15 AMP EXTENSION LEADS

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:58
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Hi All, just read the Supercheap Cattledog, they are advertising
15 AMP extension Leads on a Reel, and they are 20 metres long,
the sale price is $29-99 each, they are handy if you go to a Caravan
Park, you wont have any dramas with Dodgy Leads ect.

And I am not a Supercheap share holder.


Cheers
Daza
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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:01

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:01
DAZA

A plumber playing around with electrical leads........this wont be good.:-P


I'll call the ambo's now shall i ?



cheers :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:08

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:08
Ah Mark I am licensed to Disconnect and to Connect, when I play
around with Hotties, (plumbers speak for Hot Water Systems)
haven't burnt any houses down yet lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:40

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:40
DAZA

no wonder the hotties are discoloured when ya leave........ya dunk ya tea bags in em'.


hahahahahahahah
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 07:50

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 07:50
Daza, do you have a megger
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 13:36

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 13:36
Daza,

What does 'The Cook' think of you playing around with Hotties?

Matt.
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 15:03

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 15:03
The Cook hasn't got a worry, she knows that any Hotty I touch, is
either burnt out, worn out, rusted out, and it will probably be
thrown out, and replaced with a new one, I know what your
getting at, the other type of Hotty would take one look at me,
and ask how much do I charge to Haunt A House lol, I recently
had my left ear relocated and I look like Shreks Father lol lol.
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:11

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:11
Hi Dazza,
Remember that they should be fully unwound off the reel when in use.

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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:22

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:22
Yes you are so right, it's good to unwind when you go away lol lol.
I agree you have to make sure they fully wound out.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:36

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:36
When I looked at "15amp" leads at supercheap they had 10 amp plugs on them. It was just a heavy duty lead but not a 15 amp caravan lead.

Would need to change the plug.

Alan
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 16:28

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 16:28
The wife got caught with that some years ago - a 25 metre 15 A cable - the cable was 1.5 squ mm but the plugs were 10 A. In the old scheme of things 1.5 mm2 cable was labelled "15 A" but now you are expected to know what size cable will have a maximum of 3% voltage drop over its length.

This link gives the maximum length of lead you can construct a 15 A lead from various different size cable. You may note that you can build a 15 A lead from what was considered 10 A cable in lengths up to 10 metres.

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Follow Up By: Member - John R (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:05

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:05
Do I remember correctly that real 15A plugs have a thicker earth pin, and therefore won't fit into a 10A socket?

Cheers, John
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:11

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:11
Hi John
Member - John R (QLD) posted:
Do I remember correctly that real 15A plugs have a thicker earth pin, and therefore won't fit into a 10A socket? "

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Follow Up By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:13

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:13
Yes John you are correct a 15A lead does have a heavy duty earth, but nothing an angle grinder can't fix LOL [just kidding]
Don't try this at home boys and girls
Cheers Ray
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:17

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:17
Hi JoMember -
John R (QLD) posted:
Do I remember correctly that real 15A plugs have a thicker earth pin, and therefore won't fit into a 10A socket?

YES you are correct, thicker,& wider,it will not fit into a 10amp plug thats to prevent overloading the 10amp plug & possibly wiring.
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:04

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:04
Hi Daza, , Not all that cheap!! Bought a 20mtr 15amp lead with 15amp plugs from a electrical wholesale shop for $32.00.


Cheers Axle.

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:25

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:25
And this would be the usual supercheap electrical rating system of melt point of the lead at 15 amps? :o)

Still have problems with superheap (not mis-spelt) when I ask for 10 amp wire that it is not their 10 amp rating, but 10 amps over 5m or 10m with only 0.1v drop, not wire melting point. :o0
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