Having some extension cords always on hand is highly recommended, especially if you don't know how far you need to spread your equipment. Extension cords and power strips are basically temporary wirings for your gear when you're away from home, so convenience and flexibility are of the utmost importance. In terms of flexibility, long cords allow you to set up far away from the outlet. We also carry daisy chains, which let you plug extension cables into other cords or strips.
If you don't want to risk exposing your beloved gear to untamed power, look for a suitable floor unit power conditioner. Take this with you onstage to keep your equipment safe from the kind of power surges venues are constantly dealing with. Cables offering a heavy-duty construction can successfully withstand the punishment of the live stage. The right power strips give your equipment flawless protection and extended performance life.
When you're purchasing power strips, consider strips with super-secure outlet systems. We carry power strips that have their outlets widely spaced, can lock regular plugs, come with clamps to securely lock wall warts into place, and are circuit breaker protected. That's a lot of features! It will be easier to decide which power strips to buy if you ask yourself several questions. How many outlets do you need? How many pieces of your gear will you plug into the power strip? Go for the power strip that will accommodate at least as many pieces of equipment as you're planning to plug into it.
Finally, don't forget to consider the cord length you'll need for your extension cable. Figure out how far you will place the power strip from the outlet, and choose a power strip with a cord a bit longer.
How do you choose the right extension cords and power strips for your specific needs? We carry a broad range of them and sometimes it's tough to decide which one to pick. Call our Sales Engineers and we'll help you answer any questions you may have. We’ll make it easy to get the best extension cords and power strips.
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.