Status Surge Protection 8 Way,   Switched Extension Socket, Reduced to £10.00, Click + Collect @ Asda
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Status Surge Protection 8 Way, Switched Extension Socket, Reduced to £10.00, Click + Collect @ Asda

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Found 21st May 2012
High quality impact resistant slimline black body with 8 mains power outlet sockets and 2m of black cable.
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Thanks. Always on the lookout for switched surge sockets. I hate non-switched.
what is surge protection
Out of stock
They usually have them in stock in store as well. So its worth a punt in popping into to your local store.
I was only able to purchase one online and went to my local store to purchase another one there.

Edited by: "mooo" 22nd May 2012
There are full shelves of all types of these Status products in Asda, Boston.All of them are half price. I got the the 3 x remote control version for £7.50 - bargain.
Picked up one of these at the weekend in the Wigan store for £10. Looks pretty decent behind my glass TV unit. Would of been nice if the on/off switches had lights so I can see if I've switched a device on or off, but that's only a slight niggle and for £10 it's the best price I've seen for an 8-way switchable surge protector
no self respecting electrician would buy one of these in the pound shop,

made in china for 10p shipped to europe,

will keep the fire brigade happy,




mrtech007

no self respecting electrician would buy one of these in the pound … no self respecting electrician would buy one of these in the pound shop,made in china for 10p shipped to europe,will keep the fire brigade happy,


Can you recommend something else instead?

Short of sockets in this flat so thinking of getting a few and attaching to walls near sockets. Length of cable, therefore, isn't that important.
Well mrtech considering these are CE marked and approved, in addition to RCD protection, how are the fire brigade going to be kept busy?

Where do you think all your other self respecting products come from?
I have four of these and they're OK but, there is no indicator to show when a switch is on or off which is a minor but, rather annoying, point.
good find but none in my local asda :(. i've instead ordered a 10 gang surge protected extension tower for £10.49 from ebay which i thought was pretty decent.
What kind of warranty do you get with these?

Meaning, if they don't work and the connected equipment gets wrecked, what then?
dean_brfc

Short of sockets in this flat so thinking of getting a few and attaching … Short of sockets in this flat so thinking of getting a few and attaching to walls near sockets. Length of cable, therefore, isn't that important.


Have you thought about something like these:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31s5mpxay8L.jpg
Duronic S125B - 5 Way Switched Black Surge Protected Multi-Socket Adaptor - £6.99 delivered @ Amazon
OR
TeckNet 4 Way Multi-Socket Plug Adaptor - £5.99 delivered @ Amazon

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41sTjuEHrwL.jpg
4 Way Multi-Socket Adaptor - £2.90 delivered @ Amazon

I use a similar one to the latter as I'm short on sockets in some of my rooms, I picked one up from ASDA for ~£2.99 I think.

BlueDan

What kind of warranty do you get with these?Meaning, if they don't work … What kind of warranty do you get with these?Meaning, if they don't work and the connected equipment gets wrecked, what then?


Naddating!

Unless the manufacturer includes any further cover with the product like Belkin do with some of theirs. Otherwise that's what home and contents insurance is for, although be careful with the fineprint as some may not cover it, or have strict stipulations.
Edited by: "ClubLife" 29th May 2012
Click n collect not available for this item :-( £3 delivery charge to home
dean_brfc

Short of sockets in this flat so thinking of getting a few and attaching … Short of sockets in this flat so thinking of getting a few and attaching to walls near sockets. Length of cable, therefore, isn't that important.

BlueDan

What kind of warranty do you get with these?Meaning, if they don't work … What kind of warranty do you get with these?Meaning, if they don't work and the connected equipment gets wrecked, what then?



Surely, isn't this type of thing an extension (no pun intended) of a double adapter and we are advised that they are no longer 100% safe?

What I want is a six gang with individual switches and 4/5 mtrs long cable
Nice price for a switched one but OOS
mrtech007

no self respecting electrician would buy one of these in the pound … no self respecting electrician would buy one of these in the pound shop,made in china for 10p shipped to europe,will keep the fire brigade happy,



Agreed. No single wall socket should be overloaded (13A max) so there is no chance of your average Joe loading 8 plugs into one socket and not overloading it. These should be banned! Accidents waiting to happen. Voted cold.
thanks, will see if 3m is ok
OverloAdding a 13a socket even with 8 appliances will be difficult. 13amp socket can cope with 3120 watts - 13amp x 240volts. Split between 8 sockets is 390 watts per socket. Even my 60inch plasma is half that so you could run 8 60 inch plasmas and have no problems!
Single 13A fuse in the extension lead's own plug, so surely that'd go first?
BlueDan

Single 13A fuse in the extension lead's own plug, so surely that'd go … Single 13A fuse in the extension lead's own plug, so surely that'd go first?

Exactly. It is impossible to overload a 13A socket no matter how many ways the extension lead has, because it contains a 13A fuse. There should be a FAQ on every extension lead thread because it's astonishing how many people don't know this (and are even calling for them to be banned!).
Mrtechisadick

Well mrtech considering these are CE marked and approved, in addition to … Well mrtech considering these are CE marked and approved, in addition to RCD protection, how are the fire brigade going to be kept busy?

They don't have RCD protection. They have "surge protection" which probably means very little. (Devices that are subject to "surges" have this built-in anyway, and to provide something that makes a difference costs an awful lot more than what these things contain.)

CE approval means nothing - it's a self-certification mark and you will find all sorts of patently non-complying stuff from the likes of Deal Extreme which have the CE mark. But buying from a UK supplier probably means that they do comply.

The biggest problem in my limited experience with these cheap switched extension leads is that surges from switch-mode power supplies such as computers cause the switch contacts to weld shut, leaving the switches permanently on (i.e. useless). Oh, and those surges are nothing to do with "surge protection".
Kevlo1984

OverloAdding a 13a socket even with 8 appliances will be difficult.

Two kettles will overload it - a common thing people try to do at social events etc. But as said before, this will (eventually) blow a fuse.
JunkMail

I have four of these and they're OK but, there is no indicator to show … I have four of these and they're OK but, there is no indicator to show when a switch is on or off which is a minor but, rather annoying, point.

Do all the switches still work? If none have failed (and I presume you plug things like computers and tellies into them) then I would recommend this product.

Re CE marking and "certification" (article and comments)

raspberrypi.org/arc…996

pibpob

Two kettles will overload it - a common thing people try to do at social … Two kettles will overload it - a common thing people try to do at social events etc. But as said before, this will (eventually) blow a fuse.



Make more fun when the RCD for that circuit panics and trips out too, and the eejit that plugged two kettles into the same socket doesn't know where they are
ClubLife

6 Socket Switched with 3m Extension Lead - £12.99 @ Homebase or Argos



I have one of these:
ebay.co.uk/itm…258

and one of these:
ebay.co.uk/itm…9be
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