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;
- 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 a Service Matrial Authorization (SMA) or call Work Control at 864-7600 or e-mail email@example.com 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 a procurement card.