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Surge protected 4 way extension lead twin pack £3.00 @ Tesco instore
Surge protected 4 way extension lead twin pack £3.00 @ Tesco instore

Surge protected 4 way extension lead twin pack £3.00 @ Tesco instore

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Tesco branded.4 way 0.5m 10 amp.
Was £14.99.

Picked a couple of these up tonight.Seems a good price a £1.50 each.Not sure if nationwide.

Barcode number ; 971505231908187980030006

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I've been after one with individual switches but can't really argue T this price. Nice spot. Just hope the deal's on near us.

Electricians call these Firestarters. There's a reason why they are so cheap; the components in them are absolute junk and they're usually poorly assembled. You want to be paying about £5 for a 4-way, and make sure they have individual switches.
Edited by: "HedgyHoggy" 21st Jan 2011

Dribble. Do you really think that Tesco would expose themselves to such liability? When exactly were all these fires? So paying a fiver guarantees quality?

HedgyHoggy

Electricians call these Firestarters. There's a reason why they are so … Electricians call these Firestarters. There's a reason why they are so cheap; the components in them are absolute junk and they're usually poorly assembled. You want to be paying about £5 for a 4-way, and make sure they have individual switches.

Doesn't the one in the picture have individual switches?

Are these actually in Black?

Original Poster

They don't have individual switches and yes they are in black.

they had ones with indiviual switches in TJ Huges for I think about 7pound though

ThunderBolt

I've been after one with individual switches but can't really argue T … I've been after one with individual switches but can't really argue T this price. Nice spot. Just hope the deal's on near us.



Yeah I'm after the same thing.So many things that I need to unplug because still on like external hard drives and Xbox power supply and so on.

These are only fused 10A, not 13A as per the slightly more expensive ones.

They are a bit dodgy in my book, as nine times out of ten a layman would replace the fuse with a 13A one if it blows (10A plug fuses are hard to find) which could cause an overload.

Pay the extra couple of quid and get a decent one

AD959

Dribble. Do you really think that Tesco would expose themselves to such … Dribble. Do you really think that Tesco would expose themselves to such liability? When exactly were all these fires? So paying a fiver guarantees quality?



Tesco (and every other supermarket) expose themselves to liability worse than this every day, selling undercooked chicken and unhygienic veg. My statement is fact, not opinion. Do you think I invented it for my own amusement? Something costing £1.50 is generally worse than something costing over 3 times as much - particularly in electrical goods. The components in supercheap own-brand stuff like this is absolute borderline dangerous - any sort of problem in your electricity supply can cause a failure resulting in fire (or more likely damage to anything plugged into it). Basic rule when dealing with electrical connectors and adaptors is buy the best you can reasonably afford.

'When exactly were all these fires? ' - I was talking about bargain-basement stuff in general, not just the actual model being sold.

So you are saying the CE accreditation process is inadequate? (I have no experience to allow me to comment.) This item may be made cheaply as the 10A rating would suggest, but an unsuspecting consumer using your rule of thumb would have bought it happily at its £15 RRP.

perfectly adequate for low wattage stuff , which is what responsible people would use it for.

good deal , thanks


I've never had an electrical item damaged due to "surge" in my entire life. These anti-surge sockets are a con and from what I've read provide no protection at all in the rare event of a power surge.

popoyaya

I've never had an electrical item damaged due to "surge" in my entire … I've never had an electrical item damaged due to "surge" in my entire life. These anti-surge sockets are a con and from what I've read provide no protection at all in the rare event of a power surge.



Time to listen to some Serge Gainsbourg. Or Sergio Mendes.
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