Power Strips and Extension Cords - Residence Hall Policy

Multiple-outlet connections are prohibited unless they are a "temporary" power strip (or box) with a built-in circuit breaker, carry an Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) approval, and have a maximum load of 15 amps. Power strips with surge suppressors do not meet this standard unless they have a built-in circuit breaker. Power strips should not be used in a built-in circuit breaker. Power strips should not be used in a series (one power strip plugged into another). Extension cords are allowed provided they are UL approved, in good condition, and plugged directly into a power strip equipped with built-in circuit breaker. Extension cords should not be used in a series (one cord plugged into another).