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Powerfix Profi Extension Lead With 6 sockets, on-off switch £7.99 at Lidl
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Powerfix Profi Extension Lead With 6 sockets, on-off switch £7.99 at Lidl

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Refreshed 18th Feb 2019 (Posted 11th Feb 2019)Available: NationalEdited by:"nandito"

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Just what I was looking for cheers.
Hmmm wonder what makes this child proof?
arch6811/02/2019 10:51

Hmmm wonder what makes this child proof?


Was just wondering the same thing.
Edited by: "karlypants" 11th Feb 2019
karlypants18 m ago

Was just wondering the same thing.


What does that switch do? Oh that's fun.
karlypants11/02/2019 11:02

Was just wondering the same thing.


The "Childproofing" is pretty standard across most I think, and usually refers to the sprung plastic shield that slides over the individual pin-sockets when you remove a plug. When you push in a plug, it gets pushed to one side again. This is a barrier to children sticking stuff into the holes.
JayDubya11 m ago

The "Childproofing" is pretty standard across most I think, and usually …The "Childproofing" is pretty standard across most I think, and usually refers to the sprung plastic shield that slides over the individual pin-sockets when you remove a plug. When you push in a plug, it gets pushed to one side again. This is a barrier to children sticking stuff into the holes.


Thanks. Hadn’t thought of that.
JayDubya11/02/2019 11:33

The "Childproofing" is pretty standard across most I think, and usually …The "Childproofing" is pretty standard across most I think, and usually refers to the sprung plastic shield that slides over the individual pin-sockets when you remove a plug. When you push in a plug, it gets pushed to one side again. This is a barrier to children sticking stuff into the holes.



ALL uk sockets are like that, there are no special 'child proof sockets'
However there iare improvements to the standard plugs. The brass plugs and now covered with plastic for about 1cm, this prevents a crazy person or child trying to lever the plug away from the socket with a metal object
jasee11/02/2019 11:51

ALL uk sockets are like that, there are no special 'child proof sockets' …ALL uk sockets are like that, there are no special 'child proof sockets' However there iare improvements to the standard plugs. The brass plugs and now covered with plastic for about 1cm, this prevents a crazy person or child trying to lever the plug away from the socket with a metal object


So as I said then. I don't think anyone said the childproofing was "special"
JayDubya11/02/2019 12:00

So as I said then. I don't think anyone said the childproofing was …So as I said then. I don't think anyone said the childproofing was "special"



Well it's not 'pretty standard', it is THE standard. I have never ever seen a socket without these shields. The only sockets that didn't have shields were round pin.
Childproofing as regards sockets is just marketing
Edited by: "jasee" 11th Feb 2019
Exactly, this is just a standard safety feature on every plug socket it's disingenuous to market it as a "child proof feature"
jasee11/02/2019 12:04

Well it's not 'pretty standard', it is THE standard. I have never ever …Well it's not 'pretty standard', it is THE standard. I have never ever seen a socket without these shields. The only sockets that didn't have shields were round pin.Childproofing as regards sockets is just marketing


Yep. So in a similar way that you are "quite pedantic" I mean that in jest of course.

Marketing it is indeed, but to be fair on them, what else can they say about such an ordinary product?!
UK sockets always have the live and neutral disengaged until an plugs earth prong is inserted.

It's why those clever 'child-proof' plastic blanking sockets are such a wonderful idea. You can shove them into only the Earth pin and let the children play with mains voltage.
JayDubya9 m ago

Yep. So in a similar way that you are "quite pedantic" I mean that in …Yep. So in a similar way that you are "quite pedantic" I mean that in jest of course.Marketing it is indeed, but to be fair on them, what else can they say about such an ordinary product?!



Abything to increase its perceived value by more than a few pounds. For instance 'profi' and being black. Seems professional
Also i could mention 'surge protection'. For the cost of a single small component leads people to think anything connected to it will be protected against a lightning strike. But I won't mention that.
MissLaraCroft11/02/2019 12:26

UK sockets always have the live and neutral disengaged until an plugs …UK sockets always have the live and neutral disengaged until an plugs earth prong is inserted.It's why those clever 'child-proof' plastic blanking sockets are such a wonderful idea. You can shove them into only the Earth pin and let the children play with mains voltage.


