10 gang extension tower £6 delivered, surge protected, PRO ELEC  2710 SURGE, Black 2m Lead from CPC
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10 gang extension tower £6 delivered, surge protected, PRO ELEC  2710 SURGE, Black 2m Lead from CPC

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Found 7th Oct 2016Made hot 7th Oct 2016
I missed the Amazon surge protected 10 gang extension deal so went hunting for one. Found a similar one on CPC for 8 quid so played around with the last two digits of the product number and got it for this price. I ordered two but you will need to add something for 5p if you order one and want free delivery - try adding this cpc.farnell.com/mul…382

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I bought 1 of these a few months back and so far so good.

Thanks OP, back of my AV unit is right state so bought 2 to sort it all out.

Ordered, thanks.

10 sockets... into 1?
Better hope your wiring is upto scratch!

Sf2rox

10 sockets... into 1?Better hope your wiring is upto scratch!



I always worry about this point, but if all items are very low usage. eg. router, powered hub, printer, 2 monitors and computer, surely that is not a massive total. Far less than a Hoover or something that that ???

Interested to hear your reply. I am not an electrician

Sf2rox

10 sockets... into 1?Better hope your wiring is upto scratch!


It has a 13A fused plug so the total load on your wiring is still only 13A!

PaulTheo

It has a 13A fused plug so the total load on your wiring is still only … It has a 13A fused plug so the total load on your wiring is still only 13A!



In simple terms does it mean that it is OK to use these, and if they are overloaded the 13A fuse should blow?

PaulTheo

It has a 13A fused plug so the total load on your wiring is still only … It has a 13A fused plug so the total load on your wiring is still only 13A!


Paul does that mean you couldnt run 3 big appliances off it eg TV Computer and sky box(i knew i should have paid more attention to physics at school )

I don't trust CPC at all.
Bought 20 solar lights for the garden less than a year back and only 2 are still working.

thankshotdeals

Paul does that mean you couldnt run 3 big appliances off it eg TV … Paul does that mean you couldnt run 3 big appliances off it eg TV Computer and sky box(i knew i should have paid more attention to physics at school )


I have one of these i run a tv, pc,ps4,youview,skybox,router,android rv box and a roku of it with no problem at all.
Only problem i get is when the wires get tangled up but thats my own fault for having so many devices lol.

got 3 last month and they're excellent, fast delivery as well, never used cpc before but always ordering from them now.

regcar

I always worry about this point, but if all items are very low usage. eg. … I always worry about this point, but if all items are very low usage. eg. router, powered hub, printer, 2 monitors and computer, surely that is not a massive total. Far less than a Hoover or something that that ???Interested to hear your reply. I am not an electrician



​as already said by paultheo if you put too many powerful appliance's in it the fuse in the plug will blow, as a rough guide things which produce a lot of heat use a lot of power, eg dryer, kettle, toaster, heater, microwave,

thankshotdeals

Paul does that mean you couldnt run 3 big appliances off it eg TV … Paul does that mean you couldnt run 3 big appliances off it eg TV Computer and sky box(i knew i should have paid more attention to physics at school )



​look at the sticker on your TV it will tell you how many watts it uses, my 32" uses 42watts my 21" uses27 watts, this extension takes roughly 3000 watts. so ten of my TVs would only use 420 watts. however if you plugged a kettle, 2200watts and fan heater, 2000watts the fuse would blow.

Got a few of these for the house a few months ago, decent quality for the price and they're still going strong.

AJ92

I bought 1 of these a few months back and so far so good.


I too have this exact item, bought from CPC over a year ago.
All 10 sockets are in use (admittedly low(ish) power items - PC, monitors, work laptop, router, printer, external USB drives, ...) and, so far, it's working perfectly.
I paid nearly twice as much as this current deal, so this is excellent value.

"Hopefully" the fuse would blow if you overloaded it.

Unfortunately i have seen for myself what cheap multiplugs can do... and rewiring your house won't be cheap. Not to mention fire hazards (genuine concern) and just generally frying your appliances.

As people have mentioned if you are thinking of buying one of these then be aware of what you are plugging into it. Me personally I will not use any multiplug that doesn't offer at least enough insurance to rebuild your and your neighbours' houses should something catastrophic happen, abit much i know but then again i have alot of expensive computer\AV gear and have had all my mains upgraded to cope.

I don't mean to scaremonger, i'm not a sparky, bit an I.T guy so when i see people daisychaining these things together it makes me wanna cry.

