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These units are quite popular, in case you are using, seems like they are prone to overheating.

 

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201904/10/P2019041000831.htm

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This is advisory from HK govt?

 

Thanks for sharing. Better safe than sorry.

 

Safe ride

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Many power extensions use much thinner wires than those run in your typical hdb flat sockets. My guess is about half the diameter.

 

Don't believe, just open both up and see the wires.

 

In other words, avoid plugging your electrical kettle, or any high power appliances into a extension, but directly plug into the wall socket.

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Where to buy?

 

I want to get all 5 to put in MIL room.

 

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i am using item No. 3 at home, so far no overheating problem, maybe i only use the USB ports most of the time and the power plug few minutes each time.

I also use No. 3 in an office, better to remove it, the overheating I believe is inside the case. So it may not be noticeable, I am gonna get rid of it and buy another.

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such "universal" sockets are not approved in Singapore. Use at own risk

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such "universal" sockets are not approved in Singapore. Use at own risk

 

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What about these with the safety marks logo? they should be approved right? 

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Where to buy?

 

I want to get all 5 to put in MIL room.

 

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You want to give her hot flashes?

 

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Where to buy?

 

I want to get all 5 to put in MIL room.

 

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Those gadget places and Sim Lim for sure have... look for packaging that had been opened and looks like it has been returned, I understand those are tested and working. So it’s safer for your MIL.

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Extension cord better buy safety mark ones.

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Extensions with Safety Mark should meet Singapore standards, means the fuse, wires are up to specifications. Wall socket is usually up to 13A and plugged in appliances should not be pulling more than 13A current, fuse should be 13A or less, wires and connectors also need to be rated >13A. 

 

Same thing with car chargers. 

 

 

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What about these with the safety marks logo? they should be approved right? 

 

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Posted (edited)

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I think LDNIO SC3604 (No. 3) is quite popular here. I checked it doesn't have a fused plug and the wire is only 0.75mm2 which is likely insufficiently rated for 13A, but probably OK for charging 2-3 mobile phones. If plug in a few high power appliances at a time, the wire can overheat, melt and burn before the circuit breaker cut it off.

 

Most Safety Mark extensions I've seen use 3x40/0076 (1.17mm2) wires.

 

@Unltd

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Posted (edited)

Somehow couldn't tag you the normal way. Per above.

 

i am using item No. 3  at home, so far no overheating problem, maybe i only use the USB ports most of the time and the power plug few minutes each time.

 

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ec934c8d-c88f-462e-9ba6-7eb5b127ba0d.jpg

 

I think LDNIO SC3604 (No. 3) is quite popular here. I checked it doesn't have a fused plug and the wire is only 0.75mm2 which is likely insufficiently rated for 13A, but probably OK for charging 2-3 mobile phones. If plug in a few high power appliances at a time, the wire can overheat, melt and burn before the circuit breaker cut it off.

 

Most Safety Mark extensions I've seen use 3x40/0076 (1.17mm2) wires.

 

@Unltd

Thanks for highlighting... scary.... I actually plug in multiple devices...

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Are there any Safety Mark certified wall socket with USB ports ? Seems they are all MIC non-certified ones ?

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Are there any Safety Mark certified wall socket with USB ports ? Seems they are all MIC non-certified ones ?

 

Nope. Though I heard some brands are submitting for certification. Even branded ones out there have no certification currently, I'm using MK brand that is Made-in-UK 

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