6 Way Individually Switched Extension Lead - £5 @ Asda (Instore)
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6 Way Individually Switched Extension Lead - £5 @ Asda (Instore)

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Found 28th Mar 2011
Spotted this in-store over the weekend (not sure if its online).

Having bought two of Amazon for £7 each, I bought one of these as I still needed one more.

They are a lot tougher/sturdier than the typical ones you buy (for the same/more money).

Ideal if you need an extension lead in a hurry as you can just go out and buy it now!

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Great find. I've been looking for some of these. Have you got the product code to make finding it easier?
* I don't think that this is online. I can't find it.
Edited by: "JunkMail" 28th Mar 2011

Original Poster

I will have to have a look. I just brought it straight home and through the wrapper in the bin!

Easy enough to find in store though, just head to the section with all the electrical items (e.g. bulbs).

Do you know how long the extension is please? 1m, 2m, 3m? Cheers.

Original Poster

2m (by glance).

shuwaz

2m (by glance).



Cheers for that. Need a 3m. Not a bad price for a 6 gang with individual switches. Just looked at 3m Belkin surge protector 6 gang for £6.49 inc delivery which looks reasonable if anyone's interested although not individual switches.

amazon.co.uk/Bel…-21


Edited by: "wagamamaluva" 28th Mar 2011

Original Poster

Cheers for that. Need a 3m. Not a bad price for a 6 gang but just looked … Cheers for that. Need a 3m. Not a bad price for a 6 gang but just looked at 3m Belkin surge protector 6 gang for £6.49 inc delivery which looks reasonable if anyone's interested.[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FBelkin-6-Way-Economy-Surge-Protector%2Fdp%2FB0001GYNHE%2Fref%3Dsr_1_21%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1301305063%26sr%3D8-21]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-6-Way-Economy-Surge-Protector/dp/B0001GYNHE/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&qid=1301305063&sr=8-21[/url]



Is it actually individually switched? Apart from the picture there's no information (nor reviews) to confirm so. oO

shuwaz

Is it actually individually switched? Apart from the picture there's no … Is it actually individually switched? Apart from the picture there's no information (nor reviews) to confirm so. oO


Who cares its surge protected in this day and age why should anybody take the chance and get non surge protected when you can pay an extra pound and get that extra protection? Is the need for a switch more important than your goods and lives?

But if you really must argos are doing for an extra 9p
argos.co.uk/sta…htm its 1m cord
just in case you cant find in stock in asda...
Edited by: "vhero" 28th Mar 2011

Or this one if you're not fussy about the individually-switched thing.
Edited by: "Titanium" 28th Mar 2011

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vhero

Who cares its surge protected in this day and age why should anybody take … Who cares its surge protected in this day and age why should anybody take the chance and get non surge protected when you can pay an extra pound and get that extra protection? Is the need for a switch more important than your goods and lives?But if you really must argos are doing for an extra 9p[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2Fstatic%2FProduct%2FpartNumber%2F6833020%2FTrail%2Fsearchtext%253ESURGE.htm]http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6833020/Trail/searchtext%3ESURGE.htm[/url] its 1m cordjust in case you cant find in stock in asda...



"Who cares?" Me, I need individual switches cos I need items connected (e.g. chargers) but I dont need them on constantly (waste of energy and money [via yr bill]).

"Should anybody take the chance and get non surge protected..." Chance of what? Loosing your data? I keep my most important data backed up (on more than one source) so a power surge isnt really an issue for me. Never experienced one in my life (not even whilst abroad).

Also, the item you provided is for wagamamaluva's find, not the one I posted so please remove it.

Edited by: "5hooey" 28th Mar 2011

Original Poster

Please stop posting items that are not individually switched.

There's plenty of them knocking around and cheap as well.

It's the individual switches which make this item a great deal.

Quite hard to find fully switch ones these days.....

I have one of these and im a bit worried about using the switches on them as some times they crackel and buzz so have to switch on and off until ok.


vhero

Is the need for a switch more important than your goods and lives?


lol, a little over the top there!

