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. 785-0837
Mfr. Part No.1182760
MYR858.50
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Cable Reel 25m BS4343/EN60309 230V-16A 2 BS4343/EN60309 230V-16A 230 V - IP44 16A Open Reel - Neoprene No H07RN-F
RS Stock No. 785-0962
Mfr. Part No.1241003300
MYR703.23
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Cable Reel 16m Type G - British 1 Type G - British BS1363 240 V Yes - 13A Cassette Reel - Neoprene No H07RN-F
RS Stock No. 785-0900
Mfr. Part No.1241024300
MYR703.80
Each
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Cable Reel 1.5 m, 10 m Type E - French 1 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V Yes - 16A Cassette Reel - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC No H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 768-5308
Mfr. Part No.1391003016
MYR194.15
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Socket Strip 3m Type G - British 6 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 785-0994
Mfr. Part No.1698413001
MYR427.92
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Cable Reel 50m Type G - British 3 Type G - British BS1363 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC No H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 785-0931
Mfr. Part No.1608853
MYR414.09
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Cable Reel 25m Type G - British 3 Type G - British BS1363 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC No H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 122-8242
Mfr. Part No.1241013110
MYR530.54
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Cable Reel 11m BS4343/EN60309 110V-16A 1 BS4343/EN60309 110V-16A 110 V Yes IP44 16A Cassette Reel - Neoprene No H07RN-F
RS Stock No. 785-0934
Mfr. Part No.1608953110
MYR716.70
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Cable Reel 50m BS4343/EN60309 110V-16A 2 BS4343/EN60309 110V-16A 110 V - - 16A Open Reel - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC No H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 122-8240
Mfr. Part No.1131953
MYR583.16
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Cable Reel 25m BS4343/EN60309 110V-16A 2 BS4343/EN60309 110V-16A 110 V - - 16A Open Reel - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC No H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 768-5333
Mfr. Part No.1156153016
MYR124.82
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Socket Strip 3m Type G - British 6 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 768-5529
Mfr. Part No.1156053394
MYR262.42
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Socket Strip 3m Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - Yes Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 768-5324
Mfr. Part No.1156113016
MYR114.30
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Socket Strip 3m Type G - British 6 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - No Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 768-5364
Mfr. Part No.1153543134
MYR249.96
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Socket Strip 1m Type G - British, USB 4 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - Yes Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 785-0947
Mfr. Part No.1668213
MYR206.80
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Extension Cable 14m Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 240 V - - - - - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 122-8237
Mfr. Part No.1309453
MYR552.04
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Cable Reel 50m Type G - British 3-pin 3 Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac - - 13A Open Reel - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC No H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 785-0821
Mfr. Part No.1667710
MYR291.90
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CEE-Extension Cable 10m BS4343/EN60309 400V-16A 1 BS4343/EN60309 400V-16A 400 V - - - - - Neoprene No H07RN-F
RS Stock No. 785-0874
Mfr. Part No.1241000300
MYR731.14
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Cable Reel 16m Type F - German Schuko 1 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V Yes IP44 16A Cassette Reel - Neoprene No H07RN-F
RS Stock No. 768-5320
Mfr. Part No.1156553016
MYR127.61
Each
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Socket Strip 3m Type G - British 6 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 785-0849
Mfr. Part No.1608060
MYR595.05
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Cable Reel 50m Type F - German Schuko 4 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - - 16A Open Reel - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC No H05VV-F
RS Stock No. 832-6606
Mfr. Part No.1682773
MYR906.54
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Cable Reel 25m BS4343/EN60309 400V-16A, Type G - British 2+1 BS4343/EN60309 400V-16A 230 V ac, 400 V ac No IP44 16A Open Reel - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC No N05V3V3-F