Hot Deal Please Suggest Good Quality Extension Board for Daily usage.

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Hello

I want to buy a good quality Extension board for daily usage like Laptop/phone charging, ironing.
I have been using rip offs/chinese, which I now realised that these shouldn’t be used as I just got my laptop repaired due to liquid damage. Though it wasn’t due to extension board or something but then it struck me, I shouldn’t be using since it’s not even ISI marked. I am not really aware of this hardware department, and I was careless until now.

So I want to use a 3-4 socket extension board. Which company do you use or suggest me? Also do tell some precautions one should take while engaging in such things, basically any experience you had and learnt something useful which might not be known to general public.

TIA

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Goldmedal extension cord. Upto 4 meter extention Good Quality and Built and Looks. International sockets Anchor extension cord is also good but it has only Indian sockets. Caution extention cords not to be used for high wattage usage such as hair dryers and blowers as it draws continuously 1500 – 2000 watts power which will burn 💥 your extension cord. Continuous use of steam iron is also not suggested if iron does not have auto on – off function. Appliances drawing power upto 700 – 800 watts can be used.

Price   anywhere  between   225   to  300

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If you really want a heavy duty extension cord which can last at least 10-15 years then build it yourself. Buy a box and fit in some Anchor switches & sockets based on your requirements. Use a good quality power cables for connections, preferably from Havells or Finolex. It will take an hour to assemble it yourself.

I used to buy an expensive extension cord every other year because the old one stopped working or burnt due to load. So when I setup my home office, I created a extension cord with the material I bought from local electric shop. And I liked it very much that I build 3 more boxes after that replacing a few more extension cords. The best thing is that now all plugs fit into those sockets perfectly. No more loose plugs and no more sparking. Also, it’s very cost effective too. It hardly cost me 200-250 to build one.

It’s been more than three years now and not one of them has given me any issue.

The only down side is, it doesn’t look as good as the readymade extension cords.

If you want to buy a good ready made extension cords then go with Belkin. Those are expensive but good products.

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okay, sorry @BubbleBoyChickenLittle, seeing your active advice and participation in topics seeking investments/ equity advice, (I) had mistaken you for @ishandon (Ishandon id is unusable for him due to site errors).
also kindly review the Disclaimer and last few images updated recently.
Ironically, I’m not even close to Dilli or NCR but i do get the Business Line the next day, so for reference/proof (that pics are current) used the Delhi newspaper as background.
consider GM or Anchor if okay with run of mill stuff, else go high end. never try to replace non standard fuses.
OnO
Over ‘nd Out
are you from or in Poona? (Are you Ish and known to __ ¿)


about the cautions/precautions first:
■ (no offence if you too do so. much to my chagrin… family, relatives, many friends do so too). Avoid using a single socket for multiple devices or overloading it.
people often end up putting: electrical bugs snapper, mobile devices and even appliances like TV or electric heating belts.. ALL on a single multi adapter¡!

▄ (this applies to ANY fuse in any electrical board/ mains or appliance) Prudent never to fiddle with fuse capacity (if sealed in those tiny tubes) or add additional wires in any fuse in any mains, just because they melted or shorted out on some surge or overload.
THAT (shorting/ melting/ circuit break) is exactly what they were meant to do, if designed as per protocol.


now without getting into the whys, hows of a costly/crucial equipment like a computer getting ’water damaged’,
one hopes you are otherwise a cautious person.

░ If near any D-mart type superstore or ever get time to go check Ishanya mall / Hometown floors (Poona), simply choose from any of the older desi brands if the size, shape and pricing fits the needs.
▒ among REALLY understated, underrated ones are the desi Hilex ones. not really a desi brand though wikipedia.org/wiki/HI-LEX.
Yes :) they are a Japanese corp from the World war era, but also invested in Bharat long time back.
as with any economical priced stuff or Bharatiya mindset, sometimes slips happen, QC fails and one can get lemons.
But back in the day they were not just value for money, BUT ALSO:) long lasting.

unfortunately, i can not recall having seen their paired switches options in recent years.
[I prefer having individual on/off or toggle/push button switches for each socket.]

competing bigger brands or on-line agencies, fake/ paid review writers are doing a reasonable good job of routinely adding negative reviews on many Hi-lex items on Amazon like sites, thus not all negative experiences are real.
snapdeal.com/viewAllSellers/product/hilex-6-8-extension-board/619692195206 real market places (even Paytm might, after cash-backs or coupons) be having Hi-lex range under good discounts.

>>i am neither promoting the brand or the fugly (but well performing) model in the above link. it was just so one knows the logo.<<

Hi-Lex always used to have :) sufficiently long cables on the extension boards (as we called them).
and being core product, electrical cables were of good build quality.

▒ ▒ @tusharsethi90935 or maybe @Annamalai Nārāyaṇa / @Dr_N / @anshuman.panda0106371 or someone had even spoken of (during Ebay coupons era) using Linetek branded products. They seem to have been happy with the performance life and quality too being reasonably good.

Needless to say, things during ‘ache din’ era have changed, pricces (without offers) might not be the same. Quality too unsure.
Mostly LineTek doesn’t import much from PRC.


▓ ▓ GM and Anchor (taken over by Matsushita Electric nee National nee Panasonic) are amongst the desi brands whose promoters/management now charge almost extortionary price, but mostly the workmanship, life and warranty compensates the MRP, if bought at a discount.

You might have to find one that suits your needs and size/socket ##orientation does not hamper simultaneous use of all points.

█ if any of these above or ones like MX branded Surge Protector and Spike Suppressor addresses your need for having USB charging ports then try those. MX has a 4 plus 4 plus 2 config. in model “3535A” which is a reasonably above average product amazon.in/product-reviews/B01FUO5HJO having individual on/off switch for each point. There are self-import “brands” too (simply labelling some import from PRC or marketing them here).
I’ve personally tried ‘Gavik’ (the Bombay based importer keeps alternating the name ‘Tukzer’ and Gavik’). flipkart.com/sellers?pid=SURECSFFDXVKXG2F same thing/ diff. name now amazon.in/gp/product/B00RO1C1A0.
can’t recollect what i got as set-off or discount but mid-2016 price on Amazon for this 3+2 (3 sockets 2 usb and single power button) was around 749INR, but after Amazon offer or some price set off on another cancelled order, effectively under 600INR.

