Rated for continuous toothbrush use?
The MK catalogue describes this item as rated 20VA and as a "shaver/toothbrush supply unit" so I would assume it's rated for continuous use at 20VA as that is how toothbrush chargers are used. However, some of the reviews suggest the units get so hot under continuous use that they crack. Please clarify in the description whether or not it is suitable for continuous toothbrush charging. The power required by our Braun toothbrush chargers is only 1.2W. I guess other makes are similar.
The answer given to this question in January 2016 is misleading. I have spoken to MK's technical department, and they assure me that sockets made in the past couple of years have been OK for both shavers and toothbrushes. The way to tell for sure is that the latest "OK" sockets have pictures of both shavers and toothbrushes on the front. There may well be some old stock still floating around which are not suitable for toothbrushes (these say "shavers only" on the front), and if ordering by post you would need to check that you have indeed got the latest spec socket. Unfortunately, the picture on the Screwfix web site is of an old-style non-toothbrush socket. Hopefully this will change...
Date published: 2017-02-14