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Safely and easily extend a wall socket layout without the need for Part P certification or any electrical competence*
Provides two twin sockets from one existing twin socket outlet which can be positioned up to 2.4 metres from the existing socket
Includes four 1.2 metre lengths of decorative trunking for discreet housing of the cable - no more untidy cable runs!
Maximum current from each twin socket extension must not exceed 13 amps

* Please note - this kit is not suitable for extending sockets in to or out of a kitchen, bathroom or outdoor location. Such installations must be completed by a Part P approved installer. For more information, please visit http://www.partp.co.uk

Direct Link here as the embedded link does not appear to work correctly:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=100908&source=2001&doy=3m3
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banned#1
bigmac2020
Easy Socket Extension Kit - Was £69.99 Now £24.98


Buts what's the point when you can use one of these from ebuyer for £2.48 http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/113253
#2
Dave,

The point is that this site is to find and share what you think is a hot deal. Saving £45 on anything is a hot deal, especially if it's useful to you. The kit actually comprises 2 x Twin sockets and the trunking to make a permanent, aesthetically pleasing and safe installation of 2 double sockets and does not leave trailing wires (trip hazard) all over a room.
Obviously this is a personal thing, and personally I think it's a good deal, you are entitled to your opinion but you may want to check yourself before you post as it can appear that you are mocking the post rather than making a constructive criticism or offering a like for like comparison that's cheaper.
#3
I am not sure whether this deal is 'hot' but I like the idea of removing all those unsightly cables. Not sure about the rest but I am going to Maplins tomorrow. Thanks OP!
banned#4
bigmac2020
Dave,

The point is that this site is to find and share what you think is a hot deal. Saving £45 on anything is a hot deal, especially if it's useful to you.


The first rule of deals posted on a public forum is they are/will be subject to comment. If judgment is not required, the deal should be posted in a closed forum. "Saving £45 on anything is a hot deal", hum....not really. Any retailer can put any value on an item and claim they have reduced it by £xxx. The true value is measured by what it can be compared to.
bigmac2020

The kit actually comprises 2 x Twin sockets and the trunking to make a permanent, aesthetically pleasing and safe installation of 2 double sockets and does not leave trailing wires (trip hazard) all over a room.


I have not priced up these items from B&Q (or similar), but i bet they will cost a lot less than £24.98 for a similar setup.
#5
LongDongDave
The first rule of deals posted on a public forum is they are/will be subject to comment. If judgment is not required, the deal should be posted in a closed forum. "Saving £45 on anything is a hot deal", hum....not really. Any retailer can put any value on an item and claim they have reduced it by £xxx. The true value is measured by what it can be compared to.


I have not priced up these items from B&Q (or similar), but i bet they will cost a lot less than £24.98 for a similar setup.


Exactly
#6
LongDongDave
The first rule of deals posted on a public forum is they are/will be subject to comment. If judgment is not required, the deal should be posted in a closed forum. "Saving £45 on anything is a hot deal", hum....not really. Any retailer can put any value on an item and claim they have reduced it by £xxx. The true value is measured by what it can be compared to.


I have not priced up these items from B&Q (or similar), but i bet they will cost a lot less than £24.98 for a similar setup.


And that Dave is exactly the problem, you have not bothered to do a comparison. It appears that like myself you are probably cynical of retailers and their prices, however I think you were a little rash with the comment in your previous post, the deal is not here for Judgement but information. If you don't feel it's for you then you don't have to take up the offer.

On the other hand if you have a better suggestion or a cheaper like for like option (other than a 4 gang socket, which is not even remotely like for like) then that would be more acceptable rather than just rubbishing other people's idea of a good deal.

