JAC Dual Voltage Shaver Socket Victorian Brass (115/230 V) only £1.00 instore @ Poundland - HotUKDeals
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Spotted this crayzee bargain in Poundland earlier today (Wigan branch). There were about a dozen to 15 at least also.

These normally retail for at least £10 and up to about £35

Brass Front Plate
Protective Mounting
Dual Voltage with Terminal Protection
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#1
So this transforms voltage, potentially useful for other equipment running at 115v, not just shavers?

Maplins have transformers starting from £8 or so, so this could be a cheap alternative.
#2
You'll find these are very low current devices.

They are usually rated at less than 20VA so around 0.08 Amps maximum.

I certainly wouldn't like to try and run anything larger than a shaver off one
#3
bbdom
You'll find these are very low current devices.

They are usually rated at less than 20VA so around 0.08 Amps maximum.

I certainly wouldn't like to try and run anything larger than a shaver off one


These are being sold off cheap as, in most cases, their installation will no longer meet 17th Edition S701 electrical regulation requirements. Specifically:
" Separated Extra Low Voltage (SELV) socket outlets and shaver socket outlets are permitted, provided that they are more than 3m from Zone 1. "

Full bedtime reading here:
http://www.voltimum.co.uk/news/9088/infopro/The-17th-Edition---Special-Locations---bathrooms-and-showers-.html
#4
i should watch these as the brass is very thin and will scratch off as easy as pie. but there again you get what you pay for.
good deal if you want cheap!!!!
#5
An interesting one.
Unless you are replacing an existing shaving socket, installing one of these is notifyable to the LABC under Part P.
#6
chrislee765
An interesting one.
Unless you are replacing an existing shaving socket, installing one of these is notifyable to the LABC under Part P.


That is correct. :thumbsup:
#7
gizmouk
These are being sold off cheap as, in most cases, their installation will no longer meet 17th Edition S701 electrical regulation requirements. Specifically:
" Separated Extra Low Voltage (SELV) socket outlets and shaver socket outlets are permitted, provided that they are more than 3m from Zone 1. "

Full bedtime reading here:
http://www.voltimum.co.uk/news/9088/infopro/The-17th-Edition---Special-Locations---bathrooms-and-showers-.html


Not true. SELV sockets and shaver sockets (complying with BS EN 61558-2-5) can be fixed in Zone2, which can, by definition be right next to zone1. It is normal socket outlets that are prohibited within 3m of the boundary of zone1.

The website quoted is incorrect. the above is direct from the regs.
#8
MrFizzy
Not true. SELV sockets and shaver sockets (complying with BS EN 61558-2-5) can be fixed in Zone2, which can, by definition be right next to zone1. It is normal socket outlets that are prohibited within 3m of the boundary of zone1.

The website quoted is incorrect. the above is direct from the regs.


Yes indeed - and thanks for that correction. It would be ridiculous if no shaver sockets were, in practice, allowed in a normal bathroom (whether as part of a shaverlight or separate).

Any reg that is too restrictive is likely to be completely ignored, with the possible result that a more dangerous situation will result than if a sensible and practicable limitation or condition was in force and was adhered to. What was a tried-and-tested and perfectly acceptable specification for many years does not become dangerous overnight just because the rules change, often without any good reason. Fortunately, such changes are not restrospective.

Electrical work involving new circuits or fittings is still taking place in a number of households that does not fully comply with 17th Edition and/or requires inspection under Part P. Needless to say, the work was all started (but not finished) before those changes came into effect :whistling:, so is exempt - and probably uses the old cable colours too! (And it's surely much safer to stick with the old colours in extending an existing installation, rather than to have a mixture together with warning notices. It is not, in fact, illegal to do this as the harmonised cable is really only the 'recommended' stuff.)

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