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British General Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115 / 230V White (72643)

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  • Colour Coded Terminals
  • Provides Shaver Point in Bathrooms

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British General Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115 / 230V White is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great (once replaced) This was bought in December as a replacement for the Ashley shaver socket which was installed in the house when built back in 2004. The old socket had become very noisy on the stud wall so, after looking at reviews both here and elsewhere, plumped for this mid-range item. The first one I received ultimately had to go back. Upon installing it and trying it out I found that the top pin wouldn't go all the way in and would push out by a millimetre or two. It still worked and was a little quieter than the 10-year-old original fitment, but I thought that this couldn't be right and wasn't happy with an electrical connection not being quite 'home'. After a couple of weeks I got round to returning it to the store where I picked it up from (within 30 days of online purchase). Staff were very helpful in store and were able to replace it with the identical one with they had left in stock. Before installing the new one I checked it received the pins of the shaver wire correctly - BINGO! It was fine this time.Incidentally, the replacement is also even quieter than the first one I received so noise-wise these products seem to be a little hit-and-miss regarding transformer noise. I am very happy with this replacement though. Also, although it says 'Shaver Only' on the faceplate, it will quite happily charge a my toothbrush. Output is 20VA. Bottom line: Good value, tidy looking, easy to wire up, check it receives the pins before installing, be prepared for a slight hum on cavity walls (in complete silence).
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for money At half the price of many other shaver sockets I did wonder if the quality would be up to scratch, I need not have worried its a great item installation was a breeze and even has small plastic screw caps to hide unsightly screws (+ 2 spare inside casing should these get damaged or lost when decorating in the future etc). The unit makes no sound and I would give it 5* for performance and value for money.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from value for money recommend it and will certainly use it again easy to install there is no rocket science involved
Date published: 2014-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what its designed for Feels solid, worked fine, connections feel well made. Does what it should.
Date published: 2014-07-30
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Is this suitable for constant charging?

Interested to know if this is suitable for toothbrush charging, having read that some are not.
Asked by: HarriJ
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. British General shaver sockets are not designed or tested for use in charging electric toothbrushes. Due to interaction between the coils in the socket and the toothbrush charger circuit there can be a lot of heat build-up in the socket, which it is best to avoid.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2016-07-23
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Specification
Brand British General
Colour White
Manufacturer Guarantee 25 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
Model No 940
No. of Gangs 2
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour White
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Voltage Supply 240 V
Product Depth 48 mm
Product Height 86 mm
Product Type Shaver Socket
Product Width 146 mm
Switches & Sockets Finish Plastic
Switches & Sockets Product Type Shaver Socket
Switches & Sockets Profile Type Raised Square
Total Product Weight 0.65 kg

EN 61558.

Product contents

Fixing screws, screw caps and installation instructions.