Using Outlet Behind Bed a Bad Idea?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I'm somewhat uneasy about this and wanted some feedback. In my bedroom/office I use outlet extenders with the wall outlet by my desk and everything is plugged in there computer, monitors, lamp, fan, etc. The few remaining spaces are shuffled between iPhone and iPad chargers.

    Well, I now have an Apple Watch and bought the 12 South Forté stand which I love. I like the idea of plugging it in and just forgetting about it so that I can just put the Apple Watch on the stand and forget it versus hunting on the floor to swap out chargers. I'd also like it by my bed versus at my cluttered desk. There is one outlet on the wall behind my bed. I put an old 12 South box in between the wall and bed frame so that it would never be pushed against the outlet, but I'm not sure I'm comfortable leaving a tiny hot charger in a tight environment will no circulation in perpetuity.

    Would this make you uncomfortable?
     
  2. Roller macrumors 68020

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    No. I've used a power strip plugged into an outlet behind my bed for years. There are three adapters/chargers and one lamp connected to the power strip. I've never had any problems.
     
  3. zhenya macrumors 603

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    The real problem are the sheets and blankets -- be mindful of them, they can catch on fire or block air circulation leading to bad times. Other than that, it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. jgelin macrumors 6502a

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    I hear you about being uneasy about electrical, I currently have a power strip near some curtains and it gives me anxiety. Need to find a better fix but until then I am just weary... no issues yet and it doesn't seem to get all that hot.
     
  6. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The other nice thing about cords like that is that the plug is flat, so even if you squish something right up against it, it won't bend/kink the wire.
     
  8. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks. I took your advice and ordered one; it's a much better setup. Now I can run my Apple Watch charger behind my shelf and it's plugged it at the floor and I left my iPad charger plugged in there as well so it can charge at my shelf and not require me to constantly switch between plugs at my desk outlet. And the flat plug behind my bed alleviates most of my concerns.
     

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