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Is it possible to get dual/triple shaver adaptors?

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Well.. me and my missus got rechargeable toothbrushes and I've got rechargeable shaver. We do have shaver socket (dual voltage) in bathroom but it only got 1 socket.

I searched high and low and can't find any multiplug adaptor for shavers. Is such thing exists at all?

Here is what I am talking about (but for shavers, not for normal socket):
http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/300/hl63t.jpg
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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[admin]#1
What do you need? Just a multi-extender for the shaver socket? I think the voltage is irrelevant to a plug adaptor? Like if you take a standard US style plug extender it should work fine... well try it and let me know heh :)
#2
As your shaver socket is in the bathroom I wouldn't be plugging in any adapters - not a safe thing to do for two reasons - 1. Shaver sockets are protected against ingress of water vapour and safe to use in a bathroom whereas adaptors are not, and 2. The sockets are designed for light electrical loads only.

We have rechargeable electric toothbrushes and beard trimmer but we only ever need to plug one in now and again for a recharge. Each piece of kit will last on one charge for at least a week - it is not wise to leave these items plugged in and charging all the time as it reduces the life of the batteries.

That would be my solution - saves you money too.

You probably can't find specially designed adaptors because it is not a safe thing to do.
#3
I agree with Pugwash about the plug in adapter, however you can get shaver sockets with 2 shaver points if that's of any use, for example this one @ Screwfix

You could just swap out your single shaver point with a double
#4
Thanks :)
Strangely, forum did not notify me of replies despite that I subscribed to it.

Pugwash

I thought about safety issue but don't understand why it is difficult to design waterproof multiplug.

Admin

Well... on my next trip to US I'll get one of these and try it.

barneydog

This is exactly the shaver socket device I have. However, the sockets are mutually exclusive - if you use one, you can't use another at the same time. I guess this is something to do with transformer (240->110).
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Kommunist
Well... on my next trip to US I'll get one of these and try it.


Just order a container from China http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/Multi_Plug.html

A euro style multi-plug should work too I think as most shaver adaptors take those. Don't blame me if it results in electrocution as per the other responses though...
#6
Ah well... in the worst case there will be less Kommunists in the world. Which mught be not a such a bad thing after all :)
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Kommunist
Thanks :)


Pugwash

I thought about safety issue but don't understand why it is difficult to design waterproof multiplug.



This is exactly the shaver socket device I have. However, the sockets are mutually exclusive - if you use one, you can't use another at the same time. I guess this is something to do with transformer (240->110).



It's not just about water/vapour/steam proofing but also about loading and the electric shock potential. The sockets are designed to be able to deliver only a very small electrical load just in case someone does end up becoming "connected". The load is limited and a cutout will operate when that load is exceeded. You are at your most vulnerable when wet and naked in the bathroom!!!! A simple way of remembering the potential for electric shock is "It's the volts that jolt but the amps that kill". When wet and naked in the bathroom the body's electrical resistance is low and it takes fewer volts to deliver the killer amps. That's why the shaver socket limits the current it can supply (amps) and also why you should never have any other type of mains socket fitted in a bathroom and why lighting and other equipment should always be operated by a pullcord (less chance of becoming "connected"). That's a very simplified explanation but should give the general idea.

It would seem that the dual voltage type also complies with this requirement in that you can only be using one load at a time and therefore limiting its current (amps) output.

Should you set up a jury rig and someone gets electrocuted - even a small shock - how would you feel?

There just isn't any need to have these rechargeable items plugged in all the time. If a fully charged battery in them won't last more than a week it is time for a new set of batteries (some of the items can be opened and new rechargeables fitted - I have done this on one of our Braun toothbrushes). If you can't change the batteries then a new item is the safest option. Keeping the item plugged in and on charge all the time will shorten the battery life, even when new.

One shaver socket is all we need in this house and most of the time there is nothing plugged into it.
#8
Thanks for explanation, Pugwash!
#9
Hope I don't sound too much of a killjoy but electrics and electronics were my trade on board ship and there were accidents with live equipment even amongst those properly trained - including some fatalities. People who became blase and forgot some of the rules.

Having had a few belts off the back of cathode ray tubes in radar sets (lots of volts but negligible amps - which is why I am still here) and a few warning kicks from other equipments over the years I have tremendous respect for the stuff as you can't see it and when it does grab you it can often be too late.

You could always give up shaving and grow a beard like me. Hence my user name, seagoing and with a black beard!!!!!!!!!!!!
#10
Nah, I am not going to grow a beard :) I'd rather support electronics industry and get myself another Panasonic shaver :)
#11
Hey, I dunno if this is too late but i have a PHILIPS Philishave HQ7290 Williams F1 Team & am looking for something similar, since I haven't charged it once yet :roll:
& this website sell accessories explaining suitability for various models & brands of shavers
including a 2-3 pin plug @ £3 (perhaps similar may b cheaper elsewhere.. but i dunno about whether they are suitable for shavers), see: http://www.shavers.co.uk/shopping.php?product_id=336
hope that helps
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Kommunist;1848025
Strangely, forum did not notify me of replies despite that I subscribed to it.


There's a bug in the system - subscriptions only work on threads you have replied to (submitting doesn't subscribe) :thumbsup:

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