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230V & 115V. Safe, mains-only Shaver. Only switches on when a plug is inserted.

230V & 115V. Safe, mains-only Shaver. Only switches on when a plug is inserted.
Average Customer Rating:
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6 of 9(67%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Crabtree Shaver Socket
Review 1 for Crabtree Shaver Socket
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An excellent shaver socket
27 Mar 2014
By Belfrybat
, Wiltshire
"I bought this to replace an MK one that I fitted seven years ago after the face plate cracked due to overheating when charging a battery toothbrush.
Very impressed with the construction as always with Crabtree products. As mentioned in other reviews the transformer is deeper than on other models and has to be mounted in a deep box. Mine is in a dry lining box with a section cut out of the rear so the transformer can poke through into the stud wall cavity. This is easy to do with a sharp stanley knife and ruler.
Easy to wire up and fixes firmly into place.
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Review 2 for Crabtree Shaver Socket
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Good quality razor socket
14 Feb 2014
By SDuv
, London SW
"I bought one having read the reviews and have installed it.
Contrary to some reviews it definitely fits a 47 mm deep box. The only point is to know if the wall in which you fit it is cavity or solid. (different type of boxes for each wall) However Screwfix supply both sorts so I bought one of each as I wasn't sure of the wall.
I have tried it charging a shaver and even with my ear to the unit, I can't hear any hum or vibration. Seems good all round.
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Review 3 for Crabtree Shaver Socket
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Good value
17 May 2010
By Tell
, Sheffield
"As a retired heating and gas service engineer, i find it handy to have part descriptions handy in a book."
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Crabtree Shaver Socket
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Excellent!
27 Oct 2009
By Greybeard
, Scotland
"This is the only shaver socket that I have found that actually consumes electricity *only* when it is being used - well done Crabtree!
Does exactly what it promises and fits in a standard wall box - what else can you ask?"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Crabtree Shaver Socket
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Good shaver socket but...
23 Apr 2012
By Alley
, Billericay
"This shaver socket is very energy efficient, but as a previous reviewer mentioned mine does not fit into the existing box either, the transformer is slightly too high. Such a shame, hope Crabtree can rectify this small issue."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Crabtree Shaver Socket
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Standard Size
27 Jul 2011
By Insanityideas
, Bristol
"This socket is great because it saves energy, shame more shaver sockets and other built in appliances don't.
Contrary to another review this socket will fit into a standard 47mm metal backbox with clearance for wiring."
Review 7 for Crabtree Shaver Socket
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Good BUT
26 Nov 2009
By DJAJKE
, Essex
"the socket has very good features and an excellent price. How ever it will not fit into a 47mm surface mounting box (the deepest Crabtree one tha Screwfix stocks). I had to send the socket back and have gone for a cheaper vesion that will fit into the standard box."
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Crabtree Shaver Socket
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Crabtree Mounting Box
11 Oct 2013
By royapp
, Kent
"The shaver socket is excellent but you need a 49mm surface mounted box (Crabtree part 9053) to fit it. I tried various other boxes but they were all too small. Screwfix does not stock this box or if they do I could not find it!!!!!"
Review 9 for Crabtree Shaver Socket
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Works, but...
15 Sep 2013
By JFK21
, Kent
"Be aware that this socket is very noisy when in use. It makes an audible buzzing noise that, to me, is very annoying. I will be looking for an alternative."
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.