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MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket

MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket
Average Customer Rating:
4.056 out of 5
4.1
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5
(18 Reviews) 18
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 18 reviews
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15 of 18(83%)reviewers would recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
Review 1 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Quality Product
24 Sep 2015
By
, Southeast
" This was purchased to replace a unit that had failed after 12years. It was ordered with click and collect from my local Screwfix and was available within minutes and collection at the store took seconds! The product was easy to fit and works perfectly (hopefully for at least another 12 years!). Great service and quality. Many thanks! "
Review 2 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Brilliant bit of kit
10 Aug 2015
By
, London
" Fitted this in my bathroom over the weekend, took seconds to wire up and copes with toothbrushes as well as shavers. good price too. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Not cheapest but amongst best
16 Feb 2015
By
, Dorset
" After many years' experience of using cheaper electrical parts, and many years of frustrating disappointment, I have concluded that buying a quality product once gives better value. I do hope that MK products still have the quality which gave them their reputation when they were British. Time will tell. "
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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excellent shaver socket
13 Oct 2014
By
, Chichester
" MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V :
If you need to charge a toothbrush and electric razor as I do, make sure the charger socket is continuously rated, as this one is. The 20VA (20 W) transformer is fine for almost all toothbrushes and razors, and the continuous rateing is shown by both the razor and toothbrush symbols on the front. The socket only gets slightly warm during charging and there is no associated ac hum with it.. The LAP 2-gang 46 mm surface pattress box fits the socket OK. Incidentally some have asked why bother with the 115V outlet. It only costs extra pence as it is simple for the manufacturer to take off a 115v tap from the isolating transformer that is necessary for bathroom use.
"
37 of 39 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Quality product
11 Jun 2014
By
, Crawley West Sussex
" Quality product, easy to swap out, no fuss job done "
Review 6 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Now supports Toothbrushes
23 Feb 2014
By
, Leicester
" A nice unit and now the unit has a toothbrush symbol on the front as well, so no more charging outside the bathroom. Great product. "
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Charges toothbrush now?
25 Jul 2013
By
, UK
" Bought one of these a month ago. I found it has a toothbrush symbol on it. Maybe MK has redesigned socket to overcome the toothbrush charging problem other people have reported. So far had no problems with toothbrush charging.
Smart high quality product. So far very pleased.
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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MK usual
30 Jan 2010
By
, Berkshire
" As usual MK offer the best on the market. A great item, solid in construction and good looking too.
I have fitted dozens of these over the years. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Standard MK stuff
7 Sep 2008
By
, thames valley
" As you would expect with MK, it does the job well and is of good quality. "
Review 10 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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finally something that works
18 May 2016
By
, Abingdon
" 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.
"
Review 11 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Perfect
8 Feb 2016
By
, Somerset
" 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. "
Review 12 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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screwfix should update pics!
23 Dec 2015
By
, Hampshire
" 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...... "
Review 13 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Shaver Socket
1 Dec 2014
By
, Fareham
" Excellent smooth lines and no switch mean this product should remain far cleaner than the previous model MK socket this replaces.
Transformer module on back of socket is fractionally wider than old model, meaning back box has had to be altered (unused lugs hammered flush with side of box).
Overall, standard as expected from MK. "
Review 14 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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MK Shaver socket
19 Sep 2013
By
, Chesterfield
" Bought as a replacement for a LAP unit that broke into lots of pieces when dropped onto a chipboard floor.
The quality of plastic appears much better than on the LAP unit.
The first MK unit had to be replaced when the shutters were found to be inoperable, the replacement has performed faultlessly.
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 15 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Well designed shaver socket
27 Apr 2011
By
, Coulsdon, Surrey
" Looks good, works well, with the exception of the well known problem of overheating if a rechargeable toothbrush is left plugged in. Suggest recharge outside the bathroom, and take in with you. "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Poor Transformer
2 Apr 2010
By
, Lincs
" Unbeknown to me I thought all shaver sockets would take all appliances (shavers, toothbrushes etc). Since buying this and experiencing the front plate getting so hot I couldn't touch it, I realise this is not the case. If you are planning on plugging an electric toothbrush into this make sure it is well below the 20VA that the isolating transformer is rated for, otherwise take your toothbrush outside of the bathroom and plug directly into a socket, not impressed at all. "
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 17 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not Continuously rated
12 Sep 2010
By
, West Sussex
" Fitted two of these units and both used with a 2VA Braun toothbrush chargers plugged in. Very hot in use. Both faceplates cracked within one month. MK should document that these units are not continuously rated in their tech. specs. As rechargeable toothbrushes are common these days, you have to ask why MK haven't solved this problem yet "
Review 18 for MK Dual Voltage Shaver Socket 115/230V White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Of limited use
15 Apr 2009
By
, East Sussex
" This unit is not suitable for continuously charging devices such as a toothbrush because the isolating transformer gets hot and (I'm told by MK) that can cause the front plate to crack! That can happen even if the load is well within the 20VA rated by MK - so the rating is not continuous. So best to charge your devices outside the bathroom and save your money. My rating is for "normal" bathroom use. "
14 of 18 people found this review helpful.