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6A 2 Way Pull Cord Ceiling Switch in Brushed Chrome, 1.5m Decorative Switch

6A 2 Way Pull Cord Ceiling Switch in Brushed Chrome, 1.5m Decorative Switch

This is a BG Nexus 6A 2 way ceiling switch, a decorative pull switch in brushed chrome coming with a..

Model: BC96

£25.60 Ex. VAT

6A 2 way ceiling switch, decorative pull switch in chrome finish

6A 2 way ceiling switch, decorative pull switch in chrome finish

This is the BG 6 amp 2 way ceiling switch in a polished chrome finish - decorative pull cord switch...

Model: CR96

£9.74 Ex. VAT

2A In-line Switch in Black ideal for Switching the Table Lamps, Black Inline Switch

2A In-line Switch in Black ideal for Switching the Table Lamps, Black Inline Switch

This is a BG Nexus 2A rated indoor switch in black, ideal for switching the table lamps. Easy ..

Model: ILS2AB

£3.63 Ex. VAT

2A In-line ON/OFF Switch in Gold Finish ideal as a SP Table Lamp Inline Switch

2A In-line ON/OFF Switch in Gold Finish ideal as a SP Table Lamp Inline Switch

This is a gold finish in-line switch - particularly used for the switching of table lamps. Swi..

Model: ILS2AG

£3.36 Ex. VAT

2A In-line Switch in White ideal for Switching the Table Lamps, White Inline Switch

2A In-line Switch in White ideal for Switching the Table Lamps, White Inline Switch

This is a white in-line switch - particularly used for the switching of table lamps. Allows sw..

Model: ILS2AW

£3.63 Ex. VAT

5A clip on double pole switch with earth, in-line white mains rocker switch

5A clip on double pole switch with earth, in-line white mains rocker switch

This is a 5A in-line mains rocker switch in white Connection via screw terminals; Cable clam..

Model: ILS5A

£3.28 Ex. VAT

2A In-line Slide Switch in Clear Plastic, ideal as a Table Lamp Inline Switch

2A In-line Slide Switch in Clear Plastic, ideal as a Table Lamp Inline Switch

This is a clear finish in-line switch - particularly used for the switching of table lamps. Sl..

Model: ILS2CL

£2.48 Ex. VAT

2 Amp Press Switch, White 2A switch

2 Amp Press Switch, White 2A switch

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Model: PS

£0.88 Ex. VAT

2A 240V Mini Pull Cord Switch in White, 2A Replacement Pull Cord Switch

2A 240V Mini Pull Cord Switch in White, 2A Replacement Pull Cord Switch

This is a 2 Amp Mini Pull Switch - 2A replacement pull cord switch. This switch is to be used only a..

Model: PCS

£2.38 Ex. VAT

One Gang 13Amp extension lead, 1G socket 5metres white lead

One Gang 13Amp extension lead, 1G socket 5metres white lead

This is the BOG5-MS five meter extension lead with one socket, white lead.Single socket extension le..

Model: 1G5

£8.90 Ex. VAT

Mini Buzzer, White Super Thin Piezo Buzzer

Mini Buzzer, White Super Thin Piezo Buzzer

This is the T020A super thin piezo buzzer with 2 hole fixing and a wide operating voltage range. ..

Model: MB

£1.95 Ex. VAT

Clover Leaf UK Mains Power Lead, 2m 5A lead to UK plug

Clover Leaf UK Mains Power Lead, 2m 5A lead to UK plug

This is a clover leaf UK mains power lead cable, 2m long, 5A rated. Non-rewireable connector for us..

Model: 25AUK

£5.50 Ex. VAT

IEC 1.9metre 5A power lead to 13A UK plug

IEC 1.9metre 5A power lead to 13A UK plug

End 1: UK Moulded Plug Black Fuse: 5A Fuse Lead: 2,00mts HO5VV-F 3x0,75 black End 2: IEC Cold Con..

Model: IECUK

£2.99 Ex. VAT

13A 3 Pin UK Plug in black, Sleeved Heavy Duty Single Plug Black

13A 3 Pin UK Plug in black, Sleeved Heavy Duty Single Plug Black

This is the BG Electrical HDPT13B Permaplug Black Heavy Duty Rubber Plug, 13A rated. Manufactu..

Model: PT13B

as low as £2.10 Ex. VAT

4 Gang 13A Socket Extension Lead (unswitched) in White with 2m Cable

4 Gang 13A Socket Extension Lead (unswitched) in White with 2m Cable

This is a 4 gang extension lead - 4 sockets, 13A - in white with a 2m cable. Type: 4-gang exten..

Model: 4G2

£8.49 Ex. VAT

Sliding Power Tower: Popup 3 Power Sockets + 2 USB Sockets 5V DC 500mA Powerport

Sliding Power Tower: Popup 3 Power Sockets + 2 USB Sockets 5V DC 500mA Powerport

This is a fully retractable power supply socket system with three UK power sockets (at the top) and ..

