It’s pretty safe to say that most Brisbane households have a powerboard. They’re a handy, much used resource but what does it mean if your powerboard trips?
Put simply, powerboards trip when their rating of 10AMPs is exceeded. So while loading your board up with a bunch of appliances might seem convenient – it might not be a great idea.
Powerboards are intended for small load items – think computers, dvd players etc. If you are using an appliance that is going to draw a lot of power, using a powerboard does pose a significant electrical risk – as the powerboard is at great risk of overload.
Quality powerboards these days can be quite pricey – for just a few more dollars, it might be worthwhile investing in more powerpoints around your home. It will be a safer and far more aesthetic option!
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