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Only one electric wall socket in the room but mulitple devices?

I have only one electric wall socket in the room and I have got tons of gadgets to plug in. Muiltiple displays, computers, laptops, printer, lights etc etc etc. I am planing to daisy chain multiple power strips but is that safe?

The fuse box seems modern and by some company called Hager.
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I have only one electric wall socket in the room and I have got tons of gadgets to plug in. Muiltiple displays, computers, laptops, printer, lights etc etc etc. I am planing to daisy chain multiple power strips but is that safe?

The fuse box seems modern and by some company called Hager.
How many amps is the fuse box rated to (it should say "30A" or something)?

And how many devices are "tons"?
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I have only one electric wall socket in the room and I have got tons of gadgets to plug in. Muiltiple displays, computers, laptops, printer, lights etc etc etc. I am planing to daisy chain multiple power strips but is that safe?

The fuse box seems modern and by some company called Hager.
Just plug them in. You'll know if it is too much.
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Re: Only one electric wall socket in the room but mulitple devices?

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How many amps is the fuse box rated to (it should say "30A" or something)?

And how many devices are "tons"?
It is all Chinese to me.There are 6 switches like this in total. One of these is for the room that I am talking about-

http://i.imgur.com/83J9i.jpg

Then there is one like this for corridor etc area-

http://i.imgur.com/LNdfH.jpg

From top of my head tons of devices =

1) 2 x Powerful computers
2) 1 x Laptop
3) 3-4 table lamps
4) 2 x Laser Printers
5) 4 x monitors
6) 1 x Router
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It is all Chinese to me.There are 6 switches like this in total. One of these is for the room that I am talking about-

http://i.imgur.com/83J9i.jpg

Then there is one like this for corridor etc area-

http://i.imgur.com/LNdfH.jpg

From top of my head tons of devices =

1) 2 x Powerful computers
2) 1 x Laptop
3) 3-4 table lamps
4) 2 x Laser Printers
5) 4 x monitors
6) 1 x Router
You'll be fine. I assume that not all of these things will be operating at the same time (4 screens for two pcs, two printers etc) so all on standby they'll be fine with normal operation. As said above, if not, one of the switches shown will just shut down, unplug something and reset the switch.

Just don't put electric heaters, food processors or ovens on the same power strips and you should be OK

(A word from the bees and the butterflies - I should just say that its not very green to have so many devices on standby so switch all those monitors off when you aren't using them )
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Re: Only one electric wall socket in the room but mulitple devices?

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Re: Only one electric wall socket in the room but mulitple devices?

Don't forget your tree:



http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-i...t-overload.htm
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Old 04.12.2012, 08:58
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Re: Only one electric wall socket in the room but mulitple devices?

A home circuit is 10A, regardless of the number of outlets and rooms it supplies (sometimes 16A, but then you will have special sockets).

You typically have three such circuits in your apartment, though there may be more (always multiples of three).

You need to know which other rooms/outlets are on the same circuit, and not exceed 10A total for any given circuit.

Tom
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