We all use extension leads and this in its own right is not a problem. The issues come into play when people start overloading extension leads. The “ordinary person” usually just sees various sockets and do not necessarily understand what they can and can’t put into the extension lead.

The Electrical Safety Council has a great visual aid calculator that you can try below.

Have a go, you maybe be surprised how easy it is to overload your extension leads.


The Socket Calculator has been brought to you by the Electrical Safety Council