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Remote Controlled Mains Sockets 5 Pack

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About this product


  • 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

Product overview

• 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from "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.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have used other remote sockets before but these are by far the best. They work every time and unlike others there is both a visual indicator and an audible click to tell you that the socket is turning on or off. It,s a shame that the remote unit only has four switces when there are five plugs in the pack, but I overcame by programming two light sockets to operate from the same switch. Problem solved!! Well done on this one Maplin.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These remote control sockets are very good, does what it says on the box, though becarefull to read the instructions, they arent the best. I had a bit of trouble setting them up: The first little switch is the channel, you need to select this one too see what channel the sockets and remote are set up to use. Once you have tried one, set all the others to the same channel, then you can select the 2nd selector for each appliance. I had trouble and nearly sent them back! The easiest way i found was get one socket plugged in, setting 1, try the on/off on the remote, if not working then select 2 and same again etc, until you get the correct setting to switch on/off appliance. Then set the others to the same. Then the other selector, set for which number you want to correspond with the remote, ie tv 1, amp 2, PS3 3, fish tank light 4.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a proper fabulous product. I wanted to be able to turn on and off all the lamps in a couple of rooms and my jukebox and hifi as the sockets were all well and truly hidden behind furniture. I'd read a few reviews about the "fiddly selection switches" and wondered if I'd manage - it's fine. Just get a small flat headed screwdriver and first set the Roman numeral dial on the back of each socket to be the same as the selection on the slider on the back of the remote control - there's a small arrow on the rotary switches on the back of each socket - make sure it lines up with one of the four Roman numerals. Next pick the button on the remote that you want to associate with the socket by turning the second rotary switch on the back of the socket - this time using digits 1, 2, 3, or 4. You can set multiple sockets to the same number - for instance, all my lamps in both rooms are on button 1, the hifi on 2 and the jukebox on 3. Don't forget, you can always hang a multiway socket from each controller, so that multiple devices can be controlled from the same socket - assuming you don't put to heavy a load on the socket. Anyway, I'll shut up and get on an order another pack to go with my first five. Oh, and the remote works through walls, doors and ceilings - most excellent and worth a few quid more than some others that I've come across. you won't be dissappointed.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliant bit of kit works well and at this price is a must. The only slight downside is not being able to manualy switch the item on as the recievers have no overide button but this is a minor thing. Nice and neat. Dead easy to sett up infact it was already set up out of the box for the way I wanted it so just plugged it in and it worked..
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been using this 5 pack remote control for over 6 months, and think it is one of the best gadgets I have purchased. Each controlled socket have 2 dials and gives you 8 different setting, and the remote has a slide switch at the back to select different channels. So you can control 8 remote sockets from one remote control.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic piece of kit. I use it to control my dust collector for my wood working. I have glued a rare earth magnet to the back of the controller and can stick it on to any handy piece of metal in my workshop near my lathe or woodwork machine. I can switch on the dust collector and off again without having to move when I am ready to produce sawdust.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought these for my 81 year old grandmother who recently had a stroke resulting in left side paralysis. With these, she is now able to turn on/off her electric fire, lamps etc without relying on anyone else or having to move. very simple operation and we are all very pleased with them. only reason not giving 5 stars is because one of the 5 pack plugs didnt work, now that the other ones are in I didnt want to take them out to have to take them back.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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Technical Specifications:
Transmitter battery: 12V/23A (Order Code N97EC for replacement)
Transmitter radio frequency: 433.92MHz
Receiver voltage: 220/240V / 50Hz / IP20
Receiver maximum wattage: 3120W
Standby Wattage 0.39W
Transmission range: Typically 30m (clear line of sight)
5 remote sockets
1 remote control
1 x 12V 23A battery for remote control

Do Marlins sell the transmitters seperat

Asked by: John
I'm afraid the remotes are not sold seperatley but are provided with each pack of the plugs, a plug and remote pack is below, I hope this helps
Answered by: Nash
Date published: 2018-03-12

Do the remotes use fixed codes or dynamic/rolling codes?

Asked by: KEVIN
This information is not provided by the manufacturer.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2018-02-27

Will these units keep settings after a power cut? That is will they need to be reprogrammed after a power cut or retain their settings.

Asked by: Tonyrelle
The settings on the device are via a pair of manually operated rotating switches so would not be affected by a power cut.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-18

Is it compatible with amazon echo? 

Asked by: Rach
NO .. this is a Radio Frequency device with no smart technology integration.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-31

Why would 3 remote control sockets in one room all stop working at the same time?

Asked by: Flash
Sorry but it would be impossible to offer any kind of diagnostic help on an unseen item via a text only exchange. If you believe your item to be faulty I would suggest it is returned to a Maplin store with your proof of purchase, or you can contact customer service by either of the following methods Telephone : 0333 400 9500 email :
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-29

Can I buy additional sockets without having to purchase an additional remote? The pack I purchased had three, not five, sockets but one seems to have failed as it now switches off the appliance after a few seconds even though the light remains on.

Asked by: TrevB
Yes. The sockets and remotes all work on the same system, so you can keep extending. The sockets break down after a while and I now have >50% failures, but will replace with another pack of 5 sockets.
Answered by: Xwux
Date published: 2017-12-23

How does 4 controler work 5 plugs

Asked by: Peter
The remote can send four codes within each of four channels. So there are two ways of controlling 5 sockets. Firstly, you could set two sockets to the same code, i.e., they go on and off at the same time. Most people do this. Secondly, you could switch the channel on the back of the remote to access more codes. Then you could control all 5 independently, but this is a lot of faff and not really worth the effort. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Xwux
Date published: 2017-12-23

Can these be set up so you can turn on all five plugs with just one button?

Asked by: Toom
Yes. The remote is a radio broadcaster (send only) and the sockets all listen at the same time. So you could set all sockets to the same code and all would go on and off at the same time. You may find you have to press the button on the remote a couple of times before all five sockets have switched, because the transmission is not entirely reliable.
Answered by: Xwux
Date published: 2017-12-23
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