Extension Lead Warning – Fire Hazard
Thank you Ben Bell – Managing Director at SAFESPARK LTD for the following warning regarding extension leads;
With the increase in use of these type of extension reels over the festive period we thought we would give you some free advice. Two ratings are given for these extension reels. One is unwound, the other is fully wound. The picture below is what happens when you don’t fully unwind them and take more wattage than they state! It acts like a heater causing the cable to overheat and melt together. Please fully unwind them and ensure you’re not asking it to do too much. The attached picture highlights the type of identification mark to look out for .
Have a merry , but safe ! Christmas
Source: Ben Bell