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It says on ebuyer that they dim, does that mean that all of them are capable of dimming or only one per set do you think? I can't work out from the remote how you can dim them anyway, there only seem… Read More
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
It says on ebuyer that they dim, does that mean that all of them are capable of dimming or only one per set do you think? I can't work out from the remote how you can dim them anyway, there only seems to be buttons for on and off?
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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#1
http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/879/r012803502ph1.jpg

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128035

Also, why only 3 per set? The remote controls 5 units, so I'm probably gonna buy 2 and have to throw one of them away. I assume both remotes would work at the same time so I can keep one upstairs and one downstairs.
#2
Does what dim?

Edit: ah i was too quick.

I guess A B C would control them and D E would be to dim htem or something?

I think all swhould be capable of dimming.
#3
t0mm
Does what dim?

Edit: ah i was too quick.

I guess A B C would control them and D E would be to dim htem or something?

I think all swhould be capable of dimming.


abcde all control different sockets, I guess I could set one up to control 2 sockets which would be quite useful, I could them light up my loft with one button rather than 2 then. I think I'm gonna give them a go and see what happens. They're quite cheap anyway.

Hope I can use my old set at the same time without interuppting, then I can leave a remote in the car and use it to turn the lights on before we get into the house!
#4
The only thing im concerned about, whats the range? and also is it infra-red? where you need to point it at the socket.. where the ones in the loft would be out of question.

Edit: ah, decided to click the link. 25m range. RF remote. Sounds good.
#5
I assume they're roughly the same as I've got at the mo and they work perfectly apart from the fact that only one dims, they're only 4 so 5 would be much better and I'd now have two remotes (plus one for the old set to go in the car).
#6
i spose you could send them back if not all did, it doesnt state if they all do.
#7
t0mm
i spose you could send them back if not all did, it doesnt state if they all do.


fair point, postage would probably be close to what they cost anyway!
#8
Sockets/Remote have dimmer function for when used with Lights/Lamps to allow you to adjust the brightness of lights

That to me says that all are capable of dimming.
#9
mickb
That to me says that all are capable of dimming.


that's what I thought, but I can't see how to dim using the remote. From the pic seems to just be two buttons for each unit (ie on/off) can't imagine each one has to be dimmed in order to turn it on/off as it'd work ok for lamps but not for tvs etc.
#10
Hi, I bought these however I have a problem. The instructions got lost, i.e. thrown away :whistling: and I can't figure how to alter them so different buttons control different sockets. Help appreciated.:thinking:
#11
jobibear
Hi, I bought these however I have a problem. The instructions got lost, i.e. thrown away :whistling: and I can't figure how to alter them so different buttons control different sockets. Help appreciated.:thinking:

I can't say that this may be true for this exact set, but usually with these items, the case is as follows...

You have 2 sets of Dip Switches on each Remote Socket.

1 set of switches is numbered 1 to 6 (or whatever yours is), and this is classed as your House Code. So, whatever you set these to, needs to be the same throughout the whole range of sockets you have and also the Dip Switches on the remote need to correspond to the numbers you have selected on the sockets.

In easy terms, set switch 3 to on - both on the remote control and on all the sockets.

The 2nd set of switches should be labelled A, B, C etc - this is to correspond with the remote buttons.

So, on your first socket, set this to 'A' and button 'A' on the remote will control this socket.

On your second socket, set this to 'B' and button 'B' on the remote will control that one. And so on and so forth...

Do not set any of the sockets to the same letter, otherwise you will end up with one button turning all these sockets with the same letter on/off (unless you want to do that of course).
#12
Browni is pretty much right,

There are 10 dip switches. First 5 are the house code and should be the same on both the remote and in each socket you want that remote to control. Second 5 are only found in the sockets. These choose the switch that controls that socket. ie putting just number 1 on menas the top button (a) on the remote will control that socket. just number 2 on means the second button on the remote will control it etc.

You'll need a small screwdriver to get at the switches on each socket.
banned#13
Am I missing something but these are remote controlled plug sockets so what exactly would you dim? You wouldnt want to dim the voltage supply lol or maybe I'm wrong.
#14
csiman
Am I missing something but these are remote controlled plug sockets so what exactly would you dim? You wouldnt want to dim the voltage supply lol or maybe I'm wrong.


You can dim lamps with them, they work really well. They remember how dim they were last time they were on so you can keep them the same level when you turn them back on again.

Don't use energy saving bulbs tho as they won't work.

Don't use them on any other appliance, they supposedly work with speakers etc but I wouldn't trust them as they're far too easy to dim, wouldn't want to dim anything other than lamps.

So great for lamps as all 3 in the set dim (unusual for all 3 to dim, usually only 1 in a set). If you want them for anything else get a set that don't dim.
#15
Cheers guys:thumbsup:

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