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Retractable Extension Leads

Our Retractable Extension Leads and Cable Reels enable you to manage power cables in a tidy and safe manner, with high-quality reels that include a 1-year guarantee. Extend power up to 25 metres, with a choice of 110v and 230v sockets and either portable or retractable wall-mounted versions. All of our Retractable Extension Leads include free mainland UK delivery on orders over £45 (Excl. VAT) - Click to learn more about Retractable Extension Leads

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Power Extended, Projects Perfected: Premier Extension Cable Reels

Regarding powering your business operations, reliability and safety are paramount. Our range of extension cable reels is designed to meet these needs, offering durable and dependable power solutions for various commercial applications. Whether you're running a construction site, a busy office, or a large-scale event, our extension cable reels ensure your equipment keeps running smoothly.

Our retractable extension leads are popular among our Industrial customers. Designed for ease of use and maximum efficiency, these leads help to keep your workspace tidy and free from hazardous trailing cables. They are also built to last, with robust casings and high-quality components that can withstand the demands of any Industrial environment.

Additionally, we offer a variety of extension lead reels to cater to different power needs. From compact designs for light-duty use to heavy-duty models for demanding applications, you can find the perfect fit for your business. All our products comply with UK safety standards, ensuring you can confidently power your business.

What Makes Retractable Extension Leads Essential?

Retractable Extension Leads are key appliances that aid in maintaining an organised and safe environment at home and in the office. Thanks to their retractable mechanism, these leads prevent cords and cables from tangling by securely winding the cord around a reel when not in use. Some Retractable Extension Leads also offer built-in surge protection, providing an additional layer of safety. They are particularly beneficial in settings where multiple devices are in use simultaneously.

Why Choose Extension Lead Reels?

Extension Lead Reels contribute significantly to a safe working environment. They ensure that cords are neatly stored when unused, preventing potential tripping hazards. These reels allow mains power to reach equipment that may not be near a power source, offering a degree of mobility and flexibility. Some models can be wall-mounted for convenience, while others are portable for greater flexibility. They also feature safety components such as residual current circuit breakers (RCDs) or thermal trip switches, adhering to health and safety standards.

Things to Consider

  • Cable length: Consider the required length of the extension cable reel based on the distance it needs to cover. Ensure it is long enough to reach the desired location without causing inconvenience or limitations.
  • Cable gauge: Evaluate the gauge or thickness of the cable to ensure it can handle the electrical load required for your specific application. Thicker cables generally have lower resistance, reducing the overheating or voltage drop risk.
  • Reel material: Look for extension cable reels made from durable and robust materials, such as high-quality plastic or metal, to ensure longevity and resistance to wear and tear. Consider the environment in which the reel will be used and choose materials that can withstand the conditions.
  • Cable insulation: Check that the extension cable reel has the proper insulation to protect against electrical shocks and potential damage. Look for reels with insulation materials that meet safety standards and regulations.
  • Cable flexibility: Consider the cable's flexibility, as this can impact ease of use and Manoeuvrability. Look for extension cable reels with flexible cables to be easily coiled and uncoiled, minimising tangling and tripping hazards.
  • Cable connectors: Ensure that the extension cable reel has appropriate connectors that match your specific needs. Consider the type of plugs and sockets required for your devices or appliances, such as three-pin plugs or specialised connectors.
  • Cable capacity: Evaluate the maximum current capacity of the extension cable reel to ensure it can handle the power demands of your devices or appliances. Check the cable's ampere rating and compare it with the requirements of your equipment.
  • Safety features: Look for additional safety features, such as built-in circuit breakers or RCD surge protectors, to protect against electrical hazards. These features can help prevent damage to equipment and ensure the safety of users.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an extension reel?

An extension reel, also known as an extension cable reel, is a convenient and practical device used to extend the reach of electrical power. It consists of a drum-like structure with an electrical cable wound around it. The reel is designed to be portable and easy to use, allowing you to plug in multiple devices or appliances at a distance from the power source. Extension reels are commonly used in various settings, such as homes, offices, workshops, and outdoor spaces, to provide power where it is needed. They offer flexibility and convenience, allowing you to easily access electricity without needing multiple power outlets or long cables. With a wide range of options, including different cable lengths and socket configurations, you can find the perfect extension reel to suit your needs.

What can I plug into an extension lead?

An extension lead is a versatile and essential tool for powering multiple devices from a single power source. In the UK, you can plug various electrical appliances and devices into an extension lead (be careful to ensure you are not "overloading" the extension lead's desired capacity). You can also connect power tools, mobile phones and tablet chargers, audio equipment, and garden equipment like lawnmowers or hedge trimmers. With the right extension lead, you can conveniently power and connect various devices throughout your home or workspace, making it a practical and efficient solution for powering devices where a nearby plug socket isn't primarily available..

Are extension reels safe?

Yes, extension cable reels are safe when used correctly and according to the manufacturer's instructions. They are designed to provide a convenient and flexible way to extend the reach of electrical devices, allowing you to power appliances and tools in areas further away from the power source.

However, it is important to ensure that you choose a high-quality extension reel from a reputable brand to ensure safety and reliability. Look for reels with built-in safety features such as thermal overload protection and surge protection to safeguard against overheating and power surges. Additionally, always check the reel's maximum load capacity and ensure not to overload it with too many devices or appliances. Regularly inspect the cable for any damage or wear and tear, and replace it if necessary. Following these guidelines, you can safely and effectively use extension cable reels for your electrical needs.

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