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British General 900 Series 13A 2-Gang SP Smart Socket White x 2 for £31.98 @ Screwfix
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British General 900 Series 13A 2-Gang SP Smart Socket White x 2 for £31.98 @ Screwfix

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Posted 30th Dec 2019

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Screwfix have the same make socket as the smart 'plug' that has just expired from B&Q (admittedly with a free Google Nest Mini of course). However buying the smart socket means you get TWO smart switchable outlets for the prce of one smart plug, and still no need for any hubs - conect them straight to your WiFi.

Plus with Screwfix if you buy 2 smart sockets you get them both for £35 - whereas their deal for the smart plugs is 2 for £30 (but you only get 2 switchable outlets). Also with the sockets you aren't having extra depth hanging off the wall.

As long as you are OK with basic DIY wiring and switching off your electrical circuit then this is a bargain! I am off to Srewfix tomorrow to get some I think!
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UZOR30/12/2019 14:37

As an electrician, if you have a ring final circuit supplying your socket …As an electrician, if you have a ring final circuit supplying your socket outlets, you really shouldn't mess about with the outlets unless you understand the risks of overload and fire associated with broken rings and how to test them after you've replaced the sockets to ensure all of your connections are sound. The sockets may all appear to work fine while the circuit is left unprotected by the circuit breaker. It's not rocket science but if you don't understand this then you probably don't know enough to be doing it safely.


I reckon a decent sparky wouldn't charge you too much to change them anyway. I had 6 lights changed from 12V to 220V so I could use my Hue lamps, and the guy charged me £40 plus parts. Didn't take him long, I didn't have to worry about blowing anything up, and I got to support a local tradesman.
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These seem to have fantastic reviews and look good for the money.

If you only need one double socket, then it costs £19.99 - if you are looking for 2 double sockets, then the price goes down to £17.50 each.

Thanks for posting OP
These need to have USB sockets as well!
I've got one of the plugs and after an initial hiccup linking to Google Home is really good.
These are some sexy looking sockets! I agree all they're missing is USB and a good price drop lol
Can people tell me what they’re using these for? I’ve got an Amazon smart plug and I ordered one of the BandQ ones the other day but I’m still trying to think of something worth using them for.
tony.hogarth30/12/2019 13:07

Can people tell me what they’re using these for? I’ve got an Amazon smart p …Can people tell me what they’re using these for? I’ve got an Amazon smart plug and I ordered one of the BandQ ones the other day but I’m still trying to think of something worth using them for.


No these (I've been using Sonoff for quite a while now) but I use them for lamps (lounge and bedroom) and the likes of Christmas lights, I have timers set up which also works well having the bedside lamps come on when the alarm clock goes off.
These are good, probably best not powering your wifi router from them though.
darnit, i have a camera set up for my cats and its plugged into a double socket but the other socket powers my mini google home, so i would be wasting a socket

maybe need to think of a more elaborate set up in my kitchen to best accomodate a couple of these
fredh30/12/2019 13:25

These are good, probably best not powering your wifi router from them …These are good, probably best not powering your wifi router from them though.


Haha love it.

Paradox!
I have my printer and fan on plug in ones at the moment. These will replace some sockets I have various stuff plugged in to.
CoolCarCuffs30/12/2019 13:28

darnit, i have a camera set up for my cats and its plugged into a double …darnit, i have a camera set up for my cats and its plugged into a double socket but the other socket powers my mini google home, so i would be wasting a socket maybe need to think of a more elaborate set up in my kitchen to best accomodate a couple of these


I'd obviously had too much wine when I did this, but I set a schedule on mine so it went off at midnight to turn my WiFi off so my daughter didn't spend all night watching Netflix or chatting on her phone and then to come back on in the morning.

Yeah, that didn't work out.
vornstar1330/12/2019 14:22

I'd obviously had too much wine when I did this, but I set a schedule on …I'd obviously had too much wine when I did this, but I set a schedule on mine so it went off at midnight to turn my WiFi off so my daughter didn't spend all night watching Netflix or chatting on her phone and then to come back on in the morning.Yeah, that didn't work out.


It's the kind of thing we all do, in the old days we just painted ourselves into corners.
As an electrician, if you have a ring final circuit supplying your socket outlets, you really shouldn't mess about with the outlets unless you understand the risks of overload and fire associated with broken rings and how to test them after you've replaced the sockets to ensure all of your connections are sound. The sockets may all appear to work fine while the circuit is left unprotected by the circuit breaker. It's not rocket science but if you don't understand this then you probably don't know enough to be doing it safely.
UZOR30/12/2019 14:37

As an electrician, if you have a ring final circuit supplying your socket …As an electrician, if you have a ring final circuit supplying your socket outlets, you really shouldn't mess about with the outlets unless you understand the risks of overload and fire associated with broken rings and how to test them after you've replaced the sockets to ensure all of your connections are sound. The sockets may all appear to work fine while the circuit is left unprotected by the circuit breaker. It's not rocket science but if you don't understand this then you probably don't know enough to be doing it safely.


I reckon a decent sparky wouldn't charge you too much to change them anyway. I had 6 lights changed from 12V to 220V so I could use my Hue lamps, and the guy charged me £40 plus parts. Didn't take him long, I didn't have to worry about blowing anything up, and I got to support a local tradesman.
tony.hogarth30/12/2019 13:07

Can people tell me what they’re using these for? I’ve got an Amazon smart p …Can people tell me what they’re using these for? I’ve got an Amazon smart plug and I ordered one of the BandQ ones the other day but I’m still trying to think of something worth using them for.


I use for my home entertainment, TV, Amp, FireTV etc and have others for lights. You can use them linked to Alexa, Google and setup routines. For example I use Alexa and command Television and it switches on the TV and with the harmony hub switches on TiVo box.

I would be wary of the amazon smart plug as they kept burning out and amazon pulled them.
tony.hogarth30/12/2019 13:07

Can people tell me what they’re using these for? I’ve got an Amazon smart p …Can people tell me what they’re using these for? I’ve got an Amazon smart plug and I ordered one of the BandQ ones the other day but I’m still trying to think of something worth using them for.


TV
Straighteners
Kettle
Electric blanket
Lamps
Heater
Air conditioning unit
Humidifier
Updated as they have a further reduction!
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