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8 way extension - £8.98 @ CPC Farnell
8 way extension - £8.98 @ CPC Farnell

8 way extension - £8.98 @ CPC Farnell

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8 way

individually switched

neons

surge and spike protected

free delivery at CPC

Current Rating: 13A
Cable Length: 6.5 ft / 2 m
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Brilliant! Thanks OP.

Just what I was looking for

£8.64 if you use the extra 2 digit product number discount.

Bought a few of these on here in similar deals from this company, always good.

tightasagnatschu

£8.64 if you use the extra 2 digit product number discount.



how ?​

One minor point to consider with these extensions is what plugs/adaptors you'll be putting in them and the layout of the extension. I had issues over the weekend with a four way extension and some bigger plugs/adaptors that wouldn't go in opposite each other. The solution was to use one that were all side by side.

I'm worried about the quality/safety on these, I have seen them before in offices and they feel pretty light and kinda cheaply put together.

Original Poster

David23

I'm worried about the quality/safety on these, I have seen them before in … I'm worried about the quality/safety on these, I have seen them before in offices and they feel pretty light and kinda cheaply put together.



​these ones in particular, or in general.

Great price....HOT

Nice one. Ordered!

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sam_of_london

I like the switched one. Costs the same but can actually switch off … I like the switched one. Costs the same but can actually switch off items without unplugging



​is that a phrase you just put on everything.
you put it word for word on something different yesterday.

tom_gov

how ?​



Just click the link in my post.
It adds '87' to the end of the CPC order code. They have specials and offers and if you get a catalogue you can easily see which two numbers to try. (There are ways of testing every two digit alternative as often there are three price points or more, each coming from the same warehouse and showing the same stock level).

shadey12

​these ones in particular, or in general.



​These ones. If well constructed having this many sockets into one won't be an issue but I do worry about this one and ones which appear to be identical from the same OEM.

Original Poster

David23

​These ones. If well constructed having this many sockets into one won't b … ​These ones. If well constructed having this many sockets into one won't be an issue but I do worry about this one and ones which appear to be identical from the same OEM.



so when you say these ones you mean 8 way in general, not specifically from CPC.
personally never had a problem with anything I have bought from them they are a British company who have been going since at last the 80s as I used to buy coax cable from them.


sam_of_london

I like the switched one. Costs the same but can actually switch off … I like the switched one. Costs the same but can actually switch off items without unplugging



​This is the switched one

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garyhawes1

​This is the switched one



​he puts comments on posts randomly.
he put this comment on someone's post yesterday. maybe he's practising cut n paste.
I think the last time I posted something from CPC he said everything they sell breaks.
he just trolls.

RiTSo

One minor point to consider with these extensions is what plugs/adaptors … One minor point to consider with these extensions is what plugs/adaptors you'll be putting in them and the layout of the extension. I had issues over the weekend with a four way extension and some bigger plugs/adaptors that wouldn't go in opposite each other. The solution was to use one that were all side by side.


to be honest this is a major point. If you are unlucky you could end up with an adaptor that only acts as a 4 way!

dont mack me off

to be honest this is a major point. If you are unlucky you could end up … to be honest this is a major point. If you are unlucky you could end up with an adaptor that only acts as a 4 way!


This one appears to have offset sockets,so shouldn't be as much of a problem,though I understand completely the issues there
Nice find op,been looking for an eight way with switches at a decent price,heat

shadey12

so when you say these ones you mean 8 way in general, not specifically … so when you say these ones you mean 8 way in general, not specifically from CPC.personally never had a problem with anything I have bought from them they are a British company who have been going since at last the 80s as I used to buy coax cable from them.



I'm not questioning CPC's quality as a company it's just that these (and pretty much all extension leads) are made by OEM's and the manufacturing quality can vary hugely. I have seen many 8 way ones which look identical to this and they feel very flimsy. I also came across the page below where someone took a Pro Elec one apart and their findings concerned me.

http://www.kitsune-denshi.net/electric:pe20810

tom_gov

how ?​



PL1049687

Link in the £ on original comment

8 sockets gives you a average of 1.625amps per outlet.. Couple of phone charges and computer and that's about it...
Can see it getting hot somewhere!

