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Arlec Remote Control Power Outlet

Arlec Remote Control Power Outlet

MPN: RC10
2.7 from 15 reviews · View Statistics

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Louise

LouiseCentral, TAS

  • 2 reviews

Works great. Very customizable. Can be complicated

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Purchased in June 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$20.00.

DBO

DBOSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 51 reviews
  • 82 likes

Very unreliable.

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Great when working, but totally unreliable. I've owned two sets of these and unfortunately both developed faults. They generally go bad by turning on but then not turning off or only working intermittently. The indicator light remains functional so you can see it's receiving signal, but the main relay either fuses to the on position or doesn't get triggered at all.

The frustrating thing is that you cannot obtain replacements. The likes of Bunnings only sells these as a two or four set pack, which always includes the remote.

I thought Arlec gear would be better quality. Would love to find something like this from a reliable vendor.

nx27086

nx27086

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Too clunky for double power point, and didn't work anyway

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This unit is big and clunky so it blocks the second plug on a double power point.
It flashed to show the power was on...and then immediately turned the power off. I tried all possible solutions, but it was simply a dud.

Purchased in May 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$19.57.

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trebor58

trebor58Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 8 reviews
  • 1 like

Not true 10 amps.

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First attempt at turning on a 1600 watt pressure cleaner it fried itself. Only suitable for light loads and nowhere near 2400 watts Would not recommend this for switching motors

Purchased in May 2019 for A$20.00.

2 of 4 don't work.

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Great concept but frustrating when two stations don't work. Two of the stations turn everything on. I have tried to reset them but to no avail. I also prefer the old model where you can operate from the plug as well.

DavidN

DavidNGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 89 reviews
  • 48 likes

Alrec remote power outlet is old technology but still has its place

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Captain Cook

Captain CookCoffs Harbour

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Only 2 of total 4 wall socket units works

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Bought Arlec Remote Control Power outlet about a year ago. At beginning only 3 of 4 worked OK. Soon thereafter only 2 worked. Have changed battery and re-installed to no avail.
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mordy

mordymelbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great little unit, works well.

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I notice some users are having problems with the unit responding to other channels or multiple channels, I also encounter this problem, turing my 3 separate units into basically three units that come on with one button push, very annoying.

Anyway it is a very easy fix, please read the instructions carefully, you must reset the unit, i.e delete its programming. Look in the instructions under "Resetting the units" read and follow carefully and all problems will be solved.

No problems so far.

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Easy to program, and has worked without fail over hottest temperature period of 3 months so far. This unit has the multiple button handset but only one on off plug in switch. I cannot comment on the problems with the units having three plug in switches.

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kroq

kroqbrisbane

Does not work as advertised

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As previous reviewers noted -- only 1 powerpoint works correctly/as advertised (#A). The other 3 (B,C,D) all turn on/off simultaneously when any of the buttons are pressed. Tried 're-setting' by removing all powerpoints and taking out battery from controller overnight but defect is permanent/hard wired. I can ONLY control 2 powerpoints on a controller that's ADVERTISED to control 4 power points.

davidg2020

davidg2020Adelaide, South Australia

  • 14 reviews
  • 11 likes

Great idea, but...

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These little gizmos would be great but the four programable buttons all get mixed up.
You program a particular device to come on when you press button "A" (which it does) but it also comes on when you press button "C" or "D".
As such you can really only use them to control one device - or a bunch of devices that all come on and go off simultaneously.

Was great for a few months... but...

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I use the remote to switch off the units, the units make a distinct audible click, the little light goes off, But the power stays on

So... Doesn't do what it says on the box.

Not long life

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One remote unit died first day (not overloaded) second unit OK for a few weeks but now won't turn things off even though it has supposedly shut down...don't waste your money.

This product worked quite well at least 6 times

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Spiderweb

SpiderwebSydney

  • 8 reviews
  • 7 likes

This item is perfect when it works properly

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Questions & Answers

h2ohendo

h2ohendoasked

This controller has positions A, B, C, D.
A works fine, B no longer works on a light circuit.
How would I “reprogram” the switch so that it works on the C position with the B power point?

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greg
greg

Sorry nidea as I binned it before using. It wanted to much access to my phone.

Nicola White

Nicola Whiteasked

Why does my remote keep going through batteries once a week it never used too

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Annoyed07

Annoyed07asked

The current rating on these devices is claimed to be 10 Amps - or 2400 Watts. This is false and misleading as the unit's contacts in the internal relay weld together if it switches on any appliance that does not have a standby power feature such as a computer or TV.

I purchased two single units - one to shut down half of my computer system (i.e. standby power) and another to shut down my entertainment system. The unit on the computer system has worked fine, but the unit developed welded contacts (the relay changes over but the power remains on) after just a few times of operation. It seems the relay contacts can't handle the surge current when switching on the audio system's power amplifier.

These units should be marked for light-duty (meaning for standby equipment and lighting) only, and not for general use.

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mordy
mordy

You will find that the initial surge current to power up your Stereo system is over the claimed limit, which is indeed 10A/2400 watts, I run a 2400 watt heater on the device and it has performed flawlessly for over 12 months. The contacts will develop 'scorch' marks and pits and could, as you say, weld close, but not at 10A. If you are able to seperate you amp, have that on one supply switch and the remaining devices on another, you should solve the problem.

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