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on 18 July 2011
I bought this to protect my PC and everything else that was connected. I wasn't too sure of the tower design at first but now I love it. I've recommended it to my friends and family and have personally bought 4 of these.

Not only does it protect your electricals, the 10-way Tower tidies up the wiring mess that a typical 4-way creates.

I totally recommend this to anyone reading this review and assure you that you wont be disappointed with the product or the price.
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on 31 July 2014
Good Extension Lead, Inexpensive, Effective and More Organised than Conventional Ground Based Devices!

OK so this plug extension unit comes packaged in a cardboard box and contains a very small instruction leaflet, which amongst other things usefully reminds us not to immerse it in water (I noticed this as nowhere on the amazon website description does it clearly state that this cannot be used in water - phew saved me some bath time shenanigans).

I am not an electrician and not even an electrical expert so take anything written here with that in mind.

At the bottom of the instruction leaflet it states that total wattage for all sockets must not exceed 3000W… I have little idea what that means exactly - apart from don’t plug loads of power hungry stuff into it or you may burn your house down or break things. Having read other reviews I think it’s a little unfair to complain when this device, designed to run of a single wall socket, fails to power your whole house, electric heater and kettle etc… I plan to use it for my lounge electrical entertainment (TV, DVD player, Satellite TV unit, wifi router etc…). I probably wont use anywhere near all 10 sockets.

The product itself feels rather light and is a little thicker than expected (see my photos), although in retrospect if it has to fit plugs in either side (with their 2cm prongs) therefore it should be no surprise that its 5cm thick.

It looks fine and the lights (power and surge protector) are at the bottom, important if you want to hide it behind a unit as lights at the top might be more easily seen. I also opted for the white one – as unless it’s a display piece in a modern room, or it’s for your friend the Goth who has black walls, white blends into the background a little better.

All in all it works and seems good quality, furthermore its relatively in expensive – I’ll keep you posted as our relationship develops.
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on 31 December 2010
I recently purchased this surge protector, and it arrived this morning. I bought it because it was upright, held ten plugs, and there are glowing reviews about it. I haven't taken it out of it's plastic pack yet, because I have a slight doubt about it now. I'm just wondering if anyone who has given this product such a standout review has actually read what is written on the back of the cardboard that the surge protector comes in? It says, and I quote:
In the unlikely event that the green light
goes out it means that the special internal
Thermal Fusing has performed its task and
the surge protection is no longer operational.
The unit must therefore be replaced."

In other words, if you're unlucky enough to have an electrical surge and the protector does its job, you then have a doorstop and not a surge protector. I know this is not an expensive product, but there is nothing in the product description that tells you it's a one time only surge protector. I think I might send it back and look for a surge protector that would work more than once, like a Belkin which guarantees its products for life. Might be a bit more expensive, but it would wind up costing the same if you did have a surge and had to keep replacing the protector.
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on 14 July 2011
Bought this after my husband went on a safety course and was told that these were safer than double adapters. Very neat and tidy, much better than a plug bar.
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on 22 April 2009
"I'm very happy that I chose Duronic's 10 way surge tower extension lead socket. (I have now ordered 2 more). I wish that I had bought one of these a long time ago. Now instead of leads trailing from my computer and printer they are neat and tidy and much easier to get to. The cable tidy underneath it is brilliant as well. Thank you also to the other reviewers whose comments made me decide to buy this excellent extension lead." 22 April 2009"
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on 23 February 2009
A very good sturdy product, has 2m of cable under the base so plenty of reach for most situations. well packaged and fast delivery
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on 9 June 2012
I think most people have covered this pretty well, i don't think i can say much else about the item, since it does what it was intended to do.

However, a while back someone mentioned that the protection is a single time surge protector, this wasn't something i noticed nor do i care about too much, its a nice feature and if it works, albeit only once, it still protected my attached devices - which if there are 10 connect could quite easily mount up in value. I would much rather pay £15 again for another socket than £1000 in electrical damages.

If you are unlucky enough to have a lot of surges or spikes - then perhaps you would be better investing in a UPS, a battery backup system. I would be interested to know though how many spikes and surges you would normally assume to get - I don't believe i have ever had one where i live.

My only real gripe, and it is not specific to this unit, but all electrical gang leads is that the sockets are always close together, which is great for standard plugs, but with so many devices having transformers on the plugs - Switches, Modems, Routers and these such devices, they still take up almost 2 sockets of space per plug, which gets annoying and limits some plugs to less - without really squeezing them in next to each other.
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on 24 November 2014
Dangerous and not surge protected!!!!! WARNING: Do not buy this product as it is not surge protected and almost burnt my whole office down!! Plug started smoking and burning through plug socket, and if I wasn't in my office at the time it would have without doubt started a fire! Do not buy this!
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on 17 February 2009
This item has really tidied up my floor as prior to purchasing this from Amazon, extension cords snaked all around my work space. However now all of my plugs and electric cords for my computer are neatly organised around the tower... I would highly recommend.
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on 23 January 2010
I am very glad to find that this is not one of those products that unexpectedly goes wrong between the delivery and happy ever after stages. I needed another 10 way tower that just does the job without giving me any lip, and that's exactly what I have got!

The product itself is made of quite tacky plastic but hopefully will not melt. It has NO power switch of its own, and while I agree with other reviewers that this would have been a nice feature I knew when I ordered it that it had no switch, so it doesn't lose a star for that.

On the side of the tower there is a RED light showing that the power is on, and a GREEN light showing that the plugs are surge protected. I am not sure why it needs that light. It's a bit worrying. Under what conditions does surge protection not bother to work? And what happens then? If you hear a loud bang, send help.

One reviewer stated that the tower needed to be supported as it was too light to hold ten plugs. I currently have six plugs and two power adaptors plugged in, in a very cavalier non-symmetrical fashion, and it is standing proud and erect. So I can't say I have experienced that problem at all.
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