Socket Adaptors can be a fire risk if you overload them

The socket adaptor; common in every home and workplace throughout the North East, but do you know how to use them? Safe Use of the Socket Adaptor   Check out this video to tell you more: Do you know how to use a socket adaptor correctly? You'll probably think I'm mad to ask that question, but if I had a pound for every one I'd seen being used incorrectly I'd be a rich man. You see the socket adaptor has a purpose but it's not magical - the socket it's plugged in to has a maximum capacity of 13 Amps, and thus so does the adaptor, so when you connect two appliances, each with a 13 Amp fuse rating (as the image shows), you are overloading! 13 + 13 = 26 The maximum load is 13 amps so connecting 2 13 amp plugs is too much. As you can see from the top right, the code is BS 1363, which is a British Standard, which specifies the most common type of single-phase AC power plugs and sockets that are used in the United Kingdom. The red plastic area conceals the fuse housing;  a fuse is standard in 3-way adaptors, [...]