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. 755-3999
BrandRS PRO
SGD171.21
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Socket Strip 2.5m Type E - French 4 - 230 V ac - - - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3592
BrandRS PRO
SGD30.60
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RS Stock No. 877-1659
BrandRS PRO
SGD17.33
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Extension Cable 5m Type E - French 1 Type E - French 230 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-7273
BrandRS PRO
SGD120.81
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Socket Strip 3m Type F - German Schuko 20 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 122-1101
BrandRS PRO
SGD9.37
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Socket Strip 2m Type F - German Schuko 4 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-7284
BrandRS PRO
SGD91.87
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Socket Strip 3m IEC C13 12 Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 845-6726
BrandRS PRO
SGD15.92
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Socket Strip 1.5m - 7 - 250 V - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 171-7877
BrandRS PRO
SGD136.25
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Cable Reel 16m Type F - German Schuko 1 Type F - German Schuko 230 V ac Yes - - Cassette Reel - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-7282
BrandRS PRO
SGD153.54
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Socket Strip 3m IEC C13 24 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-7260
BrandRS PRO
SGD54.95
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Socket Strip 3m Type F - German Schuko 4 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 877-1652
BrandRS PRO
SGD14.09
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Extension Cable 3m Type E - French 1 Type E - French 230 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 755-3974
BrandRS PRO
SGD89.62
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Socket Strip 2.5m Type E - French 6 - 230 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-7263
BrandRS PRO
SGD58.44
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Socket Strip 3m Type F - German Schuko 4 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9132
BrandRS PRO
SGD19.74
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Extension Cable 10m Type E - French 1 Type E - French 250 V - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-7259
BrandRS PRO
SGD145.15
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Socket Strip 3m Type F - German Schuko 6 IEC 60309 32A 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 839-9803
BrandRS PRO
SGD207.04
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Socket Strip 0.3m Type G - British 4 - - - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 755-3952
BrandRS PRO
SGD150.84
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Socket Strip 2.5m Type E - French 8 - - - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 161-7281
BrandRS PRO
SGD156.91
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Socket Strip 3m IEC C13 20 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-7271
BrandRS PRO
SGD84.64
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Socket Strip 3m Type F - German Schuko 12 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9148
BrandRS PRO
SGD24.16
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Extension Cable 10m Type F - Schuko Plug 1 - 250 V - - - - - Rubber - -
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