Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Frugal Find: Cube Taps at Wal-Mart for $1

Today I stopped into Wal-Mart to pick up a couple of cube taps for my light kit. A cube tap is a block-shaped outlet expander that turns one electrical outlet into three. They are very handy and compact as well. I went to Wally World because they sell them for the lowest price I've been able to find: $2. Well, to my surprise they rang up at $1 instead! I don't know if this is a glitch or a sale no one knows about, but it's a great deal. Try scanning these at your local store and you might be able to pick up this killer buy as well.


Dale Burden said...

I have seen these and I just want to add a little warning here. These are great for low power items like camera's and lights using CFL's but if you are needing something to power larger light set ups or higher powered item go with a power strip. I have seen these melt under high power usage and still work which to me screams dangerous.

Scott Eggleston said...

These cube taps are rated at 15 amps at 125 volts, which is supposed to make them safe up to 1,875 watts (watts = amps x voltage). That's good enough for 3 500 watt work lights (the max I'd ever use) on one cube tap. They also have a UL (Underwriter Labs) sticker on them, which means they passed some kind of requirement. Not bad for a buck.


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