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Remote Controlled Power Socket 3-Pack. £7.99 @ Maplin (Quidco too)

£7.99 @ Maplin
Procuct code N25FZ I bought a four pack similar to this a last year, subsequently bought more as my electric bills plumeted, £7.99 for three is the cheapest I've ever seen. Become more energy ef… Read More
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Procuct code N25FZ

I bought a four pack similar to this a last year, subsequently bought more as my electric bills plumeted, £7.99 for three is the cheapest I've ever seen.

Become more energy efficient by switching off appliances that are in standby
Converts existing sockets to remote operation
Ideal for home entertainment, lamps and lights and not easily accessible appliances
Up to 25 metres'' range - even works through walls
3600W switching capacity
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#2
No stock showing in South East stores
#3
Have entered the names of quite a few large towns, and have not found one in stock anywhere at all yet.

Has anyone managed to buy a set recently?
#4
just bought some online, total was £10.97 which is still a pretty good price..
#5
Am I missing something? I don't get the point of these things. Why not just switch the switch off at the socket?
#6
bought online - cheap as chips thanks op.:thumbsup:
#7
Jeezeypeeps
Am I missing something? I don't get the point of these things. Why not just switch the switch off at the socket?


That would be soooooooo 1990s!
#8
Jeezeypeeps
Am I missing something? I don't get the point of these things. Why not just switch the switch off at the socket?


Switch the kettle on in the morning before you get out of bed.
Pull up on your drive and switch some welcoming lghts on.
Use to switch things off that are hard to reach.
#9
So that means, taking your remote control(s) to work?
banned#10
wolvesinwales;1747877
Switch the kettle on in the morning before you get out of bed.


Think you're trying to sell this product too hard, they cant be that Powerful :thumbsup:

Unless you sleep in the kitchen! :oops:
#11
I have similar wireless plugs i bought a while back on a deal on here from lakeland i think it was who was clearing them out, they are pretty good for small applances, for example my bedroom is upstairs, i have the wireless router downstairs and at night when i close down my xbox and everything instead of getting out of sleepy mood, walking down the stairs and turning it off i just turn the socket off from up here.
But only one problem i've encountered so far with this kind of product is that you shouldn't plug more than one device in at a time by using a an adaptor plug think ( you know what i mean lol), i recently have actually blown 2 of these things after discovering something, i had my xbox 360 plugged in, a wireless reciever, a 42" Toshiba Regza, A twin tuner HD recorder and a Portable hard drive, pluged into a 6 plug surge protected plug adaptor and although all the things were turned off, when i turned the plug in they surged and blew the whole plug, don't ask me how first i thought it was a faulty plug but then after trying another and it doing the same thing it makes me wonder.
However on the back it says max resistance 1000 watts so im thinking all that equipment must require more than 1000 watts although ill admit the 2nd time i had a desktop computer hooked in aswell but it's only when i actually turned on the plug it blew, not when i turned on the equipment.
So id advise just using them on small appliances and if i hadn't of had the surge protector i wonder how much of my equipment would have been wrecked, the one on the router is still working fine and has been this last couple months.
#12
I've bought something similar to these and I use 2 for controlling the low voltage lights in my garden. The 3rd unit I was using to control the lights in my wall unit and it worked fine until one of the 15watt light bulbs blew - that's when the unit stopped working although the 3amp fuse in the plug was fine.
#13
bargaindeals
I've bought something similar to these and I use 2 for controlling the low voltage lights in my garden. The 3rd unit I was using to control the lights in my wall unit and it worked fine until one of the 15watt light bulbs blew - that's when the unit stopped working although the 3amp fuse in the plug was fine.


So these go through walls for the IR signal no problerm? If i have my decking lights plugged in the garage can i control them from the kitchen? Or would i have to be able to visually see the plug for it to work?
#14
schnipps;1748103
So these go through walls for the IR signal no problerm? If i have my decking lights plugged in the garage can i control them from the kitchen? Or would i have to be able to visually see the plug for it to work?


Infra-Red cannot go through anything, it requires line of sight. These things are most likely working on a Radio Frequency. Regardless, it seems that the product's been removed from the site...
#15
Hot, i have some of these, (bought last year), they are great as most of our sockets have to be concealed from small fingers ! At the ennd of the day we just press the remote and go to bed. Not only a safety item in my mind but also making it easier for us all to do a little bit for the enviroment and energy conservation. (and saves your back, all those late nights having to bend over ;-0 )
#17
I can't seem to find them in stock at a maplin shop anywhere.
#18
I bought a different brand of these from Maplin a few weeks back - RF frequency, works through walls and furniture etc (As that is really the whole point of them...)

I bought them as we have 2 lamps in the corners of the rooms, whose switches are awkward to get too - except for out 1 year old who started getting amusement out of playing with the wires (!) and turning them on and off. So - remote sockets where they plug in, and some conduit for the cable (so everything is now hidden away and unreachable) and the 1 year old can no longer electrocute herself, and we don't get a hernia trying to reach the switches (And as a bonus, you can turn all plugs off with 1 button.)