Model: POW25

£47.95 Ex. VAT

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6 Top Tips to Avoid Overloading Your Sockets and Extension Leads at Home

Are you using your sockets and extension leads properly? Are you sure you are not overloading them? It is so easy to overload the socket or the extension lead, thus risking fire! We were recently browsing the www.twothirtyvolts.org.uk website from the Electrical Safety Council, and we played around with their lovely Socket Overload Calculator. We were shocked to find out how many of the devices and appliances in the kitchen or bedroom, when combined together, will blow the fuse! Although there's space to plug in four appliances (in a 4-way bar adaptor) this doesn't mean it's always safe to do so! It is good to know some of the top tips that would help you avoid the risk of overheating and possibly fire. 6 Top Tips for Avoiding the Overload of Your Sockets Before we even start the list of the top tips for avoiding the overloading of the sockets or extension leads, take a look and play a bit with the socket overload calculator below, plugging in the appliances and devices you have at home... The Socket Calculator has been brought to you by Electrical Safety First. For more safety information visit http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk The Socket Calculator has been brought to you by the Electrical Safety Council.  It is very surprising to see that it's so easy to plug in appliances which you need - yet in total they use more than 13A or 3000W of energy. Now, let's see some of the top tips to avoid overloading your sockets: Check the Current Rating of the Extension Lead - before plugging any appliances into it, make sure you know what's the rating. Most leads are 13A rated or less, and you need to know it! Know the Total Current Rating and Wattage of the Plugged-in Appliances - before you plug in and use the appliances in an extension lead or socket, make sure you know what's the total of the current rating (the amperage) and the wattage of those appliances. The total current rating cannot exceed the maximum current rating of the lead, and the wattage cannot exceed 3000W. Otherwise, the plug in the wall socket can overheat and possibly cause a fire. Use only One Extension Lead Per Socket - it may sound stupid, but some people plug in an extension lead into an extension lead. Use one extension lead per socket only, otherwise the risk of overloading the wall socket and the extension lead plugged into it! If Possible, Don't Use a Block Adaptor but a Multiway Bar Extension Lead - many of the block adaptors (those blocks of plastic with many sockets on them) are not very safe, do not have a fuse, and are not recommended to be used. They increase the risk of overloading and fire, so, if possible, use a multi-way extension lead. Install More Sockets if Needed - if you regularly need to use an extension lead in a certain area of your house, it is recommended that you contact a registered electrician to install an extra double socket in that area. While he's at your place, why don't you ask him to check your installation and your sockets? Regularly Check for Danger Signs like: smell of hot plastic (melting sockets or appliances), sparks or scorch marks around a socket / plug / appliance, damaged or frayed leads, coloured wire from inside leads showing at the plug, fuses that keep blowing for no obvious reason, etc. Anything that is suspicious or out of the ordinary when an extension lead is used should be an alert for possible trouble!A wide range of sockets and extension leads are available on our website for purchase. Please make sure you do not overload your socket outlets! What are the Ratings of the Most Commonly Used Domestic Appliances? Glad that you asked. Most people don't know what is the power rating of the appliance they are using, even though it is easy to find out. Via the ESC website you can find a list of the highest ratings of the most popular household appliances - which list we are reproducing below. For more information on this topic, we would recommend the twothirtyvolts.org.uk website and the section of Overloading Sockets / Safety In the Home. Visit the Cables and Extension Leads at Sparks to see the variety of extension leads and sockets, and make sure you do not overload them when installing them.

