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A power strip also known as an extension blockpower boardpower barplug boardpivot plugtrailing gangtrailing socketplug bartrailer leadmulti-socketmulti-boxsocket boardsuper plugmultiple socketmultiple outletpolysocket and by many other variations is a block of electrical sockets that attaches to the end of a flexible cable typically with a mains plug on the other endallowing multiple electrical devices to be powered from a single electrical socket. Power strips are often used when many electrical devices are in proximity, such as for audiovideocomputer systems, appliances, power toolsand lighting. Power strips often include a circuit breaker to interrupt the electric current in case of an overload or a short circuit.
You only know for sure that you needed a surge protector after your equipment fries. For a very reasonable amount of money, you could put an almost literal firewall between your expensive and cheap electronics and the juice coming in from a wall socket. A surge protector throws itself into the line of fire, sacrificing its components again and again so that your devices stay functional. These reviews are of surge protectors designed for a home office or cubicle, or a home-entertainment system.