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Workzone 10M 4 Socket Cassette Reel £8.99 Del @ Aldi (pre-order for 20th April)
Workzone 10M 4 Socket Cassette Reel £8.99 Del @ Aldi (pre-order for 20th April)

Workzone 10M 4 Socket Cassette Reel £8.99 Del @ Aldi (pre-order for 20th April)

Mod & Ed
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Thought this looked cheap with free delivery & a 3yr warranty too. Pre-order for 20th April
A robust, heavy-duty, 10m Cable Reel equipped with 4 sockets - ideal whether you're hard at work in the garden, doing some DIY or you're a tradesman. Its vented front gives it more strength and it also features an integral non-slip grip.

Features
Thermal cut out
Integral Non slip grip
Heavy duty vented front for more strength

17 Comments

what wattage is this for?

mymymy

what wattage is this for?



​amps I meant. On the pic I can see 13amps

Original Poster Mod & Ed

mymymy

​amps I meant. On the pic I can see 13amps



says 13amps in the blurb too,
Amp: 13 Amp
Brand: Workzone
Cable Length: 10m
Guarantee/Warranty: 3 Years
Number Of Sockets: 4
Product Type: Cable Reels

I picked one of these up a couple of years ago from Aldi. It's well made and would recommend, especially at this price

Cheers, cost me £3.99 with voucher.

DrAcula1

Cheers, cost me £3.99 with voucher.


What is the voucher ?
The 13amps will be the total load i.e. not four 13 amp outlets. More than enough for most needs.

missionhall

What is the voucher ?The 13amps will be the total load i.e. not four 13 … What is the voucher ?The 13amps will be the total load i.e. not four 13 amp outlets. More than enough for most needs.


Voucher the wife has had for ages, she said.

Be aware that generally you can only use the full amps rating when fully unwound. When wound, it will tend to overheat (not quite sure why, probably due to induction) if used at max rating. Looks like this has an overheat sensor (the red button to reset) which is certainly better than it catching fire.

Paid a tenner last time these were up. Good reliable item
Paid for the spray guns too - they're also down in price !
Can really choose 'em....(Like choosing Newcastle to support)

Dodge62

Be aware that generally you can only use the full amps rating when fully … Be aware that generally you can only use the full amps rating when fully unwound. When wound, it will tend to overheat (not quite sure why, probably due to induction) if used at max rating. Looks like this has an overheat sensor (the red button to reset) which is certainly better than it catching fire.


Because it's tightly wound!

plenty cheaper options on amazon starting at £8.80

xorti

plenty cheaper options on amazon starting at £8.80


There appears to be one cheaper option (by a whole 19p) which only has two sockets instead of four. Or am I missing a bunch?

Looks like the reason they overheat when coiled is not down to self-induction or anything clever like that, but simply that the wires get hold from their internal resistance and when they're coiled up there's nowhere for that heat to escape to. Somehow I feel very disappointed by such a low-tech answer.

Dodge62

Be aware that generally you can only use the full amps rating when fully … Be aware that generally you can only use the full amps rating when fully unwound. When wound, it will tend to overheat (not quite sure why, probably due to induction) if used at max rating. Looks like this has an overheat sensor (the red button to reset) which is certainly better than it catching fire.


Yes, make sure you unwind it if you are approaching maximum capacity. It is because having the cable in close proximity to itself does not allow the heat to dissipate, and clearly this cable is made to a price point, which means it will get warm.

And remember that this cable does not have a residual current device, so it should not be used outside. Do not use it with a lawn mower - that is outright dangerous.
Edited by: "MrPuddington" 18th Apr

Brought, can I use for connecting multiple consoles and a tv?

Wish I had seen this sooner! I bought amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1 for £12.57 a few days ago (now cheaper!!).

Thanks for the tips on making sure it's fully unwound - will be using it for TV, games console and Sky box.

PhilK

Paid a tenner last time these were up. Good reliable itemPaid for the … Paid a tenner last time these were up. Good reliable itemPaid for the spray guns too - they're also down in price !Can really choose 'em....(Like choosing Newcastle to support)



Howay!

jamnut

Howay!


They give me far more constant pain than my badly healed broken leg
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