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Topic Summary: USB charger socket outlet
Created On: 18 June 2013 07:06 PM
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 18 June 2013 07:06 PM
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kirchoffs

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I know i should'nt get excited about a socket outlet ,but what a great product.Has anyone fitted any yet?

http://www.mkelectric.com/en-g...%20Module%20Flyer.pdf

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 18 June 2013 07:35 PM
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Not an MK one, but I have fitted others. I did have one complaint that one whistled!

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 18 June 2013 08:05 PM
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seen a similar thing meant for hotel rooms.

Brilliant! No doubt the missus will have me fit two in every room in our house now!

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 18 June 2013 08:43 PM
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I saw them the other day, when I redecorate the bedrooms I can see one in each


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 18 June 2013 09:05 PM
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kirchoffs

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It looks like i will be fitting a couple this weekend the Mrs has just seen it.Thanks for the replies lads.
 19 June 2013 09:03 AM
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Certainly sounds useful, but I wonder how safe they are ?
I start thinking of lots of cheap minimum spec electronic components, run close to the limit, surrounded by flammable plastic, and connected to a 32 amp circuit without a fuse.

INITIAL versions may be safe, perhaps with a non replaceable 1 amp fuse and made of non combustible materials.
Experience suggests that production will be gradualy cheapened and risks taken.
 19 June 2013 09:16 AM
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AJJewsbury

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"Suitable for direct connection to the ring main"
tut tut - MK should know better!

I wonder what their stand-by power consumption is ... and presumably they'll need to be disconnected before insulation tests?

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 19 June 2013 09:57 AM
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I worry when a company cant get a simple 100 a DP isolation switch right, echo the last post about quality.
 19 June 2013 02:15 PM
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deleted_1_Grizzly01

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Originally posted by: AJJewsbury
I wonder what their stand-by power consumption is ....


From the flyer:
"Zero standby power consumption, auto disconnect when
plug removed"
 19 June 2013 03:14 PM
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Ricicle

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With the amount of devices in our house it's a shame they don't do a double plate size one with 3 or 4 outlets on it so a double socket could be changed for one !
As for the whistling, my mains/USB phone charger does it when off load - probably a reminder to unplug it !

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 19 June 2013 03:23 PM
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"Zero standby power consumption, auto disconnect when plug removed"

Good spot. But presumably defeated if people only unplug the phone end, leaving the lead in the wall so it doesn't get lost?

it's a shame they don't do a double plate size one with 3 or 4 outlets

They're Euro modules, so I guess there's nothing stopping you putting two side by side in a 4-module frame: http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/MKK0184.html
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 19 June 2013 07:44 PM
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perspicacious

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At £21.50 plus VAT?

Will it fit in a 25, 35 or 47 mm deep box?

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 19 June 2013 09:10 PM
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I must be missing something?

Is the only difference between this and a socket is that you don't require the plug top bit to charge your i pad? I'm sure I must be wrong.
 19 June 2013 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by: leckie
I must be missing something?

Is the only difference between this and a socket is that you don't require the plug top bit to charge your i pad? I'm sure I must be wrong.


I know. Can't see myself rushing out to fit them in my house.
They'll be obsolete within 5 years too!! I think I'd prefer to have less clutter / accessories on my walls.
 19 June 2013 09:56 PM
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kirchoffs

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Originally posted by: perspicacious

At £21.50 plus VAT?



Will it fit in a 25, 35 or 47 mm deep box?



Regards

BOD, I had a look at one today,if wired in 2.5²mm as a ring then a 47mm deep box,if spured off a ring you could get away with a 35mm box.If connected to a lighting circuit then 35mm no problem.

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 20 June 2013 12:33 AM
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Another China export

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 20 June 2013 10:35 AM
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deleted_1_Grizzly01

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Originally posted by: Martynduerden

Another China export


Dunno.

Selectric seem to be a UK company (Selectric), and although they don't seem to list that product on their own website (I couldn't find it), it appears to be one of theirs: Selectric Double Socket with 2 USB Outlets 2 Gang 13A White
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