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Compact power distribution block

thewinelake.

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I want to get one of these, and would rather not have to make it myself. Got any ideas as to where I can get one off the shelf?

 

andyjm

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thewinelake. said:
I want to get one of these, and would rather not have to make it myself. Got any ideas as to where I can get one off the shelf?
If those are being used as power outlets, then this product is a good way to meet your maker.

Mains power outlets are always female - so that you don't stick your finger on a live pin and fry yourself.

Don't go anywhere near a product that has live exposed pins.
 

Al ears

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andyjm said:
thewinelake. said:
I want to get one of these, and would rather not have to make it myself. Got any ideas as to where I can get one off the shelf?
If those are being used as power outlets, then this product is a good way to meet your maker.

Mains power outlets are always female - so that you don't stick your finger on a live pin and fry yourself.

Don't go anywhere near a product that has live exposed pins.
Ditto. I have no idea why you would want a block that is 'male' anyway.
 

ellisdj

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Removed due ot my pre coffee lack of intelligence post

Expresso consumed normal brain activity resumed
 

Andrewjvt

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ellisdj said:
Removed due ot my pre coffee lack of intelligence post

Expresso consumed normal brain activity resumed 
Was that because of the way round the figure 8 went in perhaps?
 

ellisdj

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Andrewjvt said:
ellisdj said:
Removed due ot my pre coffee lack of intelligence post

Expresso consumed normal brain activity resumed
Was that because of the way round the figure 8 went in perhaps?
Not so much but it dawned on me that even with multiple figure of 8 devices you still distribute at the UK Plug end so you dont need a figure of 8 distribution block even with multiple figure of 8 powered devices. It was a derrr comment and needed erasing on the double :)
 

thewinelake.

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OK, well, I couldn't find a picture of sockets of the other gender. I would be better to have female ones, obviously.
 

thewinelake.

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I would use short IEC C7 (figure of 8) extension leads to connect to a bunch of small transformers (eg. for HDD/camera battery chargers/laptop PSUs, etc). It's just about saving space compared to a traditional 13A socket block.
 

Al ears

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thewinelake. said:
This is the closest I've found:

But I want them all coming out in the same direction
I see. You might have more chance buying a load of C14 three-pin to C7 figure of eight adapters then looking for a C14 distribution box.
 

nopiano

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There do exist certain multiway mains blocks, either in cube or tower format. Maybe the vertical tower type would help? Depends where you are trying to place things.

Also, a few years ago, I used to see four way thingies in mail-order catalogues (the ones that fall out if the newspaper) marketed to tidy up tv and video installations.

I'd certainly not want my hifi connected with multiple figure of eight terminals, if it could be avoided. Ok for portables though.
 

thewinelake.

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This is not for hifi as such - just a bunch of electrical bits and bobs. Think I might just make do with some 13A plugs but with three c7 cables wired into each.
 

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