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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 23-May-14 10:56:45
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Power supply safety warning


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I just got my power supply safety warning from Sky, regarding my Wireless Booster: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/i/6465.html

The plethora of ultra-cheap and potentially dangerous power supplies from China really is an issue now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27390466

Charity Electrical Safety First recently commissioned tests looking at the safety of chargers bought from online trading and auction sites.

It found that half had been wired using "sub-standard components" and none met with the safety requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations Act 1994.


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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 23-May-14 11:01:54
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Re: Power supply safety warning


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Also: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27515446

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Standard User RossMcG
(learned) Fri 23-May-14 18:32:34
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Re: Power supply safety warning


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I received the same email yesterday or the day before (cant remember now). It is worrying that so many of our "always on" devices can have such dodgy plugs. I haven't checked mine yet as I stopped using it (it halved my transfer speeds for some reason over wifi).

I would like to think Sky will also letter those who were issued with the device.


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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 23-May-14 18:43:31
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Re: Power supply safety warning


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In reply to a post by RossMcG:
I would like to think Sky will also letter those who were issued with the device.

I got an email first, then a letter a few days after that.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 24-May-14 08:55:18
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All wireless repeaters do this halving due to how they work

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