First one (Gavik/Tukzer) had issues in one of the USB ports in a week or so. the importer/brand was a trader or so it was clear when they said: we replace the item, you send it to South Bombay. (warranty policy).
Since it was FBA and seller might have been dealer, got replacement, which is working okay till 2019 (not every 5Amp plug top fits in it that easily).
it served the purpose of satiating my desire to see what was this ‘fancy’ item (USB charging).


okay i just noticed @Roushh’s DIY idea and having myself had an ‘open’ Pentium/MMX computer with just about MDF/ply ‘box’ at times.. as a ‘computer’. i suppose this is workable. but better be prepared to attain moksha or rebirth, because errors in electrical connections or ‘arcing’ (sparks betwixt open wires were soldered/ screwed) or improper earthing can lead to hazard. can nonetheless find a casing or seek help of local ‘repairwallah’ to ‘assemble’ it for you.
some rant on some of the stuff we’ve had, with good service life
over the years; travelling, impulse purchases, gifts (received) or certain appliances only sold in certain markets/ regions
has resulted in need or accumulation of various connector types and socket types
community.fs.com/blog/small-power-cord-big-difference.html
most computer users from back in the day would know how the C13 connector cables often had ‘Type F’ plugs!
worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets

Personally, haven’t found Belkin to be THAT great in the price:performance ratio.
I do use one though, kyuki .. uska bada lamba hai it’s ____ is over 115 inches long
yes, the chord/cable is almost 3 metres, much useful at times.

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

it’s a basic one from ages back, but works alright in times of need. Made in PRC.

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

plug type is one used during Sg/Malaysia!

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

some Black and Decker, Philips steam irons from Inglistaan/EU (ewww) and computer hardware necessitated ‘Type F’ ‘Type B’ and ‘Type G’ extension boards or even wall sockets.

the ##orientation does not hamper point from earlier is referenced below. unless the sockets turned 90 degrees in the strip OR the plug and cable are ‘in-line’ (do not take space sideways), there is NO WAY to use all sockets together.
this can happen even with Type D, Type M common in Bharat, or even Type B, Type A sockets and ill designed power strips with the sockets too close by to let the larger plugs sit snugly in.

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg
extension chord for when the scanners. printers were in Himalays and computer was in Kerala and none had wifi cards in them

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

while investigating the store room/ tools almirah, found this Link 601 also from 2014 or 2015. works alright. par iska bahot chota hai, lambai mein just referring to the cord length, relax!

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

it says something else besides Link 601 on the back panel, which i can’t read at night :( (in artificial light).
Link_601_power_strip_.jpg

Link_601_power_strip_.jpg


not comparable to @Roushh’s fully assembled ones, but changed/sourced the top plate on this spool type extension board to accommodate the “Type O” “Type B” “Type D” hybrid in the corner, besides the three Type F (circular) ones.
and back in Bharat bought the long 7/12 double insulated cable and added a desi compatible Type D/ Type M plug point to it and now this spool can cover even far corners of a large apartment or yard/ garage.
Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

often_small_and_large_appliances_come_with_non_standard_plugs_or_are_from_other_regions.jpg

often_small_and_large_appliances_come_with_non_standard_plugs_or_are_from_other_regions.jpg

for child proofing or keeping it safe for pets and toddlers, i’ve always preferred, recommend ↧↘↘these↙↙↧ or similar ones.
Type_F_board_with_single_power_button.jpg

Type_F_board_with_single_power_button.jpg

Type_F_plug_with_C13_connector.jpg

Type_F_plug_with_C13_connector.jpg

Disclaimer I’m neither directly/indirectly associated with any of the names/brands mentioned in this post nor have any business interest or investments in those companies. The views and pictures are only for reference or representation and for that reason have used this week’s newspaper in the background, just to show that these items (with wear and age) are still with us providing service life!

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Goldmedal i-Strip 10 Ampere LED Spike Guard — good. Am using GM extn boxes, no issues so far.
Better not to use Iron box and laptop same time on same extension.
For some iron boxes you need 16Amp extension box.

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Roushh wrote:

If you really want a heavy duty extension cord which can last at least 10-15 years then build it yourself. Buy a box and fit in some Anchor switches & sockets based on your requirements. Use a good quality power cables for connections, preferably from Havells or Finolex. It will take an hour to assemble it yourself.

I used to buy an expensive extension cord every other year because the old one stopped working or burnt due to load. So when I setup my home office, I created a extension cord with the material I bought from local electric shop. And I liked it very much that I build 3 more boxes after that replacing a few more extension cords. The best thing is that now all plugs fit into those sockets perfectly. No more loose plugs and no more sparking. Also, it’s very cost effective too. It hardly cost me 200-250 to build one.

It’s been more than three years now and not one of them has given me any issue.

The only down side is, it doesn’t look as good as the readymade extension cords.

If you want to buy a good ready made extension cords then go with Belkin. Those are expensive but good products.

Wow, well that’s some good experience to share.
However, I can’t say I’m even 5% competent enough to assemble and make a cord myself. Is it really that easier as you mentioned?
And yeah going by the reviews and rating on Amazon and also few other people suggested, I think it will be Belkin.

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caks2006407 wrote:

Goldmedal i-Strip 10 Ampere LED Spike Guard — good. Am using GM extn boxes, no issues so far.
Better not to use Iron box and laptop same time on same extension.
For some iron boxes you need 16Amp extension box.

Same here
Have couple of them for general usage
and they are economical too [ Purchased from Local stores like Dmart ]

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Wow, well that’s some good experience to share.
However, I can’t say I’m even 5% competent enough to assemble and make a cord myself. Is it really that easier as you mentioned?
And yeah going by the reviews and rating on Amazon and also few other people suggested, I think it will be Belkin.

If you don’t experience frequent power surges in your home, then you don’t need Belkin for daily usage stuff u mentioned

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I am using EON extension board since 4 years and it works perfectly. Got it at 80/- from eBay after applying 200/- off coupon. Original price was 280/-

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Consider bull brand in medium price range

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caks2006407 wrote:

Goldmedal i-Strip 10 Ampere LED Spike Guard — good. Am using GM extn boxes, no issues so far.
Better not to use Iron box and laptop same time on same extension.
For some iron boxes you need 16Amp extension box.

Hmm okay. I checked this one too, reviews are good here as well. 5years warranty and the brand name Belkin are deal breaker for me. Even though for the same price in belkin I get only 3 power socket, but I don’t need much.
Yeah ofcourse, wouldn’t use laptop and iron simultaneously. Thanks for the help.

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Consider bull brand in medium price range

+100 to this recommendation.

In fact, I was going to post this brands name. I bought one 2 years back from Amazon and its sturdy as hell. All types of plugs fits so well & tight.

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BubbleBoyChickenLittle wrote:

Wow, well that’s some good experience to share.
However, I can’t say I’m even 5% competent enough to assemble and make a cord myself. Is it really that easier as you mentioned?
And yeah going by the reviews and rating on Amazon and also few other people suggested, I think it will be Belkin.

Iam also using one of these…
I agree with @Roushh if you don’t know how to assemble an extension cord then you can ask local electrical shop people they will assemble it for you with minimal charges. Trust me this box will stay with you for awhile.

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Mirror wrote:

Consider bull brand in medium price range

Okay. However I’d not mind spending on belkin. I want only for only laptop/phone charging and sometimes ironing, nothing more than these 3. Is it good then to go for Bull? I saw its rating is 4.6 on Amazon, impressive just as Belkin Extension.

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+100 to this recommendation.

In fact, I was going to post this brands name. I bought one 2 years back from Amazon and its sturdy as hell. All types of plugs fits so well & tight.

