Multi-Reel for Extension Leads

One simple design uniting ease of use, anti-tangling, compact stacking and longevity

Originally designed to protect and store Flat Out hoses, Multi-Reels are also sold separately to accommodate your own power leads, cables, special ropes and more. While we may have been soothing tangle tantrums in the RV world for 20 years, Aussie tradies are now taking up the idea, and the Multi-Reel has rapidly become our best-seller.

Store your 30m Extension Lead (or shorter) in a Multi-Reel will mean it is tangle free every use. As the lead doesn't twist on the way in, using a Multi-reel will ensure your lead lasts a lot longer - as it's the twisting that can easily happen with hand bundling that cracks the inner copper. If you lead is under 15m, we recommend the Compact Multi-Reel as it will save room.

A point of difference from other extension lead reel varieties is the outer shell. This will protect leads when in transit from other items that might rattle onto them and cause damage to the insulation. 

Multi-Reels are made tough (here in Australia too!) - we put every effort into making you gear that will last. The plastics are UV stabilised and impact resistant. If you're a tradesman, you can hand this to your apprentice and know it will make life easier without being another thing you have to teach them to look after.

Inventor's grandson explains the Multi-Reel. This video features the Compact Mutli-Reel with 20m 15amp power leads most commonly used for caravans and motorhomes. The reel itself is useful in many other situations (eg musicians, IT professionals, tradesmen, home) and comes in a larger size known as Multi-Reel. See dimensions and capacity guide lower on this page.

Electrical cord winder Multi-Reel
  • Australian Made with 3-year warranty
  • Front to front stacking for compact storage
  • Constructed from heavy-duty impact-resistant plastics
  • Free standing or wall-mountable
  • Fast and easy to wind and release
  • Superior power lead storage and protection
Compact Multi-Reel for Extension Leads SKU: C1

Ready for your power extension lead or a myriad of other uses. Stacks with itself and other Compact Multi-Reel products: C2 (drink water) and C3 (sullage).

  • 30 cm diameter
  • 37 cm including handle
  • 6.5 cm deep
  • 0.6 kg when empty
  • approx. 15 m power cord capacity see capacity guide

Capacity depends on insulation thickness. Maximum length of 15Amp is 22m - see product R22 below. 

$55.00
Item includes
Multi-Reel for Extension Leads SKU: M1

Ready for your larger power extension lead or other uses, protecting your gear and keeping it tangle free. Stacks with itself and other Multi-Reel products: M2 (drink water), M3 and M4 (sullage) for tidy storage.  

  • 37 cm diameter
  • 44 cm including handle
  • 8 cm deep
  • 0.9 kg when empty
  • approx. 30 m power cord capacity
    see capacity guide

This is large enough to fit nearly all commercially available extension leads. Actually we haven't found one that doesn't fit yet, but don't want to make false promises. 

    $65.00
    Item includes
    Flat Out Fluro Velcro Stacking Strap SKU: R8

    Brand NEW! April 2022

    Purpose built to help you secure stacked Multi-Reels and Compact Multi-Reels when in storage. This strap also makes single hand carrying for a pair of reels easy.

    Our Multi-Reels are designed to stack in pairs with the winding knobs of each disappearing into the petals of the partner reel. This strap wound through the center of the stack and over the bottom secures them in position while in transit.  It also adds a splash of colour just for fun :D 

    The same strap fits both the compact and original Multi-Reel sizes.

    $8.00
    Item includes
    22m Extension Lead - 15amp- Coast RV SKU: R22

     This high quality power cord/extension lead by Coast to Coast fits snugly on our Compact Multi-Reel and easily on our Multi-Reel. This is the longest 15A extension lead we have found to fit in our Compact variety Multi-Reel making it an excellent space saving option with still the versatility of long reach.

      • Weight: 2.1 Kg 
      • Length: 22 m
      • Type: 15 A
      • Cable: 3 core 1.5mm

      You can of course use any extension lead you like in your Multi-Reels. However, we are often asked where to get long extension leads that fit in our smaller sized Compact Multi-Reel - thus we stock this for your convenience. 

      The image of C1 with R22 Multi-Reel is for demonstration only, when you add this product you are buying extension lead R22 only and must add the C1 or M1 separately.

      $59.00
      Item includes

      Just for fun... (better with sound)

      Tradie gets tired of lazy apprentice - Multi-Reel to the rescue.

      Benefits of Multi-Reel

      Product video showing features of Multi-Reel.

      Compact stacking for our caravan/camper/motor home users

      The most compact caravan connections kit on the market. Stack three of our products to achieve Sullage, Power and Drink Water.

      Compact Multi-Reel space consumption

      (or lack thereof)

      This setup contains:

      • 6 m sullage (25 mm ID)
      • 20 m power lead
      • 10 m drink water

      Multi-Reel space consumption

      (still bugger-all)

      This setup contains:

      • 9 m sullage (25 mm or 32mm ID)
      • 35 m power lead
      • 15 m drink water

      How to Stack

      To achieve the compact stacking you see above, reels must be stacked front to front as shown below. Align the winding knob of one reel with the petal of the other as you close them in together.

      multi-reel stacking
      multi-reel stacking
      multi-reel stacking

      How To Operate

      The winding and unwinding process is the same whether you are rolling a power lead or hose, or any other application you have for Flat Out Multi-Reel or Compact Multi-Reel.

      How To Wind Up

      1. Align front petal opening with black guides and place plug or hose end in center, laying cable through the reel and out the exit guides
      2. With grey handle in left hand, wind the knob in a clockwise direction using your right hand until entire cable is enclosed.
      3. The socket end will sit just outside the opening.

