Here are 7 Electronic Devices You Should Never Connect!

Today, an extension cord is needed more than ever. Especially considering the spread of electrical appliances. Only the latter seems to be incompatible with some devices. Find out which ones are in this article!

Extension cord, an indispensable tool!

Nowadays, the power strip actually allows us to connect multiple devices to a single wall socket. It also sometimes plays the role of electrical expansion. Economical and, above all, very practical, it has proven to be an indispensable helper in the home.

However, the latter is not without risk! Unfortunately, if overloaded or misused, it can damage your electronic devices. This can lead to a power outage or worse, a fire.

Good to know !

Good to know !

In fact, to avoid drama, it’s best not to overload your power strip with devices that draw too much power. “All power strips sold on the market are labeled with the maximum power they can handle in watts (W). This is a must-have reflex when buying an extension cord: look at its maximum power. Then you have to look at the power of each connected device,” advises EDF (Electricité de France) on its website.

Moreover, some devices are not welcome on our splitters because they consume too much power.

Extension ....  avoid the refrigerator

Extension …. avoid the refrigerator

Always on… From now on, the refrigerator is one of the most energy-intensive electrical appliances in the house.

In fact, the refrigerator consumes from 200 to 500 kWh per year. Therefore, it is not advisable to connect it to an extension cord. Namely, that the maximum permitted power can be quickly reached. The same for the freezer. To avoid !

Extension ....  avoid auxiliary heating!

Extension …. avoid auxiliary heating!

When the temperature drops, and we no longer have enough heating … Therefore, it is tempting to turn on an additional radiator. But be careful, this device plugs directly into an outlet. An overheating booster heater can overload the extension cord and cause overheating.

Extension ....  avoid washing machine

Extension …. avoid washing machine

According to the power supplier comparator hi, watt…. A washing machine consumes an average of 191 kWh per year, or even more depending on the model. From now on, to avoid the risk of overheating, it is best not to connect it to an extension cord. The same goes for the dryer!

microwave and coffee maker

microwave and coffee maker

Despite being smaller than previous devices, the coffee maker still consumes a lot of energy. It can also be stuck into the wall. In addition, microwave ovens are particularly energy intensive. Especially if you have a grill function. Therefore, it is advisable not to connect them to sockets.



We also find the toaster in the list of small household appliances that should not be connected to an extension cord. As surprising as it may seem… This device consumes a lot of power, especially if you use it several times a day. Just like a coffee maker, you don’t plug it in!

Another power supply!

Another power supply!

“Never connect one extension cord to another. The maximum power rating will be exceeded immediately and you will run a real risk of fire or electric shock.” Can we read on the EDF website. Cascading connection, run!