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Pro Elec 10 gang extension tower, angled and surge protection, 2m, £9.68 delivered by CPC Farnell
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Pro Elec 10 gang extension tower, angled and surge protection, 2m, £9.68 delivered by CPC Farnell

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Posted 5th Apr

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I think this is quite a good price for a surge protection tower with angled sockets, so no worries if your plugs are too big, they should fit without obstructing the other sockets.

  • LED indicators
  • Surge protection
  • Robust, strong design
  • 2m Lead length
  • Detachable base
  • 13A (250V AC)
  • BS1363/A and BS5733/A compliant
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If you are buying more than one, or if you are buying anything else with it, change the product code to PL1122987, that drops the price to £7.74 each for 1-4 or £7.08 each at 5+, but you need a minimum order of £8+VAT for free delivery so the original deal is better if you are only ordering 1 and nothing else.

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Grrrrrrrrrrr05/04/2020 16:34

They come in at £8.83, if you buy three. Plus I'd trust mains stuff from …They come in at £8.83, if you buy three. Plus I'd trust mains stuff from CPC Farnell. It's a lot safer to plug cheap wall wart power supplies/chargers into one of these than direct into a wall socket (in the UK). If that is all you are using it for - you could also consider putting in a lower current plugtop fuse. I use 3A ones. That way, if a wall wart does turn itself into a ball of white hot plasma and vaporized metal, it will be a much, much smaller ball. Indeed, quite likely entirely contained within the wall wart because far less energy will be dumped into it, in the time it takes for the plugtop fuse to blow. Cheers for posting this. I'm always on the lookout for them. The surge thing is not likely to be ever needed in the UK and one of those at the wall is better than one in an extension lead. But that really is nit-picking.


If you are buying more than one, or if you are buying anything else with it, change the product code to PL1122987, that drops the price to £7.74 each for 1-4 or £7.08 each at 5+, but you need a minimum order of £8+VAT for free delivery so not better if you are just ordering one of these and nothing else.
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I've got one of these and it encouraged me to buy one for my partner. Works well for us.
Cheers, picked up a couple at that price
They come in at £8.83, if you buy three. Plus I'd trust mains stuff from CPC Farnell. It's a lot safer to plug cheap wall wart power supplies/chargers into one of these than direct into a wall socket (in the UK). If that is all you are using it for - you could also consider putting in a lower current plugtop fuse. I use 3A ones. That way, if a wall wart does turn itself into a ball of white hot plasma and vaporized metal, it will be a much, much smaller ball. Indeed, quite likely entirely contained within the wall wart because far less energy will be dumped into it, in the time it takes for the plugtop fuse to blow.

Cheers for posting this. I'm always on the lookout for them.

The surge thing is not likely to be ever needed in the UK and one of those at the wall is better than one in an extension lead. But that really is nit-picking.
I too have this exact tower, bought from CPC nearly 4 years ago.
It's sturdy and well made, and the angled sockets really make a difference in terms of ease of use and tidiness.
Thankfully, the surge protection feature has not been called into action!
Anyone else having problems trying to checkout through PayPal?
MrsMeguy05/04/2020 17:10

Anyone else having problems trying to checkout through PayPal?


Nope, just did and all worked fine.
MrsMeguy05/04/2020 17:10

Anyone else having problems trying to checkout through PayPal?


Just used Paypal with no problems.
Most of UK has underground power cables and so not likely to suffer power surges. I did, however, live for a time in the countryside, remote, with an overhead power line supply; I was regularly pulsed by lightning strikes and grateful for pulse protection, some home made with neon bulbs.
Finally got through checkout with PayPal. Heat op, ordered 2 .

Thanks
I have one of these. You find out that eventually 10 sockets are not enough and you need more
raeesm05/04/2020 19:42

I have one of these. You find out that eventually 10 sockets are not …I have one of these. You find out that eventually 10 sockets are not enough and you need more


true. That's why you can get 3 of these now about £1.50 cheaper each if you get 3 . You can say the same about the 4, 6, 8 gangs and so on. Don't know if you can find one with 20 and certainly, if you find one, don't think you want all your devices plugged in the same place.
Grrrrrrrrrrr05/04/2020 16:34

They come in at £8.83, if you buy three. Plus I'd trust mains stuff from …They come in at £8.83, if you buy three. Plus I'd trust mains stuff from CPC Farnell. It's a lot safer to plug cheap wall wart power supplies/chargers into one of these than direct into a wall socket (in the UK). If that is all you are using it for - you could also consider putting in a lower current plugtop fuse. I use 3A ones. That way, if a wall wart does turn itself into a ball of white hot plasma and vaporized metal, it will be a much, much smaller ball. Indeed, quite likely entirely contained within the wall wart because far less energy will be dumped into it, in the time it takes for the plugtop fuse to blow. Cheers for posting this. I'm always on the lookout for them. The surge thing is not likely to be ever needed in the UK and one of those at the wall is better than one in an extension lead. But that really is nit-picking.


