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jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
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Hanging out for the day I can ask the internets whether 6-way individually switched power boards with 5m cords (and preferably, wide-spacing of plugs) exist, rather than slogging through fifty gazillion google searches ...

On the other hand if you want a 6 way individually switched powerboard or a 6 way powerboard with a 5m lead and wide spacing of plugs I know exactly where they are! I just haven't figured out how to convince those two to have babies ...

Date: 2016-10-19 02:01 pm (UTC)
acelightning: lightning bolt in a blue-purple sky, the word 'lightning' flashing (lightning)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
The first device, with individual switches on each outlet, looks as if its outlets are actually spaced further apart than on the second one. All you really need is a longer lead on the first one - I could do it if I were there. You could just plug the individually-switched board into a suitably long plain extension cord, although that's "not recommended".

Date: 2016-10-20 02:37 am (UTC)
acelightning: dragon-winged fae handling lightning in winter forest (lightning fae)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
I assume you want the spacing so there's room for all those DC power supplies ("wall warts"), which are usually too wide for the "standard" spacing. But you can buy a set of short (30 cm or less) cords that have a standard plug on one end, and a standard socket on the other; you plug the plug into the board, and the power supply into the other, and the short lengths of cord in between allow you to line up the power supplies. Here's an example for US electrical use, to give you an idea of what to look for. Anyway, these would make it easier for you to power your entire computer setup from the long-cable power strip.

Date: 2016-10-20 09:21 am (UTC)
sheramil: Jack Vance alien by Phillipe Caza (Default)
From: [personal profile] sheramil
perhaps: 5m extension cord -> small UPS under trolley -> smaller powerboards, if we're going for safety and reliability over cost. particularly when plugged into circa 1950s outlets.

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