Power Outlet Solutions?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by paulsdenton, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. paulsdenton macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2010
    Barton, Vermont USA
    I just counted and I have 37 power plugs either in the two UPSs or in a whole bunch of power strips just for my two computers and all the various peripherals and storage devices. Not only is the current setup a mess and most unsightly but all the wires get in the way. I actually need all the devices, so winnowing them out is not a solution.

    What do other people do with a large number of power plugs? There has to be a better way.

    I was thinking of having an electrician run a new line from the service entrance and build a big cabinet with 20 or so two plug outlets in it. Seems extreme but all these power strips, some of them daisy-chained, does not seem like a good or safe solution. Most of the stuff has very low wattage and not everything is used at once, obviously.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    I installed a bunch of wall outlets with built in USB chargers. All our idevices use lightning connectors so I don't have to worry about what cable is where. For wall warts I use octopus type extensions so none of the outlets get covered up. Finally, anything that can be put elsewhere is. Our shared printer and NAS are kept elsewhere.

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