Extension Cords/Surge Protectors

Extension cords may be used on a limited basis in Student Housing facilities. Regular household extension cords are not to be used. Only cords with an AWG (American Wire Gauge) rating of 14 or lower, which are 25’ or less, may be used. Extension cords may be plugged into circuit breaker protected power strips but power strips should not be plugged into extension cords. Extension cords and power strips should never be placed above ceiling tiles, underneath carpet or stabled or pinched in anyway. Only power strips and multi-plugs with build in circuit breakers (surge protectors) may be used.