LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
not fit for purpose
This socket looks promising but has some major flaws:
- if your plug has an external strain relief you may not be able to plug it into the socket as clearance is too tight at the bottom
- the socket is offset behind the door but the opening at the bottom is centred meaning the cable needs a tight kink if the cover is to be latched shut. This isn't easy with a 1.5mm2 3 core cable.
- because the socket is offset there's very little room to grasp the left side of the plug when you want to remove it. You end up grasping the top and right side of the plug and need quite a grip to remove it.
It's a shame because it looks promising but the implementation is a bit half baked. And it requires the purchase of a separate cable gland which is annoying and a little tight on LAP/Screwfix's part.
21 Dec 2014
All weather switched socket
Robust and weather proof when a plug is inserted unlike some other makes. Have used the double and single switched sockets and both are great.
20 Dec 2014
This product does the job and does not break the bank. I found the construction of the moulded box to be quite sturdy and was impressed with the finished article when fitted. Better than other types of outdoor equipment that I have used previously.
13 Dec 2014
external 13 amp socket
excellent product does every thing I needed. will now be using it for my outside christmas lights
13 Dec 2014