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PluG-EeZ

The PluG-Eez is a light-weight and easy to install product which attaches over any standard 3- pin plug to allow it to be removed easily.

PluG-Eez

Plug-Eez is made from a durable but flexible plastic which retains its shape over the plug and will not shear if pulled from the wrong direction.

PluG-EeZ can be defined as an aid to remove a standard three-point plug from an electrical wall socket. Our product was designed and SABS tested to fit on any standardised three-point electrical plug whether it be on power tools, electrical home appliances, medical equipment in any business or home environment.

Besides the safety aspect of our product, PluG-EeZ also offers painless and effortless use/aid to individuals who have physical or cognitive difficulties, impairments, and disabilities and that is why PluG-EeZ has been identified as an much needed aid by the Heart & Stroke Foundation. PluG-EeZ make the handling of electrical plugs pain and effortless.

Pensioners benefit hugely due to arthritis, strength etc who struggle to add the hand force of removing the plug from the wall socket. We all have those space constraint plugs, for example between fridges, kettles, microwaves, TV’s etc where we can fit in a full hand but with PluG-EeZ you need a finger or two and the plug is free.

PluG-Eez

 

PluG-EeZ is SABS Tested and conforms to all safety standards of a product of this nature and the use of it, we are in the process of being endorsed by the Heart & Stroke Foundation and The Blind Society of Cape Town. PluG-EeZ, our own product will be the first non-food product in Southern Africa which will receive endorsement from the Heart and Stroke Foundation
The benefits of using PluG-EeZ is endless.
Available in various colours PluG-EeZ will suit any plug and colour.

Please have a look at this introduction video on Facebook 

 

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Functional review of product: PLUG-EEZ

 

Description:

The Plug-Eez is a light-weight and easy to install product which attaches over any standard 3- pin plug to allow it to be removed easily. It is made from a durable but flexible plastic which retains its shape over the plug and will not shear if pulled from the wrong direction.

 

Functional Assessment:

The product was tested by the Occupational Therapist with clients whom had a number of conditions, including orthopaedic hand injuries which limited the movement of fingers such as tendon injuries and Rheumatoid Arthritis; neurological conditions which affect hand function including Strokes, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Parkinson’s Disease,  Multiple Sclerosis, and other neuropathies; as well as an above elbow amputee. Strength of the hands used to perform the task ranged on Oxford Scale of Muscle Strength from 1+ to 3+ (movement in gravity eliminated plane, but not full range; to full range of motion against resistance of gravity).

The client’s tested removing a standard 3-pin plug and then with the Plug-Eez installed. The clients were then asked to rate the ease of product use from 1 to 5, where 1 is little to no effort, and 5 is significant difficulty or unable to do. Three of the selected clients were unable to remove the standard plug without assistance, and the other clients rated the difficulty of a standard plug removal to be between 4 and 5 (with regards to effort and time used).

With the Plug-Eez installed for them, the client’s rating of difficulty of removing the plug was between 1 and 2. It was observed that the time taken to remove the standard plug compared to that with the Plug-Eez was more than doubled (3 client’s gave up after 2 minutes). Pain response after using the Plug-Eez was also minimised with client’s who had impaired sensation or joint stiffness, especially those with an affected thumb.

 

Conclusion:

The Plug-Eez was a light-weight, easy to install and practical product which catered to a large variety of conditions which affects hand function. It was found by the client’s to reduce the time to remove the plug, minimise effort with regards to strength required, as well as minimise pain without having to sustain a strong ball grip. It was especially useful with those whom had pain and difficulty utilising their thumbs or using their whole hand.

The Plug-Eez product will be recommended by this Occupational Therapist for appropriate clients in the future.

Please feel free to contact me via email or telephonically if you have any queries.

Yours sincerely

Danielle Mulder, Occupational Therapist, 3rd September 2019

 

 

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7 Comments

  • Mike Eaton
    September 25, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Having read about this Plug-Eez in You’ve Earned It they do not give costs. I would look at about 6 oe so.
    Please revert with costs.
    Also, how well would this product fit on the new SA plugs? (I know they only become law in 50 years or somesuch but am just wondering).

    • Grant Hallett
      September 30, 2019 at 10:04 am

      Hi Mike

      Many thanks for your enquiry on YE! for PluG-EeZ.

      We currently have PluG-EeZ listed at Brights Hardware in the Western Cape and we are busy with National listings which should happen shortly.

      If you are not in the Western Cape we do Postnet to Postnet which does come with a cost of R99 anywhere in the country.

      We are offering 2×6 packs including postage for R210. If you are interested please directly mail me.

      Many Thanks

  • Grant Hallett
    September 26, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Hi Mike

    PluG-EeZ is available at All Brights stores in the Western Cape at the Electrical section. Further to this, we are in talks with some major retailers nationally to have them list PluG-EeZ. If you are not in the Western Cape you can contact me at grant@blumarble.co.za and we can arrange for shipping Postnet to Postnet nationally. The cost for a six-pack is R60 but the shipping cost is R99 so we are offering 2×6 packs inclusive of shipping for R210.

    Many Thanks

  • Quentin Gibson
    September 29, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Dear Grant Hallett,

    I am interested and am quite happy with the price, but the adding on of R89, is why I have stopped buying on line, it makes the product expensive.

    Are there any possibilities of them becoming available in KZN, Pietermaritzburg in particular??

    Tags: Pensioner, Products for seniors, Senior Citizens, YEI, You’ve Earned It

    • Marilynh
      September 30, 2019 at 8:47 am

      Dear Quentin

      Thank you for your enquiry. This has been passed on to Plug-EeZ for their direct response.

      Kind regards
      YEI

    • Grant Hallett
      September 30, 2019 at 10:08 am

      Hi Quentin

      Many thanks for your enquiry on YE! for PluG-EeZ

      Quentin, we have a branch in Hiberdine in KZN but can arrange for collection in Durban if you so wish.
      Please mail me directly to arrange accordingly.

      Many Thanks

      Grant

    • Grant Hallett
      October 2, 2019 at 10:23 am

      Hi Quentin

      I have gone out and found that PEP stores do courier services at half the price of Postnet. The cost is R49.95 and takes 7-9 days to your nearest PEP store. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any further questions.

      Many Thanks

      Grant

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