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Re: WiFi - interesting product!
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 03:43:12 PM »

Thank you for the kind offer.   I didn't install it and that particular brand was recommended by someone who knows way more than me. 

Obviously I was concerned after watching that video, then realised it was far more likely to be down to an inferior product that wouldn't pass any safety standards.
I suppose the same applies to other electrical items that you can buy from China on ebay or in cheapy shops. 

LAP are a UK company and their products are trade rated. 
The actual product is tested with the following CE standards : BS 1363-2 ASTA BS 5733 EN 605950-1, ASTA
It also has very good reviews when I looked last night.

I had a qualified electrician install new light switches and sockets after having to have new ceiling lighting installed in the kitchen/dining room as the whole ceiling had to be re-plastered after burst pipe in the bathroom 2yrs ago. 
Whilst he was here I also got him to replace the circuit switch box with a modern one which has RCDs and isolates certain parts of the house much better.  It also means that if anything blows then its a case of flicking a switch rather than messing with fuse wire :)

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Re: WiFi - interesting product!
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2017, 04:02:50 PM »

Ah, yes. What you have will be of significantly higher build quality than the tat shown in the video.  :)
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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 09:54:40 PM »

A fact not often realised is that IT equipment is permitted to have significant current flow to Earth, even in the absence of fault conditions, up to 3.5mA iirc.  Itís in the nature of their switch mode PSUs.  Thus if you have 3 or 4 PCs plugged into a dodgy trailing extension lead with broken earth, even in the absence of faults, you can get a shock of 10mA or more just by touching a PC cabinet.   Thatís enough to be very uncomfortable, and occasionally even dangerous.

I mention above merely to underline importance of buying good quality, compliant, apparatus.   As long as you do so risks are minimised.
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