Masterplug 3-Socket 13 amp Surge Protected Adaptor £3 @ Amazon (ADD-ON item, £10 spend)
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Masterplug 3-Socket 13 amp Surge Protected Adaptor £3 @ Amazon (ADD-ON item, £10 spend)

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Found 21st Oct 2014
Now just £3, usual price on Amazon is around £7.29
loads of positive reviews on Amazon

Three sockets
13 amp rated
Surge-protected adaptor
Gloss white
Individual socket power control with power indicators
Replaceable 13 amp fuse
Safety socket shutters for child safety

23 Comments

Original Poster

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Edited by: "philipkole" 21st Oct 2014

Never liked these since we had a kitchen fire and the fire brigade said this was the problem as it still worked while being overloaded. Toaster and kettle in the same plug and over time melted the insides.

Just get a double socket with the overload / mcb built in, they are safer and they look tidier too. Might cost more but 3 months out of you house costs you family stress and loads that insurance dose not cover.

Says £14.99 via link

OOS ?

despatched within 2-3 weeks so you can still buy it for £3
Edited by: "maneki" 21st Oct 2014

Original Poster

still available... plz unexpire

philipkole

still available... plz unexpire


Have reported the thread to be unexpired.

Mr Mac

Never liked these since we had a kitchen fire and the fire brigade said … Never liked these since we had a kitchen fire and the fire brigade said this was the problem as it still worked while being overloaded. Toaster and kettle in the same plug and over time melted the insides.Just get a double socket with the overload / mcb built in, they are safer and they look tidier too. Might cost more but 3 months out of you house costs you family stress and loads that insurance dose not cover.


Did you have the kettle and toaster on at the same time, from the one plug? oO

The 'surge' protection in devices like this are absolutely useless. Okay price for a basic multi-socket though.

These are good until someone turns off the wrong switch by accident and your ps3 or xbox switches off in the middle of an update

montana78

These are good until someone turns off the wrong switch by accident and … These are good until someone turns off the wrong switch by accident and your ps3 or xbox switches off in the middle of an update



Stick a label on both switch and plug cable.

Mr Mac

Never liked these since we had a kitchen fire and the fire brigade said … Never liked these since we had a kitchen fire and the fire brigade said this was the problem as it still worked while being overloaded. Toaster and kettle in the same plug and over time melted the insides.Just get a double socket with the overload / mcb built in, they are safer and they look tidier too. Might cost more but 3 months out of you house costs you family stress and loads that insurance dose not cover.



Surely people know that kitchens have their own circuit because of the high demands of the items contained within? These plugs are for low-current devices which typically use 3 or 5A fuses, not for 13A devices like toasters! Use them to plug your phone and broadband router into a single socket, for example.

It's not the fault of the plug if it's not used correctly.

Also, surge and overload are two different things. Overload is where devices attached to the plug want to pull more current collectively than the device is safely rated to provide whereas surge is a brief rise in incoming voltage from the mains supply, not the devices attached. Many multi-way power strips provide surge and overload protection, while some offer only surge protection or overload protection.

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Dangerous items that the fire service recommend not to use. The weight of the plugs and cables on these starts to draw them out of the socket to the point that it begins arcing and can start a fire.

BalSci

Stick a label on both switch and plug cable.



Thanks for the advise. Was a long time ago then I lost it during house move.

Urzrkymn

Dangerous items that the fire service recommend not to use. The weight of … Dangerous items that the fire service recommend not to use. The weight of the plugs and cables on these starts to draw them out of the socket to the point that it begins arcing and can start a fire.



The Fire Service of course wants to discourage using anything which may cause a fire, and quite rightly so. Unfortunately though if everyone were to apply the same blanket warnings to all everyday items we would not use appliances such as toasters because "they get hot". Let's not use that circular saw just in case I cut my fingers off...

A little common-sense is all that is required to operate such equipment in a safe manner.

Connecting plug-top DC adapters into these will undoubtedly add unnecessary weight which can, over time, draw the adaptor from the socket. Using devices with standard 3-pin BS1363 plugs with sufficient slack in the cable (as to not allow devices to tug on the adaptor) will not cause such issues. As I say, they are safe as long as they are used correctly. Further to this, most adaptors now don't provide a socket on the front of the assembly, but instead provide a socket on one or each side and the top and/or bottom only. This design is preferred as it resists the weight which usually causes the adaptor to become separated from the wall-socket.

I think they are a bad idea. Just the weight of the plugs and cables will "tease" this out of the socket which over time results in arcing etc. I've seen it at my Dad's house - ended up having to replace the socket. 4 Way trailing sockets are only a few quid and are a much safer option in my opinion with the weight of the plugs and cables on the floor.

What's this used for? Don't get it

neilcaldwell

I think they are a bad idea. Just the weight of the plugs and cables … I think they are a bad idea. Just the weight of the plugs and cables will "tease" this out of the socket which over time results in arcing etc. I've seen it at my Dad's house - ended up having to replace the socket. 4 Way trailing sockets are only a few quid and are a much safer option in my opinion with the weight of the plugs and cables on the floor.



That's the thing... the cables add no weight if there's sufficient slack so they're not taut. If you use an adapter which doesn't have a front-facing socket you're fine as the weight of the plugs is applied to the sides and top/bottom.

terminata

What's this used for? Don't get it



The thing it plugs into is called a wall socket. some folk don't have enough wall sockets in their kitchen, bedroom etc..

The wall socket gives out electricity, so adding a device with more outlets means the electricity can be supplied to more devices geddit !

the__cat

That's the thing... the cables add no weight if there's sufficient slack … That's the thing... the cables add no weight if there's sufficient slack so they're not taut. If you use an adapter which doesn't have a front-facing socket you're fine as the weight of the plugs is applied to the sides and top/bottom.



Having seen (and heard) the arcing from a similar device I personally will steer clear of these. Like I say a trailing socket is usually cheaper and safer in my opinion. I get where you're coming from with your description, but just the weight of the plugs and then the whole thing sticks out from the socket and ends up being quite heavy could eventually work its way lose over time from the socket.

Original Poster

£2.40 now
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