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power strip

An electricity distribution device that turns one AC wall outlet into several. Power strips may or may not include surge suppression circuits, and many strips leave room for the myriad power adapters that accompany products. See power distribution unit, power adapter and surge suppression.

Room for "Warts"
Many power strips leave room for one or more "wall warts;" slang for the power adapter blocks that come with many electronics products.

Save Energy
Even power saving mode uses electricity. Attached to a motion sensor (bottom), this Watt Stopper has two regular outlets and six that turn off when you leave the room. The computer can stay on, while lights, monitor and printer are shut off. (Image courtesy of Legrand Companies, www.wattstopper.com)

Designed for Racks
Power strips are widely used in equipment racks to distribute power to all the devices. Sophisticated units turn devices on and off (see power distribution unit). (Image courtesy of American Power Conversion Corporation.)
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The amount of energy you save with an advanced power strip depends on the energy usage of the devices connected to the secondary outlets.
I know the power strip is designed to support several electronic devices, but seeing so many of them--other computers, our landline phone base, the lights above the desk--already plugged into the same strip is nerve-wracking.
Huntkey Enterprise Group has introduced an SAC series of power strip for the Australian market.
whether the technicians knew about the three-outlet power strip that was claimed to contain a bug and which was taken to MyT without informing anyone.
When a device is turned off, the advanced power strip shuts off the residential power flow, or "Vampire Load.
The iGo Power Smart Tower power strip helps eliminate vampire energy by cutting off power to devices that aren't in use, reducing standby power by up to 85 percent.
The integrated four-outlet power strip and cords are shielded from electrical interference, and a circuit breaker protects the electronics against damages resulting from system overload.
This station is equipped with a hidden power strip that allows you to charge up to three electronics at once while neatly resting said highly used electronics on a fabric-lined wooden organizer.
Huntkey, Shenzhen, China, has launched a series of power strips called Universal Power Strip, dedicated to home or business users.
Power strips can be an easier alternative than unplugging all of your devices when not in use--turning off the switch on the power strip will accomplish the same thing in one step.
At the office, completely unplug equipment, where practical, or plug several pieces of equipment into a power strip that's turned off at the end of every day.