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8 Socket 5m Surge Extension Lead Half Price was 24.99 now £12.24 @ Argos
8 Socket 5m Surge Extension Lead Half Price was 24.99 now £12.24 @ Argos

8 Socket 5m Surge Extension Lead Half Price was 24.99 now £12.24 @ Argos

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thanks, voted hot :thumbsup:

You can get these in wilkinsons for around about the same price. Still, voted hot.

Last time I was in my local ASDA I got a 10-socket 'tower' one for only £10... best to check ASDA first to see if that price is still on, I think.

I used to have one of these, but the problem is that because of the way the sockets are arranged if you have things that extend the "wrong way" from the socket such as some mobile phone charger plugs, broadband router plugs etc.. then you can't fit anything in the opposite socket, so effectively could only have use of 4 sockets if you're really unlucky.
Anyway, I guess if you know that you have those type of plugs you stay clear of these type anyway.. just trying to make you aware of some problems that could arise.

gobofraggle;5559035

Last time I was in my local ASDA I got a 10-socket 'tower' one for only … Last time I was in my local ASDA I got a 10-socket 'tower' one for only £10... best to check ASDA first to see if that price is still on, I think.



i got 2 '5 plug strips' the last time i was in @£5 each

According to the spec, it's 13 AMP. So unless you have a lot of 1 amp plugs, how could you possibly use all 8 sockets without it blowing?

I'm not an electrician, so could someone explain?

Not 100%, but if you look at your electrical device (or in the manual), it should state how may watts it uses (eg. my LCD TV uses max 122W).
Take the WATTS and divide it by the input VOLTAGE (240V in the UK) and you get how many AMPS it will draw (in my case (0.51A).
Do that for all your devices and you can quickly work out your requirements for an exension socket (or fuse)

jauntyangle;5560623

According to the spec, it's 13 AMP. So unless you have a lot of 1 amp … According to the spec, it's 13 AMP. So unless you have a lot of 1 amp plugs, how could you possibly use all 8 sockets without it blowing?I'm not an electrician, so could someone explain?



Just becuase something has a 5A plug for example doesn't mean it's using all 5A. It might only be using 0.5A for all you know. Do as the poster above me suggested. P=VI and all that!

Fab price - Many thanks

Got one in the house, does what it's suppose to do with 42" HDTV, Sky box, HiFi, DVD player and other stuff on it. Hasn't blown a fuse yet. It's wall mountable too IIRC.
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