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[Amazon Canada] Globe Electric Receptacle 2 Outlet Child Safe Shock Guard with 2 Fast Charging USB Ports 3.1A, AC

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[Amazon Canada] Globe Electric Receptacle 2 Outlet Child Safe Shock Guard with 2 Fast Charging USB Ports 3.1A, AC

I was going to pull the trigger but read the reviews.

Just in case anyone is interested in trying their luck.

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how is this child safe?
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konsensei wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 8:25 am
how is this child safe?
It is Temper resistance (TR) rated.
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konsensei wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 8:25 am
how is this child safe?
There are built in covers that get pushed out of the way when a plug is pushed in. A bit of a PITA and almost sounds like its cracking every time you put something in.
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konsensei wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 8:25 am
how is this child safe?
there is plastic blocking the holes and it takes quite some effort (and likely both proper sized prongs) to plug things in.
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I have the child safe outlets throughout my entire house and they require a lot of effort in order to plug a power cord into it. When the outlets were brand new, I had to try at least 3 or 4 times before I successfully plugged the power cord in. I had to wiggle the prongs in order to get it in. After two years, the resistance in the plastic is a lot less and I am able to successfully plug in a power cord on the first try without even having to wiggle the power cord.

For the outlets that I rarely use, the resistance of the plastic is still there and it does require more effort in order to plug in a power cord.

In my opinion, these child safe outlets are NOT necessary as long as you teach your kids:
- to not put any foreign objects in them
- to use them only as intended
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Current electrical code (since 2008) requires all new (or retrofit) outlets to be tamper (child) resistant. Despite the issues, they are an important safety improvement since no action is needed to prevent tampering (covers, etc).
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kennyt18 wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 9:11 am
I have the child safe outlets throughout my entire house and they require a lot of effort in order to plug a power cord into it. When the outlets were brand new, I had to try at least 3 or 4 times before I successfully plugged the power cord in. I had to wiggle the prongs in order to get it in. After two years, the resistance in the plastic is a lot less and I am able to successfully plug in a power cord on the first try without even having to wiggle the power cord.

For the outlets that I rarely use, the resistance of the plastic is still there and it does require more effort in order to plug in a power cord.

In my opinion, these child safe outlets are NOT necessary as long as you teach your kids:
- to not put any foreign objects in them
- to use them only as intended
That's only the case if the if your two-prong plugs are slightly bent. My vacuum cleaner was like that but once I straightened the pins it's fine.

Three-prong plugs don't have this issue since the earth pin goes in first and releases the cover.
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These seem unreliable. Can someone point to a good manufacturer at a decent price for 1 or 2 pack on amazon or home depot. I'd like to get a few of these for the house.
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A lot of comments about the usb ports failing.
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Got 8 from Walmart for $3 several months ago, put all in the wall, so far so good, who said they are bad?
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bug wrote: A lot of comments about the usb ports failing.
The failing are 2.1 A one, I bought a couple of them from Costco, both are failed, returned
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Since the Tamper Resistant issue has been brought up, most people don't realize that you have to insert the prongs straight and equally before the shutters will move out of the way. If you try to insert a plug such that it's even at a slight angle, and one prong is pressing a shutter before another one, then it won't work (unless you use a lot of force, which essentially forces it in). Yes, it's still a little bit more effort compared to non-TR plugs, but you shouldn't need to use a lot of force. Straight-in, prongs going in equally...
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konsensei wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 8:25 am
how is this child safe?
got downvoted because I asked a question. you people are pathetic
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