POWERFIX surge protected 8 socket + 2 usb  Extension Lead(black or white) @ Lidl 9th march - £11.99
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POWERFIX surge protected 8 socket + 2 usb Extension Lead(black or white) @ Lidl 9th march - £11.99

£11.99LIDL Deals
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Found 2nd Mar
Decent price plus 3 year warranty
Black or white available

Specs
3 year warranty
2900W
8-socket lead with 2 USB charging ports that can be used to connect phones, fax machines, etc.
With illuminated on/off switch
Protects against surges up to 3,000V
Cable length approx. (m): 2

19 Comments

I'll pick this up with the cheap nappies they are doing this weekend

have caution in buying this. a lot of devices that charge with a transformer in the plug have the power cable come out of the top of the plug and not the bottom. this design makes that often impossible to use all the sockets..

jonnithomas

have caution in buying this. a lot of devices that charge with a … have caution in buying this. a lot of devices that charge with a transformer in the plug have the power cable come out of the top of the plug and not the bottom. this design makes that often impossible to use all the sockets..



Every extension lead I have I cannot use all the sockets. Big transformers, wires coming out the tops or bottom. I have strips, towers, staggered. Unless you are using something bog standard it always wastes a space.
I think designers do it on purpose

trickytree

Every extension lead I have I cannot use all the sockets. Big … Every extension lead I have I cannot use all the sockets. Big transformers, wires coming out the tops or bottom. I have strips, towers, staggered. Unless you are using something bog standard it always wastes a space.I think designers do it on purpose




I ended up buying a tower which has been designed to avoid this problem. only problem is it cost about £30 !!! it has three switches for each layer of sockets and the USB sockets are full output too and not shared

Not sure if the power button is big enough... oO

New Flats in London are smaller then the surge socket, not sure if it fits.

Better off buying one from CPC then you can choose the length of the lead. I needed a 5 metre one myself but didn't need 8 sockets so got the following one for £8.53.

http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2816ns-1n-5m/extension-lead-surge-switched/dp/PL15336?

No USB charging ports admittedly.


Edited by: "supermann" 2nd Mar

supermann

Better off buying one from CPC then you can choose the length of the … Better off buying one from CPC then you can choose the length of the lead. I needed a 5 metre one myself but didn't need 8 sockets so got the following one for £8.53.http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2816ns-1n-5m/extension-lead-surge-switched/dp/PL15336?No USB charging ports admittedly.



So completely different then

lol..fax machines

If this is put under a desk at work or something, I can see someone's foot hitting the on-off switch and turning everybody's computers off. Okay... I can see myself doing that X)

museumsteve

lol..fax machines



Yeah and since when do they power off USB?! In fact they were all made before USB was invented, even the ones still on sale

Rickardo

Yeah and since when do they power off USB?! In fact they were all made … Yeah and since when do they power off USB?! In fact they were all made before USB was invented, even the ones still on sale



We still use fax at work. Although i do work in the 90s

chezvegas85

We still use fax at work. Although i do work in the 90s



Occasionally I have to fax, but don't use a fax machine per se, rather our networked printer/scanner/copier with its fax function. Pretty sure it's not USB powered though!

Hannibalateam

I'll pick this up with the cheap nappies they are doing this weekend


You should really start using boxers now, so much more comfy!

Can't see point if this without individual switches. For those that are not electrically savvy . standard wall sockets rated at 15a. which means if you plug this into a standard wall socket assuming each device is rated at 3a you can only plug/use 5 devices any one time or less if any device pulls more than 3a otherwise you'll blow the fuse(s).

Original Poster

pnaylor39

Can't see point if this without individual switches. For those that are … Can't see point if this without individual switches. For those that are not electrically savvy . standard wall sockets rated at 15a. which means if you plug this into a standard wall socket assuming each device is rated at 3a you can only plug/use 5 devices any one time or less if any device pulls more than 3a otherwise you'll blow the fuse(s).



This is rated at 13 amps which is more than sufficient to run 2 computers 2 monitors 2 printers and 2 laptops without overloading.
If you used to run 1 iron then yes you've reached your safe capacity.
I do agree individual switches would be better.
This isn't really designed for anything other than protecting computer equipment and the likes Not Your domestic appliances.
This explains better
electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/gui…ts/

Edited by: "VCB-160" 3rd Mar

Rickardo

Occasionally I have to fax, but don't use a fax machine per se, rather … Occasionally I have to fax, but don't use a fax machine per se, rather our networked printer/scanner/copier with its fax function. Pretty sure it's not USB powered though!


Yes its the same deal here. Except more like 10 times a day. Who needa emails

hotfinder

Not sure if the power button is big enough... oO


nope your right couldn't find it! needs to be bigger!!!!!

Had a look at these last week, and the quality seems dreadful, sorry but it's a no for me
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