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One outlet, two surge protectors plugged in (one in each plug)

I have my receiver, consoles, and phone charger / misc chargers plugged into the top surge protector.

Bottom surge protector has my subwoofer, PC, Television (and currently separate monitor.. temporary though) and an external hard drive plugged into it.

Once every few weeks the power will seem to cut out, which would seem normal I guess..

But its cutting out on specific items plugged into both surge protectors all at once.. Specifically the monitor, external hard drive on one surge protector and the receiver on the other.

Any idea whats causing this but keeping the hdtv, PC and everything else on?
Edited by X3NIA - 2/2/11 at 2:59pm
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sounds like you have too much power draw from the 1 socket that your multi-plug adapter is in.each socket in your house is rated for so many amp's,here in uk its 13.things can still run fine,however the extra power draw can cause heat build-up,your surge protection socket will have a thermal fuse inside,gradually heating up causing the blip/outage,this is what its supposed to do.

to answer the second part the reason your t.v stays on afterward is its not as sensitive to the mini powercut when your socket blip's,computers are very sensitive to fluctuation in power and easily crash or psu safety features cut in.

i would get an extension lead and use less items on each plug socket extension,as the all lead back to the one on the wall and it's only meant to provide so much ampage.most people overlook this,can be serious if circuits not protected like yours,house fires can easily start by overloading sockets.say you have an 8 sockets on your extension you can use them all,for low amp things i.e;lamps,alarm clock etc etc and your tv,but having too many high drawing items will overload.

hope this helps.
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