I have a pedestal fan, and an elliptical machine (gym equipment) both connected to the same 4 outlet/port power board. I.e. a board you plug into a single wall socket and now have 4 sockets to plug things into.
The fan is next to my bed so I can adjust it during the night if I am too hot/cold.
I have noticed whenever I turn the fan on or off during the night, the elliptical machine starts itself up (the lights come on, the sound comes on, the magnets engage in the wheel). FYI the elliptical machine has a self off-timer, so its actually turning back on each time this phenomena occurs.
What could be the cause of this? Why does one appliances function somehow reset or trigger the other appliance on the same power board?