Tips for Garden Safety when Mowing, using Cables, Lighting, and Power Tools

Over the few decades, hoses, lawnmowers, extension plugs and the like have made gardening tasks a much easier prospect, but gardening safety rules are a must-know for everyone. As with all electrical appliances, there can be safety hazards when using any electrical tool in the garden. When dealing with exterior garden electrics you must consider the weather, and how temperamental it can be in the UK. We at Sparks can assist you the best we can in staying safe when using electronic equipment outdoors in this article. Top tips for garden safety RCDs It is imperative that you have a Residual Current Device (RCD). These are potentially life-saving devices that protect against electrical shocks and reduce the risk of electrical fires. Electrical Safety First explain the importance of installing RCDs in this article. We at Sparks sell a range of RCDs, such as the Masterplug from BG Electrical, which is IP65 rated for outdoor use: perfect for gardening appliances. Without an RCD, if you were to accidentally cut an electrical lead, a simple task such as mowing the lawn may kill you. Sockets plugged into lawnmowers, hedge trimmers or other power tools must have RCD protection.RCD Protection at Sparks When mowing - cut the grass not the lead! When using a heavy-duty appliance such as a lawnmower or hedge trimmer it is of paramount importance that you keep the cables and plugs free from any damage. To stay safe while mowing the lawn follow these suggestions: Purchase a good quality lawn mower or hedge trimmer from a respected manufacturer. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to the letter. When using a hedge trimmer wear gloves and goggles, in case of falling debris. Check to see if the socket outlet is RCD-protected. Regularly test the RCD using its test button, until you are assured the RCD has been tested within the last three months. Never cut grass in wet conditions. Wear appropriate footwear that will protect your feet. If you are mowing, unplug the appliance and wait until its blades have stopped turning. Then you can move onto other tasks such as cleaning grass blockages. Similarly, when using a hedge trimmer, unplug the device and wait for it to turn off - before you start removing jammed hedge trimmings. Take care when digging in the garden. There may be electric, gas and water services buried below the ground. Ensure that electric water pumps do not electrify the water Water and electricity are not friends so be very careful when using electric water pumps. Here are some steps to follow in this respect: Ensure the electric water pump is high-quality and bought from a reputable retailer. Make sure the pump is RCD-protected and checked at least every 3 months. Establish that the pump is installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Check to see that they have provided cables that are protected from accidental damage. Test to see that the pump is in good working order and that all cables and connections are stable. If there is a problem during this test, then switch off the electrical supply immediately and have the pump examined by a registered electrician. Maintain flexible cables and connectors 25m extension reel with 110V 16A plug complete with 2 x 16A Socket, Unwound Current Rating 16A, 110V, rated at IP44 for site lighting, in a yellow finish. For your safety and the safety of your family, it is of extreme importance that you check the extension leads, cables, and connections used in the garden. Failing to do this could lead to serious and even fatal electrical shocks. In order to maintain garden security, make sure of the following: All exterior leads are suitable for outdoor use. They should be weather-resistant with moulded connections that stop moisture from entering. They should be rated appropriately for the equipment you wish to connect them to. They must be uncoiled, to prevent them from overheating. Leads should be replaced if any damage is found. They must be used in compliance with the manufacturers' instructions. They have to be positioned in an appropriate manner that avoids damage. They must be kept dry. For multiple cables in the garden, we would recommend the Wiska Junction Box, which is IP66 rated and has eight cable entries. This should help keep your outdoor cables in order.Buy Extension Reels at Sparks Garden Lighting Safety Garden lights are popular, but careful attention should be placed on their installation and maintenance. Remember that any light placed outdoors must be IP44+ rated or above. For mains-supplied lighting in the garden, here are some tips: Buy high-quality outdoor lighting from a reputable supplier (such as Astro Lighting, LEDS-C4, Flos, etc) Ensure your outdoor lights are waterproof. Also check that any light fitting used in water features, such as fountains, are waterproof. Have the lighting installed by a registered electrician and following the manufacturers guidelines, as well as BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations). Frequently check for damaged lights, cables and connections in your garden. Before changing over any lamps, turn off the mains power supply. You can find a registered electrician who is capable of exterior lighting work here. Power tools and other garden equipment Take care of your power tools – check before and after every use and look out for broken parts or fraying leads. Never clean, check, or adjust any tools while they are still connected to an electrical supply. Be sure that you always unplug first. Working with electricity in the garden can be tricky and dangerous. Don’t do DIY repairs. If you notice a problem with your power tool, hire a professional repair person instead. Wear protective clothing and footwear when using power tools. The protective shoes help keep you ‘earthed’ in the event of a shock. Before you start drilling, check to see if there are no buried cables present. Many pets will track a trailing lead, and follow it to pounce or bite on it. Ensure your pets are not around when operating a power tool outdoors. It is important too, to check the assembly of any power tools you are utilizing. The first thing you should do is make sure your tools are correctly assembled by carefully following the manufacturer's instructions. The safety guards should be in place and all switches must be in working order. Hold on to the instructions so you can refer back to them if an issue arises. It is also a clever idea to keep any labels (or nameplates) on the tool so that you can refer back to this information. Smaller power tools such as strimmers require minimal maintenance. All you have to do is clean them after each use and store them in a dry place. Furthermore, tighten any movable components and check regularly for signs of wear and tear, replacing parts when necessary. When looking at larger tools, like the ones discussed above - lawnmowers and hedge-trimmers - it can get more complicated. They may use oil and will need oil filter changing. How often depends on the make, but always check with the manufacturer.Tools and Testers at Sparks Keep on top of your home garden safety Electric gardening tools are a blessing - but they can also be a curse. They make the process of gardening so much easier and quicker. However, the flipside comes with potential risk from electrical shocks caused by the climate, not following the manufacturer’s instructions, and other forms of damage that occurs only outside. Keep this safety guide in mind next time you bring out the power tool (or any electrical appliance) for a bit of spring maintenance in your garden.