How to Plug in Your PC with a Power Strip - dummies

How to Plug in Your PC with a Power Strip

Why were power strips invented? Because you have far many more devices that need to be plugged in than you have available sockets in the wall! The idea is to plug everything into a power strip and then plug that single power strip into the wall:

  1. Plug your power strip into a wall socket near your computer setup.

    Make sure that the cords from all your gizmos can reach the power strip when it’s plugged in.

  2. Ensure that all your gizmos’ on-off switches are in the Off position.

    If a gizmo doesn’t have an on-off switch, well, you don’t have to do anything for that one.

  3. Ensure that the power strip is in the Off position.

    Most power strips have a light that indicates when the switch is turned on.

  4. Plug everything into the power strip.

    There’s no pecking order on the power strip — every plug gets the same amount of power at the same time.

  5. Turn your gizmos to the On position.

    Now you’re ready to turn on the power strip, which gives juice to your many gizmos.

Most power strips have six sockets, which is plenty for a typical computer system. If not, buy a second power strip, plug it into its own wall socket, and use it for the rest of your computer devices.