If you are buying more than one, or if you are buying anything else with it, change the product code to PL1122987, that drops the price to £7.74 each for 1-4 or £7.08 each at 5+, but you need a minimum order of £8+VAT for free delivery so not better if you are just ordering one of these and nothing else.
nige18205/04/2020 19:59

If you are buying more than one, or if you are buying anything else with …If you are buying more than one, or if you are buying anything else with it, change the product code to PL1122987, that drops the price to £7.74 each for 1-4 or £7.08 each at 5+, but you need a minimum order of £8+VAT for free delivery so not better if you are just ordering one of these and nothing else.


I should add, as a general rule (simply because I tested several yesterday), it seems most/all their mains extension leads, the cheapest possible price is the same product code adding 87 on the end. This is only true as of yesterday night and may change at any time.
These are decent, got a few myself and in the office. There are some with the same style but without the surge protection part (or light) that also do the rounds. Only complaints are they are easy to knock over and despite the layout, you still can't fit TP-Link smart switches into these without blocking the plugs either side.
Got these in white from 2+ years ago, still working as they should. Worth a buy
nige18205/04/2020 19:59

If you are buying more than one, or if you are buying anything else with …If you are buying more than one, or if you are buying anything else with it, change the product code to PL1122987, that drops the price to £7.74 each for 1-4 or £7.08 each at 5+, but you need a minimum order of £8+VAT for free delivery so not better if you are just ordering one of these and nothing else.


I've added 2 in the basket and message in red suggested this code cannot be used against this order. I've added 3 and again the code didn't work, however price dropped to £8.83 but without the need for a voucher.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 5th Apr
sheffield78805/04/2020 22:58

I've added 2 in the basket and message in red suggested this code cannot …I've added 2 in the basket and message in red suggested this code cannot be used against this order. I've added 3 and again the code didn't work, however price dropped to £8.83 but without the need for a voucher.


It isn't a discount code, it is the product code, just search the CPC website for that code instead.
Here is a direct link if you need it: cpc.farnell.com/pro…987
sheffield78805/04/2020 19:47

true. That's why you can get 3 of these now about £1.50 cheaper each … true. That's why you can get 3 of these now about £1.50 cheaper each if you get 3 . You can say the same about the 4, 6, 8 gangs and so on. Don't know if you can find one with 20 and certainly, if you find one, don't think you want all your devices plugged in the same place.



I presume they don't make them as it would be to easy to overload a socket... Shame as comes in handy if you have a load of gadgets that only take a couple watts but need their own PSU.

Would be nice if they used a standard voltage and connector then a Multi output PSU could be used to save sockets,
Can I attach a 2kw heater, hair dryer and phone chargers?
nige18205/04/2020 23:23

It isn't a discount code, it is the product code, just search the CPC …It isn't a discount code, it is the product code, just search the CPC website for that code instead.Here is a direct link if you need it: https://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2710surgeblk/extension-tower-10g-black/dp/PL1122987


I see, thank you!
These were £5 a while back lads
dragon261105/04/2020 23:28

I presume they don't make them as it would be to easy to overload a …I presume they don't make them as it would be to easy to overload a socket... Shame as comes in handy if you have a load of gadgets that only take a couple watts but need their own PSU.Would be nice if they used a standard voltage and connector then a Multi output PSU could be used to save sockets,



Not sure if you are joking about a standard voltage and connector, but just in case... It really depends what sort of gadget, most modern gadgets that only draw a couple of watts would be provided over USB which exactly fits your description there. However, a lot of 'low power' devices or rather devices we percieve as being low draw, are actually much higher comparatively. Take one of the lower powered devices in most media centres, a Sky box, standby mode is around 15W, recording can be as high as 40W according to a quick Google search.

