Extension lead

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Matthew Menashe, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Matthew Menashe

    Matthew Menashe New Member

    Hi,

    I want to make a wall mounted extension lead which can be used to power power tools for a work bench.

    would it be suitable (and safe) to use a 13amp plug plugged into an existing single socket, which then connects to a two gang socket (acting as the extension lead) via 1.5mmsquare 3 core cable?

    The length would be about 1.5m.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2021
  2. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    Yes. Use 3-core flexible cable. Flat (twin and earth) cable is not suitable for connecting into a plug.
     
  3. Matthew Menashe

    Matthew Menashe New Member

    ok thanks. Soo my plan is safe then and will work?
     
  4. Hans_25

    Hans_25 Screwfix Select

    If you use a plug, 3 core flex and sockets its simply an extension lead. No problem

    Easier method if looks aren't so important, buy a 2/3/4 way extension bock with lead long enough, most blocks have 2 slotted holes in the back so you can mount them using screws - they hook on to screws that are protruding a bit. Job done.
     
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