Power surges from rapid on/off?
March 24, 2012 11:58 AM Subscribe
Does flipping a switch on and off rapidly damage electrical equipment?
posted by antgly to Technology (12 answers total)
My grandpa did this in succession because he keeps on forgetting that one of the light switches in my room controls one of the power outlets that I use to charge my phone and laptop. Instead of just remembering that the light switch controls the power and not only the lamp that is connected to one of the sockets in the outlet, he decides to flip the switch on and off over and over like 5-6 times in quick succession while my phone is charging.
Will this damage electronic equipment? If I have a surge suppressor power strip (which I have plugged in, with all my stuff connected to it), will it prevent anything like this from occurring?