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.

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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. 321-499
Mfr. Part No.0 500 76
BrandLegrand
SGD47.04
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Socket Strip 3m Type E - French 4 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 321-528
Mfr. Part No.0 500 56
BrandLegrand
SGD27.29
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Socket Strip 3m Type E - French 4 - 230 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 321-613
Mfr. Part No.0 500 75
BrandLegrand
SGD42.76
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 4 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 321-512
Mfr. Part No.0 500 71
BrandLegrand
SGD42.43
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 3 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 321-477
Mfr. Part No.0 500 55
BrandLegrand
SGD22.63
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 4 - 230 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 754-2182
Mfr. Part No.0 500 87
BrandLegrand
SGD80.32
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 6 - - - - - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 321-534
Mfr. Part No.0 500 61
BrandLegrand
SGD28.26
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 6 - 230 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 321-607
Mfr. Part No.0 500 79
BrandLegrand
SGD44.32
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 5 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 145-8335
Mfr. Part No.0 502 61
BrandLegrand
SGD28.26
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 6 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-8336
Mfr. Part No.0 502 08
BrandLegrand
SGD30.55
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Socket Strip 3m Type E - French 4 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 321-506
Mfr. Part No.0 500 51
BrandLegrand
SGD16.37
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 3 - 230 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-8331
Mfr. Part No.0 500 35
BrandLegrand
SGD23.80
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Socket Strip 3m Type E - French 3 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-8332
Mfr. Part No.0 500 33
BrandLegrand
SGD14.83
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 3 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 321-584
Mfr. Part No.0 500 83
BrandLegrand
SGD48.96
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 6 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 145-8327
Mfr. Part No.0 503 92
BrandLegrand
SGD81.74
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 6 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-8334
Mfr. Part No.0 502 58
BrandLegrand
SGD27.11
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 5 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-3003
Mfr. Part No.0 540 56
BrandLegrand
SGD141.47
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Socket Strip 2m NF USB Socket 1 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-8337
Mfr. Part No.0 502 62
BrandLegrand
SGD34.43
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Socket Strip 3m Type E - French 6 - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-3009
Mfr. Part No.0 500 14
BrandLegrand
SGD104.09
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Socket Strip 2m NF USB 4 - 230 V - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-8330
Mfr. Part No.0 502 97
BrandLegrand
SGD68.50
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Extension Lead 1.5m Type E - French 6 - - - - - - Yes - - -