British General 800 Series 1-Gang Dual Voltage Shaver… (379HV)

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British General 800 Series 1-Gang Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115 / 240V White (379HV)

Sleek and slim with softly rounded edges. Suitable for shavers and electric toothbrushes. Screw covers for sleek appearance.

  • Raised Slim Profile
  • Screwed Faceplate
  • Requires 47mm Back Box
  • Colour-Coded Terminals

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Should this buzz?

I've installed one of these and when you plug something in even if its just a toothbrush charger without the toothbrush on it, the socket makes a humm. It stops as soon as its unplugged. Is this usual for this product?
Asked by: Redbullwings
Hi Redbullwings, Our Shaver Sockets are not designed to cope with electric Toothbrush chargers (hence there _not_ being a toothbrush symbol on the plate), so if one is plugged in there is a strong chance of unusual effects (including buzzing) due to the transformer coils in the charger interacting with the transformer coils in the Shaver Socket. It is possible that the effects from such interactions might include component level damage to the socket so we would strongly advise against connecting any inappropriate device(s) to it, only electric shavers.
Answered by: Luceco Technical Team
Date published: 2021-05-24

Toothbrush safe to charge?

Description states for use with toothbrush and Shaver. Item has sign "shavers only". What is the truth?
Asked by: Tallgrass
Hi Tallgrass, The item markings, and the fact that this is a dual voltage Shaver socket, are correct. These sockets have not been designed to function with Toothbrush chargers and so using them in that way can lead to unexpected operation, heat buildup etc. so we would advise against this.
Answered by: Luceco Technical Team
Date published: 2020-03-10
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Brand British General
Electrical Socket Installation Wall
Electrical Socket Product Type Shaver
Fixings Supplied Fixings Supplied
Insert Colour Without Inserts
Manufacturer Guarantee 1 Year Guarantee
Min. Back Box Depth Required 47 mm
Model Name 800 Series
Model No 820-01
No. of Earth Terminals 1
Number of Gangs 1 Gang
Output Voltage 115 / 240 V
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour White
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Voltage Supply 240 V
Product Type Shaver Socket
Screwed/Screwless Screwed
Switches & Sockets Finish Plastic
Switches & Sockets Product Type Shaver Socket
Switches & Sockets Profile Type Raised Slim
Terminal Capacity Terminals accept 3 x 2.5mm² or 2 x 4mm² cables