The power strip lists the same specs on the back, adding in " watts". If I plug nothing else into the strip, is it OK to use the strip to power the fridge? The fridge manual specifically warns against using extension cords, but my lawyer-y side says that a power strip is technically not an extension cord. The fridge's sparse manual seems more concerned about using a grounded outlet that can provide the specified amount of power than warning about the dangers of extension cables. I fail to see how a compact fridge could use a full 15 amps
Whether you live in a house, apartment, condo, mobile home or dorm room , having enough electrical outlets to handle all of the accessories, appliances, and tools you need can be a challenge. Or to use one incorrectly. Plugging them into a power strip is just asking for trouble. These types of hairdressing appliances must be plugged directly into a wall outlet and preferably one with a GFCI breaker to avoid danger should those tools accidentally be exposed water.
Large appliances like refrigerators require a lot of power and frequently cycle on and off, which can easily overload a power strip. These devices should be plugged directly into a wall outlet dedicated solely to powering the appliance. If you try to plug additional appliances into the same outlet, you risk tripping the circuit. The microwave is a miracle of modern food preparation , thawing, cooking, and reheating food in a fraction of the time it takes a conventional oven.