8 Way Individually Switched Extension Lead, 2m, White £7.44 delivered @ CPC
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8 Way Individually Switched Extension Lead, 2m, White £7.44 delivered @ CPC

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Found 9th Dec 2017
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Bargain and you don’t even have to leave the house to get it

No. of Outlets: 8Outlets 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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Just in time for all those fairy lights heat added
Last time I ordered one of these from CPC they sent me a basic 4 way without any lead attached lol. Sorted eventually although the first person I spoke to implied it was my fault or I was lying. Good deal, but I shan't be using this company again
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decanay20 m ago

Last time I ordered one of these from CPC they sent me a basic 4 way …Last time I ordered one of these from CPC they sent me a basic 4 way without any lead attached lol. Sorted eventually although the first person I spoke to implied it was my fault or I was lying. Good deal, but I shan't be using this company again


Used CPC a few times and never had an issue’ could have been a one off but eh no worries either way
8 way? Is this safe???
ycsb28 m ago

8 way? Is this safe???


Hot in more ways than one

Depends what you plug into it. If it's led lights and a few mobile chargers etc it's fine, if it's s tumble dryer a kettle and your fridge ...goodbye house
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ycsb2 h, 27 m ago

8 way? Is this safe???


Honestly and truthfully yes - I have 2 of these, one downstairs in the living room appliances connected are tv, sky box, DVD player, amazon fire box, soundbar, oh and hifi system.

The other upstairs - 2 table lamps, outside cctv camera, phone chargers...

Neither have ever missed a beat.

Providing the load isn’t excessive - anything 13amp is a no no really but yes completely safe for all of your devices that DON’T have a13amp plug - things like kettles, tumble dryers, certain power tools, lawnmowers etc fall into the no no category ( hopefully you get the idea....
Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 9th Dec 2017
pennyfarthing882 h, 5 m ago

Used CPC a few times and never had an issue’ could have been a one off but …Used CPC a few times and never had an issue’ could have been a one off but eh no worries either way


I'm sure it wasn't much more than a one off like you say, but it was more the customer service than the mistake, mistakes are made, that's forgivable. The second rep was very friendly and helpful, but even he ended up booking a UPS collection of the wrong product using my address as both sender and recipient, so it went back one day and reappeared on my doorstep the next.

I can laugh about it, but as for using them again, I could do without the potential hassle of 4 or 5 phone calls at my expense, and a weeks worth of back and fourth.

Sure they're fine 99.9% of the time. As sure as I am that if there's any level of incompetence in any company I will somehow manage to find it
ycsb1 h, 17 m ago

8 way? Is this safe???


Every UK plug contains a 13A (or less) fuse, including the plug on this extension lead.
Has anyone got one of these? What are the switches like? Good switches are not cheap to make; cheap switches will weld shut easily, leaving them permanently on.
Kenneth13150 m ago

Hot in more ways than one Depends what you plug into it. If it's …Hot in more ways than one Depends what you plug into it. If it's led lights and a few mobile chargers etc it's fine, if it's s tumble dryer a kettle and your fridge ...goodbye house



Not goodbye house; hopefully, goodbye 13A fuse.
pibpob1 h, 12 m ago

Not goodbye house; hopefully, goodbye 13A fuse.


Unless it's one of those frightfully hilarious fake fuses as kindly supplied with some dodgy power leads that are often seen on amazon and ebay.....no silly 13amp nonsense, they're more likely to pass 20amps before blowing and when they blow, it's pretty.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 9th Dec 2017
spannerzone10 m ago

Unless it's one of those frightfully hilarious fake fuses as kindly …Unless it's one of those frightfully hilarious fake fuses as kindly supplied with some dodgy power leads that are often seen on amazon and ebay.....no silly 13amp nonsense, they're more likely to pass 20amps before blowing and when they blow, it's pretty.



Well yes - even a normal 13A fuse will take ages to blow at 13A. I was monitoring an arc welder recently and it was happily consuming about 4kW from a 13A socket.
pibpob52 m ago

Well yes - even a normal 13A fuse will take ages to blow at 13A. I was …Well yes - even a normal 13A fuse will take ages to blow at 13A. I was monitoring an arc welder recently and it was happily consuming about 4kW from a 13A socket.


So probably best to not plug in a toaster, dishwasher, tumble drier, kettle, microwave and muffin oven into one of these then
Edited by: "spannerzone" 9th Dec 2017
And don't daisy chain them together!

I read that those £1 shop three to one plugs are unsafe, so I'll be replacing those with a few of these. Thanks 0P
It's a good price for an extension with individual switches.
I didn't need 8 sockets, so I got myself a 4 way switched surge protected extension lead (3m) for £6.64.
Always fancied an 8 way, thanks!
pibpob14 h, 50 m ago

Well yes - even a normal 13A fuse will take ages to blow at 13A. I was …Well yes - even a normal 13A fuse will take ages to blow at 13A. I was monitoring an arc welder recently and it was happily consuming about 4kW from a 13A socket.


If I remember rightly from many years ago when I did my apprenticeship and HNC and HND, I think the plug fuses will blow about a third higher than they are actually rated. So your 4kw is just under this.
Please don't quote me on the third, I have slept many times between then and now.
shalton34 m ago

If I remember rightly from many years ago when I did my apprenticeship and …If I remember rightly from many years ago when I did my apprenticeship and HNC and HND, I think the plug fuses will blow about a third higher than they are actually rated. So your 4kw is just under this.Please don't quote me on the third, I have slept many times between then and now.



Sounds about right, but there is time as well: a 13A fuse might blow at just over 13A but take ages to do so.
I would guess that time to blow will increase exponentially from nothing (at likely well over 20A) up to years as current drops - will still blow over years at less than 13A.
It is safe. . As long as you do not exceed fuse in plug (assume 13 Amps).
This equates to total of 2.9kW or about 2990 Watts. total on that extension lead.
(Volts x Amps = Watts) 230 x 13 = 2990 Watts MAX.
so this is safe for a pc, xbox, lamp, phone charger, paper printer, broadband router plug?
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bbfb12318 m ago

so this is safe for a pc, xbox, lamp, phone charger, paper printer, …so this is safe for a pc, xbox, lamp, phone charger, paper printer, broadband router plug?


I’m sure it’ll be fine but for peace of mind you may want to consider a surge protected type like this one

hotukdeals.com/dea…295
pennyfarthing882 h, 50 m ago

I’m sure it’ll be fine but for peace of mind you may want to consider a sur …I’m sure it’ll be fine but for peace of mind you may want to consider a surge protected type like this one https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-way-tower-extension-lead-surge-protected-2m-white-624-delivered-cpc-2841295


I thought surge protection was only useful for say like if lightning strikes your house it stops that causing damage?
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bbfb1236 m ago

I thought surge protection was only useful for say like if lightning …I thought surge protection was only useful for say like if lightning strikes your house it stops that causing damage?


Dunno mate maybe you are right you could always google it to find out
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