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3 x Energy Saving Remote control plugs were £15 now £5.00 @ ASDA INSTORE

£5.00 @ George (Asda George)
Plug in your appliances and turn on/off remotely! Ideal when sockets are hard to reach - simply control your appliances from your armchair! 30 metre range, 3000w maximum load. Includes 3 Remote Socket… Read More
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Plug in your appliances and turn on/off remotely! Ideal when sockets are hard to reach - simply control your appliances from your armchair! 30 metre range, 3000w maximum load. Includes 3 Remote Sockets and hand control unit.

These are great and save costs by enabling you to turn off appliances rather than leave on standby.
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#1
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#2
So you can still plug multi-blocks into these as long as it doesn't exceed 3kw?
#3
cas398
So you can still plug multi-blocks into these as long as it doesn't exceed 3kw?


Yes:thumbsup:
#4
These are perfect and a must if you have a wife and child!

Cracking price I paid £16 & £20 for similar.
#5
So how do these save energy then? Surely they are on standby instead of the TV?
#6
londislagerhound
So how do these save energy then? Surely they are on standby instead of the TV?


i guess they use less energy?
1 Like #7
Had to stop using mine (admittedly not this make) as they reduced my wireless internet connection speed massively - tried different frequencies on the router etc, but continued to reduce connection speed until removed from router plug and other appliances. Good price (Maplin had them at around £10 when listed on a thread previously on HotUKDeals) , but just something to be aware of.
#8
If I got two sets could I use the two remote controls interchangeably?
banned#9
Hmm, interesting. Could prove useful for media centre streaming...
#10
These are absolutely fantastic for the likes of a free standing upright light in the corner of the living room, or lamps on a shelf / set of drawers in the bedroom where you can put em on and off at the press of a button - been using a similar item for over 3 years and find them indispensible - honestly, you will wonder how you managed without them after a few weeks.....
banned 1 Like #11
Aren't these made in Brazil? I heard they were looking for a site for their factory and chose Brazil because there's nothing there, just trees and stuff. They chopped a load down to make a big clearing and built their factory and now send a fleet of trucks and ships all over the world to deliver these so that we can save the planet one plug at a time.

I'm just bored.
#12
I got the version with 4 plugs from Home Bargains for £7ish.

As the work wirelessly you can use them through walls from bed to put on the kettle and toaster before you get up (it helps leaving them switched om, and full or water and bread respectively) - for boiled water and hot toast by the time you reach the kitchen.

One in a multiblock can switch on/off all your PC kit at once, which with one older PC I had would mean it had booted by the time you got to it.

Also useful to use with a selection of low energy lamps in your living room - so you can dim the light by varying how many lamps are on, without going to each corner of the room.

There is a similar set from Lidl that comes up every few months - but its fourth plug has a dimmer built in.

But this is a HOT price - and was when I posted it previously too :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
#13
Really hope my local has these!
#14
Absolute bargain......excellent devices these....will def pop out and get some tomorrow if my local Asda have them....thanks OP
#15
excellent, is this nationwide?
#16
Could fancy one of these purely for the christmas tree lights - I struggle to get down the back of the tree to turn the lights off!

HnR+
#17
need some help understaning these things.......my big TV,sky box,wii console and another box thingy (sommit that sends the signal to my kitchen TV ) are all plugged in an extension lead which is then plugged into the 1 socket i have behind my unit,i cant get in to turn it off unless i push the unit outta the way,so i just leave everything on standy.....what i need to know is.....

if i buy these,will i be able to plug the extension cable into it safely and will it turn everything from stand by to being actually off (hopes that makes sense)
1 Like #18
My son has two extension leads plugged into a similar make in an inaccessable place in his bedroom. One extension lead has the freeview, tv, dvd player and speakers plugged in. The other has ipod dock and wii. He presses A to turn one extension lead off and b for the other. ALthough I guess they use a minimal amount of power it is nothing like the amount all the gadgets would use and had been very effective. Plus he can lay in bed and turn them all off or on without having to move! So yes everything will go off except the actual power saver thing itself. Even the light on the extension lead goes off.
1 Like #19
trisham3838
need some help understaning these things.......my big TV,sky box,wii console and another box thingy (sommit that sends the signal to my kitchen TV ) are all plugged in an extension lead which is then plugged into the 1 socket i have behind my unit,i cant get in to turn it off unless i push the unit outta the way,so i just leave everything on standy.....what i need to know is.....

if i buy these,will i be able to plug the extension cable into it safely and will it turn everything from stand by to being actually off (hopes that makes sense)


Yes, unless they are like the Home Bargains ones which lasted about a month for me :(
#20
thanks for that Dee and Geezer,hopefully my local will have them in stock,should be good for my xmas tree lights too as it will save me the hassle of climbing over my sofa to get to the switch..:thumbsup:
#21
Brilliant price.Very useful when you have kids that leave everything turned on!
One zap and its bedtime!
#22
HertzVanRental
Had to stop using mine (admittedly not this make) as they reduced my wireless internet connection speed massively - tried different frequencies on the router etc, but continued to reduce connection speed until removed from router plug and other appliances. Good price (Maplin had them at around £10 when listed on a thread previously on HotUKDeals) , but just something to be aware of.


