POWERFIX Extension Lead with 3yr warranty £9.99 @ Lidl
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POWERFIX Extension Lead with 3yr warranty £9.99 @ Lidl

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Found 11th Mar 2016
Good value for a surge protected extension with a 3year warranty.
8-socket lead with additional protected ports for telephones, fax machines and televisions
With illuminated on/off switch
Protects against surges up to 3000V
Cable length approx. (m): 2
Max. load (A): 13
2900W

Available from 17th March
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It looks about right for the money, if it had been individual switched sockets I would have had one.
i'd prefer less sockets & more cable
BeerGoggles

It looks about right for the money, if it had been individual switched … It looks about right for the money, if it had been individual switched sockets I would have had one.



Switched sockets for similar money here (free delivery):

CPC 1m cable £10.51

CPC 5m cable £11.28
an electrian once told me its best not to use these multi adapters, is that rubbish?
Edited by: "deany76" 11th Mar 2016
deany76

an electrian once told me its best not to use these multi adapters, is … an electrian once told me its best not to use these multi adapters, is that rubbish?


You need to add up all the possible power you could pull through it, and not exceed the rating of the multiple adapter. For example, plugging an iron, two 3KW electric heaters and an iron could be asking for trouble - you would be ok with only one heater on but with both on it would be dangerous. Also when using a reeled extension, you are much safer to unreel all the cable as they will heat up and on the reel this can cause a fire.
deany76

an electrian once told me its best not to use these multi adapters, is … an electrian once told me its best not to use these multi adapters, is that rubbish?



Let's be realistic, it's not feasible to not use them these days...

How many sockets does your TV area require? Mine uses 11, which is insane. However they're not all full power devices, many of them are very lower power so it's fine that they all go via 1 extension cable.

For z info:
modem
router
raspberry pi
tv
soundbar
sub
modem2
router2
(Yes, I have 2 phone lines and 2 routers etc)
NAS
... the **** are the other 2 used for, I can't think but I know im using 11 as im using a full 10gang adapter + 1 more. Meh, cba to go look. Anyway there all fairly low power, and backuped up by surge protection + overheat cut off just incase.

Edited by: "rvcshart" 11th Mar 2016
Made in China - no thanks.
BeerGoggles

It looks about right for the money, if it had been individual switched … It looks about right for the money, if it had been individual switched sockets I would have had one.

deany76

an electrian once told me its best not to use these multi adapters, is … an electrian once told me its best not to use these multi adapters, is that rubbish?



Dont believe him if he has a bag full of one or two sockets with the brand name SWAG written in big letters on the carrier bag and he keeps nervously asking you if you want to buy. I certainly would not believe him.


foes4you

Made in China - no thanks.


you do know your expensive iphone or whatever is made in china, your power socket on the wall is made in china, your fancy electronic/pc or what ever being plug in to this will made in china.

Chinese stuff is good as long as you dont but cheap knock off brand
mrty

You need to add up all the possible power you could pull through it, and … You need to add up all the possible power you could pull through it, and not exceed the rating of the multiple adapter. For example, plugging an iron, two 3KW electric heaters and an iron could be asking for trouble - you would be ok with only one heater on but with both on it would be dangerous. Also when using a reeled extension, you are much safer to unreel all the cable as they will heat up and on the reel this can cause a fire.



Don't forget this has a fused plug, which reduces the continuous current draw to 13A (around 3kw), so you couldn't use much alongside a 3kw heater without the fuse blowing anyway.
Edited by: "HerWorseHalf" 12th Mar 2016
foes4you

Made in China - no thanks.



​are you kidding me, most of your household appliances are made in china
foes4you

Made in China - no thanks.



​find something electrical that isn't, good luck
Thanks for Link to CPC. Looks very good value post free.
I have 3 desktop computers,2 printers, powered USB hubs, multiple monitors, multiple powered external hard drives, Ethernet box, amplifier etc. I never have enough sockets, and often end up using an extension lead from another room.

I think I am all right, as most of these devices are fairly low power. The amp is not huge by HiFi standards, and the computers just have the fairly low capacity power supplies. No gaming rigs etc. have to use two gang sockets linked to one plug, but make sure only low powered devices are linked. The gang sockets are surge protected.

One tip for computer users. ALWAYS use mains powered USB hubs if you have several USB devices running at the same time. You will save yourself a lot of aggro. I get the ORICO hubs from China. These are not cheap, but the quality is very high. I find that most stuff from China is very good quality. Only restriction is to keep order value low. If you order something expensive, and get caught for Customs Duty it might not be cheaper than a European/UK supplier.



Edited by: "regcar" 12th Mar 2016
foes4you

Made in China - no thanks.



Same as your iPhone.
Seems good, anyone had experience with these?
foes4you

Made in China - no thanks.



​and what is not these days?
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