Half price power board from Woolworths
Usually $20 but now it’s $10
Comes with seperate switches
Using one for a while and it’s pretty good for the price
I saw this next to the 6 outlet model with surge protection for 50c more and went with the latter > https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/264102/jac...
No switches though …
Worked sufficiently well for me as I was staying in a hotel which I needed more outlets, and there happened to be a Woolies down the road.
I would say though that the outlets feel a bit cheap when you go to plug something in, it doesn't inspire confidence. I'm not sure why some of the more expensive ones feel very solid when doing this (even from the same brand) but you know this isn't a premium product. But hey, it does the job.
The switches feel cheap too and when this was posted days ago I think some people said they broke. I'd been waiting for this to go on sale (months ago) and when it did, I tried the switches on one someone had opened - and bought this instead: https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-10-amp-4-outlet-switched-pow...
It gets discounted sometimes. I paid a couple of $ less than that.
@GregMonarch: I actually use a couple of those exact HPM ones in my house and even wall mount them for convenience. Far superior quality.
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It's not spectacular but it's fine.
Other similarly priced power boards with individual switches have made "alarming" buzzing noises and certain power points lost power when you moved it even slightly. This does not.
The Arlec ones I've got from Bunnings have been fine.
They have since gone up in price though so this is a bit cheaper, without having to buy 2 as well.
This WW one is poor quality. Yes it works but it feels 'cheap' and people in past threads have had some trouble with it. Switches breaking, things rattling around inside… Arlec has always made mid-to-low range products, although less-so than this one. People should consider something that is just known to be good to start with for only a few $ more like this: https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-10-amp-4-outlet-switched-pow...
Reminder to keep your receipt as it has a lifetime replacement warranty…useful when mine went 'boom', started smoking, and triggered the circuit breaker of my house.
What brand? Winfield?
Lol, after all that would you really want a replacement?
a replacement or a refund….
Sometime in 2104:
"Hello young robot man. I'd like to return a defective powerboard."
"Whoaaa! What's that?"
"It's too hard to explain to you younguns, but it's got a lifetime warranty. And I outlived your product so…"
"Not a problem sir. Since your antique is no longer in stock I'll be happy to credit you with $10, or you can take a stick of chewing gum and I'll cover the difference myself."
No receipt when the house burns down. Keep it on your phone, I guess? ;-D
Isn't the same as this?
Yep, but to be fair to OP it was expired at the time of posting. I just reported the other one as still valid and it’s now been unexpired. Mods said there was a duplicate exception for this, maybe because it already has so many upvotes.
As useful as it is, with 4 extra switches I'm 4x more likely than usual to walk away with an uncharged laptop and mobile phone.
How hard is it to press a button?
I have a bad habit of not checking the switch. I'm also that type of person that forgets to tap off Opal cards if distracted for any reason. So at uni or the library every few months I'd go to charge my devices and leave with less than I started :(
In good news, I'm going on my third month without failure now.
Once I went to ATM but left before machine spewed out the cash. When I finally realised what happened I was like nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
That's exactly why I bought one with switches… It's sitting on top of my desk, with its cord fed under a hutch thing, between the hutch wall and a computer speaker. I can now turn things on/off at will like powered computer speakers, laser printer, 2x phone chargers… instead of having everything either on or off at the same time though I don't use it for months.
I've found it useful for "charge station" type devices, like tool battery chargers, Nitecore/Lii, and the Dyson. Where might only use it once a fortnight or less.
No Jackson 5 available?
I heard one of them died. And he liked to play with rats. And kids. And make weird shrill girly-man noises.
I bought one of these last time. The sockets were really really tight. The pins bent as I pulled it out. I don't know if it's just mine or if that's all of them, but I would not recommend.
Have been using $2.5 Kmart ones for years and never an issue! https://www.kmart.com.au/product/4-outlet-powerboard/751311
While it isn't saying much given the awful quality of KMart stuff in general, that actually does look a little better than this (but maybe KMart won't 'disappoint' after seeing it in person.) No switches though of course.
Seriously though, spend a few more $ where 240V is concerned and just get something that is known to be quality and will last a couple of decades or more: https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-10-amp-4-outlet-switched-pow... - and/or put it into pricehipster and buy when it gets discounted.
No need of over complicating a v simple produt: soldering and fuse. What else?
Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean. But there won't be any soldering in a 240V powerboard. It will (should be) all pressure-crimped connections.
Kris Kringle gift sorted.
You know he's an imposter, right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmlqgbNw--Q
im looking for one with USB ports oo tia
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