10 Tripp Lite Tips to Avoid Electrical Damage

//10 Tripp Lite Tips to Avoid Electrical Damage

10 Tripp Lite Tips to Avoid Electrical Damage

According to statistical data from the International Foundation for Electrical Safety, in the United States alone, during the holiday season and following months, fires and electrical incidents increase considerably. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 30% of accidents involving electricity and fire in the home and 38% of the deaths caused by them-occur during this period.

In this sense, the Latin region does not escape these incidents. Therefore, Tripp Lite, a leading manufacturer of electrical protection solutions, warns of the importance of the proper use of devices, decorations, and electrical conductors during this holiday season. Some of these warnings are summarized in the following easy-to-follow tips and recommendations: Do not saturate the outlets by incorporating more than one decorative light extension on the same plug. Saturation is one of the main reasons why drivers overheat and produce accidents.

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  1. It is advisable to use power strips with surge suppression and carefully observe that the total load connected to each power strip does not exceed 1750 watts, regardless of the number of outlets they have.
  2. It is advisable to use power strips with surge suppression and carefully observe that the total load connected to each power strip does not exceed 1750 watts, regardless of the number of outlets they have.
  3. Acquire reliable lights that incorporate manuals or instructions for use and maintenance; this could give a greater indication that the manufacturer observes some quality control rules.
  4. It does not matter how much construction time your home, house, apartment or office has. Verify that the electrical circuits, electrical outlets, and electrical points are in perfect condition. A large part of the short circuits is caused by frayed, cracked cables and loose terminations without the use of time.
  5. Avoid the bad habit of hiding cables and electric extensions under carpets, behind curtains or furniture in order to beautify the environment.
  6. Carefully inspect the chains of lights, decorations and other extensions both new and stored from other years before installing them. In the processes of packaging and handling can suffer wear and misalignments that are not easy to perceive.
  7. Use devices with grounded plugs. If the cord of the decoration to be installed has a 3-prong plug, use it only in 3 receptacle receptacles; do not manipulate, modify or eliminate them.
  8. If the recessed and external electrical installations are worn out, consult a specialist of your trust for maintenance. These have a limited life span due to the wear and tear of the environment, use and time.
  9. Turn off decorative devices and lights whenever you are away from the premises for a considerable period of time.
  10. If you usually install natural Christmas trees, be sure to refresh them every so often. Any spark could easily ignite the branches that dry up over time.

These recommendations are simple to apply and have the purpose of preserving the lives of humans and pets, as well as avoiding material losses.

By | 2018-02-09T11:55:27+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Power & Utility Sector|0 Comments

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