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  Reply # 914104 12-Oct-2013 14:18
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I got one aaaaaages ago that is vertical, its brand is click and I think it came from dick smith when they were still in the electronics business.




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  Reply # 914110 12-Oct-2013 14:33
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I think Jaycar sell those 'power towers'.

4 sided vertical towers... saw it in their catelouge a couple weeks back.

edit: added the link (this should do ya...8 outlets on this baby plus usb power)! 
http://jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=MS4023&form=CAT2&SUBCATID=1001#3

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 914112 12-Oct-2013 14:37
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Jaycar pricing tho :( and not wall mountable.




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  Reply # 914132 12-Oct-2013 14:55
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Paulthagerous:
eracode: http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=MS4023

??


As above, still results in half the plugs going unused which is no good for my OCD...

With OCD you'd want to only plug into each even numbered socket anyway, so you should be all good :)




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  Reply # 914187 12-Oct-2013 18:56
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What about an 8-port stacked type. Should be able to use 4 of them for sideways plugs and 2 as standard?

http://www.elive.co.nz/laser-8-way-surge-protector-sy4601.php

Still wastes 2 plugs though. Plus that particular board is a master/slave deal which much not be ideal.

6 port: http://www.easygrow.co.nz/electrical/153-power-board-6-way-plug-boss-.html

One with a bunch of angled plugs that may let you use all 8: http://www.hpm.co.nz/Products.aspx?pid=341

And yes, I realise being big, ugly and expensive is probably less than ideal. Solutions exist for non-Australasian plugs, but can't find anything local.

Might be time for a post in the "Startups" thread?







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  Reply # 914204 12-Oct-2013 19:28
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Bung:
Paulthagerous: I have a number of power adapters for various devices with plugs that go sideways and they are a pain right now as they won't fit side by side.



How many of those adapters are just 5v USB equivalent supplies for mobile phones etc? Some power points and power boards come with built in USB power sockets so you could replace the adapter with a USB cable.


2 are simple usb. Other 4 are solid units that dont come apart.

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  Reply # 914207 12-Oct-2013 19:38
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stevenz:

One with a bunch of angled plugs that may let you use all 8: http://www.hpm.co.nz/Products.aspx?pid=341



The angled on those is just the rotating cover that prevents crap going into the socket.




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  Reply # 914222 12-Oct-2013 20:25
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richms: I got one aaaaaages ago that is vertical, its brand is click and I think it came from dick smith when they were still in the electronics business.


Hrmm, I have a couple, too, though I'm not sure of the brand (possibly DSE also). I bought them while in Brisbane about 5 years ago. Not sure where to source here, sorry.




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  Reply # 914225 12-Oct-2013 20:57
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What about this bizarre beasty?

http://internationalconfig.com/icc6.asp?item=60500

Definitely isn't just a "stop crap getting into the plugs" cover- it genuinely has 45 degree rotated sockets. It is intended for rack mounting though, so it's solid metal and not that nice looking.

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  Reply # 914248 12-Oct-2013 23:28
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There is this (I know it's Bunnings Australia, but I've seen them in NZ too) - not wall mountable but as flexible as you could possibly want...

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  Reply # 914258 13-Oct-2013 02:10
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We have these under a few of the desks at work.. I'll try to find out where we got them-


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  Reply # 914261 13-Oct-2013 04:00
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stevenz:

One with a bunch of angled plugs that may let you use all 8: http://www.hpm.co.nz/Products.aspx?pid=341



The angled on those is just the rotating cover that prevents crap going into the socket.


More to prevent kids from poking metal bits into the holes than to keep crap out. Unless kids are regarded as ...?

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  Reply # 914283 13-Oct-2013 09:47
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OmniouS: We have these under a few of the desks at work.. I'll try to find out where we got them-



Are they stand alone power strips or individual socket units fitted in a mix and match fashion to the desk trunking?

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  Reply # 914286 13-Oct-2013 10:34
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shrub: There is power boards that have huge gaps inbetween sockets for this purpose.
http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/adaptors-power-supplies/hpm-5-way-plug-pack-board-dsnz-m7237


These are great - I use them at home and work to get around the issue.

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  Reply # 914328 13-Oct-2013 14:24
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you could try one of these 6 sockets + 2 USB

http://www.elive.co.nz/jackson-6-way-protected-powerboard-cd1866.php

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