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MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White (55378)

230V & 115V. Incorporates a double-wound isolating transformer rated 20VA. Safe for bathroom use. BS 3535:1996.

  • Model No: K701 WHI

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Toothbrush socket. My previous shaver socket was drawing power and getting warm and was only used for my toothbrush. This was the only socket I could find which said it coped with a toothbrush but you had to look at the third photo image on the site to realise this as the main photo does not show this. I think MK could be missing out by not emphasising this . 27 Aug 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by finally something that works It is a bit hard to see because two out of the three product pictures (as of May 2016) are outdated and show a previous version of this product, but this shaver socket also supports permanently attached items such as toothbrush chargers. Other shaver sockets don't, as I had to find out the hard (or shall I say the hot) way. But who on earth would still need a shaver socket for only temporary use, other than maybe in public bathrooms? So, big kudos to MK for producing one of the few items on the market that actually makes sense. The main downside that I can see is that the price is way too high given how little a difference in complexity this device offers over plain shaver sockets that you can get at a third to half the price. Oh, and please ignore the reliability rating, because that is notoriously difficult to judge after just one day of operating the socket. 18 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect As a unqualified but competent person I found this quick and easy to install. Looks good on the wall and is typical of MK quality. 8 Feb 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by screwfix should update pics! The first two pics shown by screwfix say shaver only. This K701 is actually like the last picture, shavers and toothbrushes. Whether it is actually any more reliable when used for toothbrush charging I don't know but I have never had any problems with them. Shame about the cost though...... 23 Dec 2015
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8 Nov 2015
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Hello Dobbs,

The back box should be either of the following:
Flush - 878
Surface - K2172

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29 Mar 2016
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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.
6 Oct 2015
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The MK technical specification clearly states
"This product is not suitable for rechargeable toothbrushes"
which is a shame...
16 Jan 2016
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Answer: 
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...
16 Jun 2016
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One image shows a picture with electric toothbrush. Other images shows shaver picture only.
4 Oct 2015
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Hello Abdus,

The product is guaranteed for 10 years.This product is designed to be used with a shaver or a toothbrush.

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29 Mar 2016
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Specification
Brand MK
Colour White
Model No K0701 WHIS6
No. of Gangs 2
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour White
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Product Type Shaver Socket
Profile Type Slim
Switches & Sockets Finish Plastic
Switches & Sockets Product Type Shaver Socket
Switches & Sockets Profile Type Raised Slim
Total Product Weight 0.1 kg