FYI - On D-line's own web site this product is £34.50 + £7.85 P&P, making this £42.35 in total, whereas bought from Maplin and delivered is £27.96, a saving of £14.39.
#7
tbh i think its a great idea and perfect for what i want....if it hadnt been posted here i would never have known such a thing existed!
#8
LongDongDave
Buts what's the point when you can use one of these from ebuyer for £2.48 http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/113253

Because
(a) it will cost a minimum of £8.05 once you add p+p to it
(b) it has cable lying on the floor - potential safety risk as has been mentioned.
(c) it will only handle 13A - the product on offer in the OP will handle 13A from each pair of twin sockets.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/300/n34cw_before.jpg

http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/300/n34cw_after.jpg
#9
nice find, i could do with something like this but my plugs are like one metre off the ground so i guess it wont work:-(
#10
LongDongDave
Buts what's the point when you can use one of these from ebuyer for £2.48 http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/113253


Agree!
#11
dunno
nice find, i could do with something like this but my plugs are like one metre off the ground so i guess it wont work:-(


Have the trunking along the base of the floor then minimal cabling running up from one of the exits to a dual way socket.
#12
I've had a look at this and realised you could make your own for much less. Just go to B&Q or other DIY and buy the parts you need. It can be done for less than a tenner!
#13
You don't need Part P certification for an extension of a ring main that's not in a bathroom or kitchen to start with!
#14
The first rule of deals posted on a public forum is they are/will be subject to comment.


Why?

If it dont suit you move onto another thread that does, why do people have to put others down for posting a possible saving.

If you put people off they may not bother to post when they have a really good deal.
#15
BritBrat
Why?

If it dont suit you move onto another thread that does, why do people have to put others down for posting a possible saving.

If you put people off they may not bother to post when they have a really good deal.


Same for you! This is a forum, everything is up for discussion!
#16
Good post, been looking at doing this for some time now. Am wondering if I could use this to pipe a twin socket into my garage (straight through a wall).
Cant see why not. Will use the second twin socket for a bedroom.

From the description I'm guessing you cant pipe one of these off a single plug socket, although I thought it would use the same cabling??? Anyway looks a decent price, although I havent really looked elsewhere!
#17
Discuss by all means but when someone puts up an offer for a cheap Aston Martin I doubt there will be many people responding "I could make a car that will do exactly the same for much less"….actually there probably will….:roll:

The negative responses here are the in the same vein as the one posted about the 4gb USB drive "why not get 2 x 2gb for less money". It’s missing the entire point of comparing like with like.

Whether the same product, or similar, is cheaper elsewhere is another matter.

To me this is a useful product that gives a professional finish, which is more than can be said if I tried to achieve the same effect using 2 x 2 gangs and a load of trunking (and I was surprised at how much trunking is)
Thanks.
banned#18
Premier
Because
(a) it will cost a minimum of £8.05 once you add p+p to it



If you look, the price quoted for the Maplins item [£24.98] is also excluding delivery
The cost including delivery will be £27.96

(b) it has cable lying on the floor - potential safety risk as has been mentioned.
(c) it will only handle 13A - the product on offer in the OP will handle 13A from each pair of twin sockets.


The original link http://www.maplin.co.uk/?C=AffilWin47868&clickref=1&p=http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=100908&&source=14&doy=1m3 posted by the OP doesn't show the cute little teddy bears, i could only go on what was included in the post. As has been mentioned, this set-up (2 x 13A) can be achieved for a lot less than £27.96.
#19
LongDongDave
If you look, the price quoted for the Maplins item [£24.98] is also excluding delivery
The cost including delivery will be £27.96
You can pick one up today in store! ;-)

Use the 'Nearest Stock Finder' on the website to help you

Btw, ebuyer item is now at least £10.86 delivered - delivery in a week's time if they don't cancel the order in the meantime. Might be worth picking one of those up in store at Maplin whilst you're there - Only £14.99 and available to take home today :)
#20
mikeyp
Good post, been looking at doing this for some time now. Am wondering if I could use this to pipe a twin socket into my garage (straight through a wall).
Cant see why not. Will use the second twin socket for a bedroom.

From the description I'm guessing you cant pipe one of these off a single plug socket, although I thought it would use the same cabling??? Anyway looks a decent price, although I havent really looked elsewhere!


