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Surge Protected Individually Switched 8 outlet Extension Lead @CPC £7.67 delivered!

£7.67 @ CPC Farnell
I was looking for a 6 outlet surge protected individually switched extension lead but came upon this 8 outlet on my travels, under a tenner delivered is a bargain.. Individually switched with red n… Read More
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5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago
I was looking for a 6 outlet surge protected individually switched extension lead but came upon this 8 outlet on my travels, under a tenner delivered is a bargain..

Individually switched with red neons

Ideal for use with computer, audio/video and other sensitive electrical devices

Surge and spike protected

Wall-mountable

BS1363/A and BS5733/A compliant

Maximum surge current: 4,500A

Clamping voltage: 775V

2 metre cable

cheaper if you get it from the same seller via this link http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818sp/extension-lead-8g-surgeswitched/dp/PL1049669 (£7.67 inc VAT).
thanks to dwl99 (#4)
- Voyager
Have ammended new price
Crazylegs

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cheaper if you get it from the same seller via this link http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818sp/extension-lead-8g-surgeswitched/dp/PL1049669 (£7.67 inc VAT).
20 Likes
jackalek
dwl99
cheaper if you get it from the same seller via this link http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818sp/extension-lead-8g-surgeswitched/dp/PL1049669 (£7.67 inc VAT).
Hi.
Out of curiosity, the link to extension lead from cpc, the one which is cheaper, how did you get it ? I compared both and the only difference is two extra digits in order code, if you go back to general section it will show the more expensive one. I buy from farnell from time to time and knowing how to shed few % off would be great use! Greetings from south coast.
Regards
Sam
I use this site http://www.****.co.uk/cpc/ - replace the asterisks with check now with no space between the 2 words, not sure why HUKD has blocked it.
You just enter the catalogue number and it tells you if there's a cheaper option.


Edited By: dwl99 on Jan 28, 2017 11:03
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jasee
Personally, I can't see the advantage of having switches (and neons). How often do you need to switch individual sockets on or off? And surge protection is a nonsense

I use one of these myself, very handy to cut off power from the myriad of vintage devices I own, instead of having to unplug each one individually... Surge protection is surely a good thing, if you want to protect your electronics from sudden power spikes?
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sparc
CPC any good?
Yes known as Farnell, a long time reliable dealer in electronic components uk based
10 Likes
Just bought the 3m switched 8-gang without the neons for £8.94, thanks OP.
http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818ns-1n-3m/extension-lead-surge-switched/dp/PL15339

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#1
CPC any good?
10 Likes #2
sparc
CPC any good?
Yes known as Farnell, a long time reliable dealer in electronic components uk based
2 Likes #3
Personally, I can't see the advantage of having switches (and neons). How often do you need to switch individual sockets on or off? And surge protection is a nonsense
22 Likes #4
cheaper if you get it from the same seller via this link http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818sp/extension-lead-8g-surgeswitched/dp/PL1049669 (£7.67 inc VAT).
15 Likes #5
jasee
Personally, I can't see the advantage of having switches (and neons). How often do you need to switch individual sockets on or off? And surge protection is a nonsense

I use one of these myself, very handy to cut off power from the myriad of vintage devices I own, instead of having to unplug each one individually... Surge protection is surely a good thing, if you want to protect your electronics from sudden power spikes?
#6
SalfordCityRed
jasee
Personally, I can't see the advantage of having switches (and neons). How often do you need to switch individual sockets on or off? And surge protection is a nonsense
I use one of these myself, very handy to cut off power from the myriad of vintage devices I own, instead of having to unplug each one individually... Surge protection is surely a good thing, if you want to protect your electronics from sudden power spikes?
What are these sudden power spikes that this thing will protect your equipment from?
I suppose I should switch of all for example the wall warts when I'm not actually drawing power from them, but in reality there are far too many and the extensions are not easy to get at etc etc and talking of vintage equipment, don't they have proper physical switches to switch them off at the equipment itself rather than triac based switches which actually don't phyically remove power from devices, just put them in standby?

