Tool Box 3 Way Adaptor Plug £1 @ Poundland
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Tool Box 3 Way Adaptor Plug £1 @ Poundland

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Found 6th Feb 2013
13 amps, 200 volts -
Amazing Value at just £1!
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Its not a DEAL, its more as you describe, VALUE.

£1 and always £1 in guess what, £1land!

Why not just list everything on sale in £1land and tell us its only £1
No offence to you though BLACKMAIL2005
I would avoid using this item due to its potential to overheat and fail causing a fire. Much safer to use a trailing lead type in my opinion!!!!
robertjday

I would avoid using this item due to its potential to overheat and fail … I would avoid using this item due to its potential to overheat and fail causing a fire. Much safer to use a trailing lead type in my opinion!!!!



As long as you don't plug in and run your hoover, cooker and heater all at the same time i'd imagine you'd be ok...
robertjday

I would avoid using this item due to its potential to overheat and fail … I would avoid using this item due to its potential to overheat and fail causing a fire. Much safer to use a trailing lead type in my opinion!!!!



It's debatable, both have drawbacks and should be avoided if possible.

Number of times i've seen a double socket but someone is still using a 4 way trailing lead to use 2 thngs its unreal. Its because of laziness - the trailing lead makes sockets easier to access. I have seen cables in cheaper trailing leads be pulled out before, leaving the exposed live wires being pulled out and resulting in an almightly bang.

If you can, avoid both!
is this USA or europe? Well Spain really not sure what current the rest of europe use.
only 200 volts? oO
milko

is this USA or europe? Well Spain really not sure what current the rest … is this USA or europe? Well Spain really not sure what current the rest of europe use.

Looks like a standard UK 3 way splitter to me
No kitemark and poorly made, I would steer clear.
Ahh, one of the more popular HUKD false economies; cheap extension leads and adapters.

If you value your house or family, leave it well alone. No doubt someone will feel the need to say they're fine and there's nothing wrong with them, but I personally wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

Cold.
The Fire brigade advice is to avoid such devices as the weight of the plugs and flex's weighs down and thus causes a loose connection with the socket outlet. This then causes heat / arcing in the socket.

4 way trailing leads I feel are much safer, resting on the floor.
neilcaldwell

The Fire brigade advice is to avoid such devices as the weight of the … The Fire brigade advice is to avoid such devices as the weight of the plugs and flex's weighs down and thus causes a loose connection with the socket outlet. This then causes heat / arcing in the socket.4 way trailing leads I feel are much safer, resting on the floor.


Exactly, these are fitted with a 13 amp fuse so can't be overloaded directly no matter what load you try to put on it, it's the way they sit in socket that makes them a fire risk.
Edited by: "callum84" 7th Feb 2013
neilcaldwell

The Fire brigade advice is to avoid such devices as the weight of the … The Fire brigade advice is to avoid such devices as the weight of the plugs and flex's weighs down and thus causes a loose connection with the socket outlet. This then causes heat / arcing in the socket.4 way trailing leads I feel are much safer, resting on the floor.



You'd be surprised how often directly above one of these there's a black mark
I'm here just for the "you will burn your house down using these".

Voted hot.
Dangerous, The only heat this thing should get is its own from when it catches fire.
Did i mention I was also an ex Fire safety Officer
this is fused, so really isn't too bad for occasional use. There are however much better solutions if you are using one of these permanently. be aware that these can still be found without a built in fuse, making them dangerous. avoid the unfused type at all costs.
robertjday

Did i mention I was also an ex Fire safety Officer



Do you realise that due to the close proximity of the pins to each other in such a small space the build up of heat happens quite quickly, depending what you have connected and the heat alone will NOT break the fuse thus potentially causing a fire.
Been there, seen it and even put out the fire. I've seen too many unsafe uses of these items.

Edited by: "robertjday" 8th Feb 2013
avoid same here seen black burnt marks near the pins, and plug was stuck inside ones as in welded.
robertjday

Do you realise that due to the close proximity of the pins to each other … Do you realise that due to the close proximity of the pins to each other in such a small space the build up of heat happens quite quickly, depending what you have connected and the heat alone will NOT break the fuse thus potentially causing a fire.Been there, seen it and even put out the fire. I've seen too many unsafe uses of these items.



heat in these is caused by arcing, due to items not being plugged in correctly. providing these are used in a sensible manner, there should be no heat.
robertjday

Did i mention I was also an ex Fire safety Officer



Why ex?
It's a quid badly spent for a cluttered and possibly dangerous 3 way plug adapter. For about £3 you can get a reasonable 4 way trailing lead, far safer and little weight applied on the socket outlet in the wall etc.

No brainer! My dad had one behind his telly (many years ago now) and we thought the telly had a fault until the repairman came and told us it was the triple plug adapter arcing in the wall socket. We had to get a new socket outlet as it had burned due to being half in and half out of the socket. I know for a fact that was in properly but over time with the weight of the cables and sound / vibration etc it had creeped out bit by bit.
robertjday

Did i mention I was also an ex Fire safety Officer



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By trailing lead, do people mean multigang?
fresno bob

Why ex?



Retired 30 years service
I've been using these for a while and they seem ok.
RuudBullit



Peter Kay, great choice of pic!!!
no offence intended, and i'm sure you've probably heard it before, but i couldn't resist. keith lard is so funny
RuudBullit

no offence intended, and i'm sure you've probably heard it before, but i … no offence intended, and i'm sure you've probably heard it before, but i couldn't resist. keith lard is so funny



No non taken lol
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