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any one know if can 2 computers be used in 1 surge protector

by Jeanie-R / April 27, 2016 12:03 PM PDT

any one know if can 2 computers be used in 1 surge protector

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Without check specs. Sure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 27, 2016 12:16 PM PDT

Surge protectors don't know if there are 1 or 20 devices plugged in. All you need to know is the rating of the protector. That is, if it's rated for 10 Amperes you don't tax it with 15.

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Where would I find the Amps?
by Jeanie-R / April 27, 2016 5:51 PM PDT

Where would I find the Amps? The surge I have has 12 places to plug stuff in

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It should be on the product's sticker.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 27, 2016 6:01 PM PDT

If you can find the make and model maybe we can google it up.

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Thank You
by Jeanie-R / April 28, 2016 7:42 AM PDT

Thanks for your help Happy

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The numbers
by w_tom / April 28, 2016 7:18 AM PDT

Its plug shape defines how much current it can provide. For example a plug that looks like this:
https://www.google.com/search?q=nema+5-15+plug+picture&num=40&newwindow=1&espv=2&tbm=isch&imgil=iKs0ojKCFaWaLM%253A%253B2VJTfYavT4tCCM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.c2g.com%25252***%25252Fsupport%25252Fconnector-guides%25252Fpower&source=iu&pf=m&fir=iKs0ojKCFaWaLM%253A%252C2VJTfYavT4tCCM%252C_&usg=__ktvf6AWXxrwMIIgdGhSnglkEfNY%3D#imgrc=iKs0ojKCFaWaLM%3A
will means it will provide up to 15 amps.

All protectors (for serious human safety reasons) also have a circuit breaker with a number on it. That would also be "15" for fifteen amps.

How many amps does each item consume? You must do the addition. Each will have an amp number or a watt number somewhere near where its power cord connects. 15 amps would also be 1800. Obviously (in the example), your total appliance wattage must be less than 1800.

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Thanks
by Jeanie-R / April 28, 2016 7:43 AM PDT
In reply to: The numbers

Thanks for your help Happy

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Very useful
by BillyTruluck / May 13, 2016 2:40 AM PDT
In reply to: The numbers

Oh, it's very useful, thank u one more time! Grin

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