Many of us have experienced stooping to our knees while attempting to insert a computer wire into the floor-mounted power strip.
This is a pain in the neck, particularly for elderly individuals or when attempting to diagnose an issue that necessitates repeatedly plugging and disconnecting the cable.
Here, we discuss how to mount the power strip on a wall or piece of furniture at a suitable height allowing you to reach the power source more easily.
There are power strips with mounting holes and those without.
An electric screwdriver, two wafer head screws, two plastic anchors, and a pencil are required for the first kind; just hook & loop fasteners with double-sided tapes and a pair of scissors are required for the latter.
Step 1: Select a Good Location
Make sure the power strip’s wire can extend to the closest wall outlet since it should be connected directly into the wall outlets.
Where you want to use the power strip will determine the mounting height.
For instance, while using a power strip for computers and peripherals while seated, the ideal mounting height is at shoulder height; when using a power strip in the kitchen, the ideal mounting height is just above the counter.
Step 2: Connect The Power Adapter
Use a pencil and a ruler to mark two drilling spots on the wall or furniture with the same distance as the mounting holes on the back of the power strip.
Use an electric screwdriver to create two pilot holes that are the same size as the plastic anchors’ depth and screw diameter.
Next, tap two plastic anchors into the holes with a hammer until they are level with the wall or furniture.
Last but not least, insert 2 screws into the plastic anchors, leaving around 3-5mm protruding from the furniture or wall.
The power strip must then be moved into place and mounted using the screws.
Using Hook And Loop Fasteners
The power strip may be mounted in either direction on the wall and beneath the counter, making it simpler to connect since you don’t need to drill holes in the furniture or wall.
In order for the double-sided tape to stick to the wall or furniture surface and the back of the power strip, the surfaces must first be thoroughly cleaned with a piece of dry cloth.
Next, divide the hook & loop fasteners into two stripes and attach the “hook” side to the wall and the “loop” side to the power strip, making sure that they will meet when you push the power strip up against a wall or piece of furniture.
Mountable Power Strip SUPERDANNY
Step 3: Insert the Cord
Now you may insert the cable into the wall socket and, if there is one, turn on the power.
Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any other power strips that need to be mounted to furniture or walls, or if there are any simpler methods for mounting a power strip on a wall.