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Making a 6 way socket.

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    Posted: 24 Sep 2021 at 10:48pm
Hello all, I'm thinking about a small project but need a little advice please.

At the moment I have a surface mounted three way mains socket that powers my system. I need five sockets at the moment, so I have an extension block plugged into the wall socket to give me enough outlets. I'd like to tidy this up and make a six outlet 'block' to take the place of the three-way surface mount that would be wired directly to the mains supply cable in the wall. I was thinking along the lines of individual unswitched MK sockets (or similar, something decent but not exotic) but thinking about how this would be wired leads me to my question - if I run cable from each of these sockets back to the supply cable I'll have quite a bundle of wire to join to the corresponding wire from the supply cable - any suggestions as to how this could/should be done? 

Any thoughts would be appreciated,
Regards, Tim.
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My thoughts are hire an electrician and avoid burning down your house. Sorry to be so boring, but domestic electrical work is regulated for a reason.


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Originally posted by discrete badger discrete badger wrote:

My thoughts are hire an electrician and avoid burning down your house. Sorry to be so boring, but domestic electrical work is regulated for a reason.



You took the words right out of my mind Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BAK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2021 at 4:41pm
I may do my own MAINS electrical wiring in my home, but I do have many years training. I have had to do QC checks in the military as an inspector. I know how to make the power circuits safe AND LIGHTNING PROOF... especially when such wiring is in close proximity to nuclear and explosive devices. 
 
 If a person has not had training in MAINS wiring, they should leave that to a "trusted" electrician.

 4th on have a "pro" do the job.


 Option is to use a good surge-protected, metal housed, power outlet strip... 
or 2 of the same if needed.


Edited by BAK - 25 Sep 2021 at 4:44pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TIM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2021 at 11:22am
Thanks all for your replies. Maybe I won't embark on that project then, hard to enjoy your music when your house is on fire...Smile
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