Be smart is all i'm saying.

Its abit basic but heres a link to socket calculator for anyone interested, its by no means definitive (you should be checking for yourself) but might help someone unsure if this is upto the job they require it for:

electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/gui…ts/
Edited by: "deletedUser549343" 7th Oct 2016

Are there any with individual switches?

Common Sense

Are there any with individual switches?



Not anywhere close to this price.

I currently (no pun intended) have an older & quite powerful av receiver, a subwoofer, ps4, wiiu, gaming pc, htpc, tv, telephone, harmony charger & sky/cable box plugged into one extension (not daisy chained), it's never blown the fuse.

Grabbed this one cos it was meant to be a stop gap for a surge protected one & this thread reminded me I'd never gotten round to swapping it out. Have to clear some time in my schedule to swap it all out, & replace a few older cat5 cables that the little clippy bit has broken on at the same time. Got my ps4 running wirelessly at the moment & despite it being a foot from the bloody expensive router it's way more unreliable than wired!

Untangling these wires is not gonna be fun!

Sf2rox

"Hopefully" the fuse would blow if you overloaded it.Unfortunately i have … "Hopefully" the fuse would blow if you overloaded it.Unfortunately i have seen for myself what cheap multiplugs can do... and rewiring your house won't be cheap. Not to mention fire hazards (genuine concern) and just generally frying your appliances.As people have mentioned if you are thinking of buying one of these then be aware of what you are plugging into it. Me personally I will not use any multiplug that doesn't offer at least enough insurance to rebuild your and your neighbours' houses should something catastrophic happen, abit much i know but then again i have alot of expensive computer\AV gear and have had all my mains upgraded to cope.I don't mean to scaremonger, i'm not a sparky, bit an I.T guy so when i see people daisychaining these things together it makes me wanna cry.Be smart is all i'm saying.Its abit basic but heres a link to socket calculator for anyone interested, its by no means definitive (you should be checking for yourself) but might help someone unsure if this is upto the job they require it for:http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guides-and-advice/electrical-items/overloading-sockets/



Based on that, I'll give it a miss. Don't wanna risk it for a tenner
Edited by: "kng138g" 7th Oct 2016

How heavy is this? I'm looking for something i can wall mount with sticky backed Velcro ideally given the lack of space i have

slayermatt

How heavy is this? I'm looking for something i can wall mount with sticky … How heavy is this? I'm looking for something i can wall mount with sticky backed Velcro ideally given the lack of space i have



It's not heavy but it has 5 plugs per side - the 5 plugs or more may be enough to pull it off depending on the velcro you use.

Sf2rox

10 sockets... into 1?Better hope your wiring is upto scratch!


Better know how to add simple sums in amps. There is a big difference between 10 electric irons and radiators and 10 PC and tablet transformers.

"Please note that orders under £5 ex VAT will incur a small order handling charge of £2.50 ex VAT. "

Order Total
Goods Subtotal: £4.95
Basic Delivery: £0.00
Handling Charge: £2.50
VAT: £1.49
Total: £8.94

And that's how you lose a sale CPC...
 
Update: I missed OP mentioned to add 5p resistor to order. [leaves quietly]
Edited by: "Sqsq" 7th Oct 2016

regcar

I always worry about this point, but if all items are very low usage. eg. … I always worry about this point, but if all items are very low usage. eg. router, powered hub, printer, 2 monitors and computer, surely that is not a massive total. Far less than a Hoover or something that that ???Interested to hear your reply. I am not an electrician



You're absolutely spot on. The total power draw is what matters here. I've got a similar extension near my AV cabinet with 9 devices plugged into it including a widescreen TV, AV receiver, various Android boxes, 2 games consoles etc and even if everything were switched on at the same time - next to impossible really - the total draw would be under 1000W. At any given time, the total draw is closer to 200-300W, realistically speaking.

On the other hand, if you have an electric oven, electric hob, hair dryer, vacuum, microwave, electric radiator etc all plugged into this and a few of these devices switched on at the same time, well..........

Sqsq

"Please note that orders under £5 ex VAT will incur a small order … "Please note that orders under £5 ex VAT will incur a small order handling charge of £2.50 ex VAT. "Order TotalGoods Subtotal: £4.95Basic Delivery: £0.00Handling Charge: £2.50VAT: £1.49Total: £8.94And that's how you lose a sale CPC... 




