A pile of tangled cords can make it difficult to determine if you plugged in all of your office equipment and can impede your work production. If electrical outlets are located along a couple of walls in your home office, you may also be inconvenienced by needing to use extension cords for some of the equipment. A power strip will support many items that operate electrically.
Surge Protection And Ample Room
Do you currently unplug equipment when you hear thunder or observe lightning in the vicinity? Stormy weather can result in electronics becoming damaged from a ground current. If you have always followed the guidance of unplugging equipment when the weather is inclement, you could potentially lose an important, unsaved document that you were in the process of typing or miss an important deadline. Instead of panicking when you hear a rumble of thunder in the distance, install a lighted power strip that possesses a surge protection feature.
A lighted strip that has an on/off switch will provide plenty of room for you to power up your office equipment and if you decide to install the strip in a strategic area, such as on the portion of the wall that is directly next to your computer and other equipment, most of the length of each cord will be lifted from the floor.
Use a screwdriver and the hardware that came with the power strip to anchor the strip. Wire ties can be used to contain power cords or you can let the cords hang loose. Instead of unplugging equipment after each work session, turn the power strip's toggle switch to the off position.
A Convenient Way To Power Up Your Equipment While Traveling
If you are not looking for a permanent solution that you can use at home and tend to rotate the places where you complete your work duties, you have probably encountered various outlet setups, which could have made it very inconvenient to plug in all of your electrical equipment.
Instead of trying to stretch cords so that they reach an outlet or attempting to set up a makeshift office area that is located near a wall receptacle, bring along a lighted power strip that contains many electrical ports. A lighted strip can be used in a hotel room, a conference room, or at a friend or relative's house. A lighted strip will ensure that you do not encounter disruptions due to not having enough outlets at your disposal.
Contact a lighted power strip supplier for more information.