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Individual Switches Will Not Always Turn Off
on 28 November 2014
I bought this surge protected lead to plug in my computer and accessories. Having individually switched sockets meant I could leave wirelessly connected items turned on for use but turn off my PC and associated equipment.
The first one I bought, one of the switches would not turn off - the switch would not stay in the off position but returned by spring to on. I returned this item for replacement. Initially this worked OK. But now, several weeks after purchase, one of the switches occasionally will not switch off. With persistence and fiddling it will eventually remain off and then it will work for a few weeks. It is in the same location as the one I returned and it is always the same switch (3rd switch from the cable entry end).
As it is a location I do not regularly turn off, I have not returned this item, but I will not buy another of the same make.
Other reviewers have complained that there is nothing visible to say the extension is surge protected but the lead I have is clearly stamped on the body by the maker as surge protected, though there is no visible indication of this.