This is one of the most common issues I find in homes in and around Yateley. Not having enough sockets can be a nuisance. Not only can it be frustrating, not having enough sockets or having sockets in the wrong places can be a safety hazard too. The more wall sockets you have in your home the less you will need an extension cable or adapter.
When having electrical work carried out in your home you should speak with your Electrician to discuss the positioning of your sockets and the options to install extra ones.
However, many portable electrical items like lamps and radios are sometimes supplied with short cables. Therefore sometimes it is unavoidable not to have to use an extension lead. So if you must use one be beware of the following dangers:
An extension lead should only be used when it is not possible to reach a wall socket with the equipment cable. When the use of an extension cable is unavoidable – follow these simple suggestions:
To ensure you are not overloading your extension lead, you can use the Socket Overload Calculator HERE
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