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Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

Luzern
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Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

I'm looking for one to cover 8 gangs, but would make do with 6. Yes, they are available, but all have regimented sockets neatly line up in a row. Strip manufacturers seem oblivious that plugs come in many shapes that can make adjacent sockets unusable, the large plug fouling its space.

Result is that my search has been abortive. Has any one knowledge of where to look for what I need? Amazon, Currys et al are useless>

 

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

In the past I've used a smaller protected strip and then plugged normal strips in to that.

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

Try two 4-gang joined together.

This will give you 7 usable sockets.

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

@VileReynard   EIGHT... !   if you plug them both into the same double adapter on the socket... ( or use a twin wall socket )... Doh  ! Roll eyes

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

Luzern
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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

I need to emphasize that the particular problem, other than the number of sockets, is the need for those sockets' angles to be rotatable, so one does not foul another. Even the Ixos fails there.

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

What about a 10 way angled socket tower one? (examples on link) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Electronics-Photo/Multi-Socket-Protected-Extension-Computer/B008MYJP8Y

If two sockets became blocked due to large plugs, you should still have more than enough spares.

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

I have one of these behind my TV and it's full.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01GYOK5LY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Correction: 13 sockets are occupied.

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

I know the exact problem you describe and yes the product you seek is available, see below products.

 

 

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The one below is basically the same one as above, it can be bent to any shape and individual sockets can be rotated to suit your specific requirements Link

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Alternatively go for something with better spacing between each socket. The product below looks quite well spaced and being multi sided means you can manage larger plugs accordingly. Available from Amazon, who'd have thought?

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 Or this one perhaps? Link

 

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip


DS wrote:

What about a 10 way angled socket tower one? (examples on link) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Electronics-Photo/Multi-Socket-Protected-Extension-Computer/B008MYJP8Y

If two sockets became blocked due to large plugs, you should still have more than enough spares.


Being vertical, how stable is it?

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip


Luzern wrote: Being vertical, how stable is it?

Don't know from personal use, but a friend has a few of these - unbalanced with phone chargers on one side - none in other side, the another tower fully loaded with various sizes of plugs and they've never had one fall over.... (doesn't mean it won't)

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip


MKSlinky wrote:

see below products.

Deathdaptors, fuseless plugs and thin CCA flex, are you trying to kill people secretly? Funny

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip


twocvbloke wrote:

MKSlinky wrote:

see below products.

Deathdaptors, fuseless plugs and thin CCA flex, are you trying to kill people secretly? Funny


@twocvbloke What attribute(s) cited above are you attaching to each of the three suggestions from @MKSlinky

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

Well, there's the "multi-standard" sockets which lack any safety shuttering, there's the pictured plug which lacks anywhere to put a fuse (and probably has a sleeved earth pin, defeating the point of an earth pin!), and being made in china, you're guaranteed to have thin, copper-coated aluminium wire, and in something designed to bend or twist, then arcy sparky flamey house on fire fun will be a guarantee... Smiley

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Re: Wanting a new surge protected extension strip

How much do you want to spend? I can look up some of the desk PDU's we use on trading floors if you want. We tend to use the american C13/C12 plugs to save space, but there are versions based around the UK 13 amp square pin plugs.

Here's one example: http://www.dcdi.co.uk/product/331/pdu/432/dcdi-vertical-0u-uk-13a-rh-pdu though not surge protected.

If you have the money you can go all the way to remotely monitored/switched individual sockets in a strip.

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