Every manual I've ever read recommends promptly disconnecting the ac adapter when not in use. I've seen quite a few people leave take their laptops and leave their ac adapters still plugged-in. In fact, my brother does this all the time.
Is it a fire/shock risk to leave it plugged in? Can it be a damage the adapter? I'd love to leave my adapter for my laptop and cell phone plugged at all times as the power strip I normally use is quite unaccessible.
Can't really get a straight answer for this. If it is safe, are all these manufactures just blowing smoke?