And let’s think beyond possibly dodgy power supplies. Fire marshals and others also warn against daisy-chained extension cords—a real temptation when you build up a collection of devices for e-reading and want to be able to accommodate all their chargers.
Here in the U.S. at least, the issue isn’t just safety. A hefty fine might await you if your city or county finds you’re sinning. I suspect the same is true elsewhere. I’d love to hear from TeleRead community members, in the States and elsewhere, about relevant laws as well as possible experiences with them.
More importantly—after the rescue squad came for my sick wife and ran across some daisy-chained extension cords a few months ago—a city inspector shared my enthusiasm.
The strip includes a 15-amp circuit breaker and is UL-approved, and you’ll notice plenty of space between the outlets, a “must” since chargers often plug in directly rather than rely on cords. Price is $24.50 and shipping.