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Never plug a space heater into a surge protector. This is what can happen.

Oh and don't worry, this is just a photo from the internet. I've already known this for years.

BackyardShaman · 61-69, M
Depends on the heater and the rating of the “surge protector “, or any extension cord /device. Yes, a common/ cheap wiring device will not have a conductor rated to handle the current flow of an electric space heater.
WalksWith · 51-55, F
Yikes! Also, air-fryers, do NOT plug those into a below average surge protectors. Why they make different cheap and ineffective surge protectors is beyond me..
BackyardShaman · 61-69, M
@WalksWith absolutely those air fryers pull a tremendous ramp up current!
SubstantialKick · 31-35, M
@WalksWith Now this I didn't know.
Crazywaterspring · 61-69, M
You've got to read labels. Few power protectors are rated to handle power hungry appliances like space heaters or microwaves.
Virgo79 · 61-69, M
They can do it in a standard receptical too.
Don't run one on the high setting
Lilymoon · F
I don't think I have a surge protector 🤔
20Twenty · M
Gotta plug those into direct power
Wow , I hope you're ok
SubstantialKick · 31-35, M
@BridgeOvertroubledWaters Oh yeah, I found the picture online. Although my family had a space heater start shorting out and nearly catch fire when I was 13 years old.
SubstantialKick · 31-35, M
@bijouxbroussard Yeah, space heaters apparently have a higher current flow than a surge protector/power strip can handle.
Catzgano · 26-30, F
1500 watts of fire
I can smell the scorch on that from here 😷

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