Would use risk everything you have worked for by using a common electrical appliance that costs less than $2-00 ?
Today I look at the risks and dangers you may be unaware of and exposed to by using double adaptors – or two way adaptors/piggy back adaptors as they are also called – in your workplace or even in your home.
Here is a typical double adaptor designed for use in Australia. There are many other types available.
These appliances are not overload protected and in the event of an overload situation occurring, they can get warm or hot and can melt; creating a short circuit situation that can create a fire.
A much safer option is to use an overload protected powerboard. You can buy a basic four outlet one around $4 to $5 .
Have you experienced a fire or short circuit from using a double adaptor? Share your story here.
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