An extension cord is a device necessary to provide power to consumers of electricity, in cases where the size of their cable is insufficient to reach the fixed network. In many cases, the extension cord consists of a large number of outlets, so it is possible to connect multiple devices at once.
Today it is an integral device for an active user of technology. The popular Chinese brand Xiaomi produces similar products.
The Xiaomi extension cord enables the power of devices. Surge protectors represented by this brand are equipped with a switch that operates in the event of a power failure and is characterized by a high degree of fire safety. There are options with the name Smart, which, in addition to the usual indicators for protecting against network congestion, contain a “smart” chip that ensures coherence with the application in the smartphone and remote control of connected devices.
The main advantages of the products of this brand are considered a number of factors:
- standard type sockets are equipped with curtains that provide protection from children;
- the housing is made of material resistant to combustion;
- there is an automatic shutdown if there is a risk of ignition, overheating or a short circuit;
- stylish design, where there is nothing superfluous, as well as the ability to connect domestic and euro plugs.
The manufactured line filters and extension cords of the Xiaomi brand stand out among similar devices from other manufacturers in a comfortable design, the location of sockets and USB ports.
The Xiaomi Mi Power Strip extender is stylish and reliable. Equipped with three sockets and three USB ports. The presence of 3 outlets allows for compatibility with various kinds of equipment. For the manufacture of the device, good quality materials are used, and the elements that serve as current conductors are made of tin-phosphorous bronze. As part of any of the outlets, there are 4 contacts, which makes it possible to prevent overheating of devices and the occurrence of short circuits. The material of which the housing is made is resistant to ignition. The color of the device is white and fits well into the decor of any room.
Power surges can cause overheating or fire, but the present NEC protection system prevents this from happening. As soon as such failures occur, the device turns off the current supply, preventing the occurrence of fire hazard situations. You can start the device using the switch button.
Xiaomi Mi Power Strip is equipped with 6 sockets and 3 USB ports. Adapters for Euro plugs are included. The product is elegant and functional. The extension cord is distinguished by a laconic appearance, has a reliable and safe micro switch. On the bedside table along with the TV in most cases there is a wide variety of equipment - the TV itself, a modem, speakers, a receiver. This device, which has 6 outlets, makes it possible to connect most devices. The current-conducting material used in the manufacture of the device is tin-phosphorous bronze, which is flexible and has great electrical conductivity, while being very resistant to wear. The product is available in a constant white color.
Xiaomi Mi Power Strip. This option is equipped with 3 sockets and 3 USB ports XMCXB04QM for recharging mobile devices . In the manufacture of the product, a flame resistant material is used. The extension cord is equipped with a power button with light indication.
The main purpose of the device is to protect against power surges, overload of the electrical network, short circuit.
Extender Xiaomi Mi Power Strip 5 Socket. To ensure full compatibility with household appliances, the surge protector is equipped with 5 sockets. The product is made of high quality materials resistant to ignition. The electrically conductive parts are made of tin-phosphorous bronze. Any of the outlets includes 4 contacts, which avoids overheating and short circuit. The device case is equipped with an autonomous fuse and is grounded. The product of concise white colors will fit well into the decor of any room.
A power outage occurring in the network can cause overheating or fire, but due to the NEC safety system in the device, such problems will not occur. As soon as a voltage failure occurs, the system de-energizes the device, avoiding the danger of ignition. Further, the extension cord will work after turning on the switch key. All outlets have protection against ingress of foreign objects, which is represented by special curtains. In order for the extension cord to be stable on any plane, the reverse side is equipped with special overlays. The product differs from the others in a white tint of indication, which is not striking and not distracting.
Xiaomi King Mi Power Strip Wi-Fi 5 Socket White - the case of this device is made using high quality plastic, with elements that are resistant to overheating and ignition. The contacts of the extension sockets are made of bronze, which completely eliminates the possibility of electric shock. The presence of a 3-level protection system makes it possible to avoid a short circuit. The device has a cord with copper wires, which does not feel the effects of mechanical stress.
For the stability of the extension cord on a plane of any material, it is equipped with special anti-slip legs that will not allow scratches on furniture and provide excellent stability.
Xiaomi Mijia Power Strip. The device is equipped with 8 sockets. There are 3 levels of protection. A product equipped with a protective system is automatically de-energized if there is too much load on the extension cord, protecting all connected devices from overload and short circuit. The case of the device is made of polycarbonate of excellent quality, resistant to ignition. All outlets are equipped with special curtains that make the extension cord safe for children.
All internal components that serve as conductors of electrical energy are made of copper alloys. The presence of toggle switches allows you to control sockets and check their condition. The product is equipped with a thick cable that does not overheat during prolonged use.
Criterias of choice
When purchasing an extension cord, expert advice should be taken into account. The main criteria used when choosing a product are:
- number of outlets;
- the presence of grounding contacts;
- cable dimensions;
- maximum permissible load;
- the presence of an automatic fuse;
- qualitative characteristics of insulating properties;
- auxiliary components.
Based on the model, the number of outlets will be from 1 to 7. The presence of several outlets makes it possible to simultaneously connect several units of household appliances. Here, it is important to ensure that all the power of the connected devices is not greater than the maximum load of the line filter. The presence of a grounding contact protects a person from electric shock when a malfunction occurs with a device connected to an extension cord, and reduces the effect of electrical noise on other connected equipment. This helps to extend the life of the appliances.
An extension cord with grounding contacts is best used in combination with a commonly used computer, refrigerator, and other appliances. Cable sizes are individual for individual cases. Maybe you need a not very long cable up to 2 meters, or it may require a maximum size.
If an extension cord with a cord more than 30 meters is required, it is better to choose a round design with a reel for winding the cord.
The highest load is an indicator showing the power of the device that can be connected to an extension cord. Any of the models has an allowable load size, which is indicated on the case. Before connecting the device, you must first check that its parameters correspond to the power indicated on the extension cord . In the event that an extension cord is required for an electric drill, a device having a power of 1.3 W is sufficient. A 2.2 kW model is suitable for a washing machine because it has a large capacity water heater.
An automatic fuse is an additional protection that is needed when a power outage occurs. Automation will save you from overload in the event that several units of household appliances are connected to one network filter. The extension cord is equipped with a cord - both single-layer and double-layer. The former are used for operation in areas with low temperatures and optimal humidity level. Double-layer cords are used in areas with excessive levels of humidity, temperature, as well as in conditions of freezing temperatures. An electric extension cord also includes auxiliary components, one of which is an indication system, which makes it possible to observe whether the extension cord is connected or not.
In the next video, you will find a detailed review of the Xiaomi Mi Power Strip extender from Xiaomi.