We all know that, if the strip comes into contact with liquid it will cause a short circuit. This will trip the whole ring (or break the fuses in an older box which you really shouldn’t have any more but many houses do). If submerged the power strip would trip a GFCI protection device if there was one on the line. Therefore, if the place that you are going to place a power strip have the possibility to be flooded, having your power strip raised would protect it from that. It would also not hurt the safety features any. So using mountable power strip is a good idea.
In another situation, if you were tired of looking at the nasty tangle of power cables and power strip under your desk, so after much deliberation you can decide to mount as much as you could to the bottom of the desk. Here we are going to teach you how you keep your electrical power bar on an elevated surface. You can do it with or without a wall mount power strip.
First of all, arrange the surge protector, cables, and power bricks in the tray and make sure they all fit. Then mark on the basket where to cut so that all the outlets are fully exposed. Again, I recommend using a plastic basket to reduce the chance of electric shock. You can measure on the surge protector the area to cut out. Then mark the area using a marker and carefully cut it with a razor blade.
Now it’s finally time to mount the basket to the bottom of your desk. I choose to mount it right in the center, and pushed toward the back. That way it’s nearly impossible to see it, and no matter where outlets are in relation to my desk it will always be equally far away from them.
Enjoy your new streamlined workspace, marvel at how easy it is to sweep under your desk and how much less dust collects. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Also, I’d love to see images of your own version of the project.