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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kedwardsleisure Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2023 at 8:20am
Yes but I would throw those substandard IEC leads away. How much are genuine, certified 10A IEC leads from CPC...£2? Not worth risking your life or someone else's for this. Think of it as seeing your rack on fire for free or seeing it working fine all night for £2.

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I asked to take a look at a PC that wasn't working properly, when I touched the metal casing I got a minor shock, cheap IEC cable turned out to be made of conductive plastic.

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Originally posted by SnailSpace SnailSpace wrote:



I recently bought Power Distribution Units which have 3 way power surge protection, it also has an ‘earth ground’ point.




Pray do tell...

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What's the mains power connector for this item ?
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PDU

1U 6 way Horizontal 13A switched PDU with 3 Way LED indicator Surge protection.
SURGE PROTECTED - Surge protected devices are used to protect equipment from surges in voltage ensuring all connected devices are safe when connected.
Provides 6 UK Sockets.
Power Switch.
3 Pin UK plug (13 amps) (3X1.5mm2).
Length of power lead is 5m.
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Originally posted by SnailSpace SnailSpace wrote:

PDU

1U 6 way Horizontal 13A switched PDU with 3 Way LED indicator Surge protection.
SURGE PROTECTED - Surge protected devices are used to protect equipment from surges in voltage ensuring all connected devices are safe when connected.
Provides 6 UK Sockets.
Power Switch.
3 Pin UK plug (13 amps) (3X1.5mm2).
Length of power lead is 5m.

Ok there is only a 13a fuse in the plug for the 4 x 13a outlets.   you can run the entire system off a single 13a plug (it might get warm)  but it is better practice to spread the load across two supplies ie: use a separate 13a supply for your biggest amplifier and use the PDU for everything else.. 


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I have x2 PDU. But yeah makes sense to put the Amps into their own wall socket. I have x2 double wall sockets at home so ill out large amps into those and have turntable, DSP, Siren, Mixer and (smaller) high amp in PDUs thanks

PS I’ve bought 10amp rated leads too, thanks for the advice people.
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