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Domestic Electrical Sockets

This web page describes the:

  • Purpose of domestic electrical sockets.
  • Different names for domestic electrical sockets.
  • Different types, with approximate cost, of domestic electrical sockets.

 

Purpose Of Domestic Electrical Sockets

The purpose of electrical sockets is to connect electrical appliances to an electrical supply.

 

Electrical sockets connect appliances to the electrical supply in different environments, for instance in a living room, a garden shed or under water in a pond.


Different Names For Domestic Electrical Sockets

  • Power points.
  • Mains outlets.
  • Sockets.
  • Fused outlet.
  • Socket outlet.
  • Plug sockets.

Different Types Of Domestic Electrical Sockets

There are many different types of domestic electrical socket. Some different types are shown below with approximate UK cost.

 

Standard UK Electrical Socket

Shown below is a ‘standard’ UK electrical 2-way socket.

 

The cost is about £3 (UK).

 

The socket fits flush with the wall; the wiring connects to the back of the socket.

Standard UK twin electrical socket

 

Standard UK Aluminium Electrical Socket

Shown below is a ‘standard’ UK Aluminium electrical 2-way socket.

 

The cost is about £20 (UK).

 

The socket fits flush with the wall; the wiring connects to the back of the socket.

UK aluminium twin electrical socket

 

UK Outdoor Electrical Socket

Shown below is a ‘standard’ UK outdoor electrical 2-way socket.

 

The cost is about £50 (UK).

 

The socket fits to an outside the wall. The wiring connects to the back of the socket. The cover forms a water tight seal.

 

Outdoor electrical twin socket

 

UK Outdoor Electrical Socket With RCD

Shown below is a ‘standard’ UK outdoor electrical 2-way socket with and RCD.

 

The cost is about £65 (UK).

 

The socket fits to an outside the wall. The wiring connects to the back of the socket. The cover forms a water tight seal.

 

The RCD is for extra electrical safety.


Outdoor socket with RCD

 

UK Outdoor 4-Way Electrical Socket

Shown below is a ‘standard’ UK outdoor electrical 4-way electrical socket.

 

The cost is about £40 (UK).

 

The socket fits to an outside the wall. The wiring enters the unit from the bottom. The cover forms a water tight cover.

 

The unit does not have an RCD.

 

The cover screws to the unit. To remove, or connect, a plug the cover has to be unscrewed.


4 way outdoor socket

 

UK Remote Control Electrical Socket

Shown below is set of 5 remote control UK electrical sockets.

 

The cost is about £30 (UK).

 

The unit plugs into a standard socket, the electrical appliance plugs into the unit.

 

The remote control turns the unit on and off which turns the electrical appliance on and off.

 

Remote control electrical socket



 

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