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Pro Elec 3m 8 Way Individually Switched Surge Protected Extension Lead, White - £9.92 delivered @ CPC Farnell
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Pro Elec 3m 8 Way Individually Switched Surge Protected Extension Lead, White - £9.92 delivered @ CPC Farnell

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  • On/off switch on each socket
  • LED surge indicator
  • Hanging holes on base of unit
  • BS1363/A, BS5733/A Compliant
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great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't overload these!

13A * 220V = 2860W PEAK (85% safe constant load 2431W)

A hairdryer, iron, or heater is 2000W+, so your headroom is less than you think

if you're lucky there's a good fuse in the socket, but wouldn't risk fire by overloading
Thanks, I've ordered three so I can daisy chain them and run all 13 heaters, five hairdryers, have the kettle on, dinner in the microwave and coffee brewing while I do the ironing.
henry_moodie07/02/2020 19:01

Would it handle a gaming laptop and the usual other stuff like charger, …Would it handle a gaming laptop and the usual other stuff like charger, monitor etc. All at the same time?


Very likely and most definately YES it will be fine, if in doubt why not check each appliances wattage rating and add them all together to determine the total wattage you are plugging in. This extension lead will have a 13A plug top fuse fitted, these BS1362 fuses actually have a fusing factor of around 1.9 therefore potentially blowing at 1.9 times its stated rating = 24.7A which certainly isn't recommended. For your application it might make sense to simply swap out the 13A fuse for a 5A version and alleviate any worries of drawing any excessive loads through the lead. The ultimate result of consuming electricity = heat (and high electricity bills lol) so anything producing significant heat i.e. is consuming significant power, things producing little heat will be insignificant and certainly won't be an issue plugged in this extension lead.
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This is a better deal. 1000 + heat here we come
This price includes delivery
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Nice one, just ordered been waiting for one of these on a deal. Cheers for posting
Comes up to £9.64 for me
Mabs_Ali07/02/2020 15:05

placed the order already


Not sure how the main link has changed...
Good deal
3m version is £9.92 and the 2m version is £9 64
great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't overload these!

13A * 220V = 2860W PEAK (85% safe constant load 2431W)

A hairdryer, iron, or heater is 2000W+, so your headroom is less than you think

if you're lucky there's a good fuse in the socket, but wouldn't risk fire by overloading
It's a good extension lead i bought one the last time it was on here and use it for my computer, monitor, speakers,house phone,usb plug, xbox ,Tv. sky box and printer but not all at the same time but i would think it would be fine anyway because its all low amp stuff.
Bought two the other week.
robodan91807/02/2020 16:02

great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't …great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't overload these!13A * 220V = 2860W PEAK (85% safe constant load 2431W)A hairdryer, iron, or heater is 2000W+, so your headroom is less than you think if you're lucky there's a good fuse in the socket, but wouldn't risk fire by overloading


Would it handle a gaming laptop and the usual other stuff like charger, monitor etc. All at the same time?
ohreally07/02/2020 18:44

£9.00 …£9.00 https://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2818ns-1n-3m/extension-lead-surge-switched/dp/PL1533902


You need to get over £8 ex vat or £3.50 handling charge
Ordered, many thanks 🙏
Heat added! Bought 6 a few years ago and they are still going strong.
Thanks
Bought a 10m version of this last week, seems like decent quality and very happy with it
Ordered, nice one.
henry_moodie07/02/2020 19:01

Would it handle a gaming laptop and the usual other stuff like charger, …Would it handle a gaming laptop and the usual other stuff like charger, monitor etc. All at the same time?


Very likely and most definately YES it will be fine, if in doubt why not check each appliances wattage rating and add them all together to determine the total wattage you are plugging in. This extension lead will have a 13A plug top fuse fitted, these BS1362 fuses actually have a fusing factor of around 1.9 therefore potentially blowing at 1.9 times its stated rating = 24.7A which certainly isn't recommended. For your application it might make sense to simply swap out the 13A fuse for a 5A version and alleviate any worries of drawing any excessive loads through the lead. The ultimate result of consuming electricity = heat (and high electricity bills lol) so anything producing significant heat i.e. is consuming significant power, things producing little heat will be insignificant and certainly won't be an issue plugged in this extension lead.
Steve_O6808/02/2020 10:40

