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    Missouri Star

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    Question Is it safe

    Is it safe to leave your sewing machine plugged in when not in use?

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    Mine are always plugged in, but turned off when not in use. They are also all on power surgers.
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    Thank you, because I wasn't sure. It's a real pain to keep plugging and unplugging all the time.
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    Default Re: Is it safe

    Mine are always plugged in too. The thing is, plugged in things not in use still use electricity.

    http://gogreeninyourhome.com/how-to-...en-turned-off/



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    My husband saw on the news that you shouldn't leave laptops plugged in overnight so, now he is a nervous wreck about leaving items plugged in. Thank you
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    Default Re: Is it safe

    Mine are always plugged in but on power surge units. Check with your local electrical company. There can still be a draw of power and charges for electric even if units are turned off and the source unit is left on (power surgers, thermostats) I have independent heat in my sewing studio with timers and unless I turn off the thermostats completely, there still is charge for electric. Learned this from a friend of mine who ended up with the same kind of set up and a $700 heating bill for units that were turned off, but still drew electric! OUCH!

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    You could always just unplug the machine from the cord that goes into the wall, not from the wall itself if you are too worried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwellthecat View Post
    My husband saw on the news that you shouldn't leave laptops plugged in overnight so, now he is a nervous wreck about leaving items plugged in. Thank you
    Lap tops have become a little scary. I saw the two teens just charging one and it blew up because of the battery. The house camera caught it on tape. Mine is always plugged in too. It falls asleep at night, but still. Yikes



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    I must admit, I am a bit of a scaredy cat so I do unplug mine. I'm always telling my kids off (late teens) for leaving things plugged in so I have to practice what I preach lol!

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    OMG, thank you for the information. He turned 68 yesterday so, things are making him more aware.
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