Had a wee pop tonight with some very late night enjoying flying on my new rig, tripped a breaker at main supply box, main concern was my new built power PC had taken a surge, because that shut down too.
All OK, it seems I had over loaded a socket and should have distributed all my PC’s associated parts more evenly, distributed them more evenly now between 4 main sockets and it will be good, we all have different power and safety regulations in different parts of the world and common sense should be one, but we are not all Electricians and even my basic understanding of electrical loads let me down a little this time … I’ll freely admit that.
I’ve never done multi extension lead to extension lead kinda thing, even got my sparkie friends in to wire up good regulated proper wall plugs before, this was a rogue cheap multi 6 gang extension from one plug socket that let me down and I do think I had carelessly overloaded it a bit with its power distribution needs.
It was a warning though, so with that in mind … and we all do need multi gang electric extension of some sort for today’s power PC needs and periphs, am going to buy a couple of good 6 gang extensions for this FS/Gaming PC corner of room here, they will be used on two separate sockets far apart and switched off totally when not in use for peace of mind.
One I have just now that’s not let me down is a Belkin one, good name brand I think, it has a little remote too to switch off 4 sockets but leave 2 open for stuff like my main telephone and Printer that need to be on at all times. This is not available to buy any more though?
I hear stuff like voice activated sockets now, no thanks, have enough trouble with a recent Ring+ video doorbell and chime that is forever losing sync with very good WI FI here, LOL … want it to be simple and reliable switch on when needed, switch off for safety and away from home when not in use
Any recommendations please?
Looked at these so far, a couple of them on desktop each on separate power points, not too worried about USB ports on them, that’s all very well sorted here, but as I’m very disabled now, easy to reach and switch on and off as needed?