The typical American power outlet: one plate, two outlets, three prongs. Building codes insist that no single point in a room should be more than six feet away from an outlet, but those standards can feel unreasonable and outdated. In high-traffic areas of your home, you can easily need three or more outlets in a single space. Between chargers and electronics, you run out of room fast. Having an electrician add power receptacles is the ideal permanent solution, but that can be pricey and time-consuming. More frequently, adding a power strip is the easiest and most economical way to expand your plug-in options.
FireFold’s 6-OUT-12-BLK 6-Outlet Power Strip is a simple way to add a little convenience to your everyday life. When used, it converts a single AC outlet to six separate outlets. This power strip is rated for indoor use only, and it is compatible with most US three-prong grounded outlets. A heavy-duty 12-foot cord is perfect when you need a little extra length. The cord’s flexible, thick jacket and strain-relief collar ensure durability and reliability, and the right-angle plug makes it perfect for the tightest spaces. Each outlet is equipped with a special child-safety latch. Once shifted into place, foreign objects cannot be accidentally pushed into the live outlet slots.
The 6-OUT-12-BLK power strip is UL rated for safety and contains a 15A circuit breaker which will prevent electrical overloading, but this strip does not qualify as a surge protector or suppressor. If surge or spike protection is desired, a different product must be used such as the SP-3-WHI. This 12-foot outlet extension comes with an on and off switch for the strip and an LED light indicates when the power is on. It is designed for use with 125V AC power receptacles, which is standard for most home outlets except those designated for use with large appliances.