Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Are extension cords & adaptors allowed?

Multiple plug adapters are not permitted on campus. Extension cords may only be used for temporary operations and must never be used as permanent wiring. Examples would include housekeepers using a vacuum cleaner and portable AV equipment.  Using the right size extension cord for the equipment being used is required. Power strips with circuit breaker protection and 3 to 20 foot cords may be used in place of residential extension cords.  Each power strip must be plugged directly into the wall outlet.  The Fire Code prohibits “daisy” chaining power strips into one another. If additional outlets are required place a work order with Physical Plant.