Status 10 Way Tower Extension Socket with Surge Protection. £2 @ Asda instore
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Status 10 Way Tower Extension Socket with Surge Protection. £2 @ Asda instore

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Found 19th Jan 2010Made hot 19th Jan 2010
Rollback deal from £7 to £2. Not a massive brand, if a brand at all, but at £2 not sure what can be decided from it! States surge protection. Massively cheap for a 10 way tower I think but then again I can't be certain as I don't know the going rates for these kind of things!

Going to upload a photo in a sec. Unless someone posts it as a repost! Did a search but no sign of it...

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Original Poster

http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad136/agentjont/palringo-677677955476728964.jpg

Yeah, can I see it? Might go pick one up. Thanks.

Original Poster

raybog;7592956

Yeah, can I see it? Might go pick one up. Thanks.



It's not the clearest photo, phone quality. I think it's clearer on my phone, sent it to the pc via mms because I'm lazy but will bluetooth it later so maybe the tag is a bit clearer because it states "Status 10 gang tower" on it! Now I'm home I'm wondering why I didn't buy one!! At £2 you never know when you'll need one. Although deep down I prefer to turn stuff on around the TV when it's not in use. Speech over!

Picture is a-okay for me... but they've got none at my local, just nipped out and checked

isnt that dangerous ?

like overloading the socket ?

sorry to be a pain you two but can you give store locations, then we will know which ones have stock. Heat added by the way.

I put 10 3kw heaters through this during the big snow/freeze 2 weeks ago. Worked well

ken-doh;7593837

isnt that dangerous ? like overloading the socket ?



Depends upon the power each item is taking, so long as the total is less than ~3KW you will be OK in this respect. However, there can be issue in terms of combined earth leakage I believe which depends upon the nature of the appliances being connected.

Wifes in ASDA right now, Just called her to get a few for me,
Thanks heat added.

leedale30;7593893

I put 10 3kw heaters through this during the big snow/freeze 2 weeks ago. … I put 10 3kw heaters through this during the big snow/freeze 2 weeks ago. Worked well


I had 28 plugged in to 3 of these, running from one socket.

Set my house on fire, would not reccomend.

phproxy;7594021

I had 28 plugged in to 3 of these, running from one socket.Set my house … I had 28 plugged in to 3 of these, running from one socket.Set my house on fire, would not reccomend.


28 heater plugged in?? what were you trying to heat up? Alaska?
Sorry about the fire, bit ironic though.. doest get hotter than that .. so mission accomplished

leedale30;7593893

I put 10 3kw heaters through this during the big snow/freeze 2 weeks ago. … I put 10 3kw heaters through this during the big snow/freeze 2 weeks ago. Worked well



LOL - 120 Amps! I'll bet the cable was generating as much heat as the heaters were!

Did you prop the circuit breaker closed with a broom handle as well? :thumbsup:

Is it this one? I assume five sockets on front, five on back.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y234/storyofshane/mainsblock.jpg

wife got the LAST one in asda MK/bletchley.

Will have a look

marked up at £7 stiil - Leigh Park, Hants

leedale30;7593893

I put 10 3kw heaters through this during the big snow/freeze 2 weeks ago. … I put 10 3kw heaters through this during the big snow/freeze 2 weeks ago. Worked well



Then I would suggest there is something seriously wrong with the fuse on your tower, have a look is it a solid steel rod?

Secondly get an electrician to check your ring main, as it shouldn't be able to handle a 30kw load, something really should have popped, thats a huge continuous loading.

Thirdly, if your just making stuff up to make it sound good then don't worry because b*llsh*t has never been known to start a house fire.

Happygeorge;7596129

don't worry because b*llsh*t has never been known to start a house fire.



That's not true at all, rotting compost heaps have been known to get so hot from the action of bacteria breaking down the organic matter that they spontaneously combust.

e.g.
london-fire.gov.uk/Las…asp

Although in this case it was h*rse-sh*t

None in Stoke (Wolstanton)

Bambers320;7595465

marked up at £7 stiil - Leigh Park, Hants


These were £7 in Southampton on Sunday too.

None stocked in Shoebury

leedale30;7593893

I put 10 3kw heaters through this during the big snow/freeze 2 weeks ago. … I put 10 3kw heaters through this during the big snow/freeze 2 weeks ago. Worked well



:w00t:

phproxy;7594021

I had 28 plugged in to 3 of these, running from one socket.Set my house … I had 28 plugged in to 3 of these, running from one socket.Set my house on fire, would not reccomend.





Happygeorge;7596129

Then I would suggest there is something seriously wrong with the fuse on … Then I would suggest there is something seriously wrong with the fuse on your tower, have a look is it a solid steel rod?Secondly get an electrician to check your ring main, as it shouldn't be able to handle a 30kw load, something really should have popped, thats a huge continuous loading.Thirdly, if your just making stuff up to make it sound good then don't worry because b*llsh*t has never been known to start a house fire.



:-D

inicholson;7596200

That's not true at all, rotting compost heaps have been known to get so … That's not true at all, rotting compost heaps have been known to get so hot from the action of bacteria breaking down the organic matter that they spontaneously combust.e.g.http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/LastestIncidentsContainer_03Sep.aspAlthough in this case it was h*rse-sh*t



:-D

I think your ALL talking ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

Marked up as £7 in swansea, scanned through at £2.

None in biggleswade! Gutted really wanted one of these.

None in Wallasey.

stevvie;7594451

wife got the LAST one in asda MK/bletchley.



Cheers :cry:

Saves me a visit ;-)

not in sutton branch

Good deal for the price. However this is not individually switched which means that you may have appliance using up electricity even when switched off at the appliance e.g. all my PCs burns about 10 watts even when switch off. For example of LCD monitors uses £3.50 electricity per years when on standby, my PC uses £8 electricity when on switched off at the front. So I have stopped buying these non-switched socket, even for £0.

:thumbsup:How Much does a switchable unit with ten sockets on it cost? I wonder how much more energy is used manufacturing and shipping the more complex and heavy switchable unit to its customer. Maybe the non switchable unit costing £2 saves money and energy overall...:thumbsup:
Just food for thought while everyone is being so serious.

Happygeorge;7596129

Then I would suggest there is something seriously wrong with the fuse on … Then I would suggest there is something seriously wrong with the fuse on your tower, have a look is it a solid steel rod?Secondly get an electrician to check your ring main, as it shouldn't be able to handle a 30kw load, something really should have popped, thats a huge continuous loading.Thirdly, if your just making stuff up to make it sound good then don't worry because b*llsh*t has never been known to start a house fire.



So as long as his rod is solid, the electrician has checked his main ring and he can handle a big load he'll be ok? Unless something pops? Fnarr fnarr

bought this a while ago for full price really good at £2.

modem, router, ps3 and tv connected almost all day and every now and then PSP, mobile phones, laptop, iron. no problems so far.

Perfect for PC desks

Hot.

None in Watford

Wolfylee;7608876

Perfect for PC desks



You can also use it for non-PC purposes also. I stuck one in my wifes gob to get her to shut the flip up!

Nice find but none in leicester - thurmaston store.

none @ farnborough @ 15.30 on 23/01/2010

Bought one today in Hereford, shelf price was £7 but went through till at £2, nice.

couldn't find any
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