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  Reply # 1613740 18-Aug-2016 13:17
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I got a 12 socket one off 1 day. Came with a non compliant mains lead that ESS didnt even answer my email about. Probably have a filter on the word "1-day" to the too much work folder.

 

Other than that, its just like one of the many 12 way ones off aliexpress but was cheaper.





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  Reply # 1613769 18-Aug-2016 14:44
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timmmay:

 

 

 

.. usb...

 

 

Like this one?

 

 




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  Reply # 1613770 18-Aug-2016 14:47
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ubergeeknz:

 

 

 

Like this one?

 

 

Yeah that'd do it, thanks.





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  Reply # 1613814 18-Aug-2016 16:16
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timmmay:

 

I think I found what I was after.

 

This Jackson 8 outlet with 2 USB looks pretty good for $42. Half the outlets are large plugs. This Huntkey looks ok, but no spaced outlets. Or one of the smaller units with a standard wide spaced adapter.

 

Also found a square power adapter which might work well for any extras.

 

 

 

 

Or for $25.00

 

you could visit your local warehouse and grab one of these http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Onix-Power-Board-8-Way-with-Surge-Protection?SKU=2029099




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  Reply # 1613824 18-Aug-2016 16:38
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That's pretty good too :)





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Reply # 1613905 18-Aug-2016 18:46
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If you have a power socket behind the TV/Sterio you can manage the tangle of power cables to some degree by replacing the existing either vertical or horizontal single or double socket with a four way one. They will fit into an existing flush box,just take up twice the wall space. PDL641 for vertical and PDL 644 for Horizontal. That may then cut down the size of a multibox you would need. I have four twin socket outlets behind my setup and could have done with two more!




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  Reply # 1613929 18-Aug-2016 19:26
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Turns out I have around 14 plugs, some come on with a power saving device when I turn the AV system on, some are always on for things like the router/switch. I think i'll just flag the whole idea and leave it alone. I don't want to get tangled up in the birds nest. People have identified a bunch of good devices though, I'm sure that'll come in handy some time :)





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Why is there so many different names for these things? it's so confusing :/ 

 

 

 

In south africa if you say you need a "double adapter" everyone knows what you are asking for, for myself as a PC Technician I never know what to call it here so that people understand what I'm asking for.




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  Reply # 1614028 19-Aug-2016 05:31
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Double adapter is two plugs, not more than that. Here they can be called power board or power box mostly.





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  Reply # 1615064 21-Aug-2016 12:46
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ubergeeknz:

 

timmmay:

 

 

 

.. usb...

 

 

Like this one?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought this one a few months ago - 5 ports, removable figure 8 plug.  It's been brilliant and will be going into the "home theatre" area soon.  (I took it travelled, size, weight and multi-voltage with the ability to change the plug made it a winner!)

 

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  Reply # 1615065 21-Aug-2016 12:49
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The way I have my setup is that the power outlet goes directly into the UPS - then that has a couple of multi boards coming from it.

 

Currently I believe everything but the TV goes through the UPS protected circuits, but the Television is only on the surge protected outlet.

 

This allows (in short power outages) anything recording to remain recording - and there is a computer in there running my Voip software that will power down in the event of a longer power cut.


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  Reply # 1615090 21-Aug-2016 13:41
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i got a couple of these click boards from bunnings, $24

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 usb, power metering, it also has a master / slave function, ie you turn off your PC and the monitor and speaker are powered off also (not left in standby), and does the opposite when turning PC back on

 



These are good boards, I have one here, you can turn off the master/slave function on the board by entering a code, so all the sockets are independent, and only $20 for the board from Bunnings. 


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  Reply # 1615091 21-Aug-2016 13:48
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lNomNoml:

 

Why is there so many different names for these things? it's so confusing :/ 

 

 In south africa if you say you need a "double adapter" ...

 

 

 

timmmay:

 

Double adapter is two plugs, not more than that. Here they can be called power board or power box mostly.

 

 

 

I've also heard it called a multi strip here in NZ. I agree with NomNom, here in NZ it feels like you have to explain what the things is that you are looking for. In SA, even with different names, no explanation was required.


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  Reply # 1615124 21-Aug-2016 15:30
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I've also heard it called a multi strip here in NZ. I agree with NomNom, here in NZ it feels like you have to explain what the things is that you are looking for. In SA, even with different names, no explanation was required.

 

 

Not heard multi strip before, always been a powerstrip or powerboard as far back as I can remember. Some people call them surge protectors even tho not many are, and it's doubtful that you really want them with that in them anyway.





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  Reply # 1615716 22-Aug-2016 12:39
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Double adapter is two plugs, not more than that. Here they can be called power board or power box mostly.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply, to try and not derail the thread this will be my last reply on this, you would then simply say "I need a 3 port double adapter" if you wanted one that gave 3 plugs.


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