Well they are not a good idea at all. A child can easily pull them out and insert them upside down with the earth pin, this will draw back the shutters and expose the live pin!
You should be able to get 4-6 socket (white) exension leads from somewhere for about £2.50-£4 if you shop around. So for me, this isn't hot
jasee11 m ago

You should be able to get 4-6 socket (white) exension leads from somewhere …You should be able to get 4-6 socket (white) exension leads from somewhere for about £2.50-£4 if you shop around. So for me, this isn't hot


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Yes here for example, but I personally wanted one with the on/off switch and this was the best one I could find with this option.
jasee11/02/2019 12:29

Well they are not a good idea at all. A child can easily pull them out and …Well they are not a good idea at all. A child can easily pull them out and insert them upside down with the earth pin, this will draw back the shutters and expose the live pin!


en.wikipedia.org/wik…asm
bitcoin511/02/2019 10:26

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Deal or the extension lead?. If extension lead, I'd return it for a refund :-)
lkl2652 m ago

Deal or the extension lead?. If extension lead, I'd return it for a refund …Deal or the extension lead?. If extension lead, I'd return it for a refund :-)


Brilliant, just brilliant.. but just in case others so not get your quip...

The extension lead in this hot deal, is not getting hot, it is cool, but the deal is hot
jasee1 h, 53 m ago

Well they are not a good idea at all. A child can easily pull them out and …Well they are not a good idea at all. A child can easily pull them out and insert them upside down with the earth pin, this will draw back the shutters and expose the live pin!


I think you missed the irony of the wonderful idea
Me n all
JayDubya2 h, 41 m ago

So as I said then. I don't think anyone said the childproofing was …So as I said then. I don't think anyone said the childproofing was "special"


Maybe it’s “special child” proofing so like 99% of UK kids won’t stick things in it
spaceghost1 h, 48 m ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm


Why not just tell them how to get electrocuted? Oh sorry you did
MissLaraCroft3 h, 41 m ago

UK sockets always have the live and neutral disengaged until an plugs …UK sockets always have the live and neutral disengaged until an plugs earth prong is inserted.It's why those clever 'child-proof' plastic blanking sockets are such a wonderful idea. You can shove them into only the Earth pin and let the children play with mains voltage.



Sorry, I didn't get the sarcasm, Good point (not a good idea)
It's just unfortunate that some people still seem to think these are a good idea
Edited by: "jasee" 11th Feb 2019
Is this in Lidl now? I can't find it on the app

I proper geek out at this video, fantastic piece of engineering and design.
Oh and the deal looks pretty good, I think! Not bought an extension lead for ages.
Have some heat anyway
Lilrach11/02/2019 19:56

Is this in Lidl now? I can't find it on the app


Starts 17th Feb
JtotheMe15 m ago

[Video] I proper geek out at this video, fantastic piece of engineering …[Video] I proper geek out at this video, fantastic piece of engineering and design.Oh and the deal looks pretty good, I think! Not bought an extension lead for ages.Have some heat anyway


Lilrach31 s ago

Excellent, thank you


A pity there's no built-in USB ports.
Was literally talking about these last night HEAT
Title sucks made me click making it seem like there was an specialist safety feature
jamhops18/02/2019 10:15

Title sucks made me click making it seem like there was an specialist …Title sucks made me click making it seem like there was an specialist safety feature



Sorry jamhops, edited now.
nandito54 m ago

Sorry jamhops, edited now.


Looks pretty good quality so i did vote hot, and thanks
Might be able to put surge protected in the title (but not 100% sure but seems to say it is)
Edited by: "jamhops" 18th Feb 2019
re: child plug guards.
I've seen these ubiquitous bits of plastic in every parents household, but I think there is some herd fear thing going on because whenever I point out the obvious, nothing changes.
"They sell them in Mothercare, it must be the thing to do..."

As a former idiot child, I can confirm that we will stick metal objects in these things regardless of shrouding
Edited by: "horsey" 18th Feb 2019
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