Extension Leads & Cable Reels

What are extension leads?

An extension lead (also called an extension cable or extension cord) is a length of power cable with one or more sockets at one end and a plug at the other end. Electrical extension leads allow you to use appliances at a greater distance from the mains power socket than the integrated cable within the device. They effectively extend the length of the power cable. Extension leads can have numerous sockets and are able to power multiple devices from just one mains socket.

What type of extension leads are there?
Single extension leads – Single extension leads only have one socket and are commonly used to provide power to a part of the room where there is no power outlet. They must never be combined in series with other extension sockets or multi socket adaptors.

Multi socket extension leads – Multi socket extension leads sometimes referred to as multi gang extension leads have more than one socket (or gang). They can be used to power multiple devices and increase the number of plugs that can be connected to one mains socket.

Cable reels – Cable reels have one or more sockets or gangs. Cable reel extension sockets allow you to power devices from a much greater distance. Their cable length typically ranges from a couple of metres up to 100 metres. The cable is supplied on a reel with integrated sockets. The use of a reel makes it easier to store and transport the extension lead. Some models feature an auto-rewind function so you don’t need to manually wind the cable back in after use. Some cable reel extension leads also feature built in RCDs (residual current devices) that prevent electrical shocks if there is a fault.

Safety precautions:
• Extension leads must not be plugged into one another or used in series. This can cause the socket to overload.
• Don’t overload sockets by plugging in appliances that exceed the maximum current rating.
• If extension lead cables are in areas where they could be a hazard, you should fix the cable down or cover it with a protective rubber strip.
• When using cable reels, you must unwind the full length of the cable to prevent overheating.

Other features:
IP Rating: An IP (Ingress Protection) rating defines how effective an electrical enclosure seals against foreign bodies.
Surge protection: Surge protection functionality protects the unit and attached appliances from voltage spikes.
Switched Sockets: Some models come with option to turn individual sockets on and off.

...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 1 - 20 of 20 products
Results per page
Description Price Type Cable Length Socket Type Number of Sockets Mains Plug Type Voltage Rating Auto Rewind IP Rating Current Rating Unwound Housing Type Surge Protection Sheath Material Switchable European Harmonised Code
RS Stock No. 696-3648
Mfr. Part No.SWC45-47
BrandMasterplug
SGD28.81
Each
units
Extension Lead 5m Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 - - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 296-3701
Mfr. Part No.EXS1342W-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD29.82
Each
units
Extension Lead 2m Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 696-3635
Mfr. Part No.SWFG42B
BrandMasterplug
SGD32.59
Each
units
Extension Lead 2m Type G - British 4 - - - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 889-2488
Mfr. Part No.HMU15134SL-PX
BrandMasterplug
SGD41.50
Each
units
Cable Reel 15m Type G - British 4 - 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - - - -
RS Stock No. 696-3641
Mfr. Part No.SWFG45W
BrandMasterplug
SGD28.18
Each
units
Extension Lead 5m Type G - British 4 - - - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 889-2490
Mfr. Part No.OMU25134SL-PX
BrandMasterplug
SGD60.79
Each
units
Cable Reel 25m Type G - British 4 - 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - - - -
RS Stock No. 889-2501
Mfr. Part No.OTLU40134SL-PX
BrandMasterplug
SGD113.49
Each
units
Cable Reel 40m Type G - British 4 - 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - - - -
RS Stock No. 296-3694
Mfr. Part No.EXS1342O-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD35.35
Each
units
Extension Lead 2m Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 296-3644
Mfr. Part No.EXS1324B-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD31.40
Each
units
Extension Lead 4m Type G - British 2 Type G - British BS1363 - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 296-3587
Mfr. Part No.EXS1315B-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD16.06
Each
units
Extension Lead 5m Type G - British 1 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 696-3601
Mfr. Part No.BEN210-MP
BrandMasterplug
SGD37.41
Each
units
Extension Lead 2m Type G - British 8 - - - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 296-3672
Mfr. Part No.EXS1342B-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD22.10
Each
units
Extension Lead 2m Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 889-2494
Mfr. Part No.OMG25164SL-PX
BrandMasterplug
SGD85.83
Each
units
Cable Reel 25m Type F - German Schuko 4 - 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - - - -
RS Stock No. 889-2497
Mfr. Part No.HMG15164SL-PX
BrandMasterplug
SGD57.81
Each
units
Cable Reel 15m Type F - German Schuko 4 - 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - - - -
RS Stock No. 296-3593
Mfr. Part No.EXS1315O-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD18.90
Each
units
Extension Lead 5m Type G - British 1 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 696-3660
Mfr. Part No.SRG6210N
BrandMasterplug
SGD31.88
Each
units
Extension Lead 2m Type G - British 6 - - - - - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 296-3622
Mfr. Part No.EXS13110O-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD30.44
Each
units
Extension Lead 10m Type G - British 1 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 696-3663
Mfr. Part No.SRF62
BrandMasterplug
SGD29.30
Each
units
Extension Lead 2m Type G - British 6 - - - - - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 296-3616
Mfr. Part No.EXS13110B-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD28.23
Each
units
Extension Lead 10m Type G - British 1 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 296-3650
Mfr. Part No.EXS1324W-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD20.74
Each
units
Extension Lead 4m Type G - British 2 Type G - British BS1363 - - - - - - - - -