Exactly
Bought 2 of them 1st time in October at around 100rs each (ld oos in seconds) and amazed to see quality.
Thick wiring, tough build quality and no loose socket issue (if someone put excess pressure)
Also it have 2 USB charging port inbuilt.

For cheap range, recently livetech extension was coming daily in lightening deal for 99-119rs.

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Yeah you can have an electrician make it for you, if you can’t do it yourself. Most economical and still the best solution. And for ready-made I am gonna suggest Belkin too. Have three of them, one gold and two normal ones, the gold one is like 5-6 years old, never once gave a problem, the cheapo Belkins are working fine as well. There are other brands though, like Anchor and all, not sure how good those are, but knowing the quality of Anchor switches, I trust those should be good. There is also surge protectors made by APC.

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fprot wrote:

are you from or in Poona? (Are you Ish and known to __ ¿)

about the cautions/precautions first:

■ (no offence if you too do so. much to my chagrin family, relatives, many friends do so too). Avoiding using a single socket for multiple devices or overloading it.

people often end up putting: electrical bugs snapper, mobile devices and even appliances like TV or electric heating belts.. ALL on a single multi adapter¡!

▄ (this applies to ANY fuse in any electrical board/ mains or appliance) Prudent never to fiddle with fuse capacity (if sealed in those tiny tubes) or add additional wires in any fuse in any mains, just because they melted or shorted out on some surge or overload.
THAT (shorting/ melting/ circuit break) is exactly what they were meant to do, if designed as per protocol.

now without getting into the whys, hows of a costly/crucial equipment like a computer getting ‘water damaged’,
one hopes you are otherwise a cautious person.

░ If near any D-mart type superstore or ever get time to go check Ishanya mall / Hometown floors (Poona), simply choose from any of the older desi brands if the size, shape and pricing fits the needs.
▒ among REALLY understated, underrated ones are the desi Hilex ones. not really a desi brand though wikipedia.org/wiki/HI-LEX.
Yes :) they are a Japanese corp from the World war era, but also invested in Bharat long time back.
as with any economical priced stuff or Bharatiya mindset, sometimes slips happen, QC fails and one can get lemons.
But back in the day they were not just value for money, BUT ALSO:) long lasting.

unfortunately, i can not recall having seen there paired switches options in recent years.
[I prefer having individual on/off or toggle/push button switches for each socket.]

competing bigger brands or on-line agencies, fake/ paid review writers are doing a reasonable good job of routinely adding negative reviews on many Hi-lex items on Amazon like sites, thus not all negative experiences are real.
snapdeal.com/viewAllSellers/product/hilex-6-8-extension-board/619692195206 real market places (even Paytm might, after cash-backs or coupons) be having Hi-lex range under good discounts.

>>i am neither promoting the brand or the fugly (but well performing) model in the above link. it was just so one knows the logo.<<

Hi-Lex always used to have :) sufficiently long cables on the extension boards (as we called them).
and being core product, electrical cables were of goo build quality.

▒ ▒ @tusharsethi90935 or maybe @Annamalai Nārāyaṇa / @Dr_N / @anshuman.panda0106371 or someone had even spoken of (during Ebay coupons era) using Linetek branded products. They seem to have been happy with the performance life and quality too being reasonably good.

Needless to say, things during ‘ache din’ era have changed, pricces (without offers) might not be the same. Quality too unsure.
Mostly LineTek doesn’t import much from PRC.

▓ ▓ GM and Anchor (taken over by Matsushita Electric nee National nee Panasonic) are amongst the desi brands whose promoters/management now charge almost extortionary price, but mostly the workmanship, life and warranty compensates the MRP, if bought at a discount.

You might have to find one that suits your needs and size/socket ##orientation does not hamper simultaneous use of all points.

█ if any of these above or ones like MX branded Surge Protector and Spike Suppressor addresses your need for having USB charging ports then try those. MX has a 4 plus 4 plus 2 config. in model “3535A” which is a reasonably above average product amazon.in/product-reviews/B01FUO5HJO having individual on/off switch for each point. There are self-import “brands” too (simply labelling some import from PRC or marketing them here).
I’ve personally tried ‘Gavik’ (the Bombay based import keeps alternating the name ‘Tukzer’ and Gavik’). flipkart.com/sellers?pid=SURECSFFDXVKXG2F same thin/ diff. name now amazon.in/gp/product/B00RO1C1A0.
can’t recollect what i got as set-off or discount but mid-2016 price on Amazon for this 3+2 (3 sockets 2 usb and single power button) was around 749INR, but after Amazon offer or some price set off on another cancelled order, effectively under 600INR.

First one (Gavik/Tukzer) had issues in one of the USB ports in a week or so. the importer/brand was a trader or so it was clear when they said: we replace the item, you send it to South Bombay. (warranty policy).
Since it was FBA and seller might have been dealer, got replacement, which is working okay till 2019 (not every 5Amp socket fits in it that easily).
it served the purpose of satiating my desire to see what was this ‘fancy’ item (USB charging).


okay i just noticed @Roushh’s DIY idea and having myself had an ‘open’ Pentium/MMX computer with just about MDF/ply ‘box’ at times.. as a ‘computer’. i suppose this is workable. but better be prepared to attain moksha or rebirth, because errors in electrical connections or ‘arcing’ (sparks betwixt open wires were soldered/ screwed) or improper earthing can lead to hazard. can nonetheless find a casing or seek help of local ‘repairwallah’ to ‘assemble’ it for you.
some rant on some of the stuff we’ve had, with good service life
over the years; travelling, impulse purchases, gifts (received) or certain appliances only sold in certain markets/ regions
has resulted in need or accumulation of various connector types and socket types
community.fs.com/blog/small-power-cord-big-difference.html
most computer users from back in the day would know how the C13 connector cables often had ‘Type F’ plugs!
worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets

Personally, haven’t found Belkin to be THAT great in the price:performance ratio.
I do use one though, kyuki .. uska bada lamba hai it’s ____ is over 115 inches long
yes, the chord/cable is almost 3 metres, much useful at times.

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

it’s a basic one from ages back, but works alright in times of need. Made in PRC.

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

plug type is one used during Sg/Malaysia!

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

some Black and Decker, Philips steam irons from Inglistaan/EU (ewww) and computer hardware necessitated ‘Type F’ ‘Type B’ and ‘Type G’ extension boards or even wall sockets.

the ##orientation does not hamper point from earlier is referenced below. unless the sockets turned 90 degrees in the strip OR the plug and cable are ‘in-line’ (do not take space sideways), there is NO WAY to use all sockets together.
this can happen even with Type D, Type M common in Bharat, or even Type B, Type A sockets and ill designed power strips with the sockets too close by to let the larger plugs sit snugly in.

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg
extension chord for when the scanners. printers were in Himalays and computer was in Kerala and none had wifi cards in them

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

while investigating the store room/ tools almirah, found this Link 601 also from 2014 or 2015. works alright. par iska bahot chota hai, lambai mein just referring to the cord length, relax!

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

Khup jast lihla. 😝😝
Dukandar ahat ka aapan??

