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Socket to the energy bill: 5-bed home with stupid number of power outlets leaves us asking... why?

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Agreed - I've previously been a fan of them, but given they have to be consuming *some* level of power consistently it feels like it's a step away from green-dom, and will naturally wear out.

I'd be a lot happier if they could have trigger switches that only activate them when a USB cable is plugged in (similar to how shaver sockets work in bathrooms - the transformer is only energised when you plug something in).

As an aside, that house in the article has just about the correct number of outlets for my liking.

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