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Old 03-19-2017, 04:19 PM   #1
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Got a question. In my kitchen area I have 1 outlet and I was wondering if anyone that might be in the same boat use a power strip and if so is there a special type I need to buy. Thanks
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:38 PM   #2
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Got a question. In my kitchen area I have 1 outlet and I was wondering if anyone that might be in the same boat use a power strip and if so is there a special type I need to buy. Thanks
my wife only uses electrical devices for cooking, ... rice cooker, slow cooker, griddle, hot plate, ect., ... I plugged in an adapter and I think she has three power strips coming off that one outlet(no, she doesn't use them all at once), ... they are all just standard #14 wire, six outlet power strips, but they all do have the light when on, that helps remind her when it is on and that one of her devices may be on as well...

ps: we've never tripped a breaker, using too much power from that one outlet ......
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:38 PM   #3
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Fairly common issue. Two options.
Simple one is add a power strip . Get one you can attach to the wall and has a right angled plug.
Better, but not as easy. add a permanent outlet and tie into an existing outlet.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:40 PM   #4
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I assume the outlet is a GFCI (mine is). I wouldn't suggest using a power strip in a GFCI outlet. If you're using a surge protector and it's plugged into a GFCI, a power spike could trip the GFCI and you'd lose power to whatever else may be plugged into this outlet. That is my opinion, and my opinion only.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:59 PM   #5
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hey GrayWolf, ..... I just saw that you're in Pensacola, ... was born and raised there .... and now homesick just thinking about it, ...been in NC since 95, but still have family there, ... enjoy God's country .........
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:00 PM   #6
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I like the idea of the right angle plug to save room. Dont go crazy or you will be flipping breakers all day. Test your camper and see how many outlets are on one circuit. I had a unit with 9 outlets and all were on one circuit.

Couldnt make coffee in the kitchen, watch tv in the living room and have my girlfriend blow dry her hair in the bathroom without flipping a breaker.
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Thanks to all the replies. I basically will have a coffee maker and toaster plugged into and that would be the most items at one time and probably only in the morning.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:55 PM   #8
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I use a small power strip at the end of my kitchen to plug in computer and phones.
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