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Remote Controlled Wall Sockets £9.99

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9y, 3w agoFound 9 years, 3 weeks ago
What a fantastic product. Just set up the four remote controlled plug sockets. Range of about 40 metres I can control the plugs all around the house. Superb.
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#1
Any dimmability on 'em ?
#2
Flimber
Any dimmability on 'em ?


You want to dim a wall socket?
#3
Is it just me? Or does thi seem a bit lazy?
#4
promo says wall sockets.
wall socket[COLOR="Red"]s[/COLOR] or wall socket? i.e. how many in a pack? will one remote cover multiple sockets? :thinking:
#5
could be used for Lazyness
[SIZE=2]Or Id probably use them for plugging xmas lights in the sockets that are difficult to get to to turn off...[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Might pop along tomorrow....[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Kim:thumbsup: [/SIZE]
#6
Flipd
promo says wall sockets.
wall socket[COLOR="Red"]s[/COLOR] or wall socket? i.e. how many in a pack? will one remote cover multiple sockets? :thinking:


link on Aldi site would suggest you get 4 plugs and a remote
#7
I think its a brilliant product, dont know about the price though. Il check Maplins and the rest:

Il google it.
#8
#9
Voted hot may be good idea as mentioned for Xmas lights saves me trying to shimmy underneath my over sized Xmas tree to reach wall socket right at the back when im half asleep before i go to bed :-D
#10
good for the stuff that always go into standby like sky say there helping u ffs as if its so they can ring up your box in midel of the night and get the info :)

scoot
#11
imagine your in bed bu cant be bothered to switch your lamp off (as it may not be within arms reach) press a button hey presto its off
#12
Also a good one for making sure that TV's are actually turned off and not on standby. Most people can't be bothered going to the TV itself, so bypass that and do it at the plug?

Voted hot :) I like this idea!
#13
J9STL
link on Aldi site would suggest you get 4 plugs and a remote


True, but when you look at the picture in the link, there are 2 wires coming out of the plug. Will pop down in the morning to check.
#14
pete_l
True, but when you look at the picture in the link, there are 2 wires coming out of the plug. Will pop down in the morning to check.

that's Christmas lights mate :thumbsup:
#15
the two wires are coming from the plug, as in live & neutral, such as the xmas lights wiring to a plug scenario mentioned above

bellamy _47 beat me to it :)
#16
I bet you get One remote and One plug !!
#17
tuggy
I bet you get One remote and One plug !!

says 'switch up to 4 lamps off at once' though :? Its 4 adaptors and one remote maybe?
#18
Broadsword
You want to dim a wall socket?


Er...no, you might want to have control over a lamp plugged into one though :)

As per the set available from ebuyer for £9.99 and (occasionally) LIDL.
#19
Can anyone confirm if the remote signal is IR or RF? If it's IR then it's a gauge problem for plugs hidden behind furniture, which would be one of the main reasons to get one of these.

Though if it's IR then I can program it into my Logitech Harmony remote and not require a second remote (the whole point of getting the Logitech...).


Also, on the [url]www.uk-automation.co.uk[/url] site they refer to device wattages... I wouldn't have expected this mattered as it's just a pass-through device but if it does then I doubt the Aldi ones would be rated to 1000W like the more expensive ones on that site.
#20
I have similar ones i purchased from ebuyer nd you cant program your harmony remote to work them as i found out. hope this helps
#21
Passionpantz
I have similar ones i purchased from ebuyer nd you cant program your harmony remote to work them as i found out. hope this helps


That suggests to me it's IR, which requires line of sight, so would be no use for the socket behind my PC desk...

Thanks for the response :thumbsup:
#22
thesilverfox
Also a good one for making sure that TV's are actually turned off and not on standby. Most people can't be bothered going to the TV itself, so bypass that and do it at the plug?

Voted hot :) I like this idea!


Yes great...I thought same but bought a set similar to these last time Aldi had them....problem is the telly was prone to turning itself off randomly
#23
PoisonJam
That suggests to me it's IR, which requires line of sight, so would be no use for the socket behind my PC desk...

Thanks for the response :thumbsup:

I don't have this specific product, but a very similar Maplins variety (which will probably be exactly the same internally) I use to control a desk lamp which has an unfortunately placed switch. It doesn't work with my Harmony 885 remote but using the standard remote I can switch it on from anywhere in the house, it definitely does not need line of sight, it is RF.

teddyshady
instead of finding cures for HIV and TB we are inventing this rubbish... and you wounder why British people are becoming fatter then Americans... what next...
And yet you're here posting about how rubbish it is. Why aren't you off curing some diseases? Oh yeah, because you're on the Internet. There are legitimate reasons for such a product to exist :roll:
#24
Ego
Is it just me? Or does thi seem a bit lazy?


