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not great if you have lots of ac adaptor styled plugs. They don't fit opposite each other in the sockets :(
on 26 July 2016
This is a great socket extension if you want to switch some sockets on and have some off. I needed it as we bought a new suite with electric reclininers. The chair obviously needed to be plugged in and switched on all the time as it was an every day item, yet my lamp and fairy lights and BT router would all go off on my old surge tower. They were either all off, or all on. This one is great as we now leave the recliner chair and BT router switched on all the time, then just switch the lamps, outside garden light etc on when we need them independently. The only major down side to this gang is that the sockets face each other and are too close to allow ac adaptor style plugs be opposite each other. It ok for regular small standard plugs, but because the majority of mine are ad adaptor plugs I'm loosing the use of 2 sockets as nothing will fit in opposite them. Poor design and not well thought out in that respect. Couldn't have been tried and tested in the Quality dept!. Luckily I don't need to use all 8 sockets. See my pic below and you'll understand what I mean. The fact that each socket individually switched off and was independent of all the others was more important to me when buying this gang. I've dropped the star rating review to 4 star because of the issue of ac adaptors not fitting well. A real shame. Apart from that issue this is a great gang. Each socket has its own light too to show its on. There is then a gang indicator light which is green to show the extension intself is on. Nice long 2m lead too.