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Remote Controlled Mains Sockets 5 Pack

Code: N38HN

4.3  out of 5 based on 43 reviews
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  • Converts electrical appliances to remote control on/off operation
  • Turns appliances on and off at the click of a button
  • Great for those hard to reach sockets

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Remote Controlled Mains Sockets 5 Pack

• Converts electrical appliances to remote control on/off operation
• Turns appliances on and off at the click of a button
• Great for those hard to reach sockets
• Simple and easy to use - no installation required - 'Plug 'n' Play' operation
• Use to switch off appliances on standby
• Remotely control up to 5 separate mains powered devices
• 30 m range in open spaces
• Even works through ceilings and walls!
• Maximum switching capacity 3120 W

Any appliance with a plug socket can be powered remotely up to a distance of 30 metres. It uses Radio Frequency so the remote does not need to be pointed at the socket and can work through walls.Each RF socket has 4 channels than can be set from the switch at the back.For example, if you had 5 lamps plugged into the RF sockets on different channels/codes you could turn them on and off individually or if set on the same channel/code you could turn them all on and off at the same time.To operate, set the dial on the reverse of the product to the channel required and fit the small battery to the transmitter. Plug the socket in to the required wall outlet and it's ready to use.
Technical Specifications:
Transmitter battery: 12V/23A (Order Code JG91 for replacement)
Transmitter radio frequency: 433.92MHz
Receiver voltage: 220/240V / 50Hz / IP20
Receiver maximum wattage: 3120W
Transmission range: Typically 30m (clear line of sight)
5 remote sockets
1 remote control
1 x 12V 23A battery for remote control


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  • Fine For 3 Years

    I purchased this 5 item set in 2011 for £21.99 and they have worked perfectly for just over 3 years but now 2 of the 5 units have stopped working. The other 3 are still working. I think that the operating distance claims are a little ambitious but I have been pleased with my purchase, I just wish they had continued to work for longer.

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  • Great little devices. I wanted a means to access 13 amp socket switches that were difficult to get at and usually involved reaching behind TV's and computer desks. These solved the problem easily and quickly. I can now switch things on and off without any hassle. The up side, easy to expand by buying more units as you need them. The down side, they each use all of 1/2 watt power on standby!

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  • I was disappointed to find that there are only four sets of on/off buttons on the remote control. You have to use one pair of sockets controlled by the same button.Or you can use the fifth socket independently if you are prepared to switch channels however.

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  • dose what it says,ideal if your plugs are on the floor nearly, or behind tv or any were thats hard to reach

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  • This item is great. It deals with the painful and annoying chore of turning off all your plugs which can be scattered here there and everywhere and sometimes in hard to reach places. With the press of a button you can turn up to 5 electrcal sockets on and off. This item is not just convenient but also saves you a bit of money on your energy bill because of its easy use properties. You will soon cover the cost of your items with your savings, making this item well worth its value.

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  • I have just bought this unit from Maplin. 3 out of 5 units worked with ease. The other 2 units do not work with any channels or codes. Hence only 2 *as for 3 working units instead of 5 I consider this purchase as poor value for money.

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  • Easy to set up, now when I go to bed press one button the tele, satellite, computer, printer, fan are switched off, just turn the light off on the way out. pleased and satisfied with the purchase.

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  • these are excellent ,they are easy to set up (no huge manual) and do exactly what it says on the tin. One little concern though and that is the durability of the little channel change switch on the back of the remote control.Only time will tell. andy

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  • "Remote Controlled Mains Sockets 5- Pack" These absolutely do work. They can handle a 55��� Plasma TV, SKY HD box and a Freesat SD box easily all at the same time. They have a small non intrusive red light that comes on when turned on so you can see it���s live. The only negative is that if you have more than 4 you will have to share a frequency setting with any extras you add or in this case the 5th one. This means two plug sockets will be turned on and off at the same time as there are only 4 buttons on the remote control. However I recon they will save me and pay for themselves in just over a year���s use in not having things left on standby over night.

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  • One unit failed after just 3 on-off cycles.

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2 of 2 Questions

  • Mike Pitstow said:

    Do the receivers loose their settings when switched their mains supply is turned off?

    Yes, if the socket that the plug is in has it's power turned off then the socket will loose it's pairing information.

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  • ken shorland said:

    Hi Could you tell me if the remote control pictured with the 5 socket kit is the supplied one as it only goes up to 4!! Cheers Ken

    Yes it is, you will in effect be controlling 2 sockets of one button. For example you could have two light fittings turning on and off with one button.

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N38HN Remote Controlled Mains Sockets 5 Pack (1+) £19.99

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