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fprot wrote:

are you from or in Poona? (Are you Ish and known to __ ¿)

about the cautions/precautions first:

■ (no offence if you too do so. much to my chagrin family, relatives, many friends do so too). Avoiding using a single socket for multiple devices or overloading it.

people often end up putting: electrical bugs snapper, mobile devices and even appliances like TV or electric heating belts.. ALL on a single multi adapter¡!

▄ (this applies to ANY fuse in any electrical board/ mains or appliance) Prudent never to fiddle with fuse capacity (if sealed in those tiny tubes) or add additional wires in any fuse in any mains, just because they melted or shorted out on some surge or overload.
THAT (shorting/ melting/ circuit break) is exactly what they were meant to do, if designed as per protocol.

now without getting into the whys, hows of a costly/crucial equipment like a computer getting ‘water damaged’,
one hopes you are otherwise a cautious person.

░ If near any D-mart type superstore or ever get time to go check Ishanya mall / Hometown floors (Poona), simply choose from any of the older desi brands if the size, shape and pricing fits the needs.
▒ among REALLY understated, underrated ones are the desi Hilex ones. not really a desi brand though wikipedia.org/wiki/HI-LEX.
Yes :) they are a Japanese corp from the World war era, but also invested in Bharat long time back.
as with any economical priced stuff or Bharatiya mindset, sometimes slips happen, QC fails and one can get lemons.
But back in the day they were not just value for money, BUT ALSO:) long lasting.

unfortunately, i can not recall having seen there paired switches options in recent years.
[I prefer having individual on/off or toggle/push button switches for each socket.]

competing bigger brands or on-line agencies, fake/ paid review writers are doing a reasonable good job of routinely adding negative reviews on many Hi-lex items on Amazon like sites, thus not all negative experiences are real.
snapdeal.com/viewAllSellers/product/hilex-6-8-extension-board/619692195206 real market places (even Paytm might, after cash-backs or coupons) be having Hi-lex range under good discounts.

>>i am neither promoting the brand or the fugly (but well performing) model in the above link. it was just so one knows the logo.<<

Hi-Lex always used to have :) sufficiently long cables on the extension boards (as we called them).
and being core product, electrical cables were of goo build quality.

▒ ▒ @tusharsethi90935 or maybe @Annamalai Nārāyaṇa / @Dr_N / @anshuman.panda0106371 or someone had even spoken of (during Ebay coupons era) using Linetek branded products. They seem to have been happy with the performance life and quality too being reasonably good.

Needless to say, things during ‘ache din’ era have changed, pricces (without offers) might not be the same. Quality too unsure.
Mostly LineTek doesn’t import much from PRC.

▓ ▓ GM and Anchor (taken over by Matsushita Electric nee National nee Panasonic) are amongst the desi brands whose promoters/management now charge almost extortionary price, but mostly the workmanship, life and warranty compensates the MRP, if bought at a discount.

You might have to find one that suits your needs and size/socket ##orientation does not hamper simultaneous use of all points.

█ if any of these above or ones like MX branded Surge Protector and Spike Suppressor addresses your need for having USB charging ports then try those. MX has a 4 plus 4 plus 2 config. in model “3535A” which is a reasonably above average product amazon.in/product-reviews/B01FUO5HJO having individual on/off switch for each point. There are self-import “brands” too (simply labelling some import from PRC or marketing them here).
I’ve personally tried ‘Gavik’ (the Bombay based import keeps alternating the name ‘Tukzer’ and Gavik’). flipkart.com/sellers?pid=SURECSFFDXVKXG2F same thin/ diff. name now amazon.in/gp/product/B00RO1C1A0.
can’t recollect what i got as set-off or discount but mid-2016 price on Amazon for this 3+2 (3 sockets 2 usb and single power button) was around 749INR, but after Amazon offer or some price set off on another cancelled order, effectively under 600INR.

First one (Gavik/Tukzer) had issues in one of the USB ports in a week or so. the importer/brand was a trader or so it was clear when they said: we replace the item, you send it to South Bombay. (warranty policy).
Since it was FBA and seller might have been dealer, got replacement, which is working okay till 2019 (not every 5Amp socket fits in it that easily).
it served the purpose of satiating my desire to see what was this ‘fancy’ item (USB charging).


okay i just noticed @Roushh’s DIY idea and having myself had an ‘open’ Pentium/MMX computer with just about MDF/ply ‘box’ at times.. as a ‘computer’. i suppose this is workable. but better be prepared to attain moksha or rebirth, because errors in electrical connections or ‘arcing’ (sparks betwixt open wires were soldered/ screwed) or improper earthing can lead to hazard. can nonetheless find a casing or seek help of local ‘repairwallah’ to ‘assemble’ it for you.
some rant on some of the stuff we’ve had, with good service life
over the years; travelling, impulse purchases, gifts (received) or certain appliances only sold in certain markets/ regions
has resulted in need or accumulation of various connector types and socket types
community.fs.com/blog/small-power-cord-big-difference.html
most computer users from back in the day would know how the C13 connector cables often had ‘Type F’ plugs!
worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets

Personally, haven’t found Belkin to be THAT great in the price:performance ratio.
I do use one though, kyuki .. uska bada lamba hai it’s ____ is over 115 inches long
yes, the chord/cable is almost 3 metres, much useful at times.

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

it’s a basic one from ages back, but works alright in times of need. Made in PRC.

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

plug type is one used during Sg/Malaysia!

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

some Black and Decker, Philips steam irons from Inglistaan/EU (ewww) and computer hardware necessitated ‘Type F’ ‘Type B’ and ‘Type G’ extension boards or even wall sockets.

the ##orientation does not hamper point from earlier is referenced below. unless the sockets turned 90 degrees in the strip OR the plug and cable are ‘in-line’ (do not take space sideways), there is NO WAY to use all sockets together.
this can happen even with Type D, Type M common in Bharat, or even Type B, Type A sockets and ill designed power strips with the sockets too close by to let the larger plugs sit snugly in.

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg
extension chord for when the scanners. printers were in Himalays and computer was in Kerala and none had wifi cards in them

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

while investigating the store room/ tools almirah, found this Link 601 also from 2014 or 2015. works alright. par iska bahot chota hai, lambai mein just referring to the cord length, relax!

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

it says something else besides Link 601 on the back panel, which i can’t read at night :( (in artificial light).
Link_601_power_strip_.jpg

Link_601_power_strip_.jpg

not comparable to @Roushh’s fully assembled ones, but changed/sourced the top plate on this spool type extension board to accommodate the “Type O” “Type B” “Type D” hybrid in the corner, besides the three Type F (circular) ones.
and back in Bharat bought the long 7/12 double insulated cable and added a desi compatible Type D/ Type M plug point to it and now this spool can cover even far corners of a large apartment or yard/ garage.
Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

often_small_and_large_appliances_come_with_non_standard_plugs_or_are_from_other_regions.jpg

often_small_and_large_appliances_come_with_non_standard_plugs_or_are_from_other_regions.jpg

NCR region.
And thanks for such an explanation.
Bro BTW, Double meaning jokes are passé. Ofcourse it’s wire length. :p

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Iam also using one of these…
I agree with @Roushh if you don’t know how to assemble an extension cord then you can ask local electrical shop people they will assemble it for you with minimal charges. Trust me this box will stay with you for awhile.

