Safer Socket could help prevent fires
Not all power outlets are the same, although some do get rather creative in their implementation, such as the Eubiq. Well, statistics in the U.S. point to electrical house fires being the direct cause of over 00 deaths, 1,500 injuries and $1.4 billion in direct property damage, at least according to a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Is there a way to prevent all of those tragedies? While there is no 100% foolproof manner, Twin-Star International intends to try, with them being a manufacturer of a wide range of home products and furnishings, as they introduce their innovative new Safer Socket.
The Safer Socket will feature patent-pending technology within the device itself, where it is said to be able to prevent electrical outlets and appliances plugged into them from actually overheating, and to make things all the more attractive, this particular device does not need any kind of special wiring or professional installation to get started right off the bat.
How does the Safer Socket work? For starters, it will be able to plug into any existing outlet, sporting a slim design which will see it blend into just about any decor. The user would then be free to plug any electrical appliance into the device, as the Safer Socket then continually monitors the temperature of the plug using its five tiny thermostats housed within the unit. Should it actually detect an unsafe rise in temperature that could lead to an electrical fire, it will then shut off the plugged-in appliance automatically.
The Safer Socket’s LED lights will glow green when the unit is plugged in and energized, and the red light will kick into action should there be an overheating taken place, with the electrical appliance being shut off. In order to reset, just play the patience card for 10 minutes and the outlet ought to cool down enough by then, unplug and then re-plug Safer Socket into the wall outlet. The green light will then illuminate, letting you know that the device has been reset. Should there be a persistent overheating problem, then it is best to consult a qualified electrician to get the job done. After all, better safe than sorry, right? The Safer Socket will retail for $19.99 a pop, or you can pick up a trio for $59.99 – and bring home an additional one for free, now how about that?