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Double mains plus USB brushed steel wall socket - £9.99 @ Home Bargains (Preston, poss nationwide)

£9.99 @ Home Bargains
£9.99 each for these, seen same at Screwfix on offer for £11.99... absolute steal! Don't steal them though.
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2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago
£9.99 each for these, seen same at Screwfix on offer for £11.99... absolute steal!

Don't steal them though.
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Am I going to trust my house not burning to Home Bargain ? Narrr don't think so :-)
1 Like #2

Good one... none of the ones you quote include USB ports.

Thanks for your input anyway.
#3
PulisOut
Am I going to trust my house not burning to Home Bargain ? Narrr don't think so :-)

I'm pretty sure it's illegal to sell electrical mains stuff that's not CE marked in this country... until Brexit arrives obviously!
2 Likes #4
Benno
PulisOut
Am I going to trust my house not burning to Home Bargain ? Narrr don't think so :-)
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to sell electrical mains stuff that's not CE marked in this country... until Brexit arrives obviously!

Pretty sure it's illegal to sell Fake Head and Shoulders shampoo containing 'sex-change chemical' but didn't seem to stop this lot doing that :-)
1 Like #5
PulisOut
Benno
PulisOut
Am I going to trust my house not burning to Home Bargain ? Narrr don't think so :-)
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to sell electrical mains stuff that's not CE marked in this country... until Brexit arrives obviously!
Pretty sure it's illegal to sell Fake Head and Shoulders shampoo containing 'sex-change chemical' but didn't seem to stop this lot doing that :-)

Seriously?! When did that happen?!?!

If so... oO

But in all seriousness, i've used loads of HB's electrical kit in the last house I renovated and none even broke let alone set the house on fire. Yet.
#6
Benno
PulisOut
Benno
PulisOut
Am I going to trust my house not burning to Home Bargain ? Narrr don't think so :-)
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to sell electrical mains stuff that's not CE marked in this country... until Brexit arrives obviously!
Pretty sure it's illegal to sell Fake Head and Shoulders shampoo containing 'sex-change chemical' but didn't seem to stop this lot doing that :-)
Seriously?! When did that happen?!?!
If so... oO
But in all seriousness, i've used loads of HB's electrical kit in the last house I renovated and none even broke let alone set the house on fire. Yet.

Just google it. Personally I avoid these stack them high places wherever I can. I prefer to buy on quality rather then price, that way I get the best value most the time.
#7
I still can't see what all the fuss is about with these. Whats so bad about a plug in USB power supply ?
#8
Benno
Good one... none of the ones you quote include USB ports. Thanks for your input anyway.
Lol. I had wondered why this was attracting so much heat. Respect. And heat added.
#9
Thoughtful
I still can't see what all the fuss is about with these. Whats so bad about a plug in USB power supply ?

When i've finished my current project, i'll post a picture, then you'll know! :)
#10
screwfix are doing 2 double sockets with USB for £10.
#11
fraser87
screwfix are doing 2 double sockets with USB for £10.

Tacky white plastic ones tho... not really the same.
2 Likes #12
I know someone who's socket went bang a few years ago.

Problem was the isolation between mains and ELV side was not up to UK or any other standard.
Part of the 5v DC circuit came into contact with 230vAC and became a smouldering mess, nothing connected an at time.

Also seen some units fail an earth bond test as metal surface coating on inside not prepared correctly. The danger of this is the outer casing becomes live and will not trip an RCD or breaker until it has a path to ground, your hand.

CE markings are not enough to go by either as its a self awarded standard.

Look for certification to
BS5733 and IEC 61558-2-16.

Im not saying this unit is unsafe, just adding some extra info so people are aware.


Edited By: callum84 on Dec 08, 2016 16:24
#13
callum84
I know someone who's socket went bang a few years ago.
Problem was the isolation between mains and ELV side was not up to UK or any other standard.
Part of the 5v DC circuit came into contact with 230vAC and became a smouldering mess, nothing connected an at time.
Also seen some units fail an earth bond test as metal surface coating on inside not prepared correctly. The danger of this is the outer casing becomes live and will not trip an RCD or breaker until it has a path to ground, your hand.
CE markings are not enough to go by either as its a self awarded standard.
Look for certification to
BS5733 and IEC 61558-2-16.
Im not saying this unit is unsafe, just adding some extra info so people are aware.

Good advice. Thanks. I do wonder about these things.
#14
NeelixWasANiceMan
callum84
I know someone who's socket went bang a few years ago.
Problem was the isolation between mains and ELV side was not up to UK or any other standard.
Part of the 5v DC circuit came into contact with 230vAC and became a smouldering mess, nothing connected an at time.
Also seen some units fail an earth bond test as metal surface coating on inside not prepared correctly. The danger of this is the outer casing becomes live and will not trip an RCD or breaker until it has a path to ground, your hand.
CE markings are not enough to go by either as its a self awarded standard.
Look for certification to
BS5733 and IEC 61558-2-16.
Im not saying this unit is unsafe, just adding some extra info so people are aware.
Good advice. Thanks. I do wonder about these things.

Seconded. Something people always need to be aware of when buying and/or installing stuff they don't really understand...
#15
I've got 1 of these and it gives of an faint high pitched squeal
#16
I still can't see what all the fuss is about with these. Whats so bad about a plug in USB power supply

The kids have usually nicked it and quite often it's been left at their friends house after a sleepover.
#17
ceepeepee
I've got 1 of these and it gives of an faint high pitched squeal
Coil whine.
Its the transformer coil vibrating at a high frequency the human ear can hear.
Usually this is supressed but not so much on cheaper models.

Nothing to worry about though, just annoying.
#18
Benno
PulisOut
Benno
PulisOut
Am I going to trust my house not burning to Home Bargain ? Narrr don't think so :-)
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to sell electrical mains stuff that's not CE marked in this country... until Brexit arrives obviously!
Pretty sure it's illegal to sell Fake Head and Shoulders shampoo containing 'sex-change chemical' but didn't seem to stop this lot doing that :-)
Seriously?! When did that happen?!?!
If so... oO
But in all seriousness, i've used loads of HB's electrical kit in the last house I renovated and none even broke let alone set the house on fire. Yet.

@Benno, looks like you have had a productive day.
#19
Benno
fraser87
screwfix are doing 2 double sockets with USB for £10.

Tacky white plastic ones tho... not really the same.


wouldn't let me edit that they were white plastic. but yes, they aren't as nice. still good for the price though. ​
#20
This is the Prison Libraries RFP of deals - cold!

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