      How To Unwind

      1. Pull out some of the lead and put something on the end to keep it in place.
      2. Holding grey handle, walk away allowing the cable to naturally unspool.
      3. Always remove completely from the reel before use. Bundled power leads can get hot and fail.


      Also check out our Flat Drink Water Hoses or Flat Sullage Hoses supplied on our Reels. Feel free to contact us with any questions, we’re very happy to hear from you and help.


      Power Lead Storage - for everyone

      Power Lead Capacity Guide

      The phrases 'Heavy Duty' (10 or 15 Amp) and 'Extra Heavy Duty' (15 amp with extra thick insulation) seen on most commercially available power lead packaging do not come with standardised dimensions, even within the same brand the leads can have different insulation thicknesses.
      We have measured cable diameters and winding lengths to produce the following approximate capacity guide:

      Cable Diameter Compact Multi-Reel Multi-Reel
      Household (~8 mm) ~30 m any
      Heavy Duty(~9 mm) ~ 20m ~40 m
      Extra Heavy Duty(~10 mm) ~10 m ~20 m

      The larger Multi-Reel fits most commercially available made power leads (must be extra long and extra thick not to fit), however if you wish to use the Compact Multi Reel and have the longest possible lead fit, we have tested and can confirm these leads fit:


       
      The Arlec Caravan Extension Lead 20m can be found online and at Mitre 10 while the Coast to Coast 22m Caravan Extension Lead can be found at many independent caravan accessory stores.
      The HPM Extra Heavy Duty 15m power lead is found at Bunnings however the packaging may vary.
      If uncertain, we recommend using the larger Multi-Reel.

      Please note we are not an electrical retailer and these products are only referenced for your understanding of capacity, we are not recommending any one brand or validating any other feature of these leads.

      Tangle Free solution

      Until you’ve tried it you probably won’t understand exactly how easy our Multi-Reels are to use. It takes the same amount of time to pack up a lead onto our reels as it would to wind it around your elbow but when it comes to setting back up, you will really feel the difference. You may be a pro at winding your long lead but it only takes one moment of lost concentration when getting it back out (or someone else put it away badly) and you have a tangled mess to unravel, knots to undo and so on. With a Multi-Reel you just; anchor the lead at one end, walk away holding the Multi-Reel handle and allow it to unspool, unclick your other end from the reel, plug it in and you’re done!

      Increase your power cable's lifespan

      A more important advantage is increasing the longevity of your lead. Did you know that every time you twist a power lead (which happens when hand bundling) you risk some of the internal copper cracking. When enough of these copper threads break, your lead becomes unsafe and stops working.

      Freedom to be less careful

      Multi-Reels are impact resistant. Once your lead is safely wound into the reel you can accidentally drop it, toss it into the back of the ute, bury it in the shed or slide it into that hard to reach cavity on your motorhome that wasn’t good for storing much else. It is a bit like the freedom you get when you put a case on your mobile phone.

      We don’t recommend you deliberately try to destroy your reel, obviously it will stay nicer if you are kind to it, but we did have a customer tell us he accidentally drove over his, it cracked a bit but still works!



      Even the kids can do it!



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      Compact Multi-Reel for Extension Leads SKU: C1

      Ready for your power extension lead or a myriad of other uses. Stacks with itself and other Compact Multi-Reel products: C2 (drink water) and C3 (sullage).

      • 30 cm diameter
      • 37 cm including handle
      • 6.5 cm deep
      • 0.6 kg when empty
      • approx. 15 m power cord capacity see capacity guide

      Capacity depends on insulation thickness. Maximum length of 15Amp is 22m - see product R22 below. 

      $55.00
      Item includes
      Multi-Reel for Extension Leads SKU: M1

      Ready for your larger power extension lead or other uses, protecting your gear and keeping it tangle free. Stacks with itself and other Multi-Reel products: M2 (drink water), M3 and M4 (sullage) for tidy storage.  

      • 37 cm diameter
      • 44 cm including handle
      • 8 cm deep
      • 0.9 kg when empty
      • approx. 30 m power cord capacity
        see capacity guide

      This is large enough to fit nearly all commercially available extension leads. Actually we haven't found one that doesn't fit yet, but don't want to make false promises. 

        $65.00
        Item includes
        Flat Out Fluro Velcro Stacking Strap SKU: R8

        Brand NEW! April 2022

        Purpose built to help you secure stacked Multi-Reels and Compact Multi-Reels when in storage. This strap also makes single hand carrying for a pair of reels easy.

        Our Multi-Reels are designed to stack in pairs with the winding knobs of each disappearing into the petals of the partner reel. This strap wound through the center of the stack and over the bottom secures them in position while in transit.  It also adds a splash of colour just for fun :D 

        The same strap fits both the compact and original Multi-Reel sizes.

        $8.00
        Item includes
        22m Extension Lead - 15amp- Coast RV SKU: R22

         This high quality power cord/extension lead by Coast to Coast fits snugly on our Compact Multi-Reel and easily on our Multi-Reel. This is the longest 15A extension lead we have found to fit in our Compact variety Multi-Reel making it an excellent space saving option with still the versatility of long reach.

          • Weight: 2.1 Kg 
          • Length: 22 m
          • Type: 15 A
          • Cable: 3 core 1.5mm

          You can of course use any extension lead you like in your Multi-Reels. However, we are often asked where to get long extension leads that fit in our smaller sized Compact Multi-Reel - thus we stock this for your convenience. 

          The image of C1 with R22 Multi-Reel is for demonstration only, when you add this product you are buying extension lead R22 only and must add the C1 or M1 separately.

          $59.00
          Item includes

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