Timers and power bars.

For lights I have them on a timer however I wanted to know if I could plug the timer into the wall and then plug the power bar into the timer? Will this shut off all the outlets in the power bar when the timer says so? Is this a fire hazard?

1.Timer plugged into wall socket
2. Attach power bar to timer
3. When timer says it's time to shut down will it = all power bar outlets turned off as well = safe from fire hazard?


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it'd be fine, as long as your powerbar is not drawing more current than the timer can handle (usually rated at 10A).