Many of you may know the member from this forum Carltos Cool, well what you may not know is that in his bedroom he's got a whole load of electrical appliances plugged into one socket by use of extensions.
Now I have one of these extension bars that allow you to use 4 plugs on one mains socket, but the load should not exceed 13amps.
However he has a "5 in one" bar, on that bar he has 4 appliances plugged in (PC, Cable Modem, TV and speakers), the other plug on this bar leads to another bar, this one has 4 more appliances on (External HD, Monitor, Clock, Printer). These bars strongly say on the back "Total Load must not exceed 13 amps", now with the total load of the two interlinked bars he has an estimated usage of 27amps, and he uses these devices all at once at times.
In case I haven't explained this well enough, here's a diagram.
And here's an image of the deathrig (the name I gave it) in operation
Now he wants to add a third bar on this line for more appliances (likely his DVD Recorder and PS2 I'm not sure).
His appliances are already making funny noises (his PC makes a funny sparky sound).
And he has started having random power cuts since he made the "deathrig".
Now, the reason I'm posting this here. I know a lot of very intelligent people here (many studying this sort of thing), and I was hoping they would be able to explain how this is possible, that an estimated 27amps can be used on something designed for 13amps.
He's using the standard UK mains to power the deathrig.