Masterplug Performance Series 10 way Surge Tower £11.99 down from £19.97 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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It doesn't matter how many power sockets you have you will always have to find one plug to pull out to put something else in. This might help the problem a bit.

home delivery or store pickup

some details from the site.

33,000 amp.

10 child resistant surge protected sockets including 2 adaptor sockets.

Telecom/modem/network and broadband surge protection.

Space saving vertical tower with integral cable management.

Flush mains switch with surge and power on indicators.

2m cable.

2m telephone and RJ45 cable.

UK £3,000 connected equipment warranty.

Warranty not valid in ROI.
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#1
33,000 amp.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You need a nuclear power station for that

- I'd like to see it try
#2
localshop
33,000 amp.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You need a nuclear power station for that

- I'd like to see it try

:-D
I bought it 6 months ago for 25. not bad
#3
Great. In stock and ready for collection tonight. Thanks OP
#4
reserved 2 thanks
#5
Just what I needed
#6
localshop;2177429
33,000 amp.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You need a nuclear power station for that

- I'd like to see it try
It's one of those stupid figures bandied about to persuade the gullible to shell out on surge-protected extension leads because suddenly if you don't have one your computer will go bang within the next three milliseconds.

Funny how we used to be able to survive perfectly well without these, isn't it? :roll:

Anyway, "33000 amps" means very little - it is not a measure of the energy of a spike, which would be a more sensible thing to quote. I could imagine you can easily generate 33000 amps for an extremely short time - no nuclear power station required.
#7
to be fair, I know of a few devices that was destroyed because of a power surge from a lightning strike that one of these would protect from.
#8
Hot price though. Need a sensible setup for my AV stuff - got multi socket cubes coming out of multi socket cubes coming out of a power strip thing...
Reserved myself one at Wimbledon Argos!
#9
I have all my AV kit on a similar 10-way to this. Some people comment on how unsafe it must be but they clearly don't have an understanding of how much a kettle/iron etc can draw from a single socket - 5x+ what my entire AV set-up uses at once!
#10
Does anyone know if this has individual switches that can turn each plug on/off? Thanks
suspended#11
"10 child resistant surge protected sockets including 2 adaptor sockets."

What's adaptor sockets?
#12
Reaps;2177855
to be fair, I know of a few devices that was destroyed because of a power surge from a lightning strike that one of these would protect from.
Not really - you know a few devices that would probably still have been destroyed with a power surge from a lightning strike if this were connected. :-D
#13
foolsgold99;2178358
Does anyone know if this has individual switches that can turn each plug on/off? Thanks
Pretty obvious from the picture that it doesn't.
#14
toplch
"10 child resistant surge protected sockets including 2 adaptor sockets."

What's adaptor sockets?


If you look carefully at the picture you can see the bottom two sockets have more space for adaptor block type plugs.
#15
Reaps;2177855
to be fair, I know of a few devices that was destroyed because of a power surge from a lightning strike that one of these would protect from.

this piece of gargbage wont protect your equipment from a lightning strike
#16
with a comment like that u should back it up
#17
No, I think that these companies making outrageous and misleading claims about the abilities of their products should back it up. Have you looked at the thickness of a lightning conductor?
#18
well ive got the belkin ones and when ever one goes they replace it no questions asked...... so surely thats better than nothing? at this price its similiar to a normal extension lead.....
#19
What do you mean they go? Does this mean they've saved the things connected to them? Who can say?

I have no objection to people buying these on the merit of being extension leads - expecting them to perform miracles in the presence of unspecified "surges" should not be a reason to buy, though. Do they also protect you from the bogeyman under the bed?
#20
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/1957/surgemasterfw3.jpg

33,000 amp.
10 child resistant surge protected sockets including 2 adaptor sockets.
Telecom/modem/network and broadband surge protection.
Space saving vertical tower with integral cable management.
Flush mains switch with surge and power on indicators.
2m cable.
2m telephone and RJ45 cable.
UK £3,000 connected equipment warranty.
Warranty not valid in ROI.
#21
I'm using one right now (which I unfortunately paid around £25 for a few months back) & it's really quite good.

So at this price, it's a steal. Hot!
#22
i reserved this at my local store but forgot the reservation number and its not in my email!

anyone know any way of getting the number? or can i go in tomorrow and say to them ive forgotten the number?

regards

yus
#23
I have a Masterplug extension cassette with RCD....

Its been reliable until the other week when a tradesman at the house went to use it, he said it just went out with a bang....

Anyone know what might have cause that, it doesn't want to work anymore thats for sure.

