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I’ve been using these short extension things for those annoying odd sized plugs that would otherwise use up multiple sockets. Works great for me
Get yourself a bunch of these and use liberally with all your warts. You’ll need to switch to grounded 3-prong power strip, but that’s a good idea anyway.
[UL Listed] Miady Short Power... [link]
Just get a pack of these, and you can use fewer strips.
I just use 8" extensions. Works well for most situations.
I just use these...
Like these, right? They are super handy.
[UL Listed] Miady Short Power Extension Cord Outlet Saver, 16AWG/13A, 3 Prong (10 Pack, Black, 8 Inch) [link]
These work great with wall worts.
I was thinking of cutting these in half for my outputs. Did you cut up some extension cords or buy individual female plugs like these?
Might I suggest something like these to give you all your outlets back from the wall warts?
Short outlet extension cords
This is what I have. No major complaints. I wish the power ports were a little more spaced out but I just bought some of these wide-gauge extensions and it solved the problem.
Mini extension cables so you can fit a bunch of transformers on a power strip
I use [these things](www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9MCTGL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_GDN607GGWF19H076Z0TK) to get those wall watt adapters to fit where they don’t want to, but I don’t know if that will work for your case (they might be too short)
I use a samson s-patch plus patchbay for the audio cables, a motu midi TimePiece AV USB patchbay for the midi cables, and triplite isobar ultras for the power cables. It helps to have a desk with good cable management like the output platform desk or something similar. With my setup you don't even see any cables except for the three power cables from the 3 isobars to the outlets and the two audio cables to the studio monitors. Just don't look at the back of the patchbays lol!
Something like this can help make sure you can use every outlet on the power strips even if you have big wall warts:
Feel you could have bought some 8in extension cords to actually get to use every outlet in your strips so you could buy fewer strips.
But then they couldn't sell you these.
Try something like this: [UL Listed] Miady Short Power Extension Cord Outlet Saver, 16AWG/13A, 3 Prong (10 Pack, Black, 8 Inch) [link]
I've never heard of these before, thanks for the tip. Totally getting some.
I bought these. [UL Listed] Miady Short Power Extension Cord Outlet Saver, 16AWG/13A, 3 Prong (10 Pack, Black, 8 Inch) [link]
Just get those super short extension plugs: [link]
(That's US Amazon, but I'm sure it exists for UK outlets too).
Wall wart plugs need to die. Worse idea ever, always causing issues.
What is your peak power usage for each NAS? at 12V 1.5A it can't be any more than 18W, so assuming 18W x 6 = 108W
Just look at the run time charts from the respective UPS vendor like:
Find one that will give you the time you need. (may have to search APC UPS Run time chart or Cyberpower UPS run time chart from your location because they may have a UK or EU specific chart).
The main goal of a UPS it to keep your devices running for a short period to allow for a safe shutdown. Of course you can choose a beefy UPS to allow it to run for a couple hours, but you will need a fairly large and expensive one to do so. You may be better off with two or three smaller ones rather than one large one to get the time you need at an affordable price.
I use one for my main NAS and Windows server. A separate one for my Router, modem, switch, and yet another for my backup NAS and home surveillance system (in different location though, so unavoidable). I can get about an hour of runtime for all of those. Like you, I get occasional short power outages, probably at least a dozen times a year. Usually just a few minutes, occasionally a few hours.
Liberators are nice to have around
And they make power strips with adapter plugs in mind
12" power cord extension
Always best to have a bunch of these, which solve all kinds of power strip problems. [link]
I bought a bunch of 6-8 inch (15-20 cm) extension cords on Amazon and keep them around for just such an occasion.
U.S. version here.
Get one maybe of these
For your wall-warts (big power blocks) use these so they don’t block additional outlets.
If you don’t feel comfortable doing electrical work use something like this to extend power to your TV and soundbar. This one is recessed and have a cable pass through so your HDMI cables can follow the same path.
The idea is that you can use some Velcro to manage all your wired inside that wire channel behind your stand. Then you’ll have your video wires fished to the TV in-wall.
To best dress your wires; you should pull the stand out from the wall. Place all the components on the stand, then wire and dress all the cabling from the back of the stand. Make sure you overshoot your wire length for all in-wall cabling (you can loop a long wire, you can’t stretch a short one)
I love these short cords.