I'd love to know why they did this. I can understand them reducing a homeplug connection as it's directly in the path of the signal. But not wireless?:?

Although I don't have much luck with wireless either, in particular parts of my house the neighbours wireless signal is stronger than my own!!
#23
HertzVanRental
Had to stop using mine (admittedly not this make) as they reduced my wireless internet connection speed massively - tried different frequencies on the router etc, but continued to reduce connection speed until removed from router plug and other appliances. Good price (Maplin had them at around £10 when listed on a thread previously on HotUKDeals) , but just something to be aware of.


You do know these things don't emit radio signals? How could they possibly interfere with 2.4GHz WiFi?
#24
I got this from ASDA for £5 few months ago, but I am not happy with it. I don't know how come they say it is energy saving, The only way I found to save energy is you would have remote control and you can turn on and off the power when you want without being out of your sofa. In that way you wouldn't keep your appliances on standby.

Also I need to decode these each time I switch on the main power swich. That is very annoying. I swich off the wall socket every night and on second day I will have to decode all three sockets and most annoying is when you hold a button on remote control for 2 second to decode, it will decode all three same time for same key. i.e. Instead of having my TV on no. 1 & router on no.2 button, it will decode both on same.
Other bad point is the width of these sockets. I can't plug two of these side by side in extention leed because of its width.
I would advise either not to buy these or buy and experiement but keep the receipt.
#25
Tried phoning a few local stores in Fife but no luck. Anyone managed to buy these plugs in Scotland?
#26
honest_geezer
Yes, unless they are like the Home Bargains ones which lasted about a month for me :(


Same for me the home bargain ones lasted about 3 weeks. But they were great while they lasted.
#27
I got a pack of four similar ones from Wilkinson for £3.75 a year or so back. Great for hard to reach sockets - mine is at the back of a desk. Only problem with it is that occasionally, it refuses to switch off. You hear it click, but power is still going through. Cycling on-off a couple of times usually sorts it out. I have only twice had to switch it off at the mains to get it to behave.

The remote requires an odd 12.5v battery, but you can get one from any supermarket.
#28
british gas do a free one, it was in the freebies section (somewhere) :-D
#29
MoneySavingExprt
I got this from ASDA for £5 few months ago, but I am not happy with it. I don't know how come they say it is energy saving, The only way I found to save energy is you would have remote control and you can turn on and off the power when you want without being out of your sofa. In that way you wouldn't keep your appliances on standby.

Also I need to decode these each time I switch on the main power swich. That is very annoying. I swich off the wall socket every night and on second day I will have to decode all three sockets and most annoying is when you hold a button on remote control for 2 second to decode, it will decode all three same time for same key. i.e. Instead of having my TV on no. 1 & router on no.2 button, it will decode both on same.
Other bad point is the width of these sockets. I can't plug two of these side by side in extention leed because of its width.
I would advise either not to buy these or buy and experiement but keep the receipt.


Find a set that use dip switches to set the frequency for each socket, then you won’t have to recode ever again:thumbsup:
#30
i SO want these ...been thinkin about something like that for a while...moreso as majority of sockets arebehind sofas or tv ....trip to ASDA this week hopefully they will have some!
#31
I use a simular one for thelast few years "bye bye Standby" and they do save you some money.
Everything in my house use these. Except the fridge and boiler.
You must becarefull not to exceed the power on them else bye bye plug and appliance.
I have tried some at work on some heavy power lights with no on off switched and POOF! Expensive repairs, So be carefull.
The other risk is someone walking past your house with a simular remote switching your things on and off. But so far never happend to me.

On the plus side you dont have to worry much about fire. I pay about 30p a day on elect!
Then again all my fridges and washer extra are A rated and on prepay meter. Energy saving lights very green but very dimm (Some area's I have two lights, still uses less power). Now all I need is to find a way to reduce the gas bill. Heating and gas, must find another solution to gas heating is expensive.

I also found if I remove the battery from my laptop (Stays on the desk) I consume less power? No point in charging a batter if the laptop never moves from your desk!

I stuck the remotes on the wall next to the light switches. this way they can switch the power off before they leave the room as it's right there by the light switch.

At this price very good deal, not sure about this brand as I use another, mine was £20 and also came with a wall switch.
#32
MilkyJoe
You do know these things don't emit radio signals? How could they possibly interfere with 2.4GHz WiFi?


I don't know how they interfered with the wireless signal, but I spent ages on the phone to my ISP complaining that the speed was unacceptably slow and they reprofiled my account etc without any success; their tech support couldn't understand it either.

Last throw of the dice was removal of all remote plugs and the speed went from around 400kbps to well over 2Mbps. I then put the plugs back in and the speed reduced again and even one of the three plugs not used on the router reduced the speed; they were not used after that.

