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SLx Outdoor Extension Lead Waterproof, 20m, 2 Socket Extension Reel, Heavy Duty Extension Cable, Thermal Cut Out, IP54 Rated, Double Socket, UK Outdoor Plug, Extension Lead for Christmas Lights Garden

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If you need to keep your electronics outdoors for an extended period of time, or use the same electronic array fon a regular basis, you’ve probably been looking for a storage solution that will allow you to store both your cords and your equipment in the same safe and dry container.This box is roomy enough for lights, timers, reels, and more, and is IP5 weatherproofed to keep your equipment safe and secure. Some claim to have run four 2000 Watt heaters on one lead. If they did, it wouldn’t be for long and defies science 😀 After all you have a max Watts rating of 13 Amps * 240 Volts (3120 Watts). One heater on full power, or two half power is the most you sensibly want to push through this power cord! If you do manage to overload the cable and pop the fuse then you’ll not have much trouble replacing, it is designed for easy swap over. This is another great extension lead for use in the house or out on the patio in good weather. It is not really suited to be used in a heavy-duty way, but there are other products available if that’s what you’re looking for. Just don’t expect all the features found on this one.

Being IP54 rated means it’s protected from water spray in any direction by law. Needless to say, electric and water don’t mix so when you are done with your power outside, absolutely ensure you unplug the power inside the house first and disconnect any electric from the unit if it’s been splashed or you got caught out and rained on etc. Don’t make the mistake of thinking waterproof means safe! An absolute golden tip is to stand your power reel upright and have the plugs facing down vertically so water runs down and off the plug. If you just lay it on its side water has a far better chance of getting in! The bright green design of this cable reel from Status is something you’ll either love or hate, but beyond that, this competitively priced cable reel is definitely one worth some serious consideration.

In fact, for me apart from the most obvious attributes, the hand coil is the biggest advantage. If you coil up well after use, laying your cable reel is a matter of seconds. It doesn’t need to be untidy either. If you use the old over under method you’ll not damage your cable either. Here’s a good tutorial. I know the guy is American but I’ve fast forwarded you to the right point in the video and you only need watch a few seconds to get the idea:

This article was last updated on April 23rd, 2022 at 1:33 am What is the best extension lead for outdoors that is waterproof? A: A wet extension cord should be dried out fully before use. If the extension cord has become damp from saltwater, then you should rinse well with fresh water and use compressed air to dry it out completely. This heavy-duty option is the kind of outdoor extension that looks ready to handle anything that comes its way. As the name suggests, the tough Masterplug HLP2013/2IP 20m Outdoor IP Rated Cable Reel is an impressive 20 meters long and is 13 Amp IP rated too. In terms of the all-weather suitability, this will also vary widely from one extension cable to the next. Typically, the rugged types that are designed for use on tough outdoor jobs will handle tough weather (as well as higher amp usage). Cable reels are usually operated by a crank handle, but there are automatic models and other types out there too. Of course, this is another thing that goes wrong, leaving you to wind the cable by hand; a very monotonous job indeed.The main thing that I think will put people off is the bright green casing and cable. Personally, I didn’t really like it, and thought it made it more difficult to see the cable in the grass. It did make things easier when the sun went down though, so I guess it comes down to personal opinion. Centurion EXT1038 2 Way UK 3Pin Plug 10amp Extension Reel with 10 Metre Heavy-Duty Winding Cable and Safety Cut Out Switch Just looking for a low-cost extension reel to plug the lawnmower or hedge trimmer into at the bottom of the garden? Well, the Centurion EXT1038 might be the kind of thing you are looking for. IP stands for ingress protection and is a way of measuring how protected an electrical item is from solids (the first number) and liquids (the second number), so it’s important to understand what to look for when you’re after a waterproof extension lead. Solid protection:

Outdoor enthusiasts and DIY fans will be pleased to see how easily this product lets them work and enjoy their property from now on. The 25 Metre 13 Amp Orange Outdoor Extension Cable by Status is tough enough to handle a variety of uses, from powering your outdoor lighting to letting you cut the grass or trim the hedge safely.The cable is surprisingly flexible, and I ran into no big issues with winding and unwinding it, although there is something to keep in mind. To get the most use out of a cable reel, you need to fully unwind it. for example, fully wound, the maximum current on this model is 1200W. Fully unwound it is 3120W. So, you have to fully unwind 50 metres of cable to use it safely with multiple appliances at the same time.

as far as safety is concerned I have only seen one issue – a user tried to charge up their car and it melted the plug. Long before that happened the fuse should have blown so I am not quite sure what happened there but most cars charge on 30 Amps or more, and since this cable is only rated for your standard 13 Amp household, I highly advise not to misuse the product. It is certainly not safe beyond its rating! Pros: At the time of writing this article, the centurion EXT was on sale for around 15 quid. That’s not bad at all for a ten-metre cable reel, fully enclosed in a plastic casing. Of course, with the low price come a few minor faults, but for simple home use it is fine, and a lot of people don’t want to spend the Earth for their extension leads. Masterplug extension cable reel guide is ver easy to use and stops winding around the sides which can be a pain to put right A: If you are worried about the safety of your extension cord, you should only use an extension cord outside if it is weatherproof. Every other method of protection is unreliable. You need to be careful when winding or unwinding a cable reel as it is so easy to get the cable twisted, knotted and tangled up without realising it until it’s too late. Then you have to spend some time carefully untangling it, and it can be really frustrating. This is a common problem with some self-retracting cable reels.The vast majority of these cables are for strictly temporary use, even those that come with a sturdy enclosure and can be fitted to an outdoor wall. You certainly don’t want to set one up as a permanent power supply to a garage or summer house.

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