This is the power strip I have under my desk


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/06/this-is-the-power-strip-i-have.html


#2

Oh the stories it could tell…


#3

Was gonna say something similar, about many wall tethered devices.

Points for being way more tactful, bro. And funny.


#4

Sexy! Power strip porn!

If only they could make those things without an “Off” switch … you know, the switch you accidentally trip with your foot at a critical data-saving moment. I’d pay extra for a power strip with no switch.


#5

I have like four of these. Maybe five? Some of mine are homemade from wiremold and SOOW wire, a couple were salvaged from old equipment racks.

I like them on the wall above my workbenches, in easy reach!


#6

The “under my desk and against the wall” bit set you off, didn’t it?


#7

Note that “sale” does not necessarily mean lower price.


#8

Broken link in description.

Here is the corrected link.


#9

I love having these, but two things to worry about.

  1. This is NOT a surge protector. Don’t treat it like one and you’ll be fine. (you can plug it INTO a surge protector, which is what we did in the lab where I work)

  2. Note that if you plug a bunch of high-current devices into this thing it will overload the circuit you’ve plugged into-- the Circuit Breaker on it should help in this regard, but you should still be careful.


#10

Overloaded power strips can double as space heaters!


#11

As well many others.


#12

This is the dust bunny I have under my desk.


#13

Dust Puppy or Crud Puppy?
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#14

They do. Hammond makes them, and others. You have to do some perusal of the catalog.


#15

The local Fry’s Electronics has them as well. I have 6-7 of them around the house. Very useful.


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#17

Fixed! Thanks!