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Remote Controlled Wall Socket Set £15.99 instore at Aldi

£15.99 @ ALDI
This clever device saves on power resources, because turning a socket off completely is more energy-efficient than leaving your TV on standby. Range of transmission: 40 metres in open area Indivi…
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This clever device saves on power resources, because turning a socket off completely is more energy-efficient than leaving your TV on standby.

Range of transmission: 40 metres in open area
Individual On/Off function
Master On/Off function
Dim/Bright function
LED indicator for signal transmission
Switch On or Off 1, 2, 3 or even 4 connected sockets at the same time
Requires 2 AAA batteries (included)
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#1
That's a neat idea too; not sure if the price makes it a bargain or not :| since i've never looked at these before.
I have remote control light switches, that can be either, on/off or if you hold down the button it acts as a dimmer switch which is really cool :-D

Summat like this might be useful where the socket is hard to reach; replace it with one of these and then use the remote function
#2
These are very useful, my old housemate had them to turn off his hifi, computer, monitor and TV as the sockets were hidden well behind a load of junk on the floor.

Be careful not to knock the remote if you're using the PC or you could lose everything - that's why I decided against buying one in the past.

Also I'm sure he got his for cheaper than this - around 12 quid I think.
#3
markwills
Also I'm sure he got his for cheaper than this - around 12 quid I think.

Any idea where from.:)
#4
Got mine ages ago from ebay, very good indeed. Never quite sure if it's worked (e.g. turn socket off from upstairs to turn lights off in lounge overnight, how do I know that it's turned them off?) I've never come downstairs in the morning to see the lights still on tho so they work really well. Dimmer is very good too, dims lamps that can't usually be dimmed! P.S. This is likely a different set than the one I've got so may not be as good.
#5
Yes, the price is quite good actually. And the remote looks nice, normally these cheap kits got super-ugly remotes :)
#6
Benjimoron
This is likely a different set than the one I've got so may not be as good.

Or may be better......:)
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Very useful gadget bazr :thumbsup:

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#8
millarcat
Very useful gadget bazr :thumbsup:

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Thanks cat.:)
#9
the advert shows four sockets and calls it a set
#10
ninegt
the advert shows four sockets and calls it a set

Your point being.......
#11
[SIZE=2]no point just that at that price it makes it a very good deal it is nearly as cheap as some are charging for one[/SIZE]
#12
The last batch of these at a local Aldi were very unreliable as were ones recently bought from Lidl (these were two packs not four packs though). Would've kept the one's bought otherwise as are a really good idea IMHO. Not sure what frequencies these work on but they could be susceptible to interference from DECT phones and/or WiFi. Please don't quote me on that though as i've not checked whether or not this is correct. Sockets would forget what channel they were on i.e. pressing switch 1,2,3 or 4 on would either result in the incorrect socket being switched on or no socket switching on at all (even though they were working without any problems whilst being programmed).
#13
I agree that these are slighly flaky, but sure beat the hell out of crawling under the christmas tree to turn the lights on every day.
#14
Sounds like a good idea. Has anyone actually got these, r they bulky?

I have dect phones and wifi so i dont want them to interfere either.
Has anyone seen these elsewhere, what do these usually sell for?
#15
Maplin have a similar gadget for £5.99
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http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=98630&criteria=socket%20remote&doy=20m11

Cant take the credit - I read it on a post a couple of days ago
#16
bazr
Any idea where from.:)
Maplin I think, but it was about a year ago so price may have gone up.
#17
rftmail
Maplin have a similar gadget for £5.99

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=98630&criteria=socket%20remote&doy=20m11

Cant take the credit - I read it on a post a couple of days ago

Yeah thats a good price.....if you only want 1 socket......£24.99 for similar set of 4.:)
#18
can you plug an extension lead into these?
#19
Yes, why not?
#20
Kommunist
Yes, why not?

Just thought I would ask :oops:
means I only need one and will be visiting Maplin at the week end :)
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I bought a couple of those 6-quid things off Maplin (you might want to stock check availability in your local store via their website before making journey). It works quite well.
There are two things to remember - Maplin's kit can't dim and remote is only supporting 3 sockets/switches. It works on 433MHz frequency, so it shouldn't interfere with WiFi (my video streamer doesn't pay any attention to it) and DECT. Microwave of course can jam it (but it'll also jam WiFi). Another thing is that there is a loud 'click' when socket is switched on or off.
#22
Kommunist
I bought a couple of those 6-quid things off Maplin (you might want to stock check availability in your local store via their website before making journey). It works quite well.
There are two things to remember - Maplin's kit can't dim and remote is only supporting 3 sockets/switches. It works on 433MHz frequency, so it shouldn't interfere with WiFi (my video streamer doesn't pay any attention to it) and DECT. Microwave of course can jam it (but it'll also jam WiFi). Another thing is that there is a loud 'click' when socket is switched on or off.


Thanks for the info Kommunist ..... I don't need the socket to dim just to turn the tv and cable box off as they go to stand by when switched off which is not very enviromentally friendly and getting around to where the sockets are to switch off is a nightmare....
#23
Some TV-sets and 'boxes aren't designed to be switched off completely. For example, my satbox when switched off and then on again (with time difference of about 5 minutes) requires me to set 'favourites' channels again. Which is a bit of a pain when you have 2000+ channels. As to environment, we're talking microamps here, nothing really serious. And do remember that switching sockets got its own circuitry too, which is in 'sleep mode' by default (and you can't switch it off). So, not sure if this is really worth the hassle, TBH.
#24
ooh right ...... thought that leaving t.v's etc on stand by used as much electric and was crappy for the enviroment as when left switched on....... trying to be eco friendly is confusing sometimes :thinking: lol

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