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Multi-Reel Storage Reels for power leads and Flat Out Hoses

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

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. You can be as creative as you like with Flat Out storage reels. Check out how the guys at Towcam have taken our space saving reel and used it to enhance their underwater camera. If you have a question about suitability for a custom use, feel free to contact us

See power lead storage for more benefits of using the Multi-Reel or read more on compact stacking and usage instructions lower on this page.

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.

  • 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
SKU: C1

Ready for your power lead or other uses.

  • 30 cm diameter
  • 37 cm including handle
  • 6.5 cm deep
  • 0.6 kg when empty
  • approx. 20 m power chord capacity
    (see capacity guide)
$48.00
Item includes
Multi-Reel
SKU: M1

Ready for your power lead or other uses.

  • 37 cm diameter
  • 44 cm including handle
  • 8 cm deep
  • 0.9 kg when empty
  • approx. 35 m power chord capacity
    (see capacity guide)
    $58.00
    Item includes

    Just for fun... (better with sound)

    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

    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!



    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.


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    Compact Multi-Reel
    SKU: C1

    Ready for your power lead or other uses.

    • 30 cm diameter
    • 37 cm including handle
    • 6.5 cm deep
    • 0.6 kg when empty
    • approx. 20 m power chord capacity
      (see capacity guide)
    $48.00
    Item Dimensions
    Multi-Reel
    SKU: M1

    Ready for your power lead or other uses.

    • 37 cm diameter
    • 44 cm including handle
    • 8 cm deep
    • 0.9 kg when empty
    • approx. 35 m power chord capacity
      (see capacity guide)
      $58.00
      Item Dimensions

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