Power boards, dust, and safety plugs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jethryn Freyman, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Hi guys.

    I've got a Power Mac, display, speaker set, and two external hard drives. I also have a 6-port power board, surge protected, etc, but with all this plugged in, there's always one spare unused plug hole. Since the power board sits under my desk, which can get very dusty, I'm worried about dust being able to get into the unused plug hole and cause a fire or something.

    Am I being paranoid here? Secondly, I have plastic safety plugs, should I stick one into the unused plug hole? Is it a good idea, or is it even possibly dangerous in some way?

    Thanks :)
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Why can't you take 10 seconds and just put in the plastic safety plug if you are worried about it? Do you also need to ask if you should drink a glass of orange juice or a glass of milk in the morning? Good grief.

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