Your Powerline Adapters will only work properly if you plug them directly into a wall socket, and not into extension leads.
Most models of Powerline Adapters have a plug socket, which means you won't lose a mains socket after it's been plugged in.
There are two types of anti-surge extension leads on the market in the UK.
- The basic models provide simple protection for a surge increase in mains voltage
- More expensive models have this feature, but also include a filter which provides protection against EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) or RFI (Radio Frequency Interference)
Every house has different wiring set ups, and it is impossible to say which anti-surge protectors will work with Powerline Adapters and which won't. Our test lab and user tests have shown that the more expensive strips with EMI/RFI filters are more likely to prevent Powerline Adapters working than the basic strips. The 'Status' or 'Data light' on the Adapters will show red if there's a problem.