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FAQ 2017-10-18T14:08:43+00:00

What is the sleek socket?

The sleek socket is an innovative and affordable product that allows you to completely hide unsightly, unsafe and inconvenient outlets out of sight via a unique ultra-thin plug, measuring only about the thickness of a pencil on top of an outlet.

The sleek socket drastically reduces, and in some cases completely eliminates, obstructions between furniture and traditional plugs attached to an outlet.

Given the elegant design of the plug, the sleek socket also enhances home décor around the outlet by eliminating ugly plugs and cords that clash with the color of the wall around the outlet. If you have a wall with an outlet is white — the same color of the sleek socket, the sleek socket blends into the wall and you may forget it’s even there!

How does it work?

Simply attach the sleek socket to the top receptacle of a duplex outlet – no tools or screws are required!

How does the childproofing version of the sleek socket provide enhanced protection for children and pets?

The sleek socket childproofing model is designed to make it more difficult for children to gain access to electrical outlets by completely hiding the underlying outlet, and by way of 6 large high strength adhesive cord clips, helps protect children and pets from accessing and chewing electrical cords. The childproofing model includes 4 five inch cord clips and 2 four inch cord clips.

What outlet types is the sleek socket compatible with?

Each sleek socket is compatible with a duplex outlet having both round receptacles (which typically have a single center screw) and rectangular receptacles (which typically have a top & bottom screw), including tamper resistant receptacles. As noted in packaging documentation, the sleek socket should not be used with any GFCI or AFCI receptacles.

What are the technical specifications of the sleek socket?

sleek socket with 3 outlet power strip:
9 foot cord
Cord specification: SPT-2, 16AWG, 3 core
Maximum amps: 13, maximum volts: 125, maximum watts: 1625

sleek socket with 5 port USB charger:
8 foot cord
Input: 100-240V AC 50/60Hz
Output: 5V 8A 40W
2 ports x 5V 2.4A
3 ports x 5V 1A

The 5 port USB charger with removable stand allows simultaneous charging of up to 5 smartphones, tablets and other USB-charged devices. Includes two ports with quick charge technology that detect your device and deliver the fastest charge, up to 2.4A, reducing charge time (Android and Apple smart phones typically draw 1A current) and three standard charge ports.

What sized outlets is the “Standard” model compatible with and what sized outlets is the “Oversize” model compatible with?

The Standard model for every sleek socket model is compatible with:

  • A “standard” outlet cover measuring 2 3/4 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches long

(A large majority of outlet covers in the home are “standard” size)

The Oversize model for every sleek socket model is compatible with all of the following:

  • A “standard” outlet cover measuring 2 3/4 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches long
  • A “mid-size” outlet cover measuring 3 1/8 inches wide x 4 7/8 inches long
  • An “oversize” outlet cover measuring 3 3/8 inches wide x 5 1/16 inches long

(The Oversize model is recommended if you are unsure of the outlet cover sizes in your home or just don’t feel like measuring your outlet covers, as this model is designed to fit all outlet covers sizes currently on the market).

What are the safety specifications of the sleek socket?

The sleek socket products have been designed to conform to the safety specifications of UL, including UL Standard 817 (Safety Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords) and UL Standard 94 (Standard for Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances). Before use, please read the sleek socket packaging documentation and both sides of the label and follow all precautions.

What is the return policy for the sleek socket?

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all sleek socket products. If you would like to return an item, please contact us to request a return authorization form and instructions on how to send the item(s) back. Shipping charges are not refundable.

Are the pictures in the picture gallery real?

Yes. The pictures show the sleek socket in use in the inventor’s home (the entire team here are enthusiastic users of the sleek socket, especially those of us with toddlers and pets who are fascinated with cords). The picture of the mixed beagle is the inventor’s dog (unplanned, she jumped into the shot although it looks like she’s posing; she’s a natural 😉

How can partner with you to help promote the sleek socket products?

We owe our success to our happy customers and to their word-of-mouth and social media recommendations, as well as the valuable contributions of our brand ambassadors and social media promoters. If you wish to partner with us as a promoter of the sleek socket products, please send an email to marketing@sleeksocket.com and we will be sure to get back to you.

As a traditional retailer, how can I sell the sleek socket products in my stores?

At the moment, the sleek socket products are only available online. However, we intend to eventually make the sleek socket products widely available in stores. If you wish to partner with us regarding selling the sleek socket products in your retail stores, please send an email to sales@sleeksocket.com and we will be sure to get back to you.