'Power strips' in BrE?

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Hi,
May I know what is the most common name for this device in both BrE and AmE? Thanks a lot!
 
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I (BrE) call it an extension lead. If I wish to be precise/technical, and indicate that it has (for example) four sockets, I will call it a four-gang extension lead.
 

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Typically there are 6 outlets in a row.
In my flat, I have German, French and English extension leads with anything from one to four sockets, though I have seen six-gang leads.

ps. I have also heard them called wandering leads. I have no idea how common that term is.
 

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I have a local extension lead and it has six sockets- it's more than I am used to. ;-)
 

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