Question Daisy chaining extension leads to increase length

Oct 13, 2019
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Hi,
I currently have a 4 socket extension lead which is plenty long enough but doesn’t have enough sockets. I was thinking of getting a 10 socket one but is only 2m so could do with being a bit longer. Would it be safe to plug the 10 socket into the 4 socket purely just to increase the length, I won’t be using any other socket on the 4 socket lead.
 

kanewolf

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Hi,
I currently have a 4 socket extension lead which is plenty long enough but doesn’t have enough sockets. I was thinking of getting a 10 socket one but is only 2m so could do with being a bit longer. Would it be safe to plug the 10 socket into the 4 socket purely just to increase the length, I won’t be using any other socket on the 4 socket lead.
I would not recommend what you describe. The wire size of the 4 plug unit may be smaller than the cord on the 10 plug unit. If you must, get an extension cord which is the same or larger (smaller gauge number) wire as the cord on the 10 plug unit.
 

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