Edited By: jasee on Jan 28, 2017 07:36: update
#7
dwl99
cheaper if you get it from the same seller via this link http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818sp/extension-lead-8g-surgeswitched/dp/PL1049669 (£7.67 inc VAT).


dw199 thanx for saving me a couple of quid ;) Op thanx for sharing the deal! Heat Added
#8
Thanks, just ordered.
7 Likes #9
jasee
SalfordCityRed
jasee
Personally, I can't see the advantage of having switches (and neons). How often do you need to switch individual sockets on or off? And surge protection is a nonsense
I use one of these myself, very handy to cut off power from the myriad of vintage devices I own, instead of having to unplug each one individually... Surge protection is surely a good thing, if you want to protect your electronics from sudden power spikes?
What are these sudden power spikes that this thing will protect your equipment from?
I suppose I should switch of all for example the wall warts when I'm not actually drawing power from them, but in reality there are far too many and the extensions are not easy to get at etc etc and talking of vintage equipment, don't they have proper physical switches to switch them off at the equipment itself rather than triac based switches which actually don't phyically remove power from devices, just put them in standby?
I don't know what these sudden power surges are, but my neighbours and I get them... Light bulbs blowing, everything switching off due to these surges...
Yes, some do have power buttons, but I don't want those said surges or anything else for that matter affecting the equipment...
It's not up for negotiation, it's just a couple of quid more for a bit more peace of mind...
But it's whatever suits you I guess!
#10
Thanks op, heat added
2 Likes #11
Nice one. Switches very useful, excellent price. Bought and Hot!
#12
dwl99
cheaper if you get it from the same seller via this link http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818sp/extension-lead-8g-surgeswitched/dp/PL1049669 (£7.67 inc VAT).

Hi.
Out of curiosity, the link to extension lead from cpc, the one which is cheaper, how did you get it ? I compared both and the only difference is two extra digits in order code, if you go back to general section it will show the more expensive one. I buy from farnell from time to time and knowing how to shed few % off would be great use! Greetings from south coast.
Regards
Sam
#13
Nice spot - ordered. Thanks! :)
#14
The only difference is price, it seems the cheaper version is referenced in there monthly catalogue and has a different part number.
20 Likes #15
jackalek
dwl99
cheaper if you get it from the same seller via this link http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818sp/extension-lead-8g-surgeswitched/dp/PL1049669 (£7.67 inc VAT).
Hi.
Out of curiosity, the link to extension lead from cpc, the one which is cheaper, how did you get it ? I compared both and the only difference is two extra digits in order code, if you go back to general section it will show the more expensive one. I buy from farnell from time to time and knowing how to shed few % off would be great use! Greetings from south coast.
Regards
Sam
I use this site http://www.****.co.uk/cpc/ - replace the asterisks with check now with no space between the 2 words, not sure why HUKD has blocked it.
You just enter the catalogue number and it tells you if there's a cheaper option.


Edited By: dwl99 on Jan 28, 2017 11:03
1 Like #16
jackalek
Out of curiosity, the link to extension lead from cpc, the one which is cheaper, how did you get it ? I compared both and the only difference is two extra digits in order code ...

The "69" suffix indicates it's in the current month's sale section (the numbers change with every catalogue issue).

When purchasing from CPC/Farnell it's always worth seeing if the same item(s) are in the sales catalogue - the hard part is knowing what the 2-digit sale code is, though you can sometimes view that catalogue on their website.
1 Like #17
SalfordCityRed
jasee
SalfordCityRed
jasee
Personally, I can't see the advantage of having switches (and neons). How often do you need to switch individual sockets on or off? And surge protection is a nonsense
I use one of these myself, very handy to cut off power from the myriad of vintage devices I own, instead of having to unplug each one individually... Surge protection is surely a good thing, if you want to protect your electronics from sudden power spikes?
What are these sudden power spikes that this thing will protect your equipment from?
I suppose I should switch of all for example the wall warts when I'm not actually drawing power from them, but in reality there are far too many and the extensions are not easy to get at etc etc and talking of vintage equipment, don't they have proper physical switches to switch them off at the equipment itself rather than triac based switches which actually don't phyically remove power from devices, just put them in standby?
I don't know what these sudden power surges are, but my neighbours and I get them... Light bulbs blowing, everything switching off due to these surges...
Yes, some do have power buttons, but I don't want those said surges or anything else for that matter affecting the equipment...
It's not up for negotiation, it's just a couple of quid more for a bit more peace of mind...
But it's whatever suits you I guess!
Of course, but out of interest, where do you live? I used to have minor 'brown outs' here, caused by a sewage pump switching on but after complaints and some time, eventually the pump was replaced by another more modern one. The only surges we have occur after a power failure at switch on when I think the power is brought back on and momentarily exceeds the normal voltages, but this doesn't effect modern equipment.
3 Likes #18
Having red neons on in the bedroom during the night is my idea of a nightmare. Much hotter if it was plain. Still - it's cheap. Heat added.

