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A dangerously faulty 4 way power socket - on sale in the UK!

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Published on Oct 23, 2011

I replaced this a few weeks back because one of the sockets was faulty. It's lucky I did!
This is not a rant about 4-way strips in general, as long as you don't overload them they're fine.

The particular model shown in the video, however, is a different matter. With a loose earth terminal they're an electric shock risk (an unearthed PC will float at around half the mains voltage) and with loose neutral connections they're a fire risk. The lid was secured with with tamperproof screws, so you need the correct screwdriver bit to be able to find the faults.

These have been found online with various part numbers:-
HXU04-4K and HXU06-6K on www.fzhx.com.cn
JN--926C-4 and JN--926C-6 on www.allproducts.com
OY-926C-4 and OY-926C-6 on www.cnouya.com
OY-926C-4 and OY-926C-6 on www.electricswitchesandsockets.com
16A146 and 16A147 on www.nexs-ltd.com

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