They are a fantastic idea - something I thought was still 'futuristic' until I went looking, and found there are Loads of cheap brands of these around (Maplin being the best stockist for Cheap Multi-packs). Theres enough items in these RF ranges to remove a huge amount wiring from your house if you wanted to (Thermostats, Ceiling Roses) amazing really...
#19
Hi, I have three of these at home in the lounge.

1 x turns on socket for media PC, TV, XBox, virgin + box, and HD drive plugged into XBox.
1 x turns on socket for amp, old xbox, dvd player, and VHS along with a light
1 x turns on socket for light in corner and power to 4way socket for laptop charger

I am planning to get a couple more for the bedrooms to turn off little lamp and Virgin+ box, dvd, and TV in the corner (nightmare when getting out of bed!)

Would def recommend getting some. Everyone who see's me using them wants one!!
#20
Can't find any shops in stock, so maybe an online promotion only?
#21
Just online i think, just grabbed some for outdoor lights, so can turn all the garden stuff on from kitchen on a summer night. Good find.
#22
saayinla
So that means, taking your remote control(s) to work?


Well i put it in the car in the morning, i dont actually take it into work that would be silly.
#23
wierdowoss
Think you're trying to sell this product too hard, they cant be that Powerful :thumbsup:

Unless you sleep in the kitchen! :oops:


Powerful enough as others have confirmed. I live in a bungalow so the kitchen is only about 30 feet away but being upstairs would not make much difference i reckon.
#24
howardevansgb;1747329
No stock showing in South East stores


did you check holborn?
#25
Jakaru;1748227
I bought a different brand of these from Maplin a few weeks back - RF frequency, works through walls and furniture etc (As that is really the whole point of them...)

I bought them as we have 2 lamps in the corners of the rooms, whose switches are awkward to get too - except for out 1 year old who started getting amusement out of playing with the wires (!) and turning them on and off. So - remote sockets where they plug in, and some conduit for the cable (so everything is now hidden away and unreachable) and the 1 year old can no longer electrocute herself, and we don't get a hernia trying to reach the switches (And as a bonus, you can turn all plugs off with 1 button.)

They are a fantastic idea - something I thought was still 'futuristic' until I went looking, and found there are Loads of cheap brands of these around (Maplin being the best stockist for Cheap Multi-packs). Theres enough items in these RF ranges to remove a huge amount wiring from your house if you wanted to (Thermostats, Ceiling Roses) amazing really...




have you found any switches that can be used physically like the normal switches controlling lights, etc AND accepting remote commands at the same time?
#26
couldnt pay with paypal as no continue button but really wanted a set.
#27
megaceller
I have similar wireless plugs i bought a while back on a deal on here from lakeland i think it was who was clearing them out, they are pretty good for small applances, for example my bedroom is upstairs, i have the wireless router downstairs and at night when i close down my xbox and everything instead of getting out of sleepy mood, walking down the stairs and turning it off i just turn the socket off from up here.
But only one problem i've encountered so far with this kind of product is that you shouldn't plug more than one device in at a time by using a an adaptor plug think ( you know what i mean lol), i recently have actually blown 2 of these things after discovering something, i had my xbox 360 plugged in, a wireless reciever, a 42" Toshiba Regza, A twin tuner HD recorder and a Portable hard drive, pluged into a 6 plug surge protected plug adaptor and although all the things were turned off, when i turned the plug in they surged and blew the whole plug, don't ask me how first i thought it was a faulty plug but then after trying another and it doing the same thing it makes me wonder.
However on the back it says max resistance 1000 watts so im thinking all that equipment must require more than 1000 watts although ill admit the 2nd time i had a desktop computer hooked in aswell but it's only when i actually turned on the plug it blew, not when i turned on the equipment.
So id advise just using them on small appliances and if i hadn't of had the surge protector i wonder how much of my equipment would have been wrecked, the one on the router is still working fine and has been this last couple months.


lucky there was no fire....

Id never use one of these to swicth a extension lead, i dont think thats what there designed for.
#28
Ordered two lots. One to run my freeview & TV off, another for both games consoles and one for the laptop charger (all in awkward positions) and another set for my computer room - saves me having to keep reaching around desks all the time!

Voted HOT
#29
Gavin01
lucky there was no fire....


As far as I know it's the relay which blows; it would be unlikely that a fire would start unless the magnet inside touched the input and output contacts - which I've never heard of happening.
#30
Why has this expired?
Maynot be available instore, but plenty online, minus the 2 that I just purchased :thumbsup:
Silly me, forgot to go via quidco :roll:

Johnnypanic
#31
Gavin01


Id never use one of these to swicth a extension lead, i dont think thats what there designed for.


These are rated at 3600W. so should be OK on an extension lead.
#32
johnnypanic
Why has this expired?
Maynot be available instore, but plenty online, minus the 2 that I just purchased :thumbsup:
Silly me, forgot to go via quidco :roll:

Johnnypanic


I wondered about that, so relisted it as new, even put it as online only; within seconds someone marked it as expired again. Must just be someone just messing about.

Have no idea how to reverse the expired marking!

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