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how many things can you run off 1 plug ?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by newstuart, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. newstuart

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    Im just completing my HC room and budget is seriously low !!
    I have one socket in the area i plan to keep all the kit which is
    Amp,dvd,video,htpc,PS2,plasma,cable box,2 lights

    in a ideal world i would get a few new sockets wired in but I need to try and cut some costs.

    would this be safe of just the 1 socket ??
     
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    1 socket = 13 amp at 240 volts
    13 amp x 240 volts is approx 3000w
    amp 500w
    woofer 100w
    dvd 30w
    ps2 30w
    cable 30w
    2 lights 200w
    tv 300w

    I make that 1200w, about 1/2 what you could hang off it.
    DON'T plug an electric fire or heater in the socket tho.
     
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    One plug = 1 appliance. However one socket (equipped with suitable multi-gang adaptors) = as above - not exceeding 13 amps or 3000 watts. I recommend against any plug-in multi-way adaptors (by which I mean, the type of thing that's a moulded cube with prongs on one side and sockets on the others). Use a multi-gang trailing socket on its own cable, with its own plug.
     
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    great thanks for all the response,looks like i can save some money afterall!!thanks guys
     

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