I had about four items plugged into the surgeprotector. Only one item on.
The breaker is 15 amp? I am not sure on the terminology since I am new at
this. Anyway, I plugged a desk lamp (was turned off) into the
surgeprotector and the surgeprotector blew and the breaker went off. The
Surgeprotector is an APC unit, about $50 retail. I smell a burning smell on
the surgeprotector. I guess it is toast. Now the AC's breaker went off as
well. 20 amp I plugged another surgeprotector in and everything is working
fine again. The surgeprotector was on when I plugged the lamp in.
-What happened, in electrical terms?
-Should the surgeprotector have been off before plugging anything into it? I
plugged the lamp into the "always on" plug on the surgeprotector.
-Is the lamp bad?