The remote controlled socket allows you to turn your appliances on and off remotely. Turn off appliances such as computers, TVs, microwaves or lamps. Great for hard to reach sockets under desks or behind TVs or microwaves. Attach a trailing socket to turn off several appliances at once. The Remote Controlled Socket product consists of two parts; an electrical socket /plug and a remote control. The Remote Controlled Socket is plugged into any normal electrical outlet and can be switched on and off with the remote. In a home, typically you will have your TV, DVD, digital set-top box and a video recorder all plugged into a four or six-way trailing socket that is plugged into the electrical socket in the wall. Simply unplug the four or six-way trailing socket from the wall, plug the Remote Controlled Socket into the wall outlet then plug the four-way trailing socket into the Standby Eliminator Socket. You can now switch off the power to all the appliances completely using the Remote Controlled Socket remote.