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susieq1216
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wall outlet is too far away to plug the power cable into

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Just got my Roko Streaming Stick + and my wall outlet is too far away to plug the power cable into, even with the power extender cable. Can I just use a regular extension cord to plug it into or will that affect my connection? (when I just plugged it into the usb port it said something about insufficient power)

Thanks, Susan

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NTM23
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Re: wall outlet is too far away to plug the power cable into

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That won't affect internet connection (if that's what you're talking about), but generally, it isn't a good idea to plug valuable electronics into an extension cord. I'm not saying something will definitely go wrong, but it's something you should stay away from if you can. Ideally, if you can find a way, plug the Roku stick directly into a surge protector. It works better if you plug it into an outlet as opposed to the USB port.

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NTM23
Level 9

Re: wall outlet is too far away to plug the power cable into

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That won't affect internet connection (if that's what you're talking about), but generally, it isn't a good idea to plug valuable electronics into an extension cord. I'm not saying something will definitely go wrong, but it's something you should stay away from if you can. Ideally, if you can find a way, plug the Roku stick directly into a surge protector. It works better if you plug it into an outlet as opposed to the USB port.

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