Automatically switched socket outlets are most commonly used to supply power to computers, refrigerators,
microwaves and other accessories that don’t need to be switched off at the socket. Simply inserting the plug into the
outlet provides power to equipment. Removing the plug opens the contacts in the socket to provide the same level of
safety as a conventional switched socket when switched off.
Automatically switched socket outlets are also advantageous in that an appliance which is plugged into it can be
switched on or off from a more convenient location, saving time and effort for more valuable activities.