How do objects get the same amount of power from one port as it would from an extension cable that splits said port in 3 or 4, wouldn’t it just cut the power in half or in quarters giving less power to the object?

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How do objects get the same amount of power from one port as it would from an extension cable that splits said port in 3 or 4, wouldn’t it just cut the power in half or in quarters giving less power to the object?

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Most things don’t use the entire amount of current that a breaker can deliver. Don’t think of the power from an outlet like it’s a set amount… The amount of power being delivered from the outlet depends on how much power is required by the things plugged into it.

You only run into trouble if there’s enough load on a single circuit to trip the breaker. And you’ll see that happen if you’re microwaving, using the toaster, and running a few other kitchen appliances at the same time

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