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Okay so I have 3 Dell U2410's, and I am going to be modifying a desk with some pretty unique features
One of these features is a power button on the desk which will switch on/off multiple components plugged into the desk via a Belkin remote surge protector with 6 remote controlled outlets and 2 always on outlets.
Ideally, I would want this to turn off all 3 of my monitors, as well as my DAC, BX5a's and my subwoofer, leaving only my PC on. As you can see, that is 7 devices, which would not work, since all three of this monitors draw relatively LOW amounts of power, I was thinking about using a cable similar to this one:
http://www.buy.com/prod/6-ft-ac-powe...213484159.html
to both eliminate clutter and allow the use of the remote surge protector.
Are there any negative effects of using such a cable, and does such a cable that splits to 3 iec-320-c13 connectors exist? if not would using one of these to accomplish the effect be bad:

Another route I have considered is this:
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...umber=AQIEC3US
with 3 of these:

Thanks in advance for any insight.
    
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I would be so scared to use my monitor any way except for exactly how it was designed to be used for. I would just get that belkin surge protector with 8 outlets... lemme look for it.

Edit: It doesn't exist, nevermind.

I would try to find out what those cables are rated for and see how many watts a monitor draws during use.
Edited by NewAtOCing - 3/15/11 at 1:56pm
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will be fine, its the same as having them plugged into gang, cant you get 1 that splits to 3. the only issue is that its one fuse between the 3. so if theres a fault its harder to to find the monitor that trips, but ive never seen a monitor trip.


[edit]
ehh ... do American plugs not have fuses..?

found.


http://www.stayonline.com/iec-c13-to...er-cables.aspx
Edited by andrewmchugh - 3/15/11 at 2:10pm
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http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPa...duct_Id=459507 Didn't know they made it with 8 outlets O.o
Would still be nice to reduce clutter though
    
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I would be so scared to use my monitor any way except for exactly how it was designed to be used for. I would just get that belkin surge protector with 8 outlets... lemme look for it.

Edit: It doesn't exist, nevermind.

I would try to find out what those cables are rated for and see how many watts a monitor draws during use.
See my last post You pointed it out so I found it lol
    
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Looking at the specifications of the U2410:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dell
ELECTRICAL
Voltage Required:
100 to 240 VAC / 50 or 60 Hz + 3Hz / 2.0 A (Max)
Power Consumption:
75 W (normal operation)
3 of these should be well within reasonable limitations of both an american outlet, a power strip, and the cable in question
    
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