|Supra LoRad 6 way Mains Distribution Block
Supra have invested substantially in creating a BS-approved UK 13 Amp socketed
mains distribution block, which goes into production within the next month
- production units should be available soon. The MD06-BS/SP will be available
to markets that support the UK 13 Amp socket standard, which includes United Kingdom
(as well as: Ireland, Cyprus, Malta and other countries).
Featuring 6 shuttered 13 Amp UK sockets and a three stage Surge Protection Device,
the MD06-BS/SP will become highly prized not just for keeping you mains wiring
tidy, but also as it will help to minimise any interference from getting into
your prized Hi-Fi or Home Cinema system.
Furthermore, the MD06-BS/SP chassis is extruded from Aluminium and as such, the
case work is shielded and hence helps to prevent 50 Hz mains getting into other
cables nearby, while at the same time, reducing radio (and other mains borne)
Please note that no mains cable is supplied with the MD06-BS/SP - this
is so that you can purchase the correct length of cable to go between your wall
socket and the position of the Mains Block. We have pre-terminated lengths of
LoRad 1.5, factory fitted with a UK 13 Amp plug
and a suitable IEC connector, in lengths of 1m, 1.5m, 2m and 4m. Or you can buy
the LoRad 1.5 (£10 per metre) or LoRad 2.5 (£15 per metre) cable and
make up your own bespoke length.
The above is a picture of the Supra UK Mains Block - with full British Standards
BEAB/ASTA approval, which differs slightly from the prototype version shown before
as the UK version does not need the circuit breaker and the UK socket spacing
has been widened to allow for "wall wart" type external power supply
As can be seen, MD06-BS/SP has an IEC input socket for mains input, allowing you
the flexibility to use any length of mains cable from your wall socket to the
We recommend that you use the Supra LoRad shielded mains cable with the
MD06-BS/SP in order to maximise the benefits.
The MD06-BS/SP features:
1x IEC socket inlet
6x UK 13 Amp socket outlets
Non-Intrusive Filtering (NIF)
Multi-level 3 way Surge Protection (SP)
Power and Surge indicator LEDs
Aluminium chassis for maximum RF suppression
Mounting holes to allow chassis to be attached securely to surfaces
The dimensions of the MD06-BS/SP are:
470mm (L) x 97 mm (W) x 55 mm (H).
This is the overall maximum dimension and excludes the rubber feet, which
are supplied in the box with the unit.
Of course, it goes without saying that LoRad cables should ideally be used
with the MD06-BS/SP, both on the input side as well as for the output to your
equipment - after all, there's no point having a high quality, shielded Surge
Protected, Non Intrusive Filtered Mains Distribution Unit, if you then use it
with unshielded mains cables !
Supra MD06-EU/SP (European version)
Supra have also designed and manufactured a Mains Distribution Block, featuring
Schuko type sockets for the European market and there is also a version available
for US markets.
Two versions of the European Mains Block are available:
MD06-EU Mk 11 - featuring only NIF (Non-Intrusive Filtering)
PDF (English) - PDF
MD06-EU/SP - featuring NIF and Surge Protection
The European version (shown above) is not generally available for DOMESTIC
sale in UK, as it does not comply with British Standards approvals, (as the schuko
type sockets are UNSHUTTERED) and hence it is not suitable for sale to end-users.
(Professional or Pro-Audio users CAN order the schuko version - we have some standard,
non-Surge Protected versions in stock - in order to cater for touring groups and
musicians, who have equipment terminated in Schuko plugs).