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Daisy Chaining: Cute Headpiece, Dangerous Use of Electricity

Daisy Chaining: Cute Headpiece, Dangerous Use of Electricity

The phrase “creating a daisy chain” can bring some people back to their childhood. A popular summer pastime of weaving the stems of daisies together to create a perfect summer headpiece. This phrase is also used in the electrical world, but what it implies is not so sweet. In fact, it can be quite dangerous. Here’s what you need to know about daisy chaining for your electric system.

What Is Daisy Chaining?

In the electrical world, the term “daisy chain” is used when a power strip or extension cord is being plugged into another power strip/extension cord. This typically happens when a space lacks sufficient established outlets.

What Does It Matter?

Long story short, daisy chaining is a major safety hazard. Daisy Chaining violates many safety codes and standards, including OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) as well as NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). When it comes to your electric safety and concerns, there are alternatives to risking the use of daisy chaining.

What Are My Options?

At Nipper Electric, your safety and well being are among our main concerns. When it comes to utilizing your electrical power at home, you have a few different options. One option is to replace any power strips with a cord that is going to be an adequate length. You can try to reorganize your space to give better accessibility to the available outlets. You’ll want to choose an appropriate power strip. Power strips are available in all shapes and sizes. If any of these alternatives won’t cut it, give us a call to explore your options in extending the outlets in your home or office.