips

• The simple strips connect several electrical devices of alternating current to the device (power strip) that supplies power to all of them. They are the simplest and do not carry a switch. They are also the most economical.

• The switch strips meet the same requirements as the simple strips and has a general on/off switch that regulates when we send current to electrical appliances and entails a significant saving of electricity.
Within this typology we find the multi-switch strips, which have a switch for each power outlet in addition to the general switch of the power strip.

• The protection strips go beyond the protection against short circuits. This type of terminal blocks are normally used in industrial and professional environments and carry extra protection against overvoltages or overloads or voltage surges due to storms. This type of strips are also recommended to have a safety bonus if you have children at home . They are made of fire-retardant material, they have buttons with protective function and neoprene boots to protect the liquid strip.

• The accessible strips , also known as design strips or adaptable strips , are models that break with the traditional elongated shape of the strips and convert the strip into cubic, tower and even articulated forms to better integrate with the environment and decoration of home.

• The multi -connection terminal blocks allow you to connect multiple devices in different ways. In addition to the connections for alternating current they incorporate the possibility of connecting USB devices . For this reason, the multi-connection strips are the most comfortable to charge tablets and smartphones and we release the sockets for the use of other electrical devices. Some multi-connection strips carry USB ports for normal charging and fast charging.

• The multi -connection terminal blocks allow you to connect multiple devices in different ways. In addition to the connections for alternating current they incorporate the possibility of connecting USB devices . For this reason, the multi-connection strips are the most comfortable to charge tablets and smartphones and we release the sockets for the use of other electrical devices. Some multi-connection strips carry USB ports for normal charging and fast charging.

How to choose a power strip

There are several factors to consider when choosing a power strip. The first is to know the location of the electrical devices with respect to the plug to decide the length of the cable. It is also essential to count the number of devices that we are going to connect and the amount of current that the power strip can resist.

If you have children at home or want more security and peace of mind for your electrical appliances, it is recommended that you choose a protection strip. The purchase of an accessible strip or a multi-connection strip will be determined by your aesthetic tastes or if you want to use the USB ports.

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