Crabtree Shaver Socket
An excellent shaver socket
I bought this to replace an MK one that I fitted seven years ago after the face plate cracked due to overheating when charging a battery toothbrush.
Very impressed with the construction as always with Crabtree products. As mentioned in other reviews the transformer is deeper than on other models and has to be mounted in a deep box. Mine is in a dry lining box with a section cut out of the rear so the transformer can poke through into the stud wall cavity. This is easy to do with a sharp stanley knife and ruler.
Easy to wire up and fixes firmly into place.
27 Mar 2014
Good quality razor socket
I bought one having read the reviews and have installed it.
Contrary to some reviews it definitely fits a 47 mm deep box. The only point is to know if the wall in which you fit it is cavity or solid. (different type of boxes for each wall) However Screwfix supply both sorts so I bought one of each as I wasn't sure of the wall.
I have tried it charging a shaver and even with my ear to the unit, I can't hear any hum or vibration. Seems good all round.
14 Feb 2014
Crabtree Mounting Box
The shaver socket is excellent but you need a 49mm surface mounted box (Crabtree part 9053) to fit it. I tried various other boxes but they were all too small. Screwfix does not stock this box or if they do I could not find it!!!!!
11 Oct 2013
Be aware that this socket is very noisy when in use. It makes an audible buzzing noise that, to me, is very annoying. I will be looking for an alternative.
15 Sep 2013