Exactly.

If he can build it himself then it’s great otherwise he can hire a local electrical shop people to do it for him. An expert will take 20-30 min to build one and he will hardly charge 100 rs per assembly. But ask him to build it in your presence.

Although it’s not super complicated to assemble it ourself. He can watch videos and many online articles for this. That’s how I learned. wink

The main reason why I am recommending to build it ourself is to ensure that the material used is of top quality. Local electrical shops usually have such DIY extension cords for sale but they use cheap material for switches and connecting wires (usually aluminum).

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Khup jast lihla. 😝😝
Dukandar ahat ka aapan??

No one on DD can write such posts except for our @Spock “chacha” stuck_out_tongue

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Exactly.

If he can build it himself then it’s great otherwise he can hire a local electrical shop people to do it for him. An expert will take 20-30 min to build one and he will hardly charge 100 rs per assembly. But ask him to build it in your presence.

Although it’s not super complicated to assemble it ourself. He can watch videos and many online articles for this. That’s how I learned. wink

The main reason why I am recommending to build it ourself is to ensure that the material used is of top quality. Local electrical shops usually have such DIY extension cords for sale but they use cheap material for switches and connecting wires (usually aluminum).

Thanks sir for all your inputs and explanation.

Edit – I tried giving Karma to you but it says YOU CAN’T. WHY? :O

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Thanks sir for all your inputs and explanation.

Edit – I tried giving Karma to you but it says YOU CAN’T. WHY? :O

grinning glad I could help.

No idea about karma.
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okay, sorry @BubbleBoyChickenLittle, seeing your active advice and participation in topics seeking investments/ equity advice, (I) had mistaken you for @ishandon (Ishandon id is unusable for him due to site errors).
also kindly review the Disclaimer and last few images updated recently.
Ironically, I’m not even close to Dilli or NCR but i do get the Business Line the next day, so for reference/proof (that pics are current) used the Delhi newspaper as background.
consider GM or Anchor if okay with run of mill stuff, else go high end. never try to replace non standard fuses.
OnO
Over ‘nd Out
are you from or in Poona? (Are you Ish and known to __ ¿)


about the cautions/precautions first:
■ (no offence if you too do so. much to my chagrin… family, relatives, many friends do so too). Avoid using a single socket for multiple devices or overloading it.
people often end up putting: electrical bugs snapper, mobile devices and even appliances like TV or electric heating belts.. ALL on a single multi adapter¡!

▄ (this applies to ANY fuse in any electrical board/ mains or appliance) Prudent never to fiddle with fuse capacity (if sealed in those tiny tubes) or add additional wires in any fuse in any mains, just because they melted or shorted out on some surge or overload.
THAT (shorting/ melting/ circuit break) is exactly what they were meant to do, if designed as per protocol.


now without getting into the whys, hows of a costly/crucial equipment like a computer getting ’water damaged’,
one hopes you are otherwise a cautious person.

░ If near any D-mart type superstore or ever get time to go check Ishanya mall / Hometown floors (Poona), simply choose from any of the older desi brands if the size, shape and pricing fits the needs.
▒ among REALLY understated, underrated ones are the desi Hilex ones. not really a desi brand though wikipedia.org/wiki/HI-LEX.
Yes :) they are a Japanese corp from the World war era, but also invested in Bharat long time back.
as with any economical priced stuff or Bharatiya mindset, sometimes slips happen, QC fails and one can get lemons.
But back in the day they were not just value for money, BUT ALSO:) long lasting.

unfortunately, i can not recall having seen their paired switches options in recent years.
[I prefer having individual on/off or toggle/push button switches for each socket.]

competing bigger brands or on-line agencies, fake/ paid review writers are doing a reasonable good job of routinely adding negative reviews on many Hi-lex items on Amazon like sites, thus not all negative experiences are real.
snapdeal.com/viewAllSellers/product/hilex-6-8-extension-board/619692195206 real market places (even Paytm might, after cash-backs or coupons) be having Hi-lex range under good discounts.

>>i am neither promoting the brand or the fugly (but well performing) model in the above link. it was just so one knows the logo.<<

Hi-Lex always used to have :) sufficiently long cables on the extension boards (as we called them).
and being core product, electrical cables were of good build quality.

▒ ▒ @tusharsethi90935 or maybe @Annamalai Nārāyaṇa / @Dr_N / @anshuman.panda0106371 or someone had even spoken of (during Ebay coupons era) using Linetek branded products. They seem to have been happy with the performance life and quality too being reasonably good.

Needless to say, things during ‘ache din’ era have changed, pricces (without offers) might not be the same. Quality too unsure.
Mostly LineTek doesn’t import much from PRC.


▓ ▓ GM and Anchor (taken over by Matsushita Electric nee National nee Panasonic) are amongst the desi brands whose promoters/management now charge almost extortionary price, but mostly the workmanship, life and warranty compensates the MRP, if bought at a discount.

You might have to find one that suits your needs and size/socket ##orientation does not hamper simultaneous use of all points.

█ if any of these above or ones like MX branded Surge Protector and Spike Suppressor addresses your need for having USB charging ports then try those. MX has a 4 plus 4 plus 2 config. in model “3535A” which is a reasonably above average product amazon.in/product-reviews/B01FUO5HJO having individual on/off switch for each point. There are self-import “brands” too (simply labelling some import from PRC or marketing them here).
I’ve personally tried ‘Gavik’ (the Bombay based importer keeps alternating the name ‘Tukzer’ and Gavik’). flipkart.com/sellers?pid=SURECSFFDXVKXG2F same thing/ diff. name now amazon.in/gp/product/B00RO1C1A0.
can’t recollect what i got as set-off or discount but mid-2016 price on Amazon for this 3+2 (3 sockets 2 usb and single power button) was around 749INR, but after Amazon offer or some price set off on another cancelled order, effectively under 600INR.

First one (Gavik/Tukzer) had issues in one of the USB ports in a week or so. the importer/brand was a trader or so it was clear when they said: we replace the item, you send it to South Bombay. (warranty policy).
Since it was FBA and seller might have been dealer, got replacement, which is working okay till 2019 (not every 5Amp plug top fits in it that easily).
it served the purpose of satiating my desire to see what was this ‘fancy’ item (USB charging).


okay i just noticed @Roushh’s DIY idea and having myself had an ‘open’ Pentium/MMX computer with just about MDF/ply ‘box’ at times.. as a ‘computer’. i suppose this is workable. but better be prepared to attain moksha or rebirth, because errors in electrical connections or ‘arcing’ (sparks betwixt open wires were soldered/ screwed) or improper earthing can lead to hazard. can nonetheless find a casing or seek help of local ‘repairwallah’ to ‘assemble’ it for you.
some rant on some of the stuff we’ve had, with good service life
over the years; travelling, impulse purchases, gifts (received) or certain appliances only sold in certain markets/ regions
has resulted in need or accumulation of various connector types and socket types
community.fs.com/blog/small-power-cord-big-difference.html
most computer users from back in the day would know how the C13 connector cables often had ‘Type F’ plugs!
worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets

Personally, haven’t found Belkin to be THAT great in the price:performance ratio.
I do use one though, kyuki .. uska bada lamba hai it’s ____ is over 115 inches long
yes, the chord/cable is almost 3 metres, much useful at times.

