It’s important to remember to never run an A/C off a power strip or extension cord! Always be on the safe side and plug the A/C unit directly into it’s own dedicated wall outlet.
Power Strip Safety Tips
1. Make sure the power strip has an internal circuit breaker that will trip the breaker when overloaded to prevent overheating.
2. Power strips should have a cord of no more than 6 feet in length.
3. Power strips vary in their capacity but should only be used for items that require light loads such as computers, printers and clocks. They are not made to handle refrigerators, coffee makers, heaters or air conditioner units.
4. Power strips are meant for temporary use and should be unplugged when not in use.
5. If the power strip feels hot to the touch, unplug from wall outlet immediately.
6. Do not connect one power strip to another power strip. Also known as “daisy chaining.”
7. Make sure the power strip has been tested by an independent testing agency such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL) or the Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL).