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Are you overloading your sockets? 

Most people increase the number of electrical sockets that they have available in their home by using 4-way extension leads to increase the number of electrical appliances that they can plug into a wall socket. 
 
However, although there is space to plug in four electrical appliances, this does not mean it is always safe to do so. Exceeding the maximum current rating for the extension lead can be dangerous and cause the wall socket to overheat, potentially causing a fire. 

Avoid the risk of fire 

Check the current rating of the extension lead before plugging appliances into it. 
Never overload an extension lead by plugging in appliances that together will exceed the maximum current rating stated for the extension lead. 
Use the overload calculator (right) to check if you’re exceeding the maximum load 
Only use one socket extension lead per socket and never plug an extension lead into another extension lead