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Improved Power Strip Design

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007613D
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 750K

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Abstract

As the use of electronic gadgets increases, the conventional two outlet power source is insufficient to meet the demands of many power users. Computers, for example, often require multiple outlets for the monitor, CPU, printer, and other peripheral devices.

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Improved Power Strip Design

As the use of electronic gadgets increases, the conventional two outlet power source is insufficient to meet the demands of many power users.  Computers, for example, often require multiple outlets for the monitor, CPU, printer, and other peripheral devices. 

Millions of individuals and businesses rely on “power strips” to provide a sufficient number of outlets from a single power source.  However, conventional power strips are limited in the number of plugs they can accept, in part because of the size of many plug apparatuses.  Standard A/C adapters, for example, prevent power strip users from using all available outlets because of the size of the plug. 

The present invention is an improved power strip design that allows a user to plug in several A/C adapters at once. 

Figure 1 Power strip

Figure 1  shows a power strip consisting of a case 110, several outlets 120, and a power cord 130