Water Resistant Power Strip

Shohero Technologies, Ltd. of Taipei, Taiwan has developed a new water resistant power strip. The strip, marketed under the name Wet Circuits, also builds in a variety of safety features not found in standard power strips including protection against overheating, sparks, and accidental electrocution. The Wet Circuits power strip is also designed to last four times longer than most power strips.
 The Wet Circuits power strip is independently wired and power only flows to an individual socket when an actual plug is fully inserted into it. (Source: Shohero Technologies, Ltd.)
The Wet Circuits power strip is independently wired and power only flows to an individual socket when an actual plug is fully inserted into it. (Source: Shohero Technologies, Ltd.)

Each power strip provides four electrical sockets that will continue to safely operate while subjected to or submerged in water for up to two hours. The Wet Circuits strip will work without problems in rain, floods, and spills. The strip can also be touched with wet hands without causing harm. This makes the strip ideal for home improvement projects, basements in flood-prone locations, and for outdoor use.

The Wet Circuits strip includes several other safety features. Each outlet is independently wired and power only flows to an individual socket when an actual plug is fully inserted into it. Fingers, pens, and even metal objects can touch or be partially inserted into a socket without any risk of electrocution. The material used for the casing is also poison-free and safe for pets and children to touch or even lick.

Another common danger of conventional power strips is overheating, especially with extension cords. The Wet Circuits power strip includes circuit breakers that discontinue the flow of electricity when the temperature rises above safe temperatures (between approximately 220-240 degrees Fahrenheit or 105-115 degrees Celsius). This feature prevents fires from overloaded and overheated cords. Similarly, the power strip limits the buildup of carbon on the circuitry which prevents sparking from the socket and the related fire risks.

TFOT has previously reported on other innovative power strips, cables, and cords including the Power-Aware Cord which glows when power is drawn through it, Flexicord’s Memory Cord which retains a shape memory over time regardless of how the cable is bent or shaped, and the Green Plug universal power adapter that would limit the need for an individual plug for each electronic device.

Read more about the Wet Circuits power strip on its product page. You can also find several videos of the strip being submerged in water on that page.