Extension Cores and cables
The more wall sockets you have in your home the less you will need an extension cores or adapter. However, many portable electrical items like lamps and radios are supplied with relatively short cables. So sometimes it is unavoidable not to have to use one, but beware of the following dangers.
1.Leads on power tools frequently become tangled, leading to one of the conductors eventually failing – this could cause danger.
2. Only use an extension lead which was bought ready-assembled.
3. We recommend that no extension lead be more than 15 metres long.
4. Position an extension lead carefully to prevent any risk of damage.
5.If the cable has to cross a pathway, cover it with a rubber protector strip.
6. Always check that leads, plugs and sockets are undamaged.
7.Always check the extension lead plug contains the correctly rated fuse for the equipme nt being used.
8.If using a cable drum extension lead, it should be completely unwound to avoid overheating.
9.For general use, 2-core extension leads should not be used.