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Created On: 17 October 2008 12:12 PM
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 17 October 2008 12:12 PM
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beaver74

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put in first shaver socket after all these years and custumer is saying that it has a low level hum when some thing is pluged in ,now i would say this is normal due to the isolating transforma with in. going to look at end of week but am i right in my feelings
 17 October 2008 01:26 PM
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AMN

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sounds perfectly normal if is a low hum

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 17 October 2008 04:35 PM
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pjcomp

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Certainly not unusual but I wouldn't expect it to be noticeable in a new fitting, only after a bit of wear and tear had set in.

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 17 October 2008 06:04 PM
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daveparry1

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As already said it's not 'normal' but is quite common. Anyway, it surely can't be making more noise than the shaver so what they bothered about!
 17 October 2008 06:52 PM
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stateit

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Originally posted by: daveparry1

Anyway, it surely can't be making more noise than the shaver so what they bothered about!




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 17 October 2008 11:15 PM
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Zs

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Beaver, I've been through this same problem this summer. Mine was a hamilton. It was keeping the client awake if they left the toothbrush or shaver on charge. Sent it back three times and each replacement was the same so I talked with their technical department, who were aware of the problem. They have just produced a new model, sent me one (free) and it is perfect.

Yours a hamilton? Call them. Steve in technical.

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 18 October 2008 07:08 PM
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beaver74

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Originally posted by: Zs


Yours a hamilton? Call them. Steve in technical.



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no a newlec
 18 October 2008 09:43 PM
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deejackson

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Seems to me that transformer isolated shaver sockets are not designed for continuous operation... like re-chargeable shavers and toothbrushes.... only short duty cycle - like 10 minutes in 24 hours. Customer tried to leave a toothbrush plugged into a new MK unit and the transformer warmed up so much that the plastic front plate cracked and distorted. Seems like proper sockets/circuits to French/German/whatever spec is the only way to get a continuously rated socket in a bathroom (discuss!)

Dee
 19 October 2008 03:12 PM
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beaver74

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Originally posted by: deejackson

Seems to me that transformer isolated shaver sockets are not designed for continuous operation... like re-chargeable shavers and toothbrushes.... only short duty cycle - like 10 minutes in 24 hours. Customer tried to leave a toothbrush plugged into a new MK unit and the transformer warmed up so much that the plastic front plate cracked and distorted. Seems like proper sockets/circuits to French/German/whatever spec is the only way to get a continuously rated socket in a bathroom (discuss!)

Dee


only frencvh ect socket will not be through a separatying transforma

Edited: 19 October 2008 at 03:25 PM by beaver74
 19 October 2008 07:52 PM
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deejackson

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Originally posted by: beaver74

only frencvh ect socket will not be through a separatying transforma


My point exactly - the transformers don't like continuous loads - either charge your toothbrush outside the bathroom - or try to find a legal way to have a non-transformer socket in the bathroom.......

Dee
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