Don’t Plug These 9 Items Into a Power Strip


With so many gadgets in our day-to-day lives, it can be a full-time job to keep track of all the Do’s and Do Not’s. That’s why our team of professionals decided to create a handy guide to using extensions cords and power strips!

Keep this blog bookmarked for the next time you get a new kitchen appliance or have to hang up string lights during the holidays.

9 Appliances to Plug Into Wall Outlets

A good rule of thumb for electric appliances is that if they need to use energy to create something, they probably should be plugged directly into the wall. Some easy examples of these devices include:

  • Air fryer
  • Crockpot
  • Keurig or coffee maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster oven

All of these appliances have to use massive amounts of energy to heat and cook food appropriately. If they’re plugged into a power strip or extension cord, they can short circuit and cause problems throughout your home.

Miscellaneous Appliances

Outside of the kitchen, there are even more devices that need a direct line of power. Game consoles such as the Nintendo Switch directly advise the system to be plugged directly into the wall, as the system uses so much power that it may not even function if plugged into an extension cord.

Haircare tools such as hairdryers, straightening irons, curling wands, and other devices that conduct heat are also massive energy consumers. Handled incorrectly and these tools could trip your circuit breaker and cause damage to your devices.

Pro Energy Solutions has the expertise and experience to help you with your electrical needs! Whether you need an inspection, repairs, or want to add more outlets to your home, our team is the number to call. Reach out online or over the phone at (800) 704-7340 to speak with a member of our team today.

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