Most UPS devices seem to expect you to plug things in with this type of plug (the one on the right)
All UK appliances and devices that connect to the mains are legally obliged to come with pre-fitted moulded plugs for this type of socket:
Therefore you either have to make a patch cable so that you can convert a standard UK mains plug to a Euro-plug (aka kettle plug) or you have to cut off the UK standard plug and replace it with a Euro-plug. If you then need to plug in the device somewhere else you then need to use a standard kettle lead (like the ones that plug into ATX PSUs).
It is a pain - not insurmountable, just extremely irritating.
The Belking device I have been using has four standard UK power sockets on the back:
The majority of others manufacturers (including other Belkin models) seem to rely on the Euro-socket:
I presume it is so that they can produce a European wide model instead of country specific but it is very irritating when the law actually specifies the type of plug and appliance should use in the UK.UPDATE
- just discovered why:http://www.pcwb.com/...alogue/item/A0387551
They want to flog the cables at £20 a throw (and given there are six sockets on the back of the UPS that would mean the APC converters for a full house would cost more than the UPS!!!!).
The cheapest I have found is £10.
Simple solution is to buy one Euro C14 male plug and put it onto a 4 gang extension cable. So long as the whole strip doesn't exceed 10Amps it will be fine.