Sex Toys and Lightning Protection? No kidding....

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Sex Toys and Lightning Protection? No kidding....

Bignuf Bignuf
We had a big lightning storm here last night. Lost power in evening, apparently again LATE last night. Seems the lightning fried a radio-alarm clock and one small TV we have in our kitchen. I just realized that among my UPSCALE "adult toys", there is about $1000 of "rechargeable" toys plugged into two outlets in our bedroom, with NO "lightning surge protection". I am heading to the hardware store this morning to get a surge protection power strip for a few more items we keep plugged in (the charger for our yard tools) as well as my expensive "toys". Anyone else ever think of this issue, or do you use..ha, ha...lightning PROTECTION?
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My rechargable toys stay plugged in, but no surge suppressor,
newfoundlust , P'Gell , namelesschaos , Bignuf , jc123
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My rechargable toys stay plugged in, with a surge suppressor,
DeliciousSurprise , liilii080 , TheeGirlNextDoor , Hallmar82
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My recharable toys do not stay plugged in. I plug them in before using them, or when they are drained only.
Taylor , padmeamidala , Mr. E , froggiemoma , Jul!a , daniel and frances , Kissaki , Redboxbaby , Shellz31 , LostBoy988 , kelaaa33wish , Envy , Coralbell , ToyBoy , Adriana Ravenlust , ToyTimeTim , KnK , Tuesday , El-Jaro , idunshire , The Curious Couple , toxie m , MaryExy , Maeby , melianofvalinor9 , Fun Lover , Kindred , Waterfall , Bunnycups , PiratePrincess , married with children , null , zeebot , MJ1337 , Wild Orchid , Jazz , SiNn , TheeGirlNextDoor , KrazyKandy , Misfit Momma , indiglo , Lummox , Miss Nessa , jc123 , potstickers , Katastophy , AndromedaJane , domsub1993 , LavenderSkies , Raizer911 , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , NarcissisticLust
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Total votes: 61 (59 voters)
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06/24/2011
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DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I'm in a metropolitan area with lots of large buildings, so lightning killing my electronics is... Not a big concern. Even so, everything gets plugged into a surge protector, because who wants to take a chance?
06/24/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We had a big lightning storm here last night. Lost power in evening, apparently again LATE last night. Seems the lightning fried a radio-alarm clock and one small TV we have in our kitchen. I just realized that among my UPSCALE "adult ...
We usually don't leave ours plugged in. I am about to put a power strip into my wife's bedside table however, so that is a good idea to make it a surge protector strip. thanks.
06/24/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
dont leave mine plugged in
06/24/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I have two surge protectors in my bedroom and there's not a lot of spare space on the one that's easily accessible, so I'll only plug something in if it needs to be charged at that moment.
06/24/2011
daniel and frances daniel and frances
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We had a big lightning storm here last night. Lost power in evening, apparently again LATE last night. Seems the lightning fried a radio-alarm clock and one small TV we have in our kitchen. I just realized that among my UPSCALE "adult ...
I wish I could leave mine out and plugged in. It would save me wondering what toy I can use that's not dead when the mood strikes. Great idea though!
06/24/2011
LostBoy988 LostBoy988
Better to be safe than sorry so just unplug them after you are done charging.
06/24/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I live out in the sticks and we get a lot of lighting storms in summer. We have had a couple of strikes on the actual house that wiped out the hot water cyclinder and another time it sent sparks through a power point, lighting up the bedroom and blowing a walk-a-bout phone.
So there is no way in hell that I'm leaving any of my toys plugged in!

Whenever there is a storm here, EVERYTHING gets unplugged - right down to the toaster and pest contro.

I have a surge protector for my important items in my bedroom, like the tv, laptop etc. But I still don't trust that and unplug everything. Better to be safe than sorry!

I just recharge my toys when they need it. Even those like the Fun Factory Delight which are made to be on charge 24/7. If the battery doesn't last as long (can't see how it shortens the battery by only charging when needed), then so be it. At least I'll have it for longer than I would if lighting strikes here again.
06/24/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We had a big lightning storm here last night. Lost power in evening, apparently again LATE last night. Seems the lightning fried a radio-alarm clock and one small TV we have in our kitchen. I just realized that among my UPSCALE "adult ...
OMG. I have never thought to put my Wahl and my Hitachi on a surge protector! That's a great idea! I also have a heating pad plugged in next to my bed, on the same extension cord as the toy and I wouldn't want that to fry either.