It's a good idea for people with limited mobility.
banned 1 Like #25
I brought a couple of these, they don't move - rubbish for races.
#26
PoisonJam
That suggests to me it's IR, which requires line of sight, so would be no use for the socket behind my PC desk...

Thanks for the response :thumbsup:



I have various sets of this type of remote sockets and IR are quite rare, I think these are wireless 40 meters in the open you can control 4 sockets per handset turn all on or off at the same time so there is one extra set of buttons maybe for a dimmer or for programming button position to socket:)
#27
I could just do with another remote for my collection.
#28
Good for rebooting a wireless router thats on a different floor of the house lol. Lazy, damn straight, I will live my life the way I want to, not how the government tell me to :p
#29
PhearFactor
Good for rebooting a wireless router thats on a different floor of the house lol. Lazy, damn straight, I will live my life the way I want to, not how the government tell me to :p


Does that mean these don't use IR ?
#30
i too would be interested on the range of these things.

if you get 4 socket adapers would be fantastic.

1 for my router upstairs which randomly needs a reboot.
1 for my arcade pc in arcade cab. currently my monitor just sits on sleep 24/7 as i cant get at it to switch off
1 for bedroom dvd player as it doesnt have standby and there is nothing worse than about to nod off and then having to get up. its not being lazy its just it wakes me up again

and then 1 spare :)

but it does all depend on its ability to work at range/not line of site.

as for the guy who thinks everyone should stop designing everything unless its medical research..... use your head for gods sake.

i take it you dont ever use a remote control for your tv then??? this device has very practical uses for those hard to reach plugs, where as a TV remote IS just lazy, so once more... i hope you dont use one as it would make you a total hypocrite.

ps whats you job? unless its some form of biological reasearch (funnily enough my job is ;) ) then i take it you are about to quit and chance fields???
#31
I got what are probably the equivalent of these from Tescos the other week and they are RF. I would imagine these are the same as they are intended to be used also for things that would otherwise be hard to switch off. Of the two buttons on the wall socket, one will be for configuring the RF signal used for that particular switch.
#32
Four plugs,one remote control that switches on and off the wall sockets plus the batteries for the remote. Plug your electrical product (eg lamp) into the remote socket (these are the wires you see in the picture) prime the remote control to the socket and hey presto switches the plug on or off up to 40 metres away.
I was in the back garden last night and was able to switch on the lamp in my bedroom at the front of the house.(I think it's a man thing)
#33
I guess this is similar to lidl package, 4 sockets (1 dimmable) & 1 remote. Individual on/off, all on/off, dim/bright for 1 socket.

Good stuff, that makes life easier if you have too many things to be switched on/off
#34
PoisonJam
That suggests to me it's IR, which requires line of sight, so would be no use for the socket behind my PC desk...

Thanks for the response :thumbsup:


When I used mine I was nowhere in the line of sight, I was behind two brick walls and at the end of the garden.
#35
we have these in our living room to turn on all the christmas lights, and lamp etc..... really good idea!.
#36
Hey, I may be going slightly off topic BUT... some people have mentioned that they couldn't use their spangily Harmony remotes with this product or others of this ilk. I bought an "X10" system that does the same thing, but crucially you can also buy an RF-IR converter plug, which also allows you turn off an appliance and this is supposed to allow you to use your Harmony remote to control the wireless scokets.

Now this sounds great in theory, however the Harmony database can't find the model numbers of the IR-RF adapter and trying to manually send the commands fails.

Has anyone managed to get a Harmony remote to work with a product of this type? I bet there must be someone who is reading this thread and sitting back feeling smug because they are in full control of their appliances...erm, yes!

Thanks

W
#37
Sinecure
Hey, I may be going slightly off topic BUT... some people have mentioned that they couldn't use their spangily Harmony remotes with this product or others of this ilk. I bought an "X10" system that does the same thing, but crucially you can also buy an RF-IR converter plug, which also allows you turn off an appliance and this is supposed to allow you to use your Harmony remote to control the wireless scokets.

Now this sounds great in theory, however the Harmony database can't find the model numbers of the IR-RF adapter and trying to manually send the commands fails.

Has anyone managed to get a Harmony remote to work with a product of this type? I bet there must be someone who is reading this thread and sitting back feeling smug because they are in full control of their appliances...erm, yes!

Thanks

W


try avforums, look for the forum on remote controls
#38
Got one this morning.

Comes with 4 sockets.
It's wireless.
40m range (Maximum).
3 year guarantee.
#39
Talis
Got one this morning.

Comes with 4 sockets.
It's wireless.
40m range (Maximum).
3 year guarantee.


When you say wireless you mean it's RF not IR?
#40
Says it works through walls, ceilings etc.

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