It doesn’t matter if you live in a house, an apartment, a dorm room, or a mobile home; there are never enough electrical outlets. Because of this, it’s not surprising that multi-outlet power strips are so commonplace; not only do they offer more outlets, but they also allow you to regulate the power going to each one.
Read on for a rundown of the top ten things that should never be plugged into a power strip.
1. Refrigerators & Freezers
Power strips are vulnerable to overloading due to the high electrical demand of large equipment like refrigerators, which also tend to be used in short bursts. These appliances require special outlets in the wall to function properly. Do not attempt to use an already overloaded outlet for more devices.