How not to: Connecting socket strips one after another

One television, two computers and numerous household and kitchen appliances– but there is no power socket close at hand. In this case, many people resort to using a socket strip. We show you how you should NOT use a socket strip under any circumstances. A socket strip has many advantages; on the one hand, it offers many connection options for your devices, whether with two, six or even ten sockets. On the other hand, it serves as a kind of extension cable and can therefore be used in a flexible form. So far so good – but what do you …

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The world’s biggest extension lead?

Our hero of the month for March 2018 is what is said to be the world’s biggest extension lead! That, at least, is how UFO Youtuber Felix von der Laden – known from TV, among other things – describes our Premium-Protect-Line extension lead with 120.000 A overvoltage protection. With now over 3 million subscribers, Felix is one of Germany’s best-known Youtubers. With vlogs he documents his everyday life, reporting, for example, on his trips, various events, or even just on what is happening at the UFO. The UFO is an office that Felix has built up with four other Youtubers …

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Choosing the right cable reel: of splash guards and plug storage

Today, our guest author Sarah Halbeisen, a DIY blogger from Austria who likes crafting in her spare time, reports on why she loves our plug storage so much and what is important to her when buying a cable reel. You don’t know what a plug storage is either? Then for you it is like how it was for Sarah before she used one of our Garant cable reels… “There are things in life that you buy only once.” My dad taught me that at an early age. “If you decide wisely in this regard and look after the products, you …

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Cable reels with protection type and cable quality

Do you know the difference between protection type IP44 for short-term and continuous use outdoors? Confusion often arises when purchasing a cable reel. On one cable reel, protection type IP44 for short-term use outdoors is indicated and then one sees exactly the same cable reel and also reads protection type IP44, but for continuous use outdoors. Both cable reels have a plastic body on a zinc-coated supporting frame, with 3 Schuko sockets, which are splash-proof and have self-closing covers. Additionally, both cable reels have a black, 40m-long cable. Visually, they are still exactly the same cable reel. What’s that all …

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Test winner – 10-year smoke detector

Smoke detectors and CO alarms save lives! Test winner Smoke detector “That won’t happen to me” – someone might think this, overlooking how quickly a fire can develop. Many fires arise due to technical defects, not, for instance, because someone has handled fire carelessly. If this takes place at night, the inhabitants often do not notice the fire or the smoke development at all, since everyone in the house is asleep and, consequently, they do not realise the danger. However, when fires occur, it is the smoke development that is particularly life-threatening for people. Here, there are minutes to decide …

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International Sweatpants Day 2018 – day of fulfilment

Lazing around with intelligent home automation On 21 January 2018, it is finally here – International Sweatpants Day, the day on which, at least once a year, the focus is finally on our most comfortable of items of clothing! People will do anything to look good. Be it the perfectly cut but uncomfortable suit or the designer skirt that slides up again and again – we toil in uncomfortable clothes. For good reason.  We want to look good at work, when we go out or simply on the street. We do everything for it; we take inspiration from the catwalks …

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