You should use power bars with circuit breakers, not just plain ordinary extension cords, on your Ikea Jerker workstation to protect your computer equipment in case of an overload or a short circuit. But where to put the power bar? On the right hand side, if you are right handed, of course. Here are the two screws that will hold the power bar onto the Jerker. If you don’t get the exact distance between the mounting screws it can be difficult to mount it. Also the tighter the screws are the tighter the power bar holds on.
Here is the first power bar attached. It will power the second power bar as seen later below. This way you have access to power right at your finger tips if need be as only one plug in will be used. This is the power bar that turns everything on and off on the Jerker.
Here is the second power bar way up above the desktop at the back. There are two metal 3/4″ hanging brackets holding up the second power bar. This power bar never gets turned off, it is where everything is plugged into. The first power bar controls this one.
By powering the monitors, the CPU, and the USB hub with the second power bar we keep all the power cords out of the way behind the monitors at the back of the Jerker. The two brackets are also used to wrap the electrical cords around so they don’t droop down to the desktop cluttering up everything.
Here is a similar six inch metal hanging bracket. I didn’t mount the second power bar directly beneath the shelf because I don’t want any heavy transformers falling on my Jerker.
A side view of the complete set-up, which has five unused electrical sockets at the front. There is lots of space for iPads, iPods, cameras, and phones. Only the keyboard and the SlimBlade Trackball cords grace the desktop. I use the trackball to fight elbow pain from throttling mice. The trackball forces you to have a light touch because you cannot hold the ball rigidly like you can with a mouse when maneuvering.