Separately switched outlets at that price is a great deal, heated!

shuwaz

"Who cares?" Me, I need individual switches cos I need items connected … "Who cares?" Me, I need individual switches cos I need items connected (e.g. chargers) but I dont need them on constantly (waste of energy and money [via yr bill])."Should anybody take the chance and get non surge protected..." Chance of what? Loosing your data? I keep my most important data backed up (on more than one source) so a power surge isnt really an issue for me. Never experienced one in my life (not even whilst abroad).Also, the item you provided is for wagamamaluva's find, not the one I posted so please remove it.


Surge protected don't just save your data it can save your products thus save you thousands of pounds worth of goods. I had it happen to me. I had my HD TV 360 PC and flat screen attached to the thing I could have lost them all. Over £1000 of gear nearly lost.

TH3R4POR

lol, a little over the top there! :3Separately switched outlets at that … lol, a little over the top there! :3Separately switched outlets at that price is a great deal, heated!


Not really they shouldn't be allowed to make non surge protected gangways really they are dangerous not only to you but your gear I am honestly surprised they are still for sale considering how cheap surge protected ones are. There's no excuse for not getting a surge protected one these days only a few extra quid for piece of mind.

Original Poster

vhero

Surge protected don't just save your data it can save your products thus … Surge protected don't just save your data it can save your products thus save you thousands of pounds worth of goods. I had it happen to me. I had my HD TV 360 PC and flat screen attached to the thing I could have lost them all. Over £1000 of gear nearly lost.



Yeah fair point but its all relative to the value of your items/data. I really dont have anything that expensive so it doesnt bother me. Its kinda like people who pay for insurance (extended warranties). If they put all that money away and saved it, it would replace those items (over time) easily (with money to spare).


shuwaz

I will have to have a look. I just brought it straight home and through … I will have to have a look. I just brought it straight home and through the wrapper in the bin!Easy enough to find in store though, just head to the section with all the electrical items (e.g. bulbs).:p


OK. No probs. Seems to be in store only. Unfortunately I live miles away from any Asdas so I've had it.

Original Poster

JunkMail

OK. No probs. Seems to be in store only. Unfortunately I live miles away … OK. No probs. Seems to be in store only. Unfortunately I live miles away from any Asdas so I've had it.



If you really need one/two, let me know. I can always pop over to ASDA and get you one. Not sure what postage is but should be £2 or £3 max recorded.

shuwaz

If you really need one/two, let me know. I can always pop over to ASDA … If you really need one/two, let me know. I can always pop over to ASDA and get you one. Not sure what postage is but should be £2 or £3 max recorded.


How kind of you to offer. That was really nice. I think though that my wife might be driving into town fairly soon so I shall get her to pick some up for me if there are any left. Thanks.

Banned

Wow!! Great bargain, we have been needing one of these for a while.
Thanks for posting it, will add heat.

vhero

Not really they shouldn't be allowed to make non surge protected gangways … Not really they shouldn't be allowed to make non surge protected gangways really they are dangerous not only to you but your gear

What? Where did you dream that up from? What on earth is "dangerous" about them?

I am honestly surprised they are still for sale considering how cheap … I am honestly surprised they are still for sale considering how cheap surge protected ones are.

And you know why that is? Because the "surge protection" is marketing drivel designed to hook the gullible. Devices that are susceptible have surge protection built in (it's called a voltage dependent resistor) and so the chances of these helping are tiny. Either the "surge" will be absorbed by the built-in protection or it (like lightning) will fry any extension lead's surge protection just as thoroughly as your equipment.

You say you had a "surge" and the extension lead protected your stuff. How do you know?

Haven't you realised that there's no "surge protection" on things that are plugged straight into the wall, yet no-one cares?

There's no excuse for not getting a surge protected one these days only a … There's no excuse for not getting a surge protected one these days only a few extra quid for piece of mind.

The only "peace of mind" is because you've been brow-beaten into buying one because you've been successfully conned by the manufacturers of such things who want to get money out of you.

Back on topic: this is a good price, but the switches might not be up to much, and the contacts may be prone to welding themselves together with things with high inrush currents like computers. I have one where that's occurred, and the result is that the switch is still on when it's switched off.
Edited by: "pibpob" 28th Mar 2011

Original Poster

Like the comment.

The above makes sense, why else would manufacturers offer figures like £10,000 as a guarantee (and the likes) with their surge protection products.

Edited by: "5hooey" 28th Mar 2011

Suuuuuuuuuuuuper deal!
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