Power strips are lengths of flexible cable with a block of electrical sockets that supply power to multiple devices at the same time from one power outlet. Also known as outlet strips, they are typically used to provide additional outlets in areas that don't have enough wall receptacles for the number of devices. They are portable and can be unplugged and moved to another location as needed. Power strips are ideal for homes, offices, medical facilities, and industrial environments where power distribution to several electrical devices is a priority. Select an outlet strip to match the total amperage draw of the connected devices to help prevent circuit overload.