8 Way + 2 USB Surge Protected Tower Extension 2m Black or White £8.40 each delivered @ CPC
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8 Way + 2 USB Surge Protected Tower Extension 2m Black or White £8.40 each delivered @ CPC

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Found 20th JanEdited by:"Terrahawks"
This comes in 2 colours Black or White for £8.40 Delivered.

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White
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For people that are worried about using extensions.
Use this 'socket calculator' it shows you how not to overload an extension.

Product Overview + Information
2x USB charging ports
LED Power and surge indicators
Detachable base
Rated at 13A, 250V AC
USB ports rated at 2.4A, 5V
BS1363/A and BS5733/A Compliant
No. of Outlets: 8
Outlets Outlet Type: UK
Current Rating: 13A
Supply Voltage V AC: 250V
Plug Type: UK
Cable Length: 2m
Product Range: Pro-Elec Mains Extensions
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39 Comments
Thought these were bongs at first glance.not sure id put 8 plugs in one socket.heat for price tho
Edited by: "gloryhunter" 20th Jan
Good design but the 2m cable is kinda short
gloryhunter1 h, 8 m ago

Thought these were bongs at first glance.not sure id put 8 plugs in one …Thought these were bongs at first glance.not sure id put 8 plugs in one socket.heat for price tho


why? a socket is 13A, 3120W...
gloryhunter1 h, 25 m ago

Thought these were bongs at first glance.not sure id put 8 plugs in one …Thought these were bongs at first glance.not sure id put 8 plugs in one socket.heat for price tho


Unless you intend to plug 8 computers or consoles into it, or other high powered stuff, I wouldn't worry about it. You can easily put 2-3 power hungry stuff in and then 5-6 less power hungry and be perfectly fine.
Perfect. Could use a couple more. Hot.
Just what I needed ordered thank you.
gloryhunter1 h, 49 m ago

Thought these were bongs at first glance.not sure id put 8 plugs in one …Thought these were bongs at first glance.not sure id put 8 plugs in one socket.heat for price tho


These are designed for computers consoles and the likes. Not toasters kettles irons that are power hungry.
Take a look at THIS
Euclid9 m ago

Can only find the white for £10.20 …Can only find the white for £10.20 http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/pel00132/extension-tower-8-gang-surge-wht/dp/PL15413?ost=8+Way+Surge+Protected+Tower+Extension+Lead,+2m,+White&ddkey=http:en-CPC/CPC_United_Kingdom/search


links in OP still showing £8.40
Edited by: "Terrahawks" 20th Jan
gloryhunter2 h, 10 m ago

Thought these were bongs at first glance.not sure id put 8 plugs in one …Thought these were bongs at first glance.not sure id put 8 plugs in one socket.heat for price tho


It's safe as long if you don't plug In 8 Fridges or something. 1-2 TVs, a few phones and game consoles won't overload it

If you Overload a plug then you must be doing something wrong
Link worked fine for me. 2 of the white for £16.80, noice!
I bought 5 of these last time and sent every single one back because the USB ports would barely charge up a musical birthday card let alone a phone. Pathetic output, closer to 0.8A with one device connected (measured with a current meter and genuine Apple cable).
CPC gave some pathetic string of excuses and wouldn't even refund the cash, just gave me credit.

Great value if you just want 8 sockets but given how bad the USBs are I'm not even sure I trust their surge protection.
Edited by: "jeeeeeez" 20th Jan
ahhh...this old chestnut - still doing the rounds
Build quality is very poor. A Belkin is not much more.
VCB-1605 h, 42 m ago

These are designed for computers consoles and the likes. Not toasters …These are designed for computers consoles and the likes. Not toasters kettles irons that are power hungry. Take a look at THIS


"never plug an extension lead into another extension lead" That site says this, but doesn't explain why? I have done this to extend again to the other side of the double bed, the only thing connected is a toothbrush charger. This is fine isn't it as it's not overloading it. The main extension has 8w lamp, basic alarm clock, clipper charger, toothbrush charger.
Edited by: "aarste" 21st Jan
aarste31 m ago

"never plug an extension lead into another extension lead" That site says …"never plug an extension lead into another extension lead" That site says this, but doesn't explain why? I have done this to extend again to the other side of the double bed, the only thing connected is a toothbrush charger. This is fine isn't it as it's not overloading it. The main extension has 8w lamp, basic alarm clock, clipper charger, toothbrush charger.


