Power Bars

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The practice of purchasing and installing power bars or extension cords throughout the University is actively discouraged for safety reasons as follows:

  • the likelihood of circuit overloading
  • the possibility of building electrical service overloading
  • using power bars and extension cords is unsuitable for a particular application
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  • in many cases power bars and extension cords are used for applications for which additional outlets would be more appropriate.

If you still need to purchase a power bar, submit an SMA to the Work Control Centre who will determine if the intended use is appropriate. The maximum length of power bars used on Campus will be 6 feet, and they cannot be purchased on the Procurement Card.


Facilities Management

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552