You can pipe one off a single socket, as long as that socket is not a spur - i.e. it is part of a ring main. You can tell this is the case by removing the existing socket (switch off your power, first!) and checking that there are two cables entering the socket (there is another check, but you can be fairly sure you're OK if this is the case and your existing system has been professionally installed).
#21
If you want extra wall sockets (and not trailing ones) and not confident about the wiring or the parts you need then this kit could be a product you need but I agree it can't have ever been £70 as the manufacturer sells it for far less than £70 on their site HERE and Maplin must be getting it wholesale.
#22
There is nothing magic about this - it's just a length of 15Amp mains cable, a twin socket, a plastic back-box and a length of trunking. It should be fairly easy to get all of these things for a lot less money (for instance, a pack of *5* twin sockets from [url]www.toolstation.com[/url] is under £3). But it's probably handy to have them all in a pack if you don't know what you're doing and only have one socket to do. Plus it's tricky to buy less than 25m of mains cable.

If you're planning on doing more than one extension, I certainly wouldn't buy the kit. They're basically cashing in on small-quantity buyers.

The only advantages over a 13Amp extension is tidiness. In theory you can run 15Amps rather than 13Amps in total, but that's unlikely to make much difference to most people.
#23
FadeOUT
In theory you can run 15Amps rather than 13Amps in total, but that's unlikely to make much difference to most people.


No you can't.

The maximum current you can draw is still limited to 13A. The limitation is the BS 1363 plug. For more information that isn't as technical as IEE part 'p' and a lot easier to read try wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BS_1363
#24
From the description it's 2 two way extension leads in a pipe.
#25
Ruzzz
No you can't.

The maximum current you can draw is still limited to 13A. The limitation is the BS 1363 plug. For more information that isn't as technical as IEE part 'p' and a lot easier to read try wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BS_1363


Yes you can... But not with this. My mistake.

OK, followed that other link someone posted... So, this isn't a spur, it is just an extension lead with some trunking and sockets that look like ordinary mains sockets.

In which case - what a rip off :-) And inadvisable if you're running a lot of appliances. Using these is just the same as plugging a line of multiway mains extension leads into each other and putting a bit of trunking over the top. So it looks like you have full-rated mains sockets, when in fact all you have is a bunch of extension leads all plugged together. Just screwing the thing from Ebuyer to the Wall achieves exactly the same thing and gives you 4 more sockets.
#26
One other question. Does this actually come with instructions for the wiring?

Never done this before, doesnt sound hard. But instructions always help :P
#27
mikeyp
One other question. Does this actually come with instructions for the wiring?

Never done this before, doesnt sound hard. But instructions always help :P


Mikeyp,

yes it does, but it is not actually an issue as the leads are pre terminated and you just have to connect them together, 13 amp plug at one end, two connectors in between the 2 sockets and away you go.

BTW Thanks to all who have supported this discussion on a positive basis, it seems a shame that some people feel the need to put others down because the deal doesn't suit them. :)
#28
Predikuesi
I've had a look at this and realised you could make your own for much less. Just go to B&Q or other DIY and buy the parts you need. It can be done for less than a tenner!


Pred,

of course you can, and anyone with a little electrical knowledge knows this as well. However as others have stated here if you are not confident and know little to nothing about how to break into a ring main and don't want the hassle of fishing cables under your floorboards, channeling out walls for back boxes and cables to create a professional job then this is a reasonable answer to that and saves all that pain and a lot of time (which can also equal money). But hey the choice is yours.
#29
Without criticising the OP - would it be possible to have item specific link, this links to a 250gb hard drive I think? Having said that I am a little tipsy so forgive me if I'm being silly.
-Ah never mind I see someone seems to have sound one.
#30
blueincubus
Without criticising the OP - would it be possible to have item specific link, this links to a 250gb hard drive I think? Having said that I am a little tipsy so forgive me if I'm being silly.


Blue,

no probs, there seems to be an issue with the link from here, try this one: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=100908&source=2001&doy=3m3:)
#31
So just to confirm, the end that goes into your existing socket is just a standard plug? No wiring.
#32
mikeyp
So just to confirm, the end that goes into your existing socket is just a standard plug? No wiring.


Mikeyp,
yes mate, just a standard 13amp Plug. The 2 sockets are then connected to each other with a pre terminated male and female connector, approx. 6ft apart.
#33
Thanks for that - looks good for someone with little electrical savvy!!!!! :oops:
#34
This product is now down to £9.97 on the Maplin website and instore.
#35
Thats worth a repost!

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