Maybe someone could do a quick check on their connection speed with and without the use of these plugs for comparison?
#33
spraint;6894176
Only problem with it is that occasionally, it refuses to switch off. You hear it click, but power is still going through. Cycling on-off a couple of times usually sorts it out.
It could be that the relay contacts are welding together - can happen if connected to high-powered appliances or lots of things with high inrush current (computers, monitors, etc). The relays are not going to be of the highest quality.

Dwalf;6894742
You must becarefull not to exceed the power on them else bye bye plug and appliance.
It is impossible to exceed the maximum continuous power because anything you connect to them should be fused at maximum 13A. You may get welded relay contacts though - see above. However, it shouldn't kill the appliance.

I have tried some at work on some heavy power lights with no on off switched and POOF! Expensive repairs, So be carefull.
I think you were unlucky - I'm not sure how this device could cause that problem.
The other risk is someone walking past your house with a simular remote switching your things on and off. But so far never happend to me.
Unlikely - the remote control generates a random (but fixed) code, I think, with which you teach the receivers by pressing a button. So unless someone intercepts your transmitter while you are pressing the button and copies the code, or goes through every code in turn, that won't happen.
Now all I need is to find a way to reduce the gas bill. Heating and gas, must find another solution to gas heating is expensive.
Turn down the thermostat, run the heating for less time, switch off radiators in unused rooms, draught-proof, insulate the loft....
I also found if I remove the battery from my laptop (Stays on the desk) I consume less power? No point in charging a batter if the laptop never moves from your desk!
You'll save a bit but it will be unmeasurably small, as the charger cuts off anyway. The main advantage of doing this is that it keeps the battery cooler which extends its life. Put it in the fridge if you want to make the most of this, but be prepared to charge it if you need to use it...
#34
HertzVanRental;6894952
Last throw of the dice was removal of all remote plugs and the speed went from around 400kbps to well over 2Mbps.
Don't you mean the ADSL speed (down the phone line) rather than the wireless speed? But either way, I don't understand how these could be causing the problem. Maybe you have a rogue one which is oscillating in some way.
#35
Dwalf
I use a simular one for thelast few years "bye bye Standby" and they do save you some money.
Everything in my house use these. Except the fridge and boiler.
You must becarefull not to exceed the power on them else bye bye plug and appliance.
I have tried some at work on some heavy power lights with no on off switched and POOF! Expensive repairs, So be carefull.
The other risk is someone walking past your house with a simular remote switching your things on and off. But so far never happend to me.

On the plus side you dont have to worry much about fire. I pay about 30p a day on elect!
Then again all my fridges and washer extra are A rated and on prepay meter. Energy saving lights very green but very dimm (Some area's I have two lights, still uses less power). Now all I need is to find a way to reduce the gas bill. Heating and gas, must find another solution to gas heating is expensive.

I also found if I remove the battery from my laptop (Stays on the desk) I consume less power? No point in charging a batter if the laptop never moves from your desk!

I stuck the remotes on the wall next to the light switches. this way they can switch the power off before they leave the room as it's right there by the light switch.

At this price very good deal, not sure about this brand as I use another, mine was £20 and also came with a wall switch.


If you remove the battery from your laptop, what happens if you have a power cut or even a bad power fluctuation.
#36
Geemac;6895189
If you remove the battery from your laptop, what happens if you have a power cut or even a bad power fluctuation.
The same as happens with a desktop, i.e. it probably doesn't matter that much. Office suites auto-save, web pages are out there in the cloud, and email is there too or is stored on disk.
#37
excellent buy thanks to OP, voted hot. I got 2 packs in Farnborough @£5 each. There was about 4 or 5 packs left in aisle 11 when I left store about an hour ago.

Note:
1.They were marked up on shelf at £15, but scanned at £5 at the checkout.
2.I see some have had problems withe them interfering with wifi, but it works fine here with no impact on my wifi (buffalo N cable router)
#38
ibiza
I got the version with 4 plugs from Home Bargains for £7ish.

As the work wirelessly you can use them through walls from bed to put on the kettle and toaster before you get up (it helps leaving them switched om, and full or water and bread respectively) - for boiled water and hot toast by the time you reach the kitchen.

One in a multiblock can switch on/off all your PC kit at once, which with one older PC I had would mean it had booted by the time you got to it.

Also useful to use with a selection of low energy lamps in your living room - so you can dim the light by varying how many lamps are on, without going to each corner of the room.

There is a similar set from Lidl that comes up every few months - but its fourth plug has a dimmer built in.

But this is a HOT price - and was when I posted it previously too :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:


Seems a great idea theoretically but I am yet to find a toaster that cocks without power.

I got a set of these from Maplins for £7.99 I recall (I had to make my order over £50 for free delivery). They are fantastic! Its a shame they are instore only as i don't live too close to an ASDA and by the time I got there its unlikely that they would have any in stock or even have had any in the first place.

Hot deal, its just a shame I won't be able to get hold of any.
#39
pibpob
The same as happens with a desktop, i.e. it probably doesn't matter that much. Office suites auto-save, web pages are out there in the cloud, and email is there too or is stored on disk.


So no possibility of file corruption or worse ;-)
#40
great price wonder if they are dojng this offer at Asda Living as well...

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