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Old 10-05-2017, 16:45   #1
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1 Socket Extension Lead

Hi,

Anybody know where I can buy a single socket extension lead (about 3m) with a power switch on the socket?

I've found plenty of single socket leads but none with a switch.

I've scoured, Amazon, eBay, Homebase, Maplins, Argos, B&Q, Farnell, Screwfix so far - none of then have the elusive power switch on the socket!

Any ideas?

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A twin socket would also do - don't really want anything more than that.
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Re: 1 Socket Extension Lead

Found a twin socket one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/?iid=272125...&crdt=0&chn=ps

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Another twin one, but with a single power switch

https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/...Sockets--White
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Old 10-05-2017, 17:20   #3
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Found a twin socket one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/?iid=272125...&crdt=0&chn=ps

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Another twin one, but with a single power switch

https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/...Sockets--White
Now....why didn't my *** searches pull those up!! Grrrrr!!

Found and elusive singles??
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Old 10-05-2017, 17:34   #4
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Re: 1 Socket Extension Lead

Sort of https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/?iid=252539...&crdt=0&chn=ps
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Found one of those in Homebase / PC World already.

Very elusive...beginning to think they don't actually make 'em!
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Re: 1 Socket Extension Lead

Probably not, you can plug it into a socket with a switch, and also the appliance at the other end should have a switch, so there isnt going to be much demand for a single socket lead with one (which would just cost more).
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Old 10-05-2017, 21:02   #7
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Re: 1 Socket Extension Lead

This is my issue - I have a double socket behind a CD rack (Billy - you know the type!)..

At the moment I have one 4way surge socket with a switch. From there I have 1 x 6 socket and 1 x 4 socket which is plugged into the 6way. Yes yes....I know. :-)

In the 4 way there are two battery chargers and a DECT phone so nothing that would draw much power.

In the 6 way I have my PC, two monitors, a small mixer and a sub-woofer.

I want to separate these out using both sockets that are behind the bookcase - but with the ability to switch them off from there.
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Re: 1 Socket Extension Lead

Why not use remote rf plugs to control power on the devices?http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/remote-con...s-5-pack-n38hn

You can set multiple plugs to be grouped under a single key.
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Re: 1 Socket Extension Lead

Could you use remote controlled sockets to turn the power on and off at the wall outlet? They're not expensive these days and really useful when access to a wall socket is restricted.
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Why not use remote rf plugs to control power on the devices?http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/remote-con...s-5-pack-n38hn

You can set multiple plugs to be grouped under a single key.

It would push the bookcase out into the room and won't align with the one next to it.
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Re: 1 Socket Extension Lead

I meant on the extension lead sockets rather than the wall sockets.
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I meant on the extension lead sockets rather than the wall sockets.
Fair - can only find 4-way sockets though at the moment.
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Re: 1 Socket Extension Lead

That's easy http://www.electrosupplies.co.uk/Ele...duct_info.html



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Or did you mean for the RF plugs?

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For multiple RF plugs looks like Lightwaverf support more than four switch groups on the remote http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/lightwaver...ts-white-n53ll
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That's easy http://www.electrosupplies.co.uk/Ele...duct_info.html



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Or did you mean for the RF plugs?

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For multiple RF plugs looks like Lightwaverf support more than four switch groups on the remote http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/lightwaver...ts-white-n53ll

I meant a 2 or 3 way gang with remote on / off...can find 4 ways but nothing less.
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Re: 1 Socket Extension Lead

How about this on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerPlus-S.../dp/B00UUSTMQU
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