Plugging an extension into another extension is not, by itself, dangerous. The reason it's a bad idea is because the average person doesn't think much about how much current their devices are drawing. Chaining an extension gives some people the false idea that they can plug lots of devices into the same circuit, possibly overloading that circuit.

So this is one of those practices that is more about mitigating the possibility of the above.
Great deal, Great price. Good company this lot
When I recently bought a plug from CPC I started getting sent catalogues

Am not sure if I forgot to untick something

Just be aware
VCB-1605 h, 33 m ago

Plugging an extension into another extension is not, by itself, dangerous. …Plugging an extension into another extension is not, by itself, dangerous. The reason it's a bad idea is because the average person doesn't think much about how much current their devices are drawing. Chaining an extension gives some people the false idea that they can plug lots of devices into the same circuit, possibly overloading that circuit.So this is one of those practices that is more about mitigating the possibility of the above.



How can you 'overload the circuit' ? However many extensions you connect to this one tower extension (for instance) the plug which connects this to the socket in the wall has a 13 amp fuse which will blow if the current is more than that.

That's its sole purpose. That is why it is there.

There is no possibility that you can draw more than that through this one connection


Edited by: "jasee" 21st Jan
jeeeeeez10 h, 11 m ago

I bought 5 of these last time and sent every single one back because the …I bought 5 of these last time and sent every single one back because the USB ports would barely charge up a musical birthday card let alone a phone. Pathetic output, closer to 0.8A with one device connected (measured with a current meter and genuine Apple cable).CPC gave some pathetic string of excuses and wouldn't even refund the cash, just gave me credit. Great value if you just want 8 sockets but given how bad the USBs are I'm not even sure I trust their surge protection.


Thanks for this.. was just about to order 2 - regardless heat added for find. Thanks OP.
Just ordered mine. Damn fine price.
jasee2 h, 42 m ago

How can you 'overload the circuit' ? However many extensions you connect …How can you 'overload the circuit' ? However many extensions you connect to this one tower extension (for instance) the plug which connects this to the socket in the wall has a 13 amp fuse which will blow if the current is more than that. That's its sole purpose. That is why it is there.There is no possibility that you can draw more than that through this one connection


I certainly would not recommend daisy chaining extensions if you think its ok you carry on.
VCB-16043 m ago

I certainly would not recommend daisy chaining extensions if you think its …I certainly would not recommend daisy chaining extensions if you think its ok you carry on.



Why not? You simply cannot overload anything. It just can't happen.
Edited by: "jasee" 21st Jan
jasee28 m ago

Why not? You simply cannot overload anything. It just can't happen.


I think the reasoning behind these statements is that some people, theorectically, might think they can plug a 2.5kW heater into each of the daisy chained extensions - so daisy chain 4 extensions and plug in 4 heaters. Chances are the fuse will blow in the first plug but before that happens I suppose the plug/sockets could start to overheat especially if the user puts in a nail to replace the fuse that keeps blowing

People do the strangest things and have little regard or understanding safety.

If you want multiple sockets for multiple desks then you can use a power socket that's designed and fused for daisy chaining. I've used these and they work well in an office where there's limited wall outlets
Edited by: "spannerzone" 21st Jan
jasee31 m ago

Why not? You simply cannot overload anything. It just can't happen.


Hope no one takes your post seriously
spannerzone10 m ago

I think the reasoning behind these statements is that some people, …I think the reasoning behind these statements is that some people, theorectically, might think they can plug a 2.5kW heater into each of the daisy chained extensions - so daisy chain 4 extensions and plug in 4 heaters. Chances are the fuse will blow in the first plug but before that happens I suppose the plug/sockets could start to overheat especially if the user puts in a nail to replace the fuse that keeps blowing People do the strangest things and have little regard or understanding safety.



