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5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job for little money, 21 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Status SREMSOC3PK3 Remote Control Socket (DIY & Tools)
Found these at Morrisons when they were on offer for £5 or so. We now have them in the lounge connected to the TV, table lamp and home cinema system. Why is it that in this eco-conscious world that we live in today you cannot simply turn OFF appliances such as the TV. In some cases, the only option is "standby". Standby for what?...The world to end?...To save the next lounge potato from exercising his forefinger?..I really don't know! Having had my rant, I can honestly say that this device does save me fron clambering about on the floor trying to get to the mains sockets. Sorry, but this aint about laziness..its about convenience. A bit concerned at first that the remote would not be able to "see" the units if hidden behind furniture. No worries there. Works like a dream. Even has a single kill button for all appliances. Strange that there are four buttons on the remote but only three units in the package.
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Initial post: 17 Nov 2010 09:21:05 GMT
good item, but if you buy more sets like me you can only pair them to one remote control this then as i found out proves to be a pain if you want a remote upstairs also for you broadband or wifi printer items.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Nov 2010 09:41:17 GMT
I guess that is because they all share the same frequency. I'm wondering if ALL remote control sockets are on the same frequency.

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 17:06:39 GMT
V GIBSON says:
All the standby equipment you have saves energy by turning greedy appliances on/off exactly when you want/cease-to-want them on. The energy saving is amplified by the triple purposes of convenience (valuable and, if you are disabled, essential), being able to turn off greedy appliances immediately as required (saving money/energy) and µheating (giving a tiny contribution to room heating with re-used energy that has already done the other two jobs for you). The same applies to honest, bright, non-curly, incandescent-filament light bulbs.

All the energy in your home, including that in sound waves, contributes to your domestic heating after doing its intended job, diminishing the need to turn on specific heating devices so often or for so long. All my bedroom windows are broken (Hatecriminals did this and persist in destroying any repairs I manage to make.) but my devices usually keep me warm enough not to use the fan-heater, except when there is windchill, if I layer-up according to the season/weather.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Nov 2011 17:15:43 GMT
V GIBSON says:
One type of the Brennenstuhl kit has DIP switches in the wand which allow you to specify a code-set so may allow duplicate controllers. If you buy a type with local on/off buttons, you can leave the controller in the remote room. You could then keep your first controller in a room with lots of devices you only need to control while in that room.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2011 15:36:37 GMT
Bruno says:
While the use of standby devices as a source of heating may be of use in winter (although the efficiency of such devices to generate heat would need further study when that is not their primary purpose in life), the same may not be true for their ability to provide cooling in the summer and therefore these devices may be considered convenient to reduce the impact of standby during the hot months (these devices may also themselves contribute a tiny amount heating and so I would think the best solution in the summer months for the environment is to unplug all devices completely whenever possible).

Posted on 9 Jul 2012 12:39:13 BDT
The appliances that are on stanby may use less current than your remote control sockets! They are, after all, on standby all of the time waiting for you to switch them on.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2012 13:39:46 BDT
Interesting point but I have read somewhere that leaving an appliance in standby mode can still consume up to 70% of full power and can shorten the life of the appliance by 15%. These units kill the power to the appliance. The standby power used is about 0.6 watts
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