Monday, March 28, 2016

Power Strip FAIL

About a week ago I posted a new video on my YouTube channel where I take apart a power strip that failed on me one day with a loud bang, to see what is inside and how it failed.

One day I was using my desktop computer when it shut down with a bang.  I thought the computer's power supply had failed, but it turned out that it was just the power strip.  The power switch was stuck half way between off and on.  I look at the construction inside, the poor build quality, and how some of the contacts in the outlets are bent back enough that I am surprised the cords plugged in were actually making contact, and I disassemble the failed switch.