Have you ever wondered how to tell if your power strip is overloaded? There are several ways to check if your power strip is reaching its limits.
1. Feel the temperature. If it feels hot to the touch, it's likely overloaded and needs immediate attention.
2. Watch for the plastic parts. Another sign of overload is melted or burnt plastic parts on your connected devices. Be sure to check them regularly and cut off the power if you notice any signs of damage.
3. Calculate the total power of connected devices. Add up the rated power of all plugged-in devices before charging, and see if the total wattage exceeds the max output stipulated for the power strip. This can help prevent overloading.