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

it’s a basic one from ages back, but works alright in times of need. Made in PRC.

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

plug type is one used during Sg/Malaysia!

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

some Black and Decker, Philips steam irons from Inglistaan/EU (ewww) and computer hardware necessitated ‘Type F’ ‘Type B’ and ‘Type G’ extension boards or even wall sockets.

the ##orientation does not hamper point from earlier is referenced below. unless the sockets turned 90 degrees in the strip OR the plug and cable are ‘in-line’ (do not take space sideways), there is NO WAY to use all sockets together.
this can happen even with Type D, Type M common in Bharat, or even Type B, Type A sockets and ill designed power strips with the sockets too close by to let the larger plugs sit snugly in.

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg
extension chord for when the scanners. printers were in Himalays and computer was in Kerala and none had wifi cards in them

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

while investigating the store room/ tools almirah, found this Link 601 also from 2014 or 2015. works alright. par iska bahot chota hai, lambai mein just referring to the cord length, relax!

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

it says something else besides Link 601 on the back panel, which i can’t read at night :( (in artificial light).
Link_601_power_strip_.jpg

Link_601_power_strip_.jpg


not comparable to @Roushh’s fully assembled ones, but changed/sourced the top plate on this spool type extension board to accommodate the “Type O” “Type B” “Type D” hybrid in the corner, besides the three Type F (circular) ones.
and back in Bharat bought the long 7/12 double insulated cable and added a desi compatible Type D/ Type M plug point to it and now this spool can cover even far corners of a large apartment or yard/ garage.
Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

often_small_and_large_appliances_come_with_non_standard_plugs_or_are_from_other_regions.jpg

often_small_and_large_appliances_come_with_non_standard_plugs_or_are_from_other_regions.jpg

for child proofing or keeping it safe for pets and toddlers, i’ve always preferred, recommend ↧↘↘these↙↙↧ or similar ones.
Type_F_board_with_single_power_button.jpg

Type_F_board_with_single_power_button.jpg

Type_F_plug_with_C13_connector.jpg

Type_F_plug_with_C13_connector.jpg

Disclaimer I’m neither directly/indirectly associated with any of the names/brands mentioned in this post nor have any business interest or investments in those companies. The views and pictures are only for reference or representation and for that reason have used this week’s newspaper in the background, just to show that these items (with wear and age) are still with us providing service life!

bit too much.
but thanks

amazon_snoops_and_spies_more_than_spouse.png


https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/555747/original/5676155_amazon_snoops_and_spies_more_than_spouse.png

just searching once for some ASIN or product, and Amazon turning into a nagging housewife evil

BubbleBoyChickenLittle updates? what was finalised¿

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Roushh wrote:

If you really want a heavy duty extension cord which can last at least 10-15 years then build it yourself. Buy a box and fit in some Anchor switches & sockets based on your requirements. Use a good quality power cables for connections, preferably from Havells or Finolex. It will take an hour to assemble it yourself.

I used to buy an expensive extension cord every other year because the old one stopped working or burnt due to load. So when I setup my home office, I created a extension cord with the material I bought from local electric shop. And I liked it very much that I build 3 more boxes after that replacing a few more extension cords. The best thing is that now all plugs fit into those sockets perfectly. No more loose plugs and no more sparking. Also, it’s very cost effective too. It hardly cost me 200-250 to build one.

It’s been more than three years now and not one of them has given me any issue.

The only down side is, it doesn’t look as good as the readymade extension cords.

If you want to buy a good ready made extension cords then go with Belkin. Those are expensive but good products.

Agree bro plus1 . And I would like to add that If you’re building it yourself you can choose to use higher quality thicker guage fire retardant wire for your DIY extension board. And you can also put a MCB for protection.

And if you have some soldering experience then u can build a Surge protector using MOV – metal oxide varistors.( That is used in Belkin surge protectors)

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okay, sorry @BubbleBoyChickenLittle, seeing your active advice and participation in topics seeking investments/ equity advice, (I) had mistaken you for @ishandon (Ishandon id is unusable for him due to site errors).
also kindly review the Disclaimer and last few images updated recently.
Ironically, I’m not even close to Dilli or NCR but i do get the Business Line the next day, so for reference/proof (that pics are current) used the Delhi newspaper as background.
consider GM or Anchor if okay with run of mill stuff, else go high end. never try to replace non standard fuses.
OnO
Over ’nd Out
are you from or in Poona? (Are you Ish and known to __ ¿)


about the cautions/precautions first:

■ (no offence if you too do so. much to my chagrin… family, relatives, many friends do so too). Avoid using a single socket for multiple devices or overloading it.

people often end up putting: electrical bugs snapper, mobile devices and even appliances like TV or electric heating belts.. ALL on a single multi adapter¡!

▄ (this applies to ANY fuse in any electrical board/ mains or appliance) Prudent never to fiddle with fuse capacity (if sealed in those tiny tubes) or add additional wires in any fuse in any mains, just because they melted or shorted out on some surge or overload.
THAT (shorting/ melting/ circuit break) is exactly what they were meant to do, if designed as per protocol.

now without getting into the whys, hows of a costly/crucial equipment like a computer getting ‘water damaged’,
one hopes you are otherwise a cautious person.

░ If near any D-mart type superstore or ever get time to go check Ishanya mall / Hometown floors (Poona), simply choose from any of the older desi brands if the size, shape and pricing fits the needs.
▒ among REALLY understated, underrated ones are the desi Hilex ones. not really a desi brand though wikipedia.org/wiki/HI-LEX.
Yes :) they are a Japanese corp from the World war era, but also invested in Bharat long time back.
as with any economical priced stuff or Bharatiya mindset, sometimes slips happen, QC fails and one can get lemons.
But back in the day they were not just value for money, BUT ALSO:) long lasting.

unfortunately, i can not recall having seen their paired switches options in recent years.
[I prefer having individual on/off or toggle/push button switches for each socket.]

competing bigger brands or on-line agencies, fake/ paid review writers are doing a reasonable good job of routinely adding negative reviews on many Hi-lex items on Amazon like sites, thus not all negative experiences are real.
snapdeal.com/viewAllSellers/product/hilex-6-8-extension-board/619692195206 real market places (even Paytm might, after cash-backs or coupons) be having Hi-lex range under good discounts.