If people put a nail in the main plug on a single tower extension, they can draw 32 amps which will almost certainly melt the flex and could cause a house fire, no need for extra extensions

Originally 13 amp plugs had solid metal connectors, now they have a band of insulation around each connector, I believe this was to prevent people electrocuting themselves by levering off plugs with metal objects.

Some people turn of switched electrical sockets in case electricity leaks out of them.
jasee2 m ago

If people put a nail in the main plug on a single tower extension, they …If people put a nail in the main plug on a single tower extension, they can draw 32 amps which will almost certainly melt the flex and could cause a house fire, no need for extra extensions Originally 13 amp plugs had solid metal connectors, now they have a band of insulation around each connector, I believe this was to prevent people electrocuting themselves by levering off plugs with metal objects.Some people turn of switched electrical sockets in case electricity leaks out of them.


Yes, basically some people are complete idiots and need protecting from themselves..... I say let nature take it's course

The sleeved pins was primarily to stop small fingers from getting behind the plug and the pins and getting electrocuted... so that was a good idea!
Edited by: "spannerzone" 21st Jan
spannerzone8 m ago

Yes, basically some people are complete idiots and need protecting from …Yes, basically some people are complete idiots and need protecting from themselves..... I say let nature take it's course The sleeved pins was primarily to stop small fingers from getting behind the plug and the pins and getting electrocuted... so that was a good idea!



Yes (small fingers) also.
I agree with that one.
Your circuit breaker sockets is a good idea if people are likely to plug in things with a current rating of more than 5 amps, but it seems you can connect these together and then connect to a plug/socket in which case, the ultimate fuse would still be the final plug. Nothing is really added to the safety.
jasee4 m ago

Yes (small fingers) also.I agree with that one.Your circuit breaker …Yes (small fingers) also.I agree with that one.Your circuit breaker sockets is a good idea if people are likely to plug in things with a current rating of more than 5 amps, but it seems you can connect these together and then connect to a plug/socket in which case, the ultimate fuse would still be the final plug. Nothing is really added to the safety.


The only improved safety is that they're limited to 5 amps and trip rather than blow a fuse, most of these things have small glass fuses. They're used a lot in offices where hopefully someone would fit them who knows what they're doing anyway. It's more about a controlled way to connect up several desks. I see them used a lot in offices where there are never enough power sockets for the dozens of computers/printers etc and these seem to be used a lot and you can buy different lengths of daisy chain cables to keep cable length neat and tidy.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 21st Jan
Does anyone know where I can get these tower extensions with individually switched sockets?
VCB-16015 h, 36 m ago

links in OP still showing £8.40


Yeah, I can see the black but not the white for £8.40. Can you post link? Thx.
jasee1 h, 43 m ago

Why?


Try putting "overloaded extension causes fire" in your favourite search engine.
jasee5 h, 30 m ago

How can you 'overload the circuit' ? However many extensions you connect …How can you 'overload the circuit' ? However many extensions you connect to this one tower extension (for instance) the plug which connects this to the socket in the wall has a 13 amp fuse which will blow if the current is more than that. That's its sole purpose. That is why it is there.There is no possibility that you can draw more than that through this one connection


Trouble with fuses is that unless you exceed the current by an awful lot they can take a very long time to blow.

13A BS1362 fuses in a plugs (or simmilar) can pass 20amps pretty much indefinitly, they can get toasty doing this and damage the plug! At 30A it can take between 1 and 400s to blow. At 100A 0.01s to 0.2s.

Good for not impeeding electricity or overheating at the rated 13A, good at blowing in the case of something shorting out. Not that useful for current limiting
Edited by: "Concerned_Citizen" 21st Jan
Bargain. Thank you
Nice one, just ordered one of these to tidy up my pc room
Thanks OP! Ordered.
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Received today thanks bargain 😊
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