I have been freaked out during thunder storms, when we are making love. I live in fear of the power going out before I get to come with my Wahl and My Man. A few weeks ago, I rushed an orgasm, because I thought we were going to lose power.

UPDATE

I just asked My Man, he said my extension cord IS plugged into a surge protector. He's an engineer, I doubt he would have let that go. The surge protector is behind the water bed, so I forgot about it.

But, great idea, Bignuf!
06/24/2011
Envy Envy
I don't keep things plugged into anything unless they need to be charged. When done I remove them, toys and non toys alike. Last time I left things plugged in, they wouldn't hold charges like they used to anymore. That goes for an old iPod Video and a laptop battery.
06/24/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I only plug my toys in when they need to charge. I do use a power bar with a surge protector though, just so I can get more charged at one time.
06/24/2011
KnK KnK
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We had a big lightning storm here last night. Lost power in evening, apparently again LATE last night. Seems the lightning fried a radio-alarm clock and one small TV we have in our kitchen. I just realized that among my UPSCALE "adult ...
This is something I really hadn't considered. Oy. I had a USB rechargeable toy (the Mia), before I lost it. But it only ever charged in my laptop, which was hooked up to a surge protector...
06/24/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
All my electronics get unplugged when a storm approaches. The thing is even the best surge protectors will not stop a lightning strike for getting through. We are talking more power/amps/volts than can be reproduced by man. A surge protector is a good idea but should not be considered a safe way of protecting from lightning. Mother nature is a bitch when she gets pissed off, nothing can stop her when she gets going.
06/24/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Could you make a claim on your renters or homeowners insurance for sex toys?
06/24/2011
idunshire idunshire
I don't keep things plugged in, it's such an electricity drain even if you think it's not doing anything and you don't think it's 'on'.
06/24/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
My toys aren't plunged into a surge protector at the moment. I intend to but I keep for getting to buy one. I really should wouldn't what to lose my beloved Wahl.
06/24/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I only plug in rechargeable toys when they are dead.
06/24/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
OMG. I have never thought to put my Wahl and my Hitachi on a surge protector! That's a great idea! I also have a heating pad plugged in next to my bed, on the same extension cord as the toy and I wouldn't want that to fry either.

I ...
If you really, REALLY depend on that Wahl and Hitachi, just get one of those "emergency backup power units". They stay plugged in and have both AC and DC outlets on them that you can use in an emergency. Mine will keep my portable TV running all night long, so I have no doubt it could power the Hitachi for a good number of hours. Ours is the DURACELL Emergency Backup Power Unit, with three AC outlets...under $150 at Amazon. That would end your stress!!! Blackout...NO PROBLEM. Keep buzzing away. I may try the "how long will it last" with our Hitachi vibe tonight, in fact.
06/24/2011
Maeby Maeby
Aren't you not supposed to leave rechargeable toys plugged in for too long, though? I thought it shortened the battery life or something.
06/24/2011
melianofvalinor9 melianofvalinor9
I do use a surge protector but I never leave my toys plugged in.
06/24/2011
iveversxe iveversxe
I use surge protectors for everything. I once had a computer that was fried during a storm, so now I'm paranoid and always play it safe. D:
06/24/2011
liilii080 liilii080
My *favorite* 2 rechargeables stay plugged in to a surge protector 24/7 but the rest are stored until I want them.
06/24/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I don't keep my toys plugged in. I would be nervous about something happening if I had them plugged in during a storm though.
06/24/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I use surge protectors for my electronics and my toys. But I don't keep my toys plugged in anyway. When there is a bad storm I turn off the lights and electronics and don't run any water. I think I've seen too many shows about lightning on the discovery channel.
06/24/2011
married with children married with children
I dont leave any battery chargers plugged in, unless they are charging a battery
06/25/2011
zeebot zeebot
I never even thought of that! I don't like to leave toys plugged in though, isn't it bad for the batteries?
06/27/2011
Istanbull Istanbull
Everything we have that uses electricity, uses batteries and we just use lithiums untill they die.
06/27/2011
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I dont have any adult toy plugged in for long
06/28/2011
Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
My toys are only plugged in when they need to be, but it just so happens that I plug them into a surge bar anyway.
06/28/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Could you make a claim on your renters or homeowners insurance for sex toys?
Man, I really want to have the fun of doing that and freaking out our agent. Heh, heh, heh.
06/28/2011
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