power strip


Definition of power strip 

: an electrical device consisting of a cord with a plug on one end and several outlets on the other

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And devices like smart thermostats and power strips can also cut your use and save money. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "You can slash home energy costs by just replacing light bulbs," 11 July 2018 The company that laid the extension cords and power strips across Elite Cafe’s copper tables is called Spacious. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "Sorry, power-lunchers — these tables are reserved for drop-in workers," 9 July 2018 The danger lies in a common misconception: Most people don't realize that a power strip doesn't limit or block surges like a surge protector does, explains Rachel Rothman, Chief Technologist at the Good Housekeeping Institute. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "This Why You Should NEVER Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips," 29 Nov. 2017 The Boys built the prototype in the basement of their fraternity, Delta Upsilon, using microcontrollers, inexpensive oven hoods, household power strips, and plastic trash bins, and attaching an air-conditioner to keep ingredients cool. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "When a Robot Makes You Dinner," 10 Apr. 2018 So plug these items into power strips that are turned off between uses. 2. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "How to make 'going green' a 2018 resolution — and actually do it," 1 Jan. 2018 Fire Chief Chris Kaufmann urged citizens to place electric space heaters on a flat, stable surface and plug them directly into an electrical outlet, not into an extension cord or power strip. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "Overloaded circuit sparks house fire in Slidell: fire department," 17 Jan. 2018 Also accepted are electrical cords and power strips. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Miniature train display chugs through Puritas Nursery until Dec. 31: A Place in the Sun," 25 Dec. 2017 Easy fixes Switch to smart power strips that cut off the juice to peripheral devices (say, your DVD player or game systems) when a primary device (the TV) is off. Jessica Dickler, USA TODAY, "Energy savings: Avoid paying more to heat your home this winter," 26 Dec. 2017

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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: an electrical device that has a series of outlets attached to a cord with a plug on one end

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