Masterplug Weatherproof Box 4 Socket 8m Extension Lead at Argos £9.99
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Masterplug Weatherproof Box 4 Socket 8m Extension Lead at Argos £9.99

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Found 24th Jan 2015
Half price deal at Argos
The Weatherproof Box comprises a robust enclosure with various cable entry options, providing a safe and convenient wall mounted housing for power supplies for outdoor equipment such as garden lighting, water features, Christmas decorations, etc. It is intended to be used with a multi-socket extension lead to suit number the number of items of equipment attached.

4 sockets with 8m extension cable.
10 amps.
Suitable for indoor use.
Suitable for outdoor use.

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seems like a good idea might use this for electricity in our garage

Wickes state Depth: 120 mm Width: 160 mm Length: 300 mm but unable to find max height of plug (mains adapter) that will fit before lid will not close properly. Anyone? Thanks.
Good price compared to other vendors.

Screwfix have this as kit showing a plug in timer. So it takes that plus a 13amp plug.

Paid £19 the other week at B&Q with a timer and with Diall branding but it's exactly the same as the masterplug one I have already.
Connecting one to another is a cheap and easy way to run power points anywhere around your garden.

Heat added ... !!!

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simmmy

Paid £19 the other week at B&Q with a timer and with Diall branding but … Paid £19 the other week at B&Q with a timer and with Diall branding but it's exactly the same as the masterplug one I have already. Connecting one to another is a cheap and easy way to run power points anywhere around your garden. Heat added ... !!!



Would of bought another but no local stock

Bought one of these is homebase last year. Excellent for the xmas lights

I want to use one of these with an oil filled radiator over winter, but it says 10amps and most radiators are 13amps - am I reading this right that i can't use this? any help appreciated

Beware - these are NOT watertight, I had one in the garden underneath a bench and after my garden lights had failed I opened this box to find my extension lead sitting in an inch of water! Much better to go for the "DriBox" which has overhanging lips to keep the water out. I have several of the driboxes and none have leaked.

winningchip

Beware - these are NOT watertight, I had one in the garden underneath a … Beware - these are NOT watertight, I had one in the garden underneath a bench and after my garden lights had failed I opened this box to find my extension lead sitting in an inch of water! Much better to go for the "DriBox" which has overhanging lips to keep the water out. I have several of the driboxes and none have leaked.



Blimey.

winningchip

Beware - these are NOT watertight, I had one in the garden underneath a … Beware - these are NOT watertight, I had one in the garden underneath a bench and after my garden lights had failed I opened this box to find my extension lead sitting in an inch of water! Much better to go for the "DriBox" which has overhanging lips to keep the water out. I have several of the driboxes and none have leaked.



agree
I have a couple of these and they are not completely watertight

Just for info, that product op is referring to is ip 54 rated. The DriBox product referred to above is ip 55 rated (more water resistant).

Chart here: https://dh778tpvmt77t.cloudfront.net/images/articles/inline_images/iprating_chart.jpg

Hope this is useful to someone!

winningchip

Beware - these are NOT watertight, I had one in the garden underneath a … Beware - these are NOT watertight, I had one in the garden underneath a bench and after my garden lights had failed I opened this box to find my extension lead sitting in an inch of water! Much better to go for the "DriBox" which has overhanging lips to keep the water out. I have several of the driboxes and none have leaked.



holy moly, surprised was just the light failing and not a tripped MCB or fuse

Fitted one of these outside in Dec for the xmas lights. Checked it a few times and it appears to be watertight. I assume that either I'm lucky or the other posters perhaps didn't close it correctly. When I fitted it to the wall at first it distorted slightly so wouldn't shut totally watertight. Small adjustment so it was sited square and its been perfect ever since.

Well spotted thanks. I need something like this for the car port so this one should suit just fine. Heat.

simmmy

CommentWould of bought another but no local stock



"Would have...."

Just looking at the picture it looks poor, no overlapping of the top to bottom of the case, and no visible rubber/silicone seal between the top and bottom sections.

I've got this one and its not as good as I was expecting. The 4 way extension doesn't sit in the box properly and the seal for the cabling at the bottom is awkward to fit. Screwfix ones for me next time. It's ok I if you're not fitting/removing plugs all the time I suppose

i use several of these at xmas time outside and always wrap them in a black bin bag and gaffer tape just to keep the water out, they work fine this way and have always kept dry

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Besford

"Would have...."



Time of the month ......?

winningchip

Beware - these are NOT watertight, I had one in the garden underneath a … Beware - these are NOT watertight, I had one in the garden underneath a bench and after my garden lights had failed I opened this box to find my extension lead sitting in an inch of water! Much better to go for the "DriBox" which has overhanging lips to keep the water out. I have several of the driboxes and none have leaked.



I believe that they Must be mounted vertically to make them resist water. Was yours mounted flat under the seat of the bench?

i've found with boxes like this, that if they are mounted slightly out of square or not on a perfectly flat surface, the integrity of the seal is easily compromised.

also remember if plugging these in indoors, but running them outside, they should be rcd/rcbo protected. if you dont have this protection on the circuit, replace the plug with an rcd plug.

that said, it's a good price.

Besford

"Would have...."


Correct! All too common an error.
Something like "I'm waiting on the bus"....where it should be "I'm waiting FOR the bus"

FINALLY IT'S THIS PRICE AGAIN!! Thank God!!! HOT HOT HOT

ordered one, drove a ew miles to my local argos after the email said collection on sunday, got there and the reservation number wasnt recognised. Bloke behind the counter said that id get a text to say its ready, and all i had was one informing me of my reservation, werent happy but what could i do, he said it was rpobably coming in today and i said well the website showed in stock.

drove home, then got a text 30 mins later.... good news your item is ready for collection...

nah, cant be arsed to drive all that way again.... not the first time argos have done this to me

intikab

I believe that they Must be mounted vertically to make them resist water. … I believe that they Must be mounted vertically to make them resist water. Was yours mounted flat under the seat of the bench?



Beat me to it! had one of these up out my back garden for 5 years now (with RCD plug) and its not leaked once.

Also, I don't know if this helps but i used a little dab of clear silicone on my screws before i wall mounted this box.

its half the price of what I paid though!
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