Power where you need it - with extension cable and power strip.
Electricity is the most important source of energy in every warehouse and office. But it is not always available where it is needed: Especially in offices, there are usually never enough sockets available for the many devices (just think of your PC!) to put them into operation. Or they are simply too far away. Both can be a problem that you can solve with extension cables and power strips!
We stock extension cables with a length of 10m for indoor use, as well as 10m and 20m for outdoor use. The difference lies in the mechanical load capacity of the cable, as well as in the insulation under the influence of moisture: outdoor cables must be at least IP44 certified, i.e. protected against splash water - IP20 is sufficient for indoors.
Socket strips allow several devices to be connected to a single wall socket. They are usually equipped with a 1.5m connection cable, but there are also models with longer cables. The number of available sockets ranges from 3 to 10 per strip; here you should plan generously ahead, because chaining power strips together is not permitted for safety reasons - so it is better to buy a larger strip with more connections than may be needed at the moment.
Power strips naturally differ in terms of mechanical stability: the requirements at home are different from those in an open-plan office. The important thing is how the sockets are arranged in the strip: It is standard today for the sockets to be rotated 45° in relation to the housing - this is the only way to connect large angled plugs without blocking the neighbouring socket. In somewhat more expensive distributors, the sockets are even rotated by 90° - this makes them ideal for connecting the many small power supplies, such as those needed by printers or smartphones.
A power strip with switch makes it possible to completely disconnect entire groups of devices from the mains - for example after work or at the weekend. This prevents devices from consuming energy when not in use due to the usual standby modes. If you haven't thought about this, or if it is too inconvenient for you to crawl under the table every evening because the socket is on the floor, you can also retrofit remote-controlled switches: these are placed between the distributor and the wall socket and can then be switched via a hand or foot switch. Or, even more convenient: via a small radio remote control!
At Verpacking.com we have a large selection of power strips and solutions for all aspects of electricity; if you have any questions, you can of course call us or send us a message at any time.