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4 Gang Socket Plug only £1.00 instore @ Poundland

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#1
Also in the 99p Shop
#2
The quality of these are not great, I noticed that the plugs spark when inserted to it.
Still can't moan at the price.
[mod]#3
Hancock
The quality of these are not great, I noticed that the plugs spark when inserted to it.
Still can't moan at the price.


No problems here; we have a few of these knocking about the house
#4
Hancock
The quality of these are not great, I noticed that the plugs spark when inserted to it.
Still can't moan at the price.


Never had a problem with mine and they comply with BS1336/A:thumbsup:
#5
Can't grumble at the price, always useful to have a spare too. How long is the flex on these?
#6
lpjones
Can't grumble at the price, always useful to have a spare too. How long is the flex on these?


15 Inches :thumbsup:
#7
Thanks for posting this.

My local Poundland has never had any of these in stock whenever I've checked, but I'll have another look during the week.
#8
Yet another item at Poundland which has been available for well over a year.
Cheaper at the 99p store.
#9
240v can kill is it really worth the risk? for the sake of your family and your home buy a named version, they are only a couple of pounds more.
#10
Captain Hook
240v can kill is it really worth the risk? for the sake of your family and your home buy a named version, they are only a couple of pounds more.


Never had a problem with mine and they comply with BS1336/A FFS

I thought it was you every time these come up:whistling: Please provide proof or go away:p

http://hotukdeals.com/item/221280/4-plug-gang-socket-extention-lead-j/?p=2631755#post2631755
#11
Geemac
Never had a problem with mine and they comply with BS1336/A FFS


If that is right I would be even more worried.. try googling that standard
#12
Captain Hook
If that is right I would be even more worried.. try googling that standard


My BAD BS1368/A:oops:
#13
The 99p shop ones definitely aren't 15 inches - I'd be surprised if they're longer than 6 inches!

Saying that, providing you're not using them for high-end AV or computer gear, can't really go wrong eh?
#14
newsgroupmonkey
The 99p shop ones definitely aren't 15 inches - I'd be surprised if they're longer than 6 inches!

Saying that, providing you're not using them for high-end AV or computer gear, can't really go wrong eh?


Sorry I disagree I have Two in front of me One is 14 inches the other is 15 inches:thumbsup: I buy from both shops they are sold with the plug plugged in to the furthest socket Six inches would not be long enough to do that :whistling:
#15
Geemac
Sorry I disagree I have Two in front of me One is 14 inches the other is 15 inches:thumbsup: I buy from both shops they are sold with the plug plugged in to the furthest socket Six inches would not be long enough to do that :whistling:


OK, i just have 2 in front of me that I bought on Friday in the 99p shop.

Mine only just let the 4 way touch the floor from the standard socket!
#16
YAY, a subject i can have a positive input on.


Right, dear those of a lesser electronic knowledge.

first...240v AC(or 250V AC for that matter) is wholely unlikely to ACTAULLY kill you, unless you are rather unlucky. touching a live, or neutral, wire at 240vac WILL hurt, and it MIGHT burn....but its not an instant killer. if you are wet, or touch BOTH at the same time, then its a different story.

Next, houses are fitted with these things called circuit breakers, and also earth trips. most of these opperate on a 10 millisecond basis. meaning that as soon as a wiring fault occurs, as in a short, or a shock, its only live for 10 milliseconds.

3rd. a £1 4 way gang will have EXACTLY the same internals as a £5 one. the difference is in the moulding, NOT the actaul metal work ( anyone even looked inside a 4 way extension) you may notice a plug being slightly loose, or maybe tight, into a £1 extension....this does not pose a threat, or risk to life.

4th. risk of fire. This is solely down to the user. if you connect a 2kw heater, a hairdryer, the iron, and the tv all to one 4 way extension...then you are asking for trouble. the fuse in the plug is STILL 13 amps, so there fore, any device plugged into the 4 way should not be capable of drawing any more than 2 amps for any period of time. For instance, at the bottom of my bed is a £1 4 way.....i have 2 mobile phone chargers plugged into it, and my ipod charger. now and again my mrs plugs her GHD's into it. This is fine. as is xmas tree lights, small tv's/skybox/digibox/amplifier.........

Someone mentioned surge arresters. Don't waste your money. ive seen £100 belkin surge protectors that do nothing to protect...if anything, they cause more problems.

Lastly, if in doubt, go round your house and change all the single sockets for double sockets....that way you won't need to plug a 4 way into a 4 way to run your tv........take for example, my AV kit includes : Tv, skybox,ps3,amplifier,av receiver, ipod station, router,500gb external hard drive, house phone...so thats 9 items all plugged into the mains..........simple answer.....install another double socket, giving 4, and use 3 4 way extensions. SIMPLES
#17
Just make sure these are 13Amps. Sometimes ive seen cheap 4ways with lower fuse rates. Only plug in items up to its rated value.
#18
newsgroupmonkey
OK, i just have 2 in front of me that I bought on Friday in the 99p shop.

Mine only just let the 4 way touch the floor from the standard socket!


