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Hello,

I have a 19 month old son who loves to unplug nightlights and power failure lights. I recently found what I think is the perfect solution for the nightlight issue (a great item called "Lite a Switch"), but I'm still trying to find a solution for the power failure light problem.
I have no desire to go with a wall mounted power failure unit for my home and was hoping for a simple (I'm very mechanically challenged) power failure light similar to my nightlights. One that hard wires and mounts into my existing wall outlets would be ideal.
Does anyone know if this type of product exists and where I can get it?
 

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I'd start by trying to teach your son to NOT unplug things. It won't be long before he starts trying to plug (metal) things IN.
 

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daveb1 said:
I'd start by trying to teach your son to NOT unplug things. It won't be long before he starts trying to plug (metal) things IN.
:yes: it's a hard phase. My nephew did computer cords and cables. Your BEST solution is to spend whatever time and effort you have to search for a solution to teach your son that electrical cords are not toys. I'm sure you taught him that the stove is hot, right?
 

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Get a transparent cover used to prevent people from re-adjusting thermostats. Put that over the receptacle where the night light is plugged in.
 

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As I 'am on the other side of the world to you guys,
I am wondering how reliable is your electricity supply ?
How often does it fail ?
Here in Australia, it is pretty reliable,
And black outs are rare,
Maybe one a year, and then its short,
less than 2 hours usually.
Unless of course there has been a cyclone
then it can be off for 2 to 4 days,
But I have a 5kva genny that easily runs everything
240v at 5kva.
 

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As I 'am on the other side of the world to you guys,
I am wondering how reliable is your electricity supply ?
How often does it fail ?
Here in Australia, it is pretty reliable,
And black outs are rare,
Maybe one a year, and then its short,
less than 2 hours usually.
Unless of course there has been a cyclone
then it can be off for 2 to 4 days,
But I have a 5kva genny that easily runs everything
240v at 5kva.
In Metro area in USA side they are pretty good but out of the woods { country} it depending on overhead or underground run on primary lines and weather that can affect as well.

Many POCO in state side are working very hard to keep the power outage to very short peroid of time if possible unless weather related issue.

European side is pretty good as well in most place { it is right on par on with USA side }

Merci,
Marc
 

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I know you said you wanted to use your existing outlets but I think the only way you are going to get something satisfactory is to install or have installed receptacles that are high enough so your kid can't reach them. Shouldn't be too expensive because they can be located directly over where the existing receptacles are and fed from the existing receptacle circuit. Hopefully your kid grows out of (and survives) this phase.
 

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I still think teaching your son the danger is the best option. Child proofing your house doesn't protect him at grandma's, the baby sitter's, day care, the neighbours, etc.
 
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