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4 Gang Socket For Only £1.00 @ Poundland

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6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago
4-way (or 4-gang) electrical socket extension lead enables you to plug in four different electrical items from just one plug socket. It's high quality, safe and durable too, and
complies with all the relevant British Standards, including BS 1363 for plug sockets.

4-gang socket
BS1363
Fitted plug
Amazing value

******Poundland have to follow the same strict safety standards as all other suppliers. Just because it costs a pound it doesn't mean that its going to explode*********
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#1
http://www.poundland.co.uk/images/386/original/4-gang-plug.jpg
#2
good find heat added
#3
Impressive that picture made me go weak at the knees !! All joking aside good price for an essential item.

Heat added !
#4
Heat added got 1 a while back seems to be faulty in one soket and cable is very short but cheap and extremily usefull
#5
I got a couple a while back from poundland. You get a lot of "free" sparkles when you plug something in. But has done the job so far.
#6
pet2000
I got a couple a while back from poundland. You get a lot of "free" sparkles when you plug something in. But has done the job so far.


LOL :thumbsup:
#7
Rather pay a bit more for a decent safer one
banned#8
cable is really short would rather pay a few pound extra to get a better one
#9
pet2000
I got a couple a while back from poundland. You get a lot of "free" sparkles when you plug something in. But has done the job so far.


Yes, Heat WILL be added when these cheap and nasty things set on fire:whistling:
#10
had one since xmas, not problems so far, probably all made in some factory in china anyway along side more expensive ones
#11
How much???
#12
bigsky
How much???


£1 Mate :-D
#13
babe2011
cable is really short would rather pay a few pound extra to get a better one


Arrrggghhhh - I think any post from Poundland should come accompanied with the following phrase

Poundland have to follow the same strict safety standards as all other suppliers. Just because it costs a pound it doesn't mean that its going to explode
#14
babe2011
cable is really short would rather pay a few pound extra to get a better one


ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I just bought the same thing from ASDA today for double the price.
Mine should be better then?
#15
I got some similar looking ones from ikea for a similar price a few years ago and the plugs dont go into mine very easily. Its actually really hard to push the plugs in. I also have a more expensive one which is much easier to use.
Of course, these could be different but I just wanted to point out that can be a difference between expensive sockets and cheap ones.
#16
Bought 4 of these before Chrimbo, yes the Cable is short, very short, so short that plugged in to the wall socket it was so short the 4 way wouldn't lie flat of the floor and my plug sockets are only low. BTW did I mention the Cable is Short ;-)

But you pays your money and takes your choice, but disappointed as I don't get free sparks.

Personally I think they are great and for a quid you can't complain.
#17
These have been in Poundland for the last 2 years!
#18
It'll only catch fire if you overload it, in which case, you deserve to loose everthing in a big house shaped inferno
#19
I got some similar looking ones from ikea for a similar price a few years ago and the plugs dont go into mine very easily. Its actually really hard to push the plugs in. I also have a more expensive one which is much easier to use.
Of course, these could be different but I just wanted to point out that can be a difference between expensive sockets and cheap ones.


I expect you're one of the few people who join hotukdeals looking for more expensive products then? ;)
#20
craigstephens
It'll only catch fire if you overload it, in which case, you deserve to loose everthing in a big house shaped inferno


You can't overload it as its a 13amp device, protected by a 13amp fuse. If you overload it (i.e draw more than 13 amps) the fuse will blow well before anything inside starts to get warm, lets alone burn... And thats the same for ALL products of this type. Just because these are cheap doesn't make them unsafe.. For them to be available for sale, they have to be British Standards approved and I can confirm that they carry the "CE" mark.

At the end of the day, the British plug is over engineered by a mile... Where as Euro/US plugs are made of tiny metal connectors which are only just capable of carrying the current they are designed for, UK plugs have a slab of copper.. So they could carry much more than 13 amps (probably 100s of amps) of current. So any device designed to work with British plugs, are more than capable of carrying 13amps.. Thats not to say that even at 13amps you could have a fault which would lead to a fire.. But there is nothing dangerous about these sockets.

I have loads of them and I draw a good amount of current through them.. They don't spark.. They don't smoke and I would put my reputation on the line to say that they are as safe as any other similar product

Jon
#21
Bought 5 of these in the past, 3 are in the bin. The internal shutters jam/break easily. I'm always in for a bargain, but have learnt my lesson here & wouldn't buy again. No disrespect to the OP.
#22
jweaver
You can't overload it as its a 13amp device, protected by a 13amp fuse. If you overload it (i.e draw more than 13 amps) the fuse will blow


You'd be surprised how much current it takes to blow one of these. I did a bench test & it took 25A for just over a minute to blow one. Mind, even at the current I wouldn't expect it to burst into flames.
#23
Derek_Duval
Bought 5 of these in the past, 3 are in the bin. The internal shutters jam/break easily. I'm always in for a bargain, but have learnt my lesson here & wouldn't buy again. No disrespect to the OP.


There is no doubt that the materials used won't be the same as if you bought a quality version.. But I question why someone would be plugging in and removing plugs so often that you would brak this.

If you have a particular application where you need to connect/remove a plug countless times, then of course you should be something better made.. But these would normally be used in an environment where the plug stay connected (i.e behind the TV).