You're right - this should be expired (NOT edited, as the heat given was for £5.94)

I stand corrected, didn't see OPs blurb about adding a resistor
Edited by: "jeczap" 7th Oct 2016

Original Poster

I did this from a smartphone, im sure people can let me off 5p

cpc.farnell.com/mul…382

jeczap

You're right - this should be expired (NOT edited, as the heat given was … You're right - this should be expired (NOT edited, as the heat given was for £5.94)


sparkzilla

I did this from a smartphone, im sure people can let me off … I did this from a smartphone, im sure people can let me off 5phttp://cpc.farnell.com/multicomp/uf4007/diode-fast-1a-1000v/dp/SC11382



and I was reading from a smartphone

heated
Edited by: "jeczap" 7th Oct 2016

Everyone needs to stop worrying, if your using thus on a AV setup you will no where near reach max capacity even if you get a new PS4 Pro

but seriously, the surge protection will be to recommended UK standards and thats all that matters, now if someone wants to show me a news story of a house being set on fire because of a surge protector failing?

jeczap

and I was reading from a smartphone ;)heated



...and I have no excuse

sparkzilla

I did this from a smartphone, im sure people can let me off … I did this from a smartphone, im sure people can let me off 5phttp://cpc.farnell.com/multicomp/uf4007/diode-fast-1a-1000v/dp/SC11382



Your link in the description has a bracket at the end so isn't working — you might wanna fix that

Original Poster

Thanks, i've updated

scowie

Your link in the description has a bracket at the end so isn't working — y … Your link in the description has a bracket at the end so isn't working — you might wanna fix that


haritori

now if someone wants to show me a news story of a house being set on … now if someone wants to show me a news story of a house being set on fire because of a surge protector failing?



Honestly?

This?

cnbc.com/201…tml

If you wanna add something useful to get the free delivery, this superglue is a good deal too:
cpc.farnell.com/eve…72/

plewis00

It's not heavy but it has 5 plugs per side - the 5 plugs or more may be … It's not heavy but it has 5 plugs per side - the 5 plugs or more may be enough to pull it off depending on the velcro you use.


yeah thats my main worry, is the stand very wide? I'm moving some things around so if its compact I might be able to just leave it in that?

Original Poster

slayermatt

yeah thats my main worry, is the stand very wide? I'm moving some things … yeah thats my main worry, is the stand very wide? I'm moving some things around so if its compact I might be able to just leave it in that?



The Stand is optional, the main extension bit is just a thin rectangle of plug sockets that sits in the stand, but you dont have / need to use the stand

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Edited by: "sparkzilla" 7th Oct 2016

You shouldn't daisy chain multi-gangs anyway... but if you say ran a 1gang extension from one of the multi-gang it wouldn't be a big deal as long as it's not high wattage. For example, I run a 1 gang 5 metre extension to near my bedside for using my USB charger, which is upto 3 Amps @5v/9v I believe, depending on what's plugged into it.

On one of these, I have a computer (app 150W full load)/monitor (45)/SATA dock (6-8)/server (250w/350 full)/5.25bay Blu-ray caddy(40w?)/printer (<1/60w working ?)... most of the time it's only the PC actually running, and sometimes the server and docking station. Not gonna put too much load on at all.

IMO these are for people that have a lot of smaller items to use at the same time, but even if you have a 4k TV/blu-ray player/router/NAS/PS4/AV system all running at the same time it wouldn't be a problem, I have that exact setup on another multi-gang and have been running it for years without problems... AFAIK it's peak load you have to think about.

Anyway, these are great value and come in the mail quickly.. only thing I don't like about them is the directionality of the plugs as both sides face the same direction which makes it awkward for leads IMO.

sparkzilla

The Stand is optional, the main extension bit is just a thin rectangle of … The Stand is optional, the main extension bit is just a thin rectangle of plug sockets that sits in the stand, but you dont have / need to use the stand


Yeah I understand that, just think it looks neater in the stand than without it if the velcro idea is a no go

amazing, if i combine it with this hotukdeals.com/dea…646 I can charge 50 hoverboards simultaneously! Thanks OP

regcar

I always worry about this point, but if all items are very low usage. eg. … I always worry about this point, but if all items are very low usage. eg. router, powered hub, printer, 2 monitors and computer, surely that is not a massive total. Far less than a Hoover or something that that ???Interested to hear your reply. I am not an electrician




because I always leave a hoover plugged in and running 24 hours a day
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