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. 785-0972
Mfr. Part No.3691007014
R 459.56
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- 1.8m Type D/M- Old British/South African 4 Type M - Old British/South African 15A 240 V - - - - - PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS stock no. 768-5377
Mfr. Part No.1391000016
R 474.98
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- 3m Type F - German Schuko 6 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - - - - - PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS stock no. 785-0874
Mfr. Part No.1241000300
R 2,593.07
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- 16m Type F - German Schuko 1 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V Yes IP44 16A Cassette Reel - Neoprene - H07RN-F
RS stock no. 849-6153
BrandRS PRO
R 124.96
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- 2m Type G - British 6 Type G - British BS1363 250 V - - - - No - No H05VV-F
RS stock no. 889-2504
BrandRS PRO
R 1,741.92
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- 50m Type G - British 4 - 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - - - -
RS stock no. 801-9282
BrandRS PRO
R 2,181.27
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- 3m IEC C13 16 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - - - Yes -
RS stock no. 470-8174
Mfr. Part No.JJR42513
R 1,385.77
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- 25m Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 240 V No - 13A Open Reel - PVC - -
RS stock no. 785-0994
Mfr. Part No.1698413001
R 1,587.86
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- 50m Type G - British 3 Type G - British BS1363 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - PVC - H05VV-F
RS stock no. 785-0849
Mfr. Part No.1608060
R 2,368.78
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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. 779-3853
Mfr. Part No.AP9559
BrandAPC
R 4,638.12
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- 2.5m IEC C13, IEC C19 2, 10 - 120 → 240 V - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 768-5425
Mfr. Part No.1156057018
R 610.52
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- 3m Type F - German Schuko 8 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - - - - - PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS stock no. 703-9840
Mfr. Part No.JJR43013RCD
R 1,448.97
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- 30m Type G - British 4 - 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - - - -
RS stock no. 889-2490
Mfr. Part No.OMU25134SL-PX
BrandMasterplug
R 827.99
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- 25m Type G - British 4 - 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - - - -
RS stock no. 768-5421
Mfr. Part No.1156057118
R 730.13
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- 3m Type F - German Schuko 8 IEC C14 230 V - - - - - PVC - H05VV-F
RS stock no. 785-0969
Mfr. Part No.1698063
R 2,192.52
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- 50m Type G - British 3 Type G - British BS1363 240 V - - 13A Open Reel - PVC - H05VV-F
RS stock no. 849-6159
BrandRS PRO
R 71.44
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- 1m Type G - British 4 Type G - British BS1363 250 V - - - - No - No H05VV-F
RS stock no. 785-0981
Mfr. Part No.3655157014
R 293.39
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- 1.8m Type D/M- Old British/South African 4 Type M - Old British/South African 15A 240 V - - - - - PVC Yes H05VV-F
RS stock no. 785-0861
Mfr. Part No.1684820
R 1,882.98
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- 25m Type F - German Schuko 1 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V - IP44 16A Open Reel - Rubber - H05RR-F
RS stock no. 122-8243
Mfr. Part No.1241003110
R 2,326.68
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- 18m BS4343/EN60309 110V-16A 1 BS4343/EN60309 110V-16A 110 V Yes IP44 16A Cassette Reel - - - -
RS stock no. 797-3318
BrandRS PRO
R 1,847.42
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- 3m IEC C13 12 Type G - British BS1363 230 V - - - - - - Yes -