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#205538 - 04/19/12 10:45 PM What do you call...
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
...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 - 04/19/12 11:25 PM Re: What do you call... [Re: Jackie]
Adapter? (Not sure of the spelling)
#205541 - 04/19/12 11:27 PM Re: What do you call... [Re: Jackie]
I would normally call it a power board?
#205542 - 04/19/12 11:56 PM Re: What do you call... [Re: Hamish]
Loc: this too shall pass
I call it a power strip
#205545 - 04/20/12 08:02 AM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: tsuwm]
I call it a power strip
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#205546 - 04/20/12 08:29 AM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: zmjezhd]
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
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?
Edited by BranShea (04/20/12 08:31 AM)
#205556 - 04/20/12 05:26 PM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: BranShea]
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.
Edited by Tromboniator (04/20/12 05:26 PM)
#205571 - 04/21/12 10:46 AM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: Tromboniator]
Loc: Lancaster, UK
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 07:40 PM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: BranShea]
"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 07:51 PM Re: What do you call [a power strip]? [Re: Hamish]
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
In this part of the world they are "plugs" or "outlets".
Sometimes "wall socket"._________________________
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