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agcard

8 sockets gives you a average of 1.625amps per outlet.. Couple of phone … 8 sockets gives you a average of 1.625amps per outlet.. Couple of phone charges and computer and that's about it...Can see it getting hot somewhere!



​go educate yourself before making a stupid comment

agcard

8 sockets gives you a average of 1.625amps per outlet.. Couple of phone … 8 sockets gives you a average of 1.625amps per outlet.. Couple of phone charges and computer and that's about it...Can see it getting hot somewhere!


Plug an electric fire and a kettle in with that lot and you might have a problem.

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JohnnyUtah

Plug an electric fire and a kettle in with that lot and you might have a … Plug an electric fire and a kettle in with that lot and you might have a problem.



​now if he had added that, then also said
"and if the fuse for some reason is a steel bar instead of a fuse"
it would have made sense but lost its humourous value.

JohnnyUtah

Plug an electric fire and a kettle in with that lot and you might have a … Plug an electric fire and a kettle in with that lot and you might have a problem.



I detect a air of attitude..
I am educated thank you.. just pointing out that you can only total 13a over 8 sockets, people need to understand potential issues of overloading.

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agcard

I detect a air of attitude..I am educated thank you.. just pointing out … I detect a air of attitude..I am educated thank you.. just pointing out that you can only total 13a over 8 sockets, people need to understand potential issues of overloading.



​yes, you, before you make comments which are untrue.
can you point me in the direction of any phone charger that draws more than 1.5amps.
your saying plug 2 phone charges and a computer and your overloading it.
its no good doing part of a calculation and misleading people.
if you want to warn and educate people about overloading it, tell them how to do it.

JohnnyUtah

http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guides-and-advice/electrical-items/overloading-sockets/


There see now you have learnt something! You can plug 8 phone charges and be safe...
Your link is perfect but how many people read it before plugging in straighners, hair dryers, kettles, toasters or fires?
You are obviously someone of a high mental ability but in some cases others may see it as 8 sockets they can use for whatever they want, I just want people to appreciate possible risks...
Your kettle and electric fire comment are exactly the thing people do and I see it time after time in all situations..

Original Poster

agcard

There see now you have learnt something! You can plug 8 phone charges and … There see now you have learnt something! You can plug 8 phone charges and be safe...Your link is perfect but how many people read it before plugging in straighners, hair dryers, kettles, toasters or fires?You are obviously someone of a high mental ability but in some cases others may see it as 8 sockets they can use for whatever they want, I just want people to appreciate possible risks...Your kettle and electric fire comment are exactly the thing people do and I see it time after time in all situations..



​it was you thinking you are clever, trying to make witty comments who needed to read it.
hopefully now you won't make silly comments on posts and scare people.

dont mack me off

to be honest this is a major point. If you are unlucky you could end up … to be honest this is a major point. If you are unlucky you could end up with an adaptor that only acts as a 4 way!



Exactly that. The problem I had was due to the bigger power blocks on some devices and others that had cables going into the top of the plug rather than the bottom. Looking at the one here I think three of the four plugs I was working with would struggle with the sockets being opposite, it was even quite close when they were inline due to the thickness of two of them.

agcard

There see now you have learnt something! You can plug 8 phone charges and … There see now you have learnt something! You can plug 8 phone charges and be safe...Your link is perfect but how many people read it before plugging in straighners, hair dryers, kettles, toasters or fires?You are obviously someone of a high mental ability but in some cases others may see it as 8 sockets they can use for whatever they want, I just want people to appreciate possible risks...Your kettle and electric fire comment are exactly the thing people do and I see it time after time in all situations..



More like you who needed the lesson. I posted that to show you that a couple of chargers and a pc WOULDN'T have much impact.

As I said above, heavier drawing items such as toasters, kettles etc. basically anything with a heating element would be a problem.

Most home entertainment related items would be no problem.

But feel free to try the link out.

agcard

I detect a air of attitude..I am educated thank you.. just pointing out … I detect a air of attitude..I am educated thank you.. just pointing out that you can only total 13a over 8 sockets, people need to understand potential issues of overloading.