A lot of devices do run off 12V but usually the draw is quite high comparatively, especially in use making such a standard harder to achieve. Even when not (such as landline DECT phones at 12V which might only draw 500mA-1A at that voltage), you have to wonder how many of these would be plugged in the same area. Still, perhaps with the evolution of USB standards with USB-PD and QC4 providing up to 100W, maybe all portable devices at least will adopt one of these standards meaning a good quality multi-output charger is possible, but then imagine the cost of a 4-port 100W per port USB charger.
Edited by: "nige182" 6th Apr
Cavs06/04/2020 01:00

These were £5 a while back lads


Lots of things were cheaper a while back. It depends when was that while back. I could not see a deal here at the price you suggested, also a couple of people mentioned they've got this since years ago and nobody mentioned such a cheap price.
I guess it does not matter were cheaper before, it matters if there is a better deal elsewhere. £5 + VAT + delivery = approx £9 anyway. Unless a while back means about 4 years ago.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 6th Apr
Cavs06/04/2020 01:00

These were £5 a while back lads


Are you sure that was the same ones with surge protection? They do sell one without as well.

I just searched my email for when I bought two of these before, that was back in early 2014 and even back then they were £7.44 each with VAT.
Edited by: "nige182" 6th Apr
nige18206/04/2020 01:39

Are you sure that was the same ones with surge protection? They do sell …Are you sure that was the same ones with surge protection? They do sell one without as well.I just searched my email for when I bought two of these before, that was back in early 2014 and even back then they were £7.44 each with VAT.


The cheapest posted here (and not sure if was surge protection) was £6 with a code and was 4 years ago. Also, even if it was £5, which I don't believe it was, it would have been £6 with VAT and about £9 with delivery.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 6th Apr
sheffield78806/04/2020 01:44

The cheapest posted here (and not sure if was surge protection) was £6 …The cheapest posted here (and not sure if was surge protection) was £6 with a code and was 4 years ago. Also, even if it was £5, which I don't believe it was, it would have been £6 with VAT and about £9 with delivery.


I saw that too, that was the surge protected one and is probably the cheapest it has ever been, but highly doubt it will go that cheap anytime soon, the similarly cheap white ones on here were not the surge protected model though.
if you are having probelms paying by PayPal try ticking-unticking-ticking the terms and conditions tickbox. Worked for me.
I can recommend this tower and CPC Farnell
The PayPal button seems broken. Doesn't give a respi se when I click
Just ordered with PayPal no problem. But why does it say your order is subject to credit check. What????? :/ :/ :/ :/
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Edited by: "AjRao" 6th Apr
AjRao06/04/2020 14:06

Just ordered with PayPal no problem. But why does it say your order is …Just ordered with PayPal no problem. But why does it say your order is subject to credit check. What????? :/ :/ :/ :/[Image]


My guess is that this pops up on *any* order placed, and is covering them for people who have opened a trade account that they get a month's credit on or something, I wouldn't worry.
nige18205/04/2020 23:23

It isn't a discount code, it is the product code, just search the CPC …It isn't a discount code, it is the product code, just search the CPC website for that code instead.Here is a direct link if you need it: https://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2710surgeblk/extension-tower-10g-black/dp/PL1122987


Link isn’t working for me
imthebest06/04/2020 14:34

Link isn’t working for me


Didn't work for me now either, but worked yesterday. Perhaps put the product code in search and you may find it. The link will not help much if you only want 1.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 6th Apr
sheffield78806/04/2020 14:38

Didn't work for me now either, but worked yesterday. Perhaps put the …Didn't work for me now either, but worked yesterday. Perhaps put the product code in search and you may find it. The link will not help much if you only want 1.


Yeh tried that, even did a search through all 10 gang units but they must have removed it. Thought it may be a non advertised deal
imthebest06/04/2020 14:34

Link isn’t working for me


Nope they've removed it. Basically the way CPC work is when they do a promo they use the product code plus 2 digits, and often they don't remove an expired code. If you want the best deal you have to try all from 01 to 99 on the end of a product code, only some will work though. But they do catch up on some and remove them later, sometimes they don't care too and just leave it running.
Edited by: "nige182" 6th Apr
77andyb06/04/2020 14:17

My guess is that this pops up on *any* order placed, and is covering them …My guess is that this pops up on *any* order placed, and is covering them for people who have opened a trade account that they get a month's credit on or something, I wouldn't worry.


Thanks mate.
Crafty , it is free delivery but they charge £4.99 handling fee!
moschops112/05/2020 11:31

Crafty , it is free delivery but they charge £4.99 handling fee!


Are you saying you don't get it for £9.68? Several people ordered and got it for this price. As far as I am aware, it is free delivery if the price is minimum £8+VAT.
£15.67 in total
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