Very likely and most definately YES it will be fine, if in doubt why not …Very likely and most definately YES it will be fine, if in doubt why not check each appliances wattage rating and add them all together to determine the total wattage you are plugging in. This extension lead will have a 13A plug top fuse fitted, these BS1362 fuses actually have a fusing factor of around 1.9 therefore potentially blowing at 1.9 times its stated rating = 24.7A which certainly isn't recommended. For your application it might make sense to simply swap out the 13A fuse for a 5A version and alleviate any worries of drawing any excessive loads through the lead. The ultimate result of consuming electricity = heat (and high electricity bills lol) so anything producing significant heat i.e. is consuming significant power, things producing little heat will be insignificant and certainly won't be an issue plugged in this extension lead.


Thank you for this.
Got one a few weeks back, paid £9.64 for it. Have it in my ex garage workshop for charging batteries and powering some lights. Nice extensiop lead
Wot no usb charger ;o)

Seriously, good deal Thx
Are there 8 way gangs that can take a bigger load?
Thanks. Ordered the 2 mtr version. £9.64.
robodan91807/02/2020 16:02

great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't …great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't overload these!13A * 220V = 2860W PEAK (85% safe constant load 2431W)A hairdryer, iron, or heater is 2000W+, so your headroom is less than you think if you're lucky there's a good fuse in the socket, but wouldn't risk fire by overloading


Agreed. But most people have the common sense to run high-load equipment direct from the socket and not an extension lead - I say most as I've seen some pretty stupid things before...
When the surge fails, causes stray leakage which can cause RCD trips. Beware.
robodan91807/02/2020 16:02

great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't …great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't overload these!13A * 220V = 2860W PEAK (85% safe constant load 2431W)A hairdryer, iron, or heater is 2000W+, so your headroom is less than you think if you're lucky there's a good fuse in the socket, but wouldn't risk fire by overloading


Thanks for the info. I've always been very caution of extension leads like this as they're just sold without much info attached and people just buy them without even thinking about it. I have one of these in the other room powering a handful of devices at the same time and have never been sure how safe it is. I've even done an electrician course at college and they didn't teach much on this specifically.
robodan91807/02/2020 16:02

great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't …great but don't forget that it's still on a max 13A socket so don't overload these!13A * 220V = 2860W PEAK (85% safe constant load 2431W)A hairdryer, iron, or heater is 2000W+, so your headroom is less than you think if you're lucky there's a good fuse in the socket, but wouldn't risk fire by overloading


What happens if you go over it?
Thank you just ordered one
I love CPC. They're always the best for these kinds of products and are reliable. I never look anywhere else.
mailmikey08/02/2020 14:38

What happens if you go over it?


If your wiring is good (which you should never assume) then either the fuse in your plug or in the socket should break, thus breaking the circuit.

Your circuit breaker panel might also 'trip' if that fails

Otherwise, you could fry the cables in your wall or start a house fire. Electrical fires are one of the most common causes of house fire, which can destroy your stuff if you're lucky, or kill you or your family if you're not lucky. It's just not worth taking the risk

In general, a safety margin for constant load of 80-85% of max is recommended for houses with newer wiring. If you have an older house you should exercise more caution and personally I wouldn't go above 75%
L33TL3308/02/2020 14:04

Thanks for the info. I've always been very caution of extension leads like …Thanks for the info. I've always been very caution of extension leads like this as they're just sold without much info attached and people just buy them without even thinking about it. I have one of these in the other room powering a handful of devices at the same time and have never been sure how safe it is. I've even done an electrician course at college and they didn't teach much on this specifically.


The gauge of wire and quality of insulation are more often than not insufficient. Always assume the worst unless you did the work yourself
Thanks, I've ordered three so I can daisy chain them and run all 13 heaters, five hairdryers, have the kettle on, dinner in the microwave and coffee brewing while I do the ironing.
daveroy09/02/2020 00:39

Thanks, I've ordered three so I can daisy chain them and run all 13 …Thanks, I've ordered three so I can daisy chain them and run all 13 heaters, five hairdryers, have the kettle on, dinner in the microwave and coffee brewing while I do the ironing.


It looks like you did all wiring stuff in your house by yourself
Should have come with USB facility! Outdated!
is anyone else being charged 3.50 handling charge?
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