Can a washer and dryer be plugged into a power strip?
Just so, do I need a surge protector for my washer and dryer?
As a general rule, the protection from a surge protector is primarily for sensitive electronics. Historically, washers and dryers had very simple electromechanical timers. (Actually, for an electric dryer that wouldn't even be an option, but for the major appliances where it is possible, I still wouldn't do it.)
Beside above, what should you not plug into a power strip? 7 Things You Should Never Plug Into a Power Strip
- Hairdressing appliances. You need 'em hot and ready to go, which makes a power strip on the bathroom counter pretty much a godsend when you have only that one outlet.
- Refrigerator and freezer.
- Coffee maker.
- Slow cooker.
- Microwave oven.
- Space heater.
- Another power strip.
Also to know is, can you plug a coffee maker into a power strip?
Power strips (also called relocatable power taps or RPTs) are not to be used to power appliances such as coffee pots, microwave ovens, toasters or refrigerators. Power strips also cannot be used with extension cords (constitutes a daisy chain extension cord).
Is it OK to plug a power strip into an extension cord?
Rule number three: always plug power strips directly into the wall. It is o.k. temporarily to plug an extension cord to a power strip, but never a power strip to an extension cord. Also, do not connect multiple extension cords together.