There is no doubt that you get what you pay for.. But when you are paying £1 for an item like this, you need to be mindful that its not going to be as hardy as something costing a lot more.

I have many of these and they are all use in environments where the plugs are never removed and to be honest, I expect them to last forever.. I just can't imagine how they could ever break or go wrong...

Jon
#24
Derek_Duval
You'd be surprised how much current it takes to blow one of these. I did a bench test & it took 25A for just over a minute to blow one. Mind, even at the current I wouldn't expect it to burst into flames.


I wouldn't be surprised at all.. When you say "blow one"? You mean a fuse?? The whole point of a fuse (and an MCB for that matter) is that it blow in a logarithmic fashion.. i.e 13AMP forever.. 14amp for 100 hours.. 15 amps for 90 hours..... .... 100 amps for 1 second.

Whether the device cost £1 or £1000 the same principal would be in place.. 25As for 1 minute is quite normal.. But its not the socket which blows.. Its the fuse.. And it does this EXACTLY as its ment too.. The point is that the tiny wire in the fuse, is MUCH less able (and therefore more likely to blow) than the copper inside the stock.

25A is nothing for a British plug.. The point is that as long as you have a 13 amp fuse installed, there is no fault condition which could cause the socket to catch on fire, before the fuse blows.

Jon
#25
Defo Agree With You
#26
Derek_Duval
You'd be surprised how much current it takes to blow one of these. I did a bench test & it took 25A for just over a minute to blow one. Mind, even at the current I wouldn't expect it to burst into flames.

No, because the fuse still heats faster than the cable - which is the whole point. So you can overload for a while, because appliances may use significantly more power right after switching on. Spikes up to 50A are not impossible when you switch on a big motor or transformer.

The only time when a fuse has to act fast is a short circuit. That produces currents around 200A, and it should blow the fuse within milliseconds.
#27
I had a 4way go BANG on me not long ago - wasn't a cheapo one either.
I took it apart and found the live and neutral rails were separated at one spot by a very thin small piece of plastic, and I think the thing had done a momentary arc at each power-on (the plugs were never moved) until enough of that plastic burned away to let it blow completely.
#28
These are rubbish and not worth a pound
#29
MrPuddington
No, because the fuse still heats faster than the cable - which is the whole point. So you can overload for a while, because appliances may use significantly more power right after switching on. Spikes up to 50A are not impossible when you switch on a big motor or transformer.

The only time when a fuse has to act fast is a short circuit. That produces currents around 200A, and it should blow the fuse within milliseconds.


In my experience, it'll trip a 32A ringmain MCB well before a blowing 13A fuse. I agree with all the responses, I was just making the point that it won't just blow a fuse after it reaches 13A.
#30
good if you like your house being set on fire - my friend purchased some of these for his house and just after xmas this year they were out and an electrical fault caused their conservatory and half the house to burn down.

£1 is cheap but at what cost? lets just thank god that they were out and not asleep when it happened else it could have killed them and their 3 children. Never penny pinch when it comes to electricity and your families safety. I always buy quality equipment.
#31
neo3998
good if you like your house being set on fire - my friend purchased some of these for his house and just after xmas this year they were out and an electrical fault caused their conservatory and half the house to burn down.

£1 is cheap but at what cost? lets just thank god that they were out and not asleep when it happened else it could have killed them and their 3 children. Never penny pinch when it comes to electricity and your families safety. I always buy quality equipment.


Poundland have to follow the same strict safety standards as all other suppliers. Just because it costs a pound it doesn't mean that its going to explode:thinking:

Its Prob The Christmas Tree That Got Caught On Fire Buy S:stocking:omething Else M8
#32
SpiceHut
Poundland have to follow the same strict safety standards as all other suppliers. Just because it costs a pound it doesn't mean that its going to explode:thinking:


That may be true in theory, but any factory (here, China, wherever) can stamp a "CE" mark on something then do a deal with poundland to get their unsafe, untested product into stores.

No idea about this specifically, but customs often decide to test things like this (usually only AFTER someone reports a problem, fire, etc!) and they turn out not to meet CE regulations. Check the EU site, e.g.

http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=276
(scroll down the left and look at 58, 64 and 65).

Or you can search the same site:
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex_search.cfm?zoek=extension
#33
SpiceHut
Poundland have to follow the same strict safety standards as all other suppliers. Just because it costs a pound it doesn't mean that its going to explode:thinking:

Its Prob The Christmas Tree That Got Caught On Fire Buy S:stocking:omething Else M8


shut up you idiot, it was a proven electrical fault - stated by the fire brigade, not an overloaded circuit. I was just saying dont buy this **** as it could be your family or loved ones dying in their sleep through inhaling toxic smoke.

what a stupid comment!!!
#34
A new one may meet the relevant standards for insulation, protection etc, but the issue with cheap electrical sockets is that they wear out quickly in use. The chances are the contacts are made of a relatively light duty metal which will fail to give a reliable connection after some use. An intermittent connection on live or neutral will result in heat at the connector and fire. The fuse does not offer any protection in this situation.

To fit it in one place and not move it around might be ok, but I wouldn't want to risk it myself.

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