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Choose the right amount of plug-ins for an outlet power strip
An office power strip takes the place of a wall outlet, so it's important to make sure that it accommodates all of your electronics, including laptop computers and accessories. After thinking about how many devices and cords the power strip has to accommodate, look for a model with a few extra plug-ins. This ensures that users are ready for any new devices or power needs. Most options usually have between three and eight outlets.
Protect against surges with office power strips
While many power strips have built-in surge protection, not all models have this feature. Surge protectors safeguard computers and other devices from damage caused by unexpected power spikes. It's particularly important to choose an outlet strip with surge protection if it powers a computer, tablet, television, office printer, or another expensive device. Outlet strips with surge protection are also essential for office equipment that holds sensitive or irreplaceable data.
Compare cord length options on power strips
Office power strips offer different outlet options, but they also vary in cord length. Common options include:
- 4 feet
- 6 feet
- 10 feet
- 12 feet
- 15 feet
To pick an outlet power strip with an appropriate cord length, think about the space around it. All connected electronics and desktop computers should reach the power strip easily without straining either the power strip or the device cord. It's equally crucial to avoid selecting one that is too long. A cord that is too long can bunch up, causing a possible trip hazard or putting electronics at risk. Look for one that is just long enough to accommodate all device wires without too much room left over.
USB charging ports
On top of standard outlets, many power cords also have space for USB-connected devices. Consider models with multiple USB ports for quick and easy charging of mobile devices. These office power strips are also convenient for charging wireless devices like computer mice and computer keyboards.