Edited By: DarrylJohn on Jan 28, 2017 11:15
3 Likes #19
Bought something similar last year from CPC - be prepared for junk mail through the door though.
#20
Is there a black version?
#21
Individually switched can be very useful but I have found these draw power even when all switches are off. Looking at the manual this one seems to be of this type as well, even when all are it will draw power as indicated by the green light. Can anyone who has this confirm? How much power does it draw?
#22
Ordered thanks.
#23
Not convinced about the whole power surge argument to be honest, although appreciate there may be rare and specific instances where it happens in the odd household. Still a good del none the less, for 8 sockets, looks decent and CPC are a good retailer.
3 Likes #24
DarrylJohn
Having red neons on in the bedroom during the night is my idea of a nightmare. Much hotter if it was plain. Still - it's cheap. Heat added.
Prices are no longer accurate but I've linked the non-neon options in this older deal
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/pro-elec-1m-8-way-individually-switched-surge-protected-extension-lead-black-7-91-2553924
4 Likes #25
Problem with having sockets in two rows like that is you inevitably need to plug a large adapter into one, meaning that you can't use the socket behind it as its blocked. I have one of these but wouldn't get another.
6 Likes #26
faxmax
Individually switched can be very useful but I have found these draw power even when all switches are off. Looking at the manual this one seems to be of this type as well, even when all are it will draw power as indicated by the green light. Can anyone who has this confirm? How much power does it draw?
It's so small that specialist low power meters would be required to accurately measure. I repaired a busted one on an old extension lead and my theoretical calculations based on the resistor circuit gave a consumption result of circa 0.15W. That equates to one unit of electricity consumed in 320 days if left on continuously. If you are paying about 17p per kWh unit, such a device will cost you say 19p a year to run continuously.
1 Like #27
sparc
CPC any good?
Very good, but once they have your address you will be 'inundated' with their catalogues on a regular basis. They don't believe in preserving our forests I fear!
1 Like #28
jasee
Personally, I can't see the advantage of having switches (and neons). How often do you need to switch individual sockets on or off? And surge protection is a nonsense

Try googling it -
highly recommended
#29
Could do with a 5 meter lead
#30
Shame that it doesn't support USB devices but great price at £7.67 nevertheless. Have some heat.
#31
n3m3s1s
jasee
Personally, I can't see the advantage of having switches (and neons). How often do you need to switch individual sockets on or off? And surge protection is a nonsense
Try googling it -
highly recommended
Why? I know what I know
1 Like #32
jasee
Personally, I can't see the advantage of having switches (and neons). How often do you need to switch individual sockets on or off? And surge protection is a nonsense

It's really useful for me. I have quite a few items plugged in and the ability to power off some of them when not in use rather than unplugging the ones I am not using is helpful.
2 Likes #33
Agreed. Useful for me too as I like to shut certain things down when I leave the office, but leave Wi-Fi/Network on. Neon lights are great to quickly show you what's on and off, so heat from me.

Built-in USB sockets are just one more thing to go wrong.
1 Like #34
£7.67 I paid. Handy to tidy up my TV, PS4, Wii, stereo, record player, chargers etc
#35
dwl99
cheaper if you get it from the same seller via this link http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818sp/extension-lead-8g-surgeswitched/dp/PL1049669 (£7.67 inc VAT).

thank you
1 Like #36
thanks op, was gonna buy one today from amazon, glad I checked on here 1st :D
#37
Can someone please recommend uk to eu adaptor for this.
#38
Surge protect is rubbish on these. Only worked for a week, returned, new one - same again and again. Good otherwise with individual switches.
#39
kimbern
Problem with having sockets in two rows like that is you inevitably need to plug a large adapter into one, meaning that you can't use the socket behind it as its blocked. I have one of these but wouldn't get another.
I have had this problem with the back to back as well. It was a cheap deal (found from this site) but ultimately a waste as unusable for where it was meant to go.
10 Likes #40
Just bought the 3m switched 8-gang without the neons for £8.94, thanks OP.
http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818ns-1n-3m/extension-lead-surge-switched/dp/PL15339

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