Remote Controlled Wall Sockets (From 16th November) £12.99 @ Aldi - HotUKDeals
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Operate your tree lights from your armchair. Great for the TV, stereo or lamp too.

* Range of transmission: 40 metres in open area
* Dim/bright function LED indicator for signal transmission
* Requires 2 AAA batteries (included)
* Includes 1 ?remote control, 4 ?sockets

This sort of thing has been posted before, but this was the first I've seen with 4 sockets from one remote.
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#1
anyone know if these would work with the harmony remotes?
#2
VAMOS DAN
anyone know if these would work with the harmony remotes?


Highly unlikely - they are usually RF based (ie radio frequency, like remote car alarms) and not IR infra-red light based.

MKD
#3
Already in our local Lidl at this price - bargain.

Actually the Lidl one is slightly different - it has a dimmer switch on one and only three plugs.
#4
harmony 1000 handles rf though?
#5
*************** CAUTION WORD OF WARNING ******************
If these are the same as the Lidl Yins, You will find that the plugs have to be switched on all the time or they loose the order in which they turn off...
e.g. If you have all four in an extension board, like me, then when you switch off at night before going bye byes, you will find in the morning when you switch on yer light etc. that all the other devices switch on also...

Unlike the bye Bye Standbys, which can be assigned by a small pot on the plug and controller.......

Just thought you'd like to know as I spend almost 2 hrs explaining it to the Lidl Manager when I returned them, I ended up using the excuse that they did not have WAF aswell...... "WAF ?" He Said... Yes "Wife Approval Factor" .... works everytime...
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Can you program them to go into the kitchen and get another box of cream doughnuts? :roll:
#7
I bought these when they were in Aldi earlier this year.

They work pretty well, my only issue is when my 18 month old grabs the remote and turns off half the house.

If I understand what you said CHR0M£D0M£ (did I spell your name right ? :) ) then yes, if you unplug the sockets from the mains then when you plug them in again they may need to be re-taught. Not a major issue though, all the teaching involves is holding the socket's 'Learn' button and pressing the on or off button on the remote that you want to control it.
#8
thanks - looks good
#9
good find
#10
Highly recommended, bought these last time round as well (for a tenner I think). Great for turning off difficult-to-reach sockets - I have all the AV stuff I don't need to have on all the time wired through these to save me climbing round the telly. The bottom buttons on the remote are "all on/all off" which is really handy.
Think I'll pick up a second set - if there are any left!
#11
do they use much power? as they are on all the time
#12
Dont these use power when you turn them off with the remote though?

Obviously it'll be a lot less than all items on standby, but still?
#13
Bought some Lidl ones for elderly Mum and Dad, they didn't even know these things existed, but they love them, no more bending down or trying to lean behind tv unit. They work from room to room, so you could plug the kettle into one and boil it ready for the soap break! Or you can turn an electric fire on from bed so its warm when you get up!
#14
i have got 5 socket extension x 2 for (i think) £5 from IKEA. they have on off switch as well so you can simply get off your back side and switch off at night. no remote require i prefer these. as i have enough remotes on coffee table as it is!!!.:thumbsup:
#15
zoobenny
They work from room to room, so you could plug the kettle into one and boil it ready for the soap break! Or you can turn an electric fire on from bed so its warm when you get up!


YEAH ! Great if you want your house to burn down ! :roll:

[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Red"]Under NO circumstances plug these into high current appliances ! [/COLOR][/SIZE]
#16
Mecoconuts
YEAH ! Great if you want your house to burn down ! :roll:

[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Red"]Under NO circumstances plug these into high current appliances ! [/COLOR][/SIZE]


What do you mean by high-current appliances? Does that mean we should use them to turn off TV's, computers etc?

And why would it cause a fire? Could you explain?
#17
Mecoconuts;3441295
YEAH ! Great if you want your house to burn down ! :roll:

[SIZE=3][COLOR=Red]Under NO circumstances plug these into high current appliances ! [/COLOR][/SIZE]
Why? The relays and wiring in these are in fact rated at a higher current than UK appliances are capable of drawing, because they use the same internals as the Schuko (continental) type, which is rated at 16A rather than 13A for the UK.

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