>>i am neither promoting the brand or the fugly (but well performing) model in the above link. it was just so one knows the logo.<<

Hi-Lex always used to have :) sufficiently long cables on the extension boards (as we called them).
and being core product, electrical cables were of good build quality.

▒ ▒ @tusharsethi90935 or maybe @Annamalai Nārāyaṇa / @Dr_N / @anshuman.panda0106371 or someone had even spoken of (during Ebay coupons era) using Linetek branded products. They seem to have been happy with the performance life and quality too being reasonably good.

Needless to say, things during ‘ache din’ era have changed, pricces (without offers) might not be the same. Quality too unsure.
Mostly LineTek doesn’t import much from PRC.

▓ ▓ GM and Anchor (taken over by Matsushita Electric nee National nee Panasonic) are amongst the desi brands whose promoters/management now charge almost extortionary price, but mostly the workmanship, life and warranty compensates the MRP, if bought at a discount.

You might have to find one that suits your needs and size/socket ##orientation does not hamper simultaneous use of all points.

█ if any of these above or ones like MX branded Surge Protector and Spike Suppressor addresses your need for having USB charging ports then try those. MX has a 4 plus 4 plus 2 config. in model “3535A” which is a reasonably above average product amazon.in/product-reviews/B01FUO5HJO having individual on/off switch for each point. There are self-import “brands” too (simply labelling some import from PRC or marketing them here).
I’ve personally tried ‘Gavik’ (the Bombay based importer keeps alternating the name ‘Tukzer’ and Gavik’). flipkart.com/sellers?pid=SURECSFFDXVKXG2F same thing/ diff. name now amazon.in/gp/product/B00RO1C1A0.
can’t recollect what i got as set-off or discount but mid-2016 price on Amazon for this 3+2 (3 sockets 2 usb and single power button) was around 749INR, but after Amazon offer or some price set off on another cancelled order, effectively under 600INR.

First one (Gavik/Tukzer) had issues in one of the USB ports in a week or so. the importer/brand was a trader or so it was clear when they said: we replace the item, you send it to South Bombay. (warranty policy).
Since it was FBA and seller might have been dealer, got replacement, which is working okay till 2019 (not every 5Amp plug top fits in it that easily).
it served the purpose of satiating my desire to see what was this ‘fancy’ item (USB charging).


okay i just noticed @Roushh’s DIY idea and having myself had an ‘open’ Pentium/MMX computer with just about MDF/ply ‘box’ at times.. as a ‘computer’. i suppose this is workable. but better be prepared to attain moksha or rebirth, because errors in electrical connections or ‘arcing’ (sparks betwixt open wires were soldered/ screwed) or improper earthing can lead to hazard. can nonetheless find a casing or seek help of local ‘repairwallah’ to ‘assemble’ it for you.
some rant on some of the stuff we’ve had, with good service life
over the years; travelling, impulse purchases, gifts (received) or certain appliances only sold in certain markets/ regions
has resulted in need or accumulation of various connector types and socket types
community.fs.com/blog/small-power-cord-big-difference.html
most computer users from back in the day would know how the C13 connector cables often had ‘Type F’ plugs!
worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets

Personally, haven’t found Belkin to be THAT great in the price:performance ratio.
I do use one though, kyuki .. uska bada lamba hai it’s ____ is over 115 inches long
yes, the chord/cable is almost 3 metres, much useful at times.

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

it’s a basic one from ages back, but works alright in times of need. Made in PRC.

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

plug type is one used during Sg/Malaysia!

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

some Black and Decker, Philips steam irons from Inglistaan/EU (ewww) and computer hardware necessitated ‘Type F’ ‘Type B’ and ‘Type G’ extension boards or even wall sockets.

the ##orientation does not hamper point from earlier is referenced below. unless the sockets turned 90 degrees in the strip OR the plug and cable are ‘in-line’ (do not take space sideways), there is NO WAY to use all sockets together.
this can happen even with Type D, Type M common in Bharat, or even Type B, Type A sockets and ill designed power strips with the sockets too close by to let the larger plugs sit snugly in.

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg

C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg
extension chord for when the scanners. printers were in Himalays and computer was in Kerala and none had wifi cards in them

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

while investigating the store room/ tools almirah, found this Link 601 also from 2014 or 2015. works alright. par iska bahot chota hai, lambai mein just referring to the cord length, relax!

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

it says something else besides Link 601 on the back panel, which i can’t read at night :( (in artificial light).
Link_601_power_strip_.jpg

Link_601_power_strip_.jpg

not comparable to @Roushh’s fully assembled ones, but changed/sourced the top plate on this spool type extension board to accommodate the “Type O” “Type B” “Type D” hybrid in the corner, besides the three Type F (circular) ones.
and back in Bharat bought the long 7/12 double insulated cable and added a desi compatible Type D/ Type M plug point to it and now this spool can cover even far corners of a large apartment or yard/ garage.
Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

often_small_and_large_appliances_come_with_non_standard_plugs_or_are_from_other_regions.jpg

often_small_and_large_appliances_come_with_non_standard_plugs_or_are_from_other_regions.jpg

for child proofing or keeping it safe for pets and toddlers, i’ve always preferred, recommend ↧↘↘these↙↙↧ or similar ones.
Type_F_board_with_single_power_button.jpg

Type_F_board_with_single_power_button.jpg

Type_F_plug_with_C13_connector.jpg

Type_F_plug_with_C13_connector.jpg

Disclaimer I’m neither directly/indirectly associated with any of the names/brands mentioned in this post nor have any business interest or investments in those companies. The views and pictures are only for reference or representation and for that reason have used this week’s newspaper in the background, just to show that these items (with wear and age) are still with us providing service life!

kya experiment karte ho itne sare extension boards k sath, youtuber ho kya unboxing k liye ho stuck_out_tongue

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okay, sorry @BubbleBoyChickenLittle, seeing your active advice and participation in topics seeking investments/ equity advice, (I) had mistaken you for @ishandon (Ishandon id is unusable for him due to site errors).
also kindly review the Disclaimer and last few images updated recently.
Ironically, I’m not even close to Dilli or NCR but i do get the Business Line the next day, so for reference/proof (that pics are current) used the Delhi newspaper as background.
consider GM or Anchor if okay with run of mill stuff, else go high end. never try to replace non standard fuses.
OnO
Over ‘nd Out
are you from or in Poona? (Are you Ish and known to __ ¿)


about the cautions/precautions first:
■ (no offence if you too do so. much to my chagrin… family, relatives, many friends do so too). Avoid using a single socket for multiple devices or overloading it.
people often end up putting: electrical bugs snapper, mobile devices and even appliances like TV or electric heating belts.. ALL on a single multi adapter¡!

▄ (this applies to ANY fuse in any electrical board/ mains or appliance) Prudent never to fiddle with fuse capacity (if sealed in those tiny tubes) or add additional wires in any fuse in any mains, just because they melted or shorted out on some surge or overload.
THAT (shorting/ melting/ circuit break) is exactly what they were meant to do, if designed as per protocol.


now without getting into the whys, hows of a costly/crucial equipment like a computer getting ’water damaged’,
one hopes you are otherwise a cautious person.

