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Find these really useful for killing power to things like home cinema set ups, hard to reach sockets or the like. Just plug it in between the plug you want to control and the socket, and you're pretty much away. Range is pretty good in my experience (through internal brick walls), you can have three different groups controlled from the one remote, and there's four different remote groups.

This is the link, if it doesn't work for people: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=220687

The two product codes are N79FN and N33GF.

Here's the blurb from the Maplin site.


* Switch electrical appliances on and off from the comfort of your armchair - no longer need to leave appliances on standby
* Easy to use - ''plug ''n'' play''
* Save money and energy
* 25m range
* 1000W capacity
* Environmentally friendly
* Spare socket is available (Order Code: N33GF)

The new socket from SMJ combines a simple ''plug and play'' operation with the ability to save money and energy. It is simple to use and operate and when used with an extension lead you can control up to ten sockets. Its energy-saving attributes means you can turn electrical appliances on and off with the push of a button. Research shows that by turning off a TV/DVD/video/satellite box when not in use can save money over 30 a year in some cases. The tiny energy consumption of the socket when in operation also means that you are helping the environment. Many 100,000 tons of CO2 are wasted by household appliances being left in standby mode. Of course its not just TVs that can be controlled. Any household appliances, such as lights, stereos, radios etc can be turned on and off using this remote socket. To operate, set the dial on the reverse of the product to the channel required and fit the small battery to the transmitter. Plug the socket in to the required wall outlet and it''s ready to use. An additional three sockets per channel can be added and operated by the one remote control (Order code: N33GF for spare socket - please note that this is not supplied with a remote control). Note: Some manufacturers'' equipment may occasionally need to be left on standby to operate correctly - e.g. to record. Please check your manufacturers'' instructions.
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#1
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#3
aaah thats better! thanks, heat added
#4
These are much better than many of the other cheap ones offered because they do not need resetting after a power cut. That might not matter to some, but its a pain where we live.;-)
#5
[SIZE="6"]COLD I got my from Clas Ohlson in Manchester 2 weeks ago £9.99 for a pack of 3 =£3.33 each[/SIZE]


[SIZE="4"]They do not work of a info red signal but a radio control signal which is better as I have a lamp plugged in this behind a book case and works fine[/SIZE]


http://www.clasohlson.co.uk/product/category.aspx?category=timers%2fswitches:remote+control+switches&id=88599173&_path=251882;85177594;88599170;88599173
#6
and for those of us not near Manchester - hot! Might save me some back ache too.

Product availablity: Energy Saving Socket (N79FN)
Note: Stock figures may be up to 24 hours old. We do recommend that you contact the store and reserve stock to avoid disappointment


Canterbury 20
Thanet 4
Maidstone 13
Chatham 7
Tunbridge Wells 6
Eastbourne 10
Thurrock Superstore 10
Orpington 21
Bromley 7
Romford 11
#7
cattythefatty
[SIZE="6"]COLD I got my from Clas Ohlson in Manchester 2 weeks ago £9.99 for a pack of 3 =£3.33 each[/SIZE]


[SIZE="4"]They do not work of a info red signal but a radio control signal which is better as I have a lamp plugged in this behind a book case and works fine[/SIZE]


http://www.clasohlson.co.uk/product/category.aspx?category=timers%2fswitches:remote+control+switches&id=88599173&_path=251882;85177594;88599170;88599173


Yeah, look like the same product. Save £3 compared to Maplin (one £5 remote and switch, two £4 switches).

Only problem is that Clas Ohlson don't do mail order, and their store locations are quite limited:


Leeds (2010-04-30)
Liverpool (2010-04-29)
London - Croydon
London - Kingston
Manchester - Arndale centre
Reading
Watford
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Maplin do mail order, and have stores here:


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Cork
Cumbernauld
Dublin (Blanchard)
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Dundalk
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Falkirk
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Teesside
Wakefield
York

Aylesbury
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Cannock
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Dudley (Merry Hill)
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Shrewsbury
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Walsall
Wolverhampton

Banbury
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Cambridge
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Derby
Ipswich
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Peterborough

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#8
Hot from me, just bought five (for colleagues too) from the Bishopsgate branch.

Mine are for a lamp behind a sofa, so to turn it on, need to move the sofa, this way i don't have to move anything :)
#9
these are 3 for £5 in asda at the moment, bought some yesterday
banned#10
willber00
these are 3 for £5 in asda at the moment, bought some yesterday


Preety sure asda ones are infa red thou, whereas these are rf signal. I bought one of these from maplins and hav the socket pluged in a bedroom (2nd floor) and can control it from the lounge without any problems. Well worth the money
#11
these things are great, the batteries that come with them are not great.
#12
lottysdad08
Preety sure asda ones are infa red thou, whereas these are rf signal. I bought one of these from maplins and hav the socket pluged in a bedroom (2nd floor) and can control it from the lounge without any problems. Well worth the money


No, Asda are RF (Frequency 433.92MHz), I use them. And they are £5 for 3 - absolutely brilliant, and easy to setup. Haven't pulled out a plug (or my back) for ages !!

And in case you're wondering, the power these draw is virtually nothing. I put them on an energy monitor, and they didn't even record 1watt.
#13
Am I the only one who thinks they should be infa red though? I mean isn't it better to be able to integrate them with an all-in-one remote, instead of having a separate clunky rf controller?

Sure I'd miss being able to turn on the kettle downstairs, whilst lying in bed but not much else. I'm sure the IR ones exist, I just never see them at a decent price ;-)
banned#14
huggychair
Am I the only one who thinks they should be infa red though? I mean isn't it better to be able to integrate them with an all-in-one remote, instead of having a separate clunky rf controller?

Sure I'd miss being able to turn on the kettle downstairs, whilst lying in bed but not much else. I'm sure the IR ones exist, I just never see them at a decent price ;-)


But if they were Ir then they would be useless for many aplications as you need a line of sigh to the plug, whereas with the Rf ones they can be several rooms away and work effectively.

I have 2 of these plugs, one on the livingroom downlighters,( plugged in on the upstairs landing, and 1 in the attic where the outside lights are plugged into, so can be very useful and certainly saved me a lot of hassle
#15
yes, obviously they would have to come with an ir dongle or thy'd be pretty useless :thumbsup: I've got something like it in the living room (but it's a standby saver type thing) horses for courses I suppose :whistling:
#16
huggychair
yes, obviously they would have to come with an ir dongle or thy'd be pretty useless :thumbsup: I've got something like it in the living room (but it's a standby saver type thing) horses for courses I suppose :whistling:


Yeah, something like that's a good reason for an IR one. If you want to use if for something where you don't have a remote already, or in a different room, then RF is much easier. I've got one I use to reboot our router in another room if the connection drops.
#17
MattWPBS
Yeah, something like that's a good reason for an IR one. If you want to use if for something where you don't have a remote already, or in a different room, then RF is much easier. I've got one I use to reboot our router in another room if the connection drops.


genius usage! :thumbsup:

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