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#205538 - 04/20/12 02:45 AM What do you call...  
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...one of those long strips of hard plastic, with a thick cord, into which you can put several electric plugs? (Not a surge protector--you just plug things into it.)

I was doing one of those hidden-picture puzzles, and searched for ages for something listed as a "power bar". I was looking for snack food, and it turned out to be one of these things, that I call a power strip!

#205540 - 04/20/12 03:25 AM Re: What do you call... [Re: Jackie]  
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Adapter? (Not sure of the spelling)
Spike buster?

#205541 - 04/20/12 03:27 AM Re: What do you call... [Re: Jackie]  
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I would normally call it a power board?

#205542 - 04/20/12 03:56 AM Re: What do you call... [Re: Hamish]  
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I call it a power strip

#205545 - 04/20/12 12:02 PM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: tsuwm]  
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I call it a power strip

Me, too.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#205546 - 04/20/12 12:29 PM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Good for you that make a distinction between a contact device for one and one for many contacts.
We keep it quite simple and call them, all for one, one for all:
contact box. ( just like the single one that sits in walls )
BTW, how do call the one or twins in the wall in English?

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#205556 - 04/20/12 09:26 PM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: BranShea]  
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I don't think I've ever seen a single one. In these parts they're called (somewhat schizophrenically) outlets orreceptacles, sometimes prefaced by electrical.

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#205571 - 04/21/12 02:46 PM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Over here they tend to be referred to as "extension leads" - sometimes, "muti-plug extension leads," to differentiate from the single socket extension leads.


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#205581 - 04/21/12 11:40 PM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: BranShea]  
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"how do call the one or twins in the wall in English?"

In my house we'd normally use 'double adapter'.

#205584 - 04/21/12 11:51 PM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: Hamish]  
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In this part of the world they are "plugs" or "outlets".
Sometimes "wall socket".


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