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Check amazon for extension cords. They sell packs of 6/12 inch cords that you can plug into each outlet on a strip and then use to plug in any kind of accessory, like wall warts or smart plugs. It’s not elegant looking, but it’s the best way I’ve found to make use of every socket on a power strip, at least without getting a strip with outlets that rotate to give you more room.
Something like this:
I'm a fan of these
My brother has a vertdesk (just a different electric sit/stand desk) and he as a tripe monitor mount and got some power extension cables. Should be able to get you up and down without having things come unplugged, and "float" your monitors.
Also, how do you like the EvoDesk? Any good?
Do yourself a favor and pick up a pack of these. 1 foot extension cords made specifically for this reason. Lets you plug big bulky things into them so your not fighting over real estate on your outlets. Makes cord management easier too.
Get a bunch of these. It will change your life. [link]
Something like this would do the job
Etekcity Power Extension Cord Short Cable, Outlet Saver, 3 Prong, 16AWG 13A, UL Listed (10 Pack, 1 Foot) [link]
Just buy a pack of short extension cables. End of problem.
Here's an example on Amazon.
Plug between the outlet and the wall wart, problem solved.
I have the same issue with my UPS. I picked up some mini extensions from amazon for power bricks to allow them to plug neatly into the UPS.
Etekcity 10 Pack Power Extension Cord Cable, 16AWG-13A, 3 Prong Grounded, UL Listed (Black, 1-Foot) [link]
Getting an all in one made the most sense to me but these adapters make life so much easier. Never worry about fitting adapters again.
Run those through a simple power switch like
Technical Pro PS9U Rack Mount Power Supply with 5V USB Charging Port [link]
Do this with every retro Console. Old plugs are vampires that will sit there bleeding excess energy as heat. Ever touch your Sega bricks on powered off consoles? Still warm. They suck juice all day if left to their own devices. You can juice your whole setup with one switch or break it down system to system. Using smart plugs paired with an Amazon echo makes for some star trek fun of turning on your setup with verbal commands.
The above is a simple example. You can upgrade that a step further and run your technical pro switch through a power conditioner. And use that as a master shutdown.
Being able to tightly control power on a multi system hookup is vital. You'll save wear on your systems and not run your power bill up. Plus it's fun!
Just want to link to what might be the single greatest thing I've ever bought on Amazon: [link]
10-pack of 1 foot outlet extenders for $22.
That link's broken in my browser, but the short link works:
I've bought these a couple of times; they're great.
Oh if I’m following correctly you might want to get some of these which permit you to plug in all your “wall warts” on a single power strip.
1ft extension cords should help with your power brick woes:
Or buy a squid:
Go on Amazon and get a pack of "plug saver"s or "outlet savers" get 16AWG. Something like this (but there may be cheaper, I just did a quick search) - [link]
They are called liberators and you can buy them on Amazon:
I bought these because of the same issue
There are tons of solutions on amazon for this exact 'problem'..?
I bought a pack of 6 inch extension cords. I am surprised at how many times I have used them in other similar situations. Might have been these:
One of these would have helped get you the 6" you needed [link]
Who would ever do this in a world?! [link]
Perhaps these might help in that case? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CEJW0WQ/ I use them for wall-warts when outlets are spaced too closely together, but might get you some improved contact with your PDU sockets.
A law should be passed!
Or any of a million other solutions.
Or, we could pass a law! Pitchforks! Torches!
Probably a conspiracy to sell more of these:
Agreed, labeling them is the best way to do it, even when they're plugged in. For my wall warts, I have them attached to a power strip with these 1ft extension cords so I can actually fit more than one in a strip. All of my electronics I don't use very often (old video game systems, VCRs, old towers, etc) get plugged into one of these power strips so they don't leach power when off. Each switch has a label for the device plugged into it and each cord plugged into it is also labeled. I have all the extenders labeled as well. This way no matter where I am in the power chain, I know what's plugged into what. The only thing that isn't labeled is the powerstrips ...yet.
I got these to go with my UPS [link]