The items I would plug in are:
- TV
- Fire Stick
- Sound Bar
- Sub Woofer
- Bt box
- Sky box
- Ps4

Would you recommend this product for me?

shadey12

​yes, you, before you make comments which are untrue. can you point me in … ​yes, you, before you make comments which are untrue. can you point me in the direction of any phone charger that draws more than 1.5amps.your saying plug 2 phone charges and a computer and your overloading it.its no good doing part of a calculation and misleading people. if you want to warn and educate people about overloading it, tell them how to do it.


dont most modern chargers draw more than 2A? and then quick charge even more?
hmm or is that the transformed amperage?
*hunts around*
edit: looked on a couple of leads
'2A charger'
input = 300mA @ mains voltage
output = 5V 2A

laptop
input = 1.5A @ mains
output = 19.5V 4.7A

so i suppose its the inputs we add rather than the outputs as thats the chargers 'job'?

must admit i did move laptop to a different socket when missus was plugging in hairdryer though it seems fairly close to maxing out anyway
though... i guess its better safe than sorry and thinking about the outputs is not going to hurt

Edited by: "brilly" 8th Nov 2016

Original Poster

adamnsu

The items I would plug in are:- TV- Fire Stick- Sound Bar- Sub Woofer- Bt … The items I would plug in are:- TV- Fire Stick- Sound Bar- Sub Woofer- Bt box- Sky box- Ps4Would you recommend this product for me?



​yes, if the plugs will physically fit as mentioned above.

Original Poster

brilly

dont most modern chargers draw more than 2A? and then quick charge even … dont most modern chargers draw more than 2A? and then quick charge even more?hmm or is that the transformed amperage? *hunts around*edit: looked on a couple of leads'2A charger' input = 300mA @ mains voltageoutput = 5V 2Alaptop input = 1.5A @ mainsoutput = 19.5V 4.7Aso i suppose its the inputs we add rather than the outputs as thats the chargers 'job'?must admit i did move laptop to a different socket when missus was plugging in hairdryer though it seems fairly close to maxing out anywaythough... i guess its better safe than sorry and thinking about the outputs is not going to hurt



​no, they deliver more than 2 amps.
they don't draw more than 2 amps.
all electrical items have a label which tells you what power it uses.
I have a USB charger which has 4 USB sockets.
it delivers 4 × 2.4amps at 5volts it uses less than 1 amp at 240 volts.
if I plugged 8 of these into this adapter it would use less than 8 amps but I could charge 32 phones at 2.4 amps.

shadey12

​no, they deliver more than 2 amps.they don't draw more than 2 amps.all e … ​no, they deliver more than 2 amps.they don't draw more than 2 amps.all electrical items have a label which tells you what power it uses.I have a USB charger which has 4 USB sockets.it delivers 4 × 2.4amps at 5volts it uses less than 1 amp at 240 volts.if I plugged 8 of these into this adapter it would use less than 8 amps but I could charge 32 phones at 2.4 amps.


yeah i wasn't really asking after my edit.. thanks though

Original Poster

brilly

yeah i wasn't really asking after my edit.. thanks though



​I'm on a phone so it was posted before I saw your edit.
just to clarify, it doesn't matter what's amps at lower voltages a item delivers, its the input that matters.
get the girlfriend to use a different socket for her hairdryer.
if too many high powered items are are plugged in the fuse will pop and need replacing (with the same size fuse)

ty OP, 6% cashback on quidco too

shadey12

​I'm on a phone so it was posted before I saw your edit.just to clarify, i … ​I'm on a phone so it was posted before I saw your edit.just to clarify, it doesn't matter what's amps at lower voltages a item delivers, its the input that matters.get the girlfriend to use a different socket for her hairdryer.if too many high powered items are are plugged in the fuse will pop and need replacing (with the same size fuse)


wasn't posted before my edit as you quoted my full edit, thanks again though

Original Poster

brilly

wasn't posted before my edit as you quoted my full edit, thanks again … wasn't posted before my edit as you quoted my full edit, thanks again though



​don't know what happened then, sorry about that.
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