Masterplug Remote Controlled Extension Lead @ Screwfix  £10.54 - Free Collection From Branch
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Masterplug Remote Controlled Extension Lead @ Screwfix £10.54 - Free Collection From Branch

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Found 12th Nov 2012
Might come in handy this time of year for christmas lights ect....

Free to collect @ local branch but £5.00 Delivery

13A. Remote controlled 4-socket 1m extension lead. Turns All Sockets On & Off by Remote ControlEasy to Set 'Learn' FunctionPower Status Indicator30m Transmission SignalFor Convenience & Energy SavingProduct contents:
Extension lead and remote.Specifications:
13A, 240V. Max load 3120W.

21 Comments

If you're a plumbfix account holder, you can use PHEX12 to get this for 54p

looks good - can you swicth individual sockets off or is it all 4 on or off? Page description makes me think it could be the latter?

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mgk

looks good - can you swicth individual sockets off or is it all 4 on or … looks good - can you swicth individual sockets off or is it all 4 on or off? Page description makes me think it could be the latter?



Yes i would say so if you look at the remote it has 4 buttons for each socket

OldEnglish

Yes i would say so if you look at the remote it has 4 buttons for each … Yes i would say so if you look at the remote it has 4 buttons for each socket

looks to me like a standard remote...looked at the other similar items and the double socket also has this remote.
There is no distinction on the socket. The switch which says learn will be an in-line switch to control all the sockets in one go.

Still hot from me, perfect for under the tree.

No you can not switch the individual sockets on the strip it is all or nothing, one remote can however be used to control 4 strips.

OK if this suits but cheaper to buy a socket remote and simply plug a basic extension lead into it. Will have exactly the same functionality for much less money.

This is great as we all know turning these things on and off for some is a case of crawling under the xmas tree
so very hot from me

Besford

OK if this suits but cheaper to buy a socket remote and simply plug a … OK if this suits but cheaper to buy a socket remote and simply plug a basic extension lead into it. Will have exactly the same functionality for much less money.



How is this less money as you will still have to buy the socket remote and the extension
also it adds to the clutter

Going_Digital

No you can not switch the individual sockets on the strip it is all or … No you can not switch the individual sockets on the strip it is all or nothing, one remote can however be used to control 4 strips.



correct ..i have these and thats exaclty how it works...! OK for switching all Xmas decs on and off.

Will it accept me plugging in the wife ?? What a joy that would be to remotely turn her off........especialy when the footballs on........

oldcodger1

Will it accept me plugging in the wife ?? What a joy that would be to … Will it accept me plugging in the wife ?? What a joy that would be to remotely turn her off........especialy when the footballs on........



I heard you could not turn her on mate not off

madmax666

How is this less money as you will still have to buy the socket remote … How is this less money as you will still have to buy the socket remote and the extensionalso it adds to the clutter



Remote socket 4.99 at Morrisons ( sometimes 3 for 10 in Asda), plenty of 3 way extension plugs/leads in Poundland, total £6. So it is less money...

madmax666

How is this less money as you will still have to buy the socket remote … How is this less money as you will still have to buy the socket remote and the extensionalso it adds to the clutter



No more clutter (remote switch same size as plug-in element of this), multiple plug extension lead from £1 at Poundland if you don't already have one (and you can decide how many sockets you want on it), remote switches a fiver or so. Not knocking the original deal, just pointing out there are other ways of doing it for less which may suit better, especially if you already have extension and/or remote. This device doesn't do anything clever and it's not especially cheap.
Edited by: "Besford" 12th Nov 2012

30m range would also imply that its an RF remote (doesn't actually say on the site).

So no use with the vast majority of universal remotes. (I think a couple of the high end logitech ones might do RF?)

I wanted an IR one so I could use it with my Logitech 555 and it took a bit of hunting down to find one at a reasonable price.

Just thought I'd mention it in case anyone rushes out to buy it and expects to add it to their current universal remote .....

It will be RF as otherwise you'd not be able to hide it away.

pibpob

It will be RF as otherwise you'd not be able to hide it away.



My IR one comes with an IR sensor on a cable so the actual unit can be hidden away and just trail the pickup to somewhere my logitech can see it. Works a treat. Means I can power down the entire AV rack without getting off the sofa ... X)

Crw

Remote socket 4.99 at Morrisons ( sometimes 3 for 10 in Asda), plenty of … Remote socket 4.99 at Morrisons ( sometimes 3 for 10 in Asda), plenty of 3 way extension plugs/leads in Poundland, total £6. So it is less money...



Thanks never thought of it that way nor did i think you could get a remote socket for 4.99 either
so thanks for that

worth noting that this has a 3kw limit, some of the cheaper individual ones only have a 1.5kw load limit

hopefully the remote will work with other masterplug products, which will give you a spare remote.

bluestreak

worth noting that this has a 3kw limit, some of the cheaper individual … worth noting that this has a 3kw limit, some of the cheaper individual ones only have a 1.5kw load limit


Yeah - after responding by failing to answer my question to TLC about what would happen to their 10A ones if you plugged in a 3kW appliance, they went quiet when I repeated it.
Edited by: "pibpob" 12th Nov 2012

Many thanks for posting code, just picked up another extension lead and paid 20p as an electrifix account holder.
For all those wondering, if you have a BTEC or C&G in anything related to electrics, plumbing etc then ask to open an account. They asked me for college and dates I attended, a friend was asked for certificate or evidence. You don't have to be VAT registered, I'm an engineer who just uses screwfix for home jobs or helping friends and neighbours.
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