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 Reel 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 RCD Protected
RS Stock No. 768-5324
Mfr. Part No.1156113016
TWD862
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- Type G - British 6 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - No PVC Yes H05VV-F -
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BrandRS Pro
TWD247
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- Type G - British 6 Type G - British BS1363 250 V - - - - No - No H05VV-F No
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Mfr. Part No.1156553016
TWD967
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- Type G - British 6 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - - PVC Yes H05VV-F -
RS Stock No. 321-461
Mfr. Part No.0 500 58
BrandLegrand
TWD580
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- Type E - French 5 - 230 V ac - - - - - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.1608060
TWD3,625
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50m Type F - German Schuko 4 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - - 16A Open Reel - PVC - H05VV-F -
RS Stock No. 768-5396
Mfr. Part No.1156150016
TWD589
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- Type F - German Schuko 6 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - - - - - PVC Yes H05VV-F -
RS Stock No. 470-8174
Mfr. Part No.JJR42513
TWD2,035
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25m Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 240 V No - 13A Open Reel - PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 768-5392
Mfr. Part No.1156110016
TWD834
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- Type F - German Schuko 6 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - - - - - PVC Yes H05VV-F -
RS Stock No. 321-528
Mfr. Part No.0 500 56
BrandLegrand
TWD617
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- Type E - French 4 - 230 V ac - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 321-477
Mfr. Part No.0 500 55
BrandLegrand
TWD517
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- Type E - French 4 - 230 V ac - - - - - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.0 500 84
BrandLegrand
TWD1,178
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- Type E - French 6 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 261-5020
Mfr. Part No.4748.0300
BrandSchurter
TWD1,044
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- IEC C13 4 - 250 V ac - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 173-9862
Mfr. Part No.4748.0300
BrandSchurter
TWD1,295
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- IEC C13 4 - 250 V ac - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 768-5399
Mfr. Part No.1156550016
TWD620
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- Type F - German Schuko 6 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - - - - - PVC Yes H05VV-F -
RS Stock No. 321-499
Mfr. Part No.0 500 76
BrandLegrand
TWD981
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- Type E - French 4 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 768-5465
Mfr. Part No.1156054816
TWD642
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- Type E - French 6 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - - - - - PVC Yes H05VV-F -
RS Stock No. 811-7106
BrandRS Pro
TWD8,591
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- Type F - German Schuko, Type G - British, Type I - ANZ/CN, Type J - Swiss, Type K - Danish, Type L - Italian, Type M - Old British/South African 15A 7 Type F - German Schuko 230 V - - - - - - - H07RN-F -
RS Stock No. 768-5462
Mfr. Part No.1156004816
TWD642
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- Type E - French 6 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - - - - Yes PVC Yes H05VV-F -
RS Stock No. 768-4444
BrandRS Pro
TWD672
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10m Type F - German Schuko 4 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V ac - - 10A Semi-enclosed Reel - PVC - H05VV-F -
RS Stock No. 768-5529
Mfr. Part No.1156053394
TWD1,606
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- Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - Yes PVC Yes H05VV-F -