I notice all of these seem to come with a 2m cable, and I need one with
about 2.5m so I can lose it behind the TV.....is there any reason why I
shouldn't adapt one with a longer cable? Or use a separate short
You should be just fine replacing the flex supplied with a 2.5m or 3m
length of Suitably Hefty flex: that'd be 1.25mmsq or 1.5mmsq. You might
just find cable-less 4- and 6-way extension blocks for sale, but they're
likely to cost more than ones with cable prefitted (because of the sales
volume and the sales channels). Be sensible when wiring.
HTH - Stefek
I know, but I have the flex anyway, get the 4ways for £5 each at the
electrical shop near work (but if RS have them cheaper I might mail
order some next order) and I can have them with as little flex as I like
(e.g. 2 with approx 200mm). It's not a huge amount really.
Spamtrap in force: to email replace 127.0.0.1 with blueyonder.co.uk
Yeah right; along with the unobtanium and the kevlar trotter helmets. RS
"cheap"? I Think Not. Lessee: Duraplug trailing rubber skts, 8.73 ea in
black, 9.49 white, 9.99 orange. Duraplug mouldeds, unswithted, 8.51/9.03
for black./white resp. JoJo: 8.59. JoJo slimline: 7.96. (Prices from
previous cat: they've stopped sending the paper cats automagically, didn't
even sned me a CeeDee cat automagically for the current period, can't be
fagged phoning their Special Number to plead for a paper cat - even though
I personally put plenty of buying their way, let alone HP UK as a whole!)
As normal from RS, you get a wide range, and you get great availability -
over-the-counter from the trade counters for a good range of common stuff,
and *genuine* next-day delivery/pickup for the rest. But you pay premium
prices for that level of stockholding.
Well, next day delivery to the local courier depot followed by
a week of trying to prise the packet out of the courier. Omega
Express? Omega delay, more like. "Oh, THAT parcel, sir. We don't
seem to have attempted to deliver that one. No, we can't say
why not." (That was after experimentally discovering that they
stop answering their voicemail hellphone 3 hours before the
closing time printed on their hi-sucker-we-found-you-out card
(received for another parcel they needed help to deliver).)
Going off at a tangent a bit but I bought 20 UK plug --> IEC plug leads
(mains plug to PC style kettle plug) from CPC today for the princely sum of
83p each, I can't buy the 2 plugs for anywhere near that price, never mind
making them up for that price.
My best source for 4/6 ways so far is when the sheds have a price war on
them, it usually ends up at something like a 3 pack of 2m made up leads for
a fiver. Bin the cable, replace with length to suit task and away you go.
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