Thursday, February 13, 2014

#44 - Overloaded (2/13)

The ratings on power strips do matter.  We bought a new portable electric heater, to go under my wife's desk to warm her toes, and didn't realize it was a 13 Amp heater.  With the combination of the heater and the computer/monitor/speakers, it was an amp or two over the rating of the power strip.  Above is the result.  We are just lucky it didn't start a fire or fry any of the computer equipment.

15 Amp Maximum Load