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    three-wayed connector

    I'm really sorry because of bothering you time by time to find my everyday words. Thank you all.

    Here we use an electrical connector which is very useful to get more connections. It's a flat box, with several sockets on it, with a long cable, that is pluged in into a socket, so you can get more connections afterwards.
    Because it usually has three sockets, in our local language, we call it 'three-wayed' or you say a 'three-wayed connector.' Would you please tell me the term you use?

    Thanks.

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    Re: three-wayed connector

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    I'm really sorry because of bothering you time by time to find my everyday words. Thank you all.

    Here we use an electrical connector which is very useful to get more connections. It's a flat box, with several sockets on it, with a long cable, that is pluged in into a socket, so you can get more connections afterwards.
    Because it usually has three sockets, in our local language, we call it 'three-wayed' or you say a 'three-wayed connector.' Would you please tell me the term you use?

    Thanks.
    "Three way connector"

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    Re: three-wayed connector

    Actually with 'three way connector' I couldn't find my meaning in images.google.com
    I meant this picture.

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    Re: three-wayed connector

    The multi-socket thing is called a "gang" or "socket gang". Here is what came up when I searched for a "three way socket gang":
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=fo...w=1680&bih=952
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    Re: three-wayed connector

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    I'm really sorry because of bothering you time by time to find my everyday words. Thank you all.

    Here we use an electrical connector which is very useful to get more connections. It's a flat box, with several sockets on it, with a long cable, that is pluged in into a socket, so you can get more connections afterwards.
    Because it usually has three sockets, in our local language, we call it 'three-wayed' or you say a 'three-wayed connector.' Would you please tell me the term you use?

    Thanks.
    It sounds like a surge protector to me - if it is used to transmit power to a computer. If not, I would call it an extension cord with three plug-ins.

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    Re: three-wayed connector

    Not all multi-socket gangs have a built-in surge protector. Two of the gangs in my living room are just straight multi-socket gangs and if there's ever a serious power surge, everything will blow. I have one gang with a surge protector which has the important stuff plugged into it.
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    Re: three-wayed connector

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    I'm really sorry for bothering you time after time to find my everyday words. You don't need to apologise; you are not bothering us; we are here to help.

    Would you please tell me the term you use? I call it a three-way adapter.
    adapter

    a device used to connect several electrical appliances to a single mains socket

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    Re: three-wayed connector

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    If not, I would call it an extension cord with three plug-ins.
    I would just call it an extension.

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    Re: three-wayed connector

    I thought of "extension" first, but then realised that I would probably use that specifically to refer to the length of the cable (an extension lead).
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    Re: three-wayed connector

    For me, an extension could have one or more sockets on the end- it has a cable.

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