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# 253178 30-Jul-2019 19:29
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Hey guys - any idea of where you can buy PDL powerpoints over the counter? I see a few places who have them online but the main hardware stores don't seem to stock them. Would the likes of Corys or Redpaths sell them cash & carry over the counter or only to trade accounts?

 

 


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  # 2285969 30-Jul-2019 19:32
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Ideal, corys, redpaths, russells, active, simpsons,  will all sell over the counter

 

You will be lucky to see any PDL gear in the likes of a bunnings or a M10


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  # 2285974 30-Jul-2019 19:41
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i've found the wholesalers will not treat you well. Even with a registration card they say they're doing you a favour with 50% off the stupidly high RRP.

 

this is for casual purchases anyway.

 

there's better prices at electricaldirect and so on.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2286018 30-Jul-2019 20:20
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Electricaldirect.co.nz can have good pricing as well if you can’t get discounts at the other wholesalers




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  # 2286025 30-Jul-2019 20:30
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Even with an account that does heaps at russells on other stuff, if you have no discount loaded you will be looking at above $30 for a double PDL 600 series powerpoint, vs the $13 or so that it should be.





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  # 2286144 31-Jul-2019 06:37
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richms:

 

Even with an account that does heaps at russells on other stuff, if you have no discount loaded you will be looking at above $30 for a double PDL 600 series powerpoint, vs the $13 or so that it should be.

 

 

Will that double power point have a max load of 10A or 20A? This is the real question.


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  # 2286594 31-Jul-2019 15:15
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Why do you want PDL? sure its a good brand but its way to overpriced. I got the cheapest plugs from Bunnings (Deta), they were something like $7 each and I fitted my whole house with them years ago, no problem to date. 


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  # 2286635 31-Jul-2019 16:09
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Electrical Direct Ltd are pretty reasonable with their pricing. If you are matching other PDL gear that's fine, if not I'd look at HPM Excel Life range. Similar price, often slightly cheaper and IMO switches are nicer, also more modern looking. The PDL 600 series is getting a bit dated.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2286636 31-Jul-2019 16:09
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TheMantis:

 

richms:

 

Even with an account that does heaps at russells on other stuff, if you have no discount loaded you will be looking at above $30 for a double PDL 600 series powerpoint, vs the $13 or so that it should be.

 

 

Will that double power point have a max load of 10A or 20A? This is the real question.

 

 

They are rated for 10A total. Some parts are a little confusing, mentioning 16/20A, but these refer to additional switches on the same plate.

 

David321:

 

Why do you want PDL? sure its a good brand but its way to overpriced. I got the cheapest plugs from Bunnings (Deta), they were something like $7 each and I fitted my whole house with them years ago, no problem to date. 

 

 

I buy PDL600 Series because it looks better than anything else including the new PDL Iconic range.


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  # 2289302 3-Aug-2019 19:27
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wratterus:

 

Electrical Direct Ltd are pretty reasonable with their pricing. If you are matching other PDL gear that's fine, if not I'd look at HPM Excel Life range. Similar price, often slightly cheaper and IMO switches are nicer, also more modern looking. The PDL 600 series is getting a bit dated.

 

 

I agree with the Excel Life statement. Schneider constantly put their prices up without notification too (PDL is no longer an NZ product either)


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  # 2289336 3-Aug-2019 20:56
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I picked up a bunch of PDL692WH from a wholesaler who happens to be on Trademe the other day for ~$12 each, paid on Wednesday morning and they were delivered Thursday.

 

JA Russell and Cory's quoted ~$40 per unit when I went in last weekend, "Oh we will discount them down to ~25 each, if you buy enough of them"


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  # 2289347 3-Aug-2019 21:26
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With electrical fittings you get what you pay for. Both HPM and PDL are both good brands and if you have the right contacts PDL can be reasonable. Any wholesaler will stock them.

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  # 2289372 3-Aug-2019 23:20
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mrdrifter:

I picked up a bunch of PDL692WH from a wholesaler who happens to be on Trademe the other day for ~$12 each, paid on Wednesday morning and they were delivered Thursday.


JA Russell and Cory's quoted ~$40 per unit when I went in last weekend, "Oh we will discount them down to ~25 each, if you buy enough of them"



Were they new? $12 is a lot cheaper than other TM 692 $17 - $19

I know a lot of commercial fitouts seem to get all outlets replaced. The recovered ones must turn up somewhere.

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  # 2289763 4-Aug-2019 18:13
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Bung:
mrdrifter:

 

I picked up a bunch of PDL692WH from a wholesaler who happens to be on Trademe the other day for ~$12 each, paid on Wednesday morning and they were delivered Thursday.

 

 

 

JA Russell and Cory's quoted ~$40 per unit when I went in last weekend, "Oh we will discount them down to ~25 each, if you buy enough of them"

 



Were they new? $12 is a lot cheaper than other TM 692 $17 - $19

I know a lot of commercial fitouts seem to get all outlets replaced. The recovered ones must turn up somewhere.

 

Now that the patent for 600 series has expired there are a lot of knockoffs that will be claiming to be 600 series but won't actually be

 

Other than that I'd agree if they are used/look very new they might have come out of somewhere like a retirement home where the owner is now deceased and they've gutted everything and replaced it all


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  # 2289913 4-Aug-2019 21:27
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These were brand new, came in the Schneider/PDL 10 unit box all still individually wrapped etc... I've put plenty of them in over the years so pretty used to seeing them both new and used.

 

 

I thought about buying the iconic range, but just don't like the look of them.

 

 

The Sliced Trademe store does these everyday for ~$17 or so. I've purchased from them in the past as well, combined shipping + quick shipping. The also sell plenty of switches/gangs/keystones etc...

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  # 2289915 4-Aug-2019 22:37
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I don't like the iconic either, but for some reason they seem to push it as being better. but when I was specing a project, it didn't come close to the 600 series in terms of components needed and colour matching (black). If you want black in the iconic, you will still end up with a white border around it, rather than all black. Not sure what the cost difference is either between the two. Maybe the range has improved since then, I also prefer the look of the 600, it is a timeless simple look. I think the HPM siwtches  look like old fashioned in comparison, as they are similar shape to the standard ones from the 70's and are small. I quite like the switches that seem standard in the USA which tend to be large.

 

 

 

Also a bit off topic, but PDLs webste must be one of the most terrible when trying to get info for specifiers. Their staff support however is excellent. Just a pity their website is so poor. I have to reply on their catalogue which is fairly good.


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