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Keep all your favorite devices powered with the selection of power strips, surge protectors and extension cords from Ace Hardware. Find indoor and outdoor extension cords and power strips to charge and protect your electronics. Learn the difference between surge protectors, extension cords and power strips to make the best decision for you.

Surge Protectors vs. Extension Cords vs. Power Strips

Before choosing a new extension cord, surge protector or power strip, make sure you opt for the right solution to safely power on your devices and to accommodate the location where you plan on using them. To help you narrow down your decision, understand the basic differences between surge protectors, power strips and extension cords:

What are Surge Protectors?

While surge protectors and power strips look similar, not all power strips offer surge protection. A surge protector is designed to keep important devices, like televisions, cell phones, laptops and other equipment, protected against voltage spikes that could cause significant damage.

Like power strips, surge protectors plug into wall outlets and provide outlets for multiple devices. Unlike power strips, surge protector outlets also have special features that offer more protection than basic power strips or wall outlet connections.

What are Power Strips?

Power strips are designed to distribute power to various electrical devices. They're basically extension cords with multiple outlets that allow you to quickly plug in several devices simultaneously. Many models feature an on/off switch that makes it easy to power on all connected devices.

Power strip extension cords come with indoor or outdoor ratings. Indoor power strips may be an ideal choice for devices such as appliances, audio and video equipment, lighting and power tools. Outdoor power strips are typically designed for outdoor use in covered or partially covered spaces like decks, patios, garages and gazebos. Since outdoor power strips aren't completely waterproof, they should never be used in open spaces outdoors where water or moisture could be a factor.

What are Extension Cords

While power strips and extension cords are similar in design an