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Pro-Elec Extension Socket 4 way £1.55 plus Delivery (free delivery min order £6) at CPC Farnell
Pro-Elec Extension Socket 4 way £1.55 plus Delivery (free delivery min order £6) at CPC Farnell

Pro-Elec Extension Socket 4 way £1.55 plus Delivery (free delivery min order £6) at CPC Farnell

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Regular users of the CPC Farnell website will know the same product is often there at different prices! So use this link to get the plug/adapter at this price. Another link will charge you £2.42.

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PRO ELEC - 2368 - EXTENSION SOCKET 4 WAY

Manufacturer: PRO ELEC
Order Code: PL1169787
Manufacturer Part No: 2368

Product Information
EXTENSION SOCKET 4 WAY
Approval Bodies: BS
Current Rating: 13A
No. of Outputs: 4
Voltage Rating V AC: 250V
Max load: 13A - 250V
Conforms to BS1363/A
Dimensions (HxWxD): 110x250x25mm

16 Comments

delivery is charged unless you order over £5 exc vat

Original Poster

ando

delivery is charged unless you order over £5 exc vat



Sorry! I missed that. When did that change?

Dangerous things, should be banned..

I use this on holiday. . . just plug one foreign type adapter plug intot he wall, and attach this onto it. charges phone/ tablet/ camera etc a treat

LesD

Sorry! I missed that. When did that change?



2 months ago I think it was...

I got mine of these from pound land...

What oddsandmods said. Dangerous.

Original Poster

Niksan

What oddsandmods said. Dangerous.



So's crossing the road.

oddsandmods

Dangerous things, should be banned..



Niksan

What oddsandmods said. Dangerous.



Explanation required

Why are they dangerous? How so more than any multi-way adapter? These are still rated for 13A, same as any other, don't post misguided nonsense please
Edited by: "marteee" 2nd Aug 2014

I got one of these out the pound shop

marteee

Why are they dangerous? How so more than any multi-way adapter? These … Why are they dangerous? How so more than any multi-way adapter? These are still rated for 13A, same as any other, don't post misguided nonsense please



Who do you think you are?? They are cheap, flimsy, unsturdy. Many reports of fires with these dangerous plugs and another posted brought from pound shop, how much are they buying them at? say 40-50p Max, how much has gone into construction?? Think before you post.....

Original Poster

oddsandmods

Many reports of fires with these dangerous plugs



Please 'source' your comment. Like I said before, folks crossing roads are in danger.....but not everyone crossing a road is hit by a car.

oddsandmods

Who do you think you are?? They are cheap, flimsy, unsturdy. Many reports … Who do you think you are?? They are cheap, flimsy, unsturdy. Many reports of fires with these dangerous plugs and another posted brought from pound shop, how much are they buying them at? say 40-50p Max, how much has gone into construction?? Think before you post.....



On the subject of "thinking before you post" - are you aware of how goods approval systems work in the UK/EU? (and of course elsewhere but im not familiar with the equivalents, ill hazard a guess they're essentially identical). I'm gonna go out on a limb and say not but if so you'd be aware that selling items that do not adhere to standards is illegal and given this isn't some market trader selling them out of the back of his van, it's pretty safe to assume they carry the necessary markings (BSI Kite or CE most likely - though im a bit rusty on the classifications) and as such they're tested and rated fit for purpose within the same safety/operational guidelines and benchmarks as ones that are sold for higher prices elsewhere. Of course BS1363 isn't without its flaws (the earth pin "loophole"), however the flaws in the standard are apparent in nearly all equivalent products, so that doesn't back up your argument

I wont be so abrupt as to link you these sources but unlike the ones you mention, they're easily found

Edited by: "marteee" 6th Aug 2014

marteee

Why are they dangerous? How so more than any multi-way adapter? These … Why are they dangerous? How so more than any multi-way adapter? These are still rated for 13A, same as any other, don't post misguided nonsense please



Misguided? Try talking to someone at your local fire station. The item isn't dangerous by itself, the problems (read risk) occurs because of the lower weight distribution when plugged into a wall socket causing stress on the internal prongs forcing them up and causing a short circuit which in my neighbour's case caused a fire. Again, talk to your local fire safety officer on what they think of these style of sockets.

If you plug this in to an extension so it's floored, fine, plug direct in to the wall, good luck playing roulette.

(Apologies for the late reply - trying to control spending )

LesD

So's crossing the road.



Crossing the road with your eyes closed would be a better analogy, for the fact you can't see what's happening behind your wall socket.

Original Poster

OK....we've got one 'possible' fire. I'm counting to work out what the risk is. Anyone with factual, rather than anecdotal, evidence would be welcome to comment. I'm sure we've got some 'fire safety officers' reading here.
Edited by: "LesD" 4th Oct 2014
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