It's this product, http://www.toolshopdirect.co.uk/item.php/sn/MSTHBT20134C
#24
Voted hot. But beware of using the master on/off switch on top of the unit as it's flimsy and lasted only 4 months.
#25
Why are people questioning this unit and others' functionality? They offer £3000 coverage if it doesn't work. Sounds like they're sure.
#26
gogboy
I have a Masterplug extension cassette with RCD....

Its been reliable until the other week when a tradesman at the house went to use it, he said it just went out with a bang....

Anyone know what might have cause that, it doesn't want to work anymore thats for sure.

It's this product, http://www.toolshopdirect.co.uk/item.php/sn/MSTHBT20134C


if he was using something with a high power kick that could of done it, like a circular saw or angle grinder...

Did he have the reel fully unwould as the max load is variable depending on length unwound?

Also he should of used his own one anyway
#27
vikingaero
Voted hot. But beware of using the master on/off switch on top of the unit as it's flimsy and lasted only 4 months.
Mine broke last week after less than twelve months. Not impressed.
#28
yus786;2181391
or can i go in tomorrow and say to them ive forgotten the number?

tried that once but was refused, basicly saying if you had reserved it would you expect us to give it to anyone claiming they've reserved it...
just reserve another one??
#29
fcuk
tried that once but was refused, basicly saying if you had reserved it would you expect us to give it to anyone claiming they've reserved it...
just reserve another one??


out of stock :(

yus786
suspended#30
getmore4less
If you look carefully at the picture you can see the bottom two sockets have more space for adaptor block type plugs.


Thanks first. So, do you mean the only difference is that there are more space around these two socks and the socks are just normal ones?
#31
imdurc;2181849
Why are people questioning this unit and others' functionality? They offer £3000 coverage if it doesn't work. Sounds like they're sure.
Sounds like they're sure that this will make people think it must be good, but the terms and conditions will not make it worth anyone's while to try to claim, you mean. ;-)
banned#32
imdurc;2181849
Why are people questioning this unit and others' functionality? They offer £3000 coverage if it doesn't work. Sounds like they're sure.

Have a look at the T&C's about the £3k coverage.....

its not a simple as you think

http://www.masterplug.com/
#33
Gavin01
if he was using something with a high power kick that could of done it, like a circular saw or angle grinder...

Did he have the reel fully unwould as the max load is variable depending on length unwound?

Also he should of used his own one anyway


I quizzed him and he said he had nothing plugged into it, he just plugged it into the socket and swtiched it on.

I have run all sorts off it, powerful karcher washer, makita circular saw and grinder, ryobi compound mitre saw etc ,all with no problems.

I would have thought it would have been more than rated to deal with these sort of tools and with me it had been but it went bang with him.

And yes he should have used his own one but he is a tradesman...or so called, had them in before, plumber was similar he had a duff transformer so he stole a fuse from my other halfs laptop plug to see if it was that without asking or telling.

In the end I had to give him tools, even his wallboard saw was like a banana......he got chased out not long after caught him about to cut half the plasterboard out when was no need to.
#34
Finally i can get rid of the metres and metres of extensions round the back of the TV :thumbsup:
#35
I take I'm not the only one not to have every single receipt for every single item I intend to connect to this thing ? ? ?


That's just the start of it - it's as full of holes as a Swiss cheese.

They could turn round and say they need you to pay for a wiring inspection to prove that your wiring complies.

They could turn round and say that the surge was longer than 500 microseconds and how would you be able to prove otherwise? How could they prove it was greater than 500 microseconds? That looks like an unfair contract term if ever I saw one!

If you've opened your PC to install some RAM, they can say it has been "tampered with".

It specifically excludes damage by lightning! Judging by previous comments in this thread, this is not understood.

Need I go on?

I had never read the small print on these things before but it just confirms what I suspected all along - it's one long get-out clause.
#36
Heat = 410
Rep = 0

:x
#37
Captain Hook
Heat = 410
Rep = 0

:x



LOL
#38
yus786
i reserved this at my local store but forgot the reservation number and its not in my email!

anyone know any way of getting the number? or can i go in tomorrow and say to them ive forgotten the number?

regards

yus


Reserve another item, get the code, go into the store & keep typing in numbers prior to yours until you find one that has your item on it !
#39
teambintip
Finally i can get rid of the metres and metres of extensions round the back of the TV :thumbsup:



Is this suitable for AV equipment??

I only ask as in the Argos catalogue it states it is for PC equipment?

I thought the surgeguard ext leads were for pretty much any equipment??
#40
southpaw69
Is this suitable for AV equipment??

I only ask as in the Argos catalogue it states it is for PC equipment?

I thought the surgeguard ext leads were for pretty much any equipment??


you can use it for anything - I think it says for PC equipment because there are a few sockets for modems and phone lines etc..

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