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Multi-Plug Extension Sockets - Are they Safe?

Suave

Distinguished Member
Hi,

Forgive me if this sounds a bit nooby but I would like to ask if the multiplug ac adaptors which allow one to add up to 10 socket connections for various AV, Hi-Fi & other gear are generally safe to use?

I have figured that I will need at least two of these things to have enough sockets for all the stuff I will have and although they say they have surge protection, I am still a little concerned as to the safety side of things as they can be picked so cheaply. In my case, I will be connecting 2 of the 10-Way sockets to a normal double wall socket and wonder if that may be a fire risk as I do not know if surge protection covers just like like random lightening strikes etc. Is it possible to overheat these things or overload them and have a risk of them or ones equipment blowing up?

I have tried to find some with a overload/overheat self-tripping safety function but cannot seem to find any. I would be very grateful for any help or advice on this matter - the last thing I want to do is burn mine and my neighbours house down!

Thanks,

Suave!
 

dav-t

Distinguished Member
Hi , these things usually come with a 13amp plug on the end and have a 13amp cartridge fuse in them.What I,m saying is that if all your connected gear is over 13amp the fuse will blow, thus saving yours and next doors house.
Regards
Dave
 

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