From: TILAK CHANDRA <tilak.chandra**At_Symbol_Here**WISC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Electrical options for inside fume hoods
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 13:51:50 +0000
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Based on Underwriter Laboratories (UL) recommendations:


·         Power (PTap)s  are not intended to be permanently secured to building structures tables, work benches and any other structure.

·         PTs should not be used as a substitute for fixed wiring.

·         Power taps or extension cords should not be connected to each other.. Doing this can overload the circuit creating a potential fire hazard.

·         Power taps are not designed for high power loads such as space heaters, refrigerators and microwave ovens, which can easily exceed the recommended ampere ratings on many power strips.


However they are always present inside the chemical fume hood to supply the power to various instruments.


Good luck.




Tilak Chandra, Ph.D.

Chemical Safety Specialist



Ph. 608-890-0255

       608-622-9761 (Cell)


“--our job in safety is to make the task happen, SAFELY; not to interfere with the work…” Neal Langerman




From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of George MCCALLION
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:31 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Electrical options for inside fume hoods


DCHAS group members,

Does anyone know of any power strips that are rated for use within chemical fume hoods? Typically the "standard" power strips are not recommended for such use.

Thank you in advance for any feedback you can provide.


George D. McCallion
Sr. Process Development Scientist, Chemistry
Novasep, Inc.
23 Creek Circle
Boothwyn, PA 19061
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