Isn’t unusual to have sockets more that 12 inches from the floor:whistling:
#19
Since I bought some of these at Poundland over 2 years ago, I think this is more of a standard price than a deal. I suppose inflation has brought the relative price down by, oh, about 3p.
#20
k13 wjd
YAY, a subject i can have a positive input on.


Right, dear those of a lesser electronic knowledge.

first...240v AC(or 250V AC for that matter) is wholely unlikely to ACTAULLY kill you, unless you are rather unlucky. touching a live, or neutral, wire at 240vac WILL hurt, and it MIGHT burn....but its not an instant killer. if you are wet, or touch BOTH at the same time, then its a different story.

Next, houses are fitted with these things called circuit breakers, and also earth trips. most of these opperate on a 10 millisecond basis. meaning that as soon as a wiring fault occurs, as in a short, or a shock, its only live for 10 milliseconds.

3rd. a £1 4 way gang will have EXACTLY the same internals as a £5 one. the difference is in the moulding, NOT the actaul metal work ( anyone even looked inside a 4 way extension) you may notice a plug being slightly loose, or maybe tight, into a £1 extension....this does not pose a threat, or risk to life.

4th. risk of fire. This is solely down to the user. if you connect a 2kw heater, a hairdryer, the iron, and the tv all to one 4 way extension...then you are asking for trouble. the fuse in the plug is STILL 13 amps, so there fore, any device plugged into the 4 way should not be capable of drawing any more than 2 amps for any period of time. For instance, at the bottom of my bed is a £1 4 way.....i have 2 mobile phone chargers plugged into it, and my ipod charger. now and again my mrs plugs her GHD's into it. This is fine. as is xmas tree lights, small tv's/skybox/digibox/amplifier.........

Someone mentioned surge arresters. Don't waste your money. ive seen £100 belkin surge protectors that do nothing to protect...if anything, they cause more problems.

Lastly, if in doubt, go round your house and change all the single sockets for double sockets....that way you won't need to plug a 4 way into a 4 way to run your tv........take for example, my AV kit includes : Tv, skybox,ps3,amplifier,av receiver, ipod station, router,500gb external hard drive, house phone...so thats 9 items all plugged into the mains..........simple answer.....install another double socket, giving 4, and use 3 4 way extensions. SIMPLES


I'm not trying to start an argument and don't want to get into a slanging match, but you make some very dangerous and incorrect statements above. Firstly you need to understand that it's not the voltage, but the current that will kill you. You only need 10mA across your chest to disrupt your heart pattern and induce a cardiac arrest. Slightly higher currents flowing through other parts of the body can have a similar effect. The UK mains supply is more than adequate to do this under most circumstances. Because of the way the UK mains system is configured you only need to touch the live conductor to receive a shock (unless you are very well insulated from earth).

Secondly, don't assume all homes are fitted with devices (RCDs) to interrupt the supply of current in the event of detecting an earth fault. In practice many home do not have these devices. Do not assume an MCB or Fuse performs the same function as an RCD. Most domestic RCDs are designed to trip when detecting a 30mA. Consider the smallest MCB/fuse you are likely to find in a consumer unit is 5A and remember 10mA can kill.

Third. Your statement that all extensions are basically the same internally is very wrong. I've had experience in examining many different makes and I can assure you that the quality varies enormously. The cheaper models tend to have the internal distribution bars poorly spot welded together, or in some circumstances I've seen them just held together by a friction push fit. Poor joints generate heat. the heat is proportional to the square of the current drawn i.e. you may get away with running a few low current devices on them but try and draw a large current and you could be asking for trouble. The problem might not manifest instantly but may worsen with time as the poor joints become more resistive and hence get hotter.

Another poster stated that the extensions were stamped with a BS number. Unfortunately this might not mean a thing. I've seen many far eastern products stamped with a variety of approval marks that they clearly failed to meet.

I'm not trying to scaremonger and the extensions described in the post may be perfectly safe. At the end of the day the choice is yours, but please consider carefully as to whether you think saving a few pounds on a product of this nature is really worth it.
#21
Geemac
Sorry I disagree I have Two in front of me One is 14 inches the other is 15 inches:thumbsup: I buy from both shops they are sold with the plug plugged in to the furthest socket Six inches would not be long enough to do that :whistling:


Hang on! My girlfriend keeps reassuring me that size isn't important!
#22
renard
Hang on! My girlfriend keeps reassuring me that size isn't important!


If you have 15 inches it's not:-D
#23
Well lets start an argument! If its that price its made out of inferior materials to more expensive models, full stop! Occasionally expensive items are reduced and you find them on HUKD! Don't you notice product recalls are usually cheap ***** from a certain country? :-D
#24
mullerman
Well lets start an argument! If its that price its made out of inferior materials to more expensive models, full stop! Occasionally expensive items are reduced and you find them on HUKD! Don't you notice product recalls are usually cheap ***** from a certain country? :-D


Would that be the certain country that makes just about everything in the world?
Point taken though, I will only purchase oak mains blocks manufactured in Kent.

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