Is there a requirement that you cannot plug an appliance (such as a refrigerator, microwave, toaster) into a power strip?
I'm specifically concerned with codes related to health care settings.
Thanks in advance.
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7/29/2022 08:09:40 am
I believe there is a code against daisy chaining. Meaning hooking multiple power strips to one another, but I do not believe there is anything that prohibits utilizing them with larger voltage items if they able to handle the load. You could check NFPA 1 & 70 for more information.
7/29/2022 08:23:06 am
I'm not aware of a specific code reference but I do know that many companies put warnings on their products to NOT plug them into power cords. Most power strips are only able to carry a few amps.
7/29/2022 08:35:38 am
RTP (relocatable power taps) must be listed per UL 1363. This includes a section for healthcare and medical equipment. See the following link. https://global.ihs.com/doc_detail.cfm?document_name=UL%201363&item_s_key=00124626.
7/29/2022 08:42:53 am
Not sure on your applicable fire code. But check IFC 604 for multi plug adapters.
7/29/2022 08:47:27 am
This is a deficiency that DNV, JCI, and other third party surveyors will flag. The deficiency is tagged under K919 for CMS, EC.02.04.03 for JCI, or PE.3 SR.1 for DNV.
8/4/2022 10:19:04 am
Check out NFPA 1, Section 11.1 Electrical Fire Safety, specifically 22.214.171.124 Multiplug adapters shall not be used as a substitute
8/17/2022 04:19:46 pm
OSHA has weighed in on this:
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