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Electrical socket question...

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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So long story short, my aquarium filter overflowed and started leaking water outside of the tank. I caught it after maybe 2 cups had leaked out. The aquarium was still running, there was no sparks, sounds, smoke, anything like that. I unplugged it because the water had dribbled a bit down the wall and there was beads of water on the plug socket face. The actual aquarium equipment was plugged into a surge protector and sat on a stool with the surge protector plugged into one socket and a childproofing plug in the other one. The surge protector was dry, along with the cords up to where the cords were curved. What should I do? Wait until any possible water is dried around it? Is there a way to check if any water did get into the plug? Now I'm paranoid about starting a fire...

by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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The_Doodle
by Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:13 PM

BUMP!

HunnyBabie
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Yes, I would say wait until everything is completely dry.  Personally, I would give it 24 hours, but I don't know that much about it all.

Here's hoping you get reliable info from someone who knows!!!  :-)

Finch28
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 7:01 PM

wait a day or two and then go buy a GFCI power strip.



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