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I have an power surge protector with a power switch.

I want to connect some homemade led strips powered by dc adapters to the power surge protector strip. (the led strips just plug in to turn on)

My question is that can I use the power switch on the surge protector to power on and off my lights?

I was read somewhere that it's ok for light appliances with O and I switch but idk about appliance with no power switch.

I was afraid the sudden rush of electricity from a couple of lights connected to the power surge strip can damage the lights. But isn't that what a surge protector is for?

So can I use the surge protector strip as a power switch for a couple of led strips attached without ruining my LEDs?
 

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One small downside is that switchs rated for AC operation
Typically don't handle large DC loads
The switchs will arc more and burn out quicker.
How long they last depends on the load size
And how often you turn them off/on.
 

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I was afraid the sudden rush of electricity from a couple of lights connected to the power surge strip can damage the lights. But isn't that what a surge protector is for?
No it isn't. The typical surge protector doesn't do anything about current inrush. The surges it protects against are voltage spikes. Generally they start clamping somewhere around 300 volts.
 

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But the load is AC. It doesn't turn to DC until after the adapters, which are plugged into the strip.
 
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