Should you turn off appliances At the Socket When NOT in use?

- May 06, 2020-

Should you turn off appliances At the Socket When NOT in use?

Should you turn off appliances at the socket when not in use


Should you turn off appliances At the Socket When not in use? Yes you should turn off certain appliances at the socket when not in use. If the wall socket does not have an on off switch it would need to be unplugged instead.


Electricity still runs inside an appliance even if it’s switched off. If electricity is present, there is always the possibility of something overheating or shorting out. However, it is far more likely that if something was to go wrong it would be whilst the appliance is in use.


WHERE DOES ELECTRICITY RUN INSIDE AN APPLIANCE? 

With an appliance plugged into the wall socket electricity runs first through its plug and mains cable. After that it enters the appliance and goes through a mains filter. Then on to the on off switch. Theoretically it should stop there until the on – off switch is activated. But it is possible for power to also go to the main PCB, the door lock, control panel.


So, for security, you should turn off certain appliances at the socket when not in use