Thu 13 Dec, 2018 10:56 am
I believe the wall protector is a Belkin with 6 outlets. The strip protector says Surge Havk on it with 6 outlets. I am running a PS4 through the strip and the strip is running from the wall surge protector. My question is this a bad thing to do and is it a hazard? I have a lot of things to be plugged in so if my current setup is a hazard could someone tell me a non hazardous solution that will still allow me to have at least 12 outlets to use.
Yes, it is bad. UL specifically recommends you do not
chain power strips and OSHA considers this a safety violation in the workplace. You should plug both power outlets into directly into the wall.
Okay thanks for the clarification. Yes I started getting concerned when my PS4 started shutting off on it's own lately. Customer support said it could be due to lack of power reaching the system so when I looked it up I read that chaining surge protectors together can cause devices to not receive proper power. Your response made it clear I need to change my setup.
I guess I do, too. I've been using surge protectors as a multi outlet extension cord.
Is there a specific reason why we shouldn't do this? I've heard it claimed before, but I've never heard a "reason why" that made much sense.
I've always plugged an expensive UPS (with a built in surge protector) into a cheap (well made but small) surge protector.
lol I had that same set up with my xbox 360 and ps3 TV and speakers, and when I would turn my fan light on the tv and ps3 would blink off for a second and come back on without resetting. I eventually just cut out new holes in my sheet rock put new boxes wires and tripled my receptacles so each device had a plug and I no longer get those little power dips