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Old 22nd April 2012
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Is it safe to plug an extension cord into a surge protector?

I want to plug the power supply of an analog synth into a 6ft extension cord that is connected to a surge protector.

I'm not sure of the scientific ramifications of doing this. Is this safe? Will I still get surge protection?

To me, it seems like using the extension cord wouldn't make a difference, since wouldn't it be exactly the same as just using a longer cord?

I was hoping someone far more knowledgeable about electricity than me could explain if this is safe or what the downsides are. Can it damage the synth, start a fire, etc?

Thanks!!