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Just spotted this on ebuyer. I spent over £60 for 2 from maplins about 2 weeks back! Great for online gaming with an Xbox, etc..

£41.78 Delivered using supersaver delivery:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150039
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#1
cheaper on fleabay
#2
These things may be banned from sale eventually, so if you need/want some grab em now.

Cheaper and similar price deals for similar spec plugs around though, so not hot for me.
#3
Abbadon
These things may be banned from sale eventually, so if you need/want some grab em now.


Why might they be banned?
#4
FooFanDan
Why might they be banned?


There is a complaint currently sitting with trading standards from the HAM society.

It seems that mains cable is mostly unshielded and as homeplugs push modulated frequencies down them they act like a big ariel. They push out interferance on shortwave with side banding all over the spectrum and this makes the bearded ones cry.
#5
Abbadon
There is a complaint currently sitting with trading standards from the HAM society.

It seems that mains cable is mostly unshielded and as homeplugs push modulated frequencies down them they act like a big ariel. They push out interferance on shortwave with side banding all over the spectrum and this makes the bearded ones cry.


.. And know i know! Many thanks. Everyday is a school day...
#6
It'll probably backfire and they'll ban shortwave radio. That would serve them right. Then they'll have to go outside and meet real people. Then they'll learn what the Internet is and go back inside to get on Facebook or MSN, forgetting all about HAM radio. Then they'll probably buy some powerline adaptors so they can use the Internet in their sheds.
#7
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#8
Pokey
It'll probably backfire and they'll ban shortwave radio. That would serve them right. Then they'll have to go outside and meet real people. Then they'll learn what the Internet is and go back inside to get on Facebook or MSN, forgetting all about HAM radio. Then they'll probably buy some powerline adaptors so they can use the Internet in their sheds.


Would be funny if they did, unfortunately the bearded brigade are still listed as DR solution for comms in the event of a global crisis. On a side note do you know they are allowed to use mobiles while driving their cars?
#9
sure these were cheaper the other day?
#10
Not quite as cheap as they have been.

Amazon have a set for just under 40 quid delivered, although I would suggest the 200Mbs are better value at the moment, although a good bit dearer at about 55 quid if you look around, they are a better bet in the longer term, especially if you are wanting to stream a lot of video or more a lot of data about.

As there are apparently about 500,000 sets of this sort of kit around, the radio hams are going to have a bit of a problem then! It is all CE marked kit, all perfectly legal and above board and I can't imagine the Government busting a gut to compensate users if they retrospectively ban it - that's apart from the manpower alone needed to Police it and get rid of the existing stuff!
#11
Its not the users they are going after, its the manufacturers.

Existing regulations cover radio interferance and all products sold should meet these regulations but home plugs apparently don't.

So they are not loking to ban these, just their sale. They are also looking at getting the manufacturers, importers and distributers hauled before the beak.

Its not that long ago that an entire class of wireless devices where banned from sale so it is not beyond the realms of possibility that it could happen to homeplug too.

Of course it is also possible that this could drag on long enough that by the time it comes to court the bearded brigade has become extinct, we can only hope.
#12
Abbadon;4098600
Its not the users they are going after, its the manufacturers.

Existing regulations cover radio interferance and all products sold should meet these regulations but home plugs apparently don't.

So they are not loking to ban these, just their sale. They are also looking at getting the manufacturers, importers and distributers hauled before the beak.

Its not that long ago that an entire class of wireless devices where banned from sale so it is not beyond the realms of possibility that it could happen to homeplug too.

Of course it is also possible that this could drag on long enough that by the time it comes to court the bearded brigade has become extinct, we can only hope.


Not much use though, banning their sale - It will be the users that would have to be pursued in the end though, otherwise the problems will just continue for years, and years!

In general though CE marked kit is very difficult to de-mark (if you now what I mean) I am no expert, but in some ways it appear to gives the maker carte blanc to do what they like once it has been approved, so it gives them some degree of immunity if they are not saying it shouldn't have been approved, and you can bet your bottom dollar the Government will not want to spend money to solve a complicated problem!

The drums and smoke signal brigade may well be vociferous, but rather like with CD Radio, no-one took a blind bit of notice for years then until it became a problem to public services, and to be honest the Government might be worried about Radio 1 or Ambulance radios being drowned out by Pirates, that is big news, but just who gives two hoots - I bought legal gear, it as legal to be sold, is legal to use & (it is an unusual attitude for me to have) the word TOUGH comes to mind!
#13
I can't remember the frequency of wireless devices that got banned from sale "any bearded types out there that can remind me?" but they where banned from sale within the EU and US.

They where in theory banned from use and owners of said devices had the right to request a refund from the supplier. In practice though these things will still be in use in lots of places as the powers that be cannot afford the manpower to track them all down and in most cases the owners of said devices are probably not aware they got banned in the first place.

So as homeplugs solve a problem for me "wireless deadspot right where my HTPC sits" I will continue to use them until such time as an alternative presents itself.

PS: CE is not really a carte blanc to do what you want, it just means the device is unlikely to kill you if you plug it in.
#14
Abbadon;4099884
PS: CE is not really a carte blanc to do what you want, it just means the device is unlikely to kill you if you plug it in.



Well no, but it makes if very difficult to un- approve something, something the TSO I have worked with were forever complaining about as it complicates simple Trading standards cases :-(
#15
These have now changed price as they frequently do.

Now £34.99inc vat + Shipping Charge: £4.79 = Total: £39.78

Would make a new deal thread but they've been posted many times before, anyone else or mods feel free to submit!

1 month, 1 day ago: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300625

3 weeks, 2 hours ago: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/306978/ebuyer-network-85mbps-powerline-hom/showthread.php?t=306978

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