░ If near any D-mart type superstore or ever get time to go check Ishanya mall / Hometown floors (Poona), simply choose from any of the older desi brands if the size, shape and pricing fits the needs.
▒ among REALLY understated, underrated ones are the desi Hilex ones. not really a desi brand though wikipedia.org/wiki/HI-LEX.
Yes :) they are a Japanese corp from the World war era, but also invested in Bharat long time back.
as with any economical priced stuff or Bharatiya mindset, sometimes slips happen, QC fails and one can get lemons.
But back in the day they were not just value for money, BUT ALSO:) long lasting.

unfortunately, i can not recall having seen their paired switches options in recent years.
[I prefer having individual on/off or toggle/push button switches for each socket.]

competing bigger brands or on-line agencies, fake/ paid review writers are doing a reasonable good job of routinely adding negative reviews on many Hi-lex items on Amazon like sites, thus not all negative experiences are real.
snapdeal.com/viewAllSellers/product/hilex-6-8-extension-board/619692195206 real market places (even Paytm might, after cash-backs or coupons) be having Hi-lex range under good discounts.

>>i am neither promoting the brand or the fugly (but well performing) model in the above link. it was just so one knows the logo.<<

Hi-Lex always used to have :) sufficiently long cables on the extension boards (as we called them).
and being core product, electrical cables were of good build quality.

▒ ▒ @tusharsethi90935 or maybe @Annamalai Nārāyaṇa / @Dr_N / @anshuman.panda0106371 or someone had even spoken of (during Ebay coupons era) using Linetek branded products. They seem to have been happy with the performance life and quality too being reasonably good.

Needless to say, things during ‘ache din’ era have changed, pricces (without offers) might not be the same. Quality too unsure.
Mostly LineTek doesn’t import much from PRC.


▓ ▓ GM and Anchor (taken over by Matsushita Electric nee National nee Panasonic) are amongst the desi brands whose promoters/management now charge almost extortionary price, but mostly the workmanship, life and warranty compensates the MRP, if bought at a discount.

You might have to find one that suits your needs and size/socket ##orientation does not hamper simultaneous use of all points.

█ if any of these above or ones like MX branded Surge Protector and Spike Suppressor addresses your need for having USB charging ports then try those. MX has a 4 plus 4 plus 2 config. in model “3535A” which is a reasonably above average product amazon.in/product-reviews/B01FUO5HJO having individual on/off switch for each point. There are self-import “brands” too (simply labelling some import from PRC or marketing them here).
I’ve personally tried ‘Gavik’ (the Bombay based importer keeps alternating the name ‘Tukzer’ and Gavik’). flipkart.com/sellers?pid=SURECSFFDXVKXG2F same thing/ diff. name now amazon.in/gp/product/B00RO1C1A0.
can’t recollect what i got as set-off or discount but mid-2016 price on Amazon for this 3+2 (3 sockets 2 usb and single power button) was around 749INR, but after Amazon offer or some price set off on another cancelled order, effectively under 600INR.

First one (Gavik/Tukzer) had issues in one of the USB ports in a week or so. the importer/brand was a trader or so it was clear when they said: we replace the item, you send it to South Bombay. (warranty policy).
Since it was FBA and seller might have been dealer, got replacement, which is working okay till 2019 (not every 5Amp plug top fits in it that easily).
it served the purpose of satiating my desire to see what was this ‘fancy’ item (USB charging).


okay i just noticed @Roushh’s DIY idea and having myself had an ‘open’ Pentium/MMX computer with just about MDF/ply ‘box’ at times.. as a ‘computer’. i suppose this is workable. but better be prepared to attain moksha or rebirth, because errors in electrical connections or ‘arcing’ (sparks betwixt open wires were soldered/ screwed) or improper earthing can lead to hazard. can nonetheless find a casing or seek help of local ‘repairwallah’ to ‘assemble’ it for you.
some rant on some of the stuff we’ve had, with good service life
over the years; travelling, impulse purchases, gifts (received) or certain appliances only sold in certain markets/ regions
has resulted in need or accumulation of various connector types and socket types
community.fs.com/blog/small-power-cord-big-difference.html
most computer users from back in the day would know how the C13 connector cables often had ‘Type F’ plugs!
worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets

Personally, haven’t found Belkin to be THAT great in the price:performance ratio.
I do use one though, kyuki .. uska bada lamba hai it’s ____ is over 115 inches long
yes, the chord/cable is almost 3 metres, much useful at times.

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Belkin_PRC_wala.jpg

it’s a basic one from ages back, but works alright in times of need. Made in PRC.

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Belkin_PRC_wala_114plus_inch_cable.jpg

plug type is one used during Sg/Malaysia!

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Belkin_Type_G_plug.jpg

some Black and Decker, Philips steam irons from Inglistaan/EU (ewww) and computer hardware necessitated ‘Type F’ ‘Type B’ and ‘Type G’ extension boards or even wall sockets.

the ##orientation does not hamper point from earlier is referenced below. unless the sockets turned 90 degrees in the strip OR the plug and cable are ‘in-line’ (do not take space sideways), there is NO WAY to use all sockets together.
this can happen even with Type D, Type M common in Bharat, or even Type B, Type A sockets and ill designed power strips with the sockets too close by to let the larger plugs sit snugly in.

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C13_C14_connector_extension_cable.jpg
extension chord for when the scanners. printers were in Himalays and computer was in Kerala and none had wifi cards in them

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C13_C14_spare_cord.jpg

while investigating the store room/ tools almirah, found this Link 601 also from 2014 or 2015. works alright. par iska bahot chota hai, lambai mein just referring to the cord length, relax!

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Link_brand_power_strip_with_small_cable.jpg

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Link_601_small_chord_length.jpg

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Link_601_seems_to_have_warranty_.jpg

it says something else besides Link 601 on the back panel, which i can’t read at night :( (in artificial light).
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Link_601_power_strip_.jpg


not comparable to @Roushh’s fully assembled ones, but changed/sourced the top plate on this spool type extension board to accommodate the “Type O” “Type B” “Type D” hybrid in the corner, besides the three Type F (circular) ones.
and back in Bharat bought the long 7/12 double insulated cable and added a desi compatible Type D/ Type M plug point to it and now this spool can cover even far corners of a large apartment or yard/ garage.
Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

Type_F_with_acombo_of_Type_A_Type_D_with_desi_7into12gauge_chord.jpg

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for child proofing or keeping it safe for pets and toddlers, i’ve always preferred, recommend ↧↘↘these↙↙↧ or similar ones.
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Type_F_board_with_single_power_button.jpg

Type_F_plug_with_C13_connector.jpg

Type_F_plug_with_C13_connector.jpg

Disclaimer I’m neither directly/indirectly associated with any of the names/brands mentioned in this post nor have any business interest or investments in those companies. The views and pictures are only for reference or representation and for that reason have used this week’s newspaper in the background, just to show that these items (with wear and age) are still with us providing service life!

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