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Masterplug Socket Adaptor turns single / double sockets into 4 individual sockets £6.79 @ Argos

£6.79 @ Argos
Converts a single or double wall socket into 4 individually switched sockets. Neon power indicator. Includes wall fitting kit. Size (H)11.7, (L)31, (D)6.2cm. Not suitable for surface mou…
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7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
Converts a single or double wall socket into 4 individually switched sockets.

Neon power indicator.

Includes wall fitting kit.

Size (H)11.7, (L)31, (D)6.2cm.

Not suitable for surface mount sockets.

Delivery charge is £5.80 but free to collect at store!
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[mod]#1
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andywedge
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Andy - thanks.

I tried uploading the pictures but it didn't work, I'll read the attached and ensure I always add a picture to any future posts.
#3
Waste of money in my opinion and an easy way to overload a circuit, patricularly if used in kitchen. Also very mixed reviews, this is my favourite:
"i have seen other modals of thes that have to be wied in but as i am not a ellectrishon i got theas insted i got 5 of them an i am very happy whith them thay are a bit fidaley if your walls are not leval like mine in the kitchin but that is the only problem an once thay are up thay are up so i did not mind that problem much"
#4
kingy58
Waste of money in my opinion and an easy way to overload a circuit, patricularly if used in kitchen. Also very mixed reviews, this is my favourite:
"i have seen other modals of thes that have to be wied in but as i am not a ellectrishon i got theas insted i got 5 of them an i am very happy whith them thay are a bit fidaley if your walls are not leval like mine in the kitchin but that is the only problem an once thay are up thay are up so i did not mind that problem much"


Ha! Ha! Ha!:lol::lol::lol:
#5
kingy58
Waste of money in my opinion and an easy way to overload a circuit, patricularly if used in kitchen. Also very mixed reviews, this is my favourite:
"i have seen other modals of thes that have to be wied in but as i am not a ellectrishon i got theas insted i got 5 of them an i am very happy whith them thay are a bit fidaley if your walls are not leval like mine in the kitchin but that is the only problem an once thay are up thay are up so i did not mind that problem much"


Great quote! Oh well, if you don't liek them then you don't like them, but they may still serve a purpose for someone and in terms of the 'offer', the price is great compared to the normal price. therefore please only vote cold if the 'offer' is not good and not the product.
#6
andywedge
Hi
Thanks for posting. I have added an image to your post.
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Andy, Just added another post (under home) but cannot add picture, even after following your link as I'm on a work PC and the company has applied filters preventing me going onto a hosting site to upload picture.
Sorry.
#7
Pity - all sold out in Norn Iron - good spot though
#8
I am pleased that once they are up, they are up. That is most reassuring.
#9
we have used quite a lot of this type of thing in our house as we are in a seventies home there was only the odd single socket here & there no where near asmany as we needed, BUT i would not attempt it myself espec not in a kitchen we had all ours done by fully qualified electrician (aka my works for free for me brother).

these are good but i recommend only doing this type of thing if you really know what you are doing
#10
Don Corleone;6248204
Great quote! Oh well, if you don't liek them then you don't like them, but they may still serve a purpose for someone and in terms of the 'offer', the price is great compared to the normal price. therefore please only vote cold if the 'offer' is not good and not the product.

I have not voted either way and I would only vote something cold if it was a bad deal, not a bad product, which is what HUKD is all about. I'm just intrigued why people would buy them because, as seen in the pic, you plug this in and you lose one of your plug sockets behind the unit, if you have double plugs. So from having 2 plug sockets to start with you end up with 4. Why not just plug a 3 way adaptor into one of the sockets instead and they can be picked up for around a quid?
#11
kingy58
I have not voted either way and I would only vote something cold if it was a bad deal, not a bad product, which is what HUKD is all about.


That's not right. If it's a bad product, it's a bad deal even if it's a giveaway. People won't thank you if they're encouraged to buy rubbish just 'cos it's cheap!
#12
These are a complete heap of ****. Basically just a poundland extension lead in a fancy box, oh and did I mention they're BLOODY HUGE! Complete waste of time imho. Much better off with some of these from ~Screwfix (or ebay)....

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/60887/Electrical-Supplies/Switches-Sockets/Socket-Converters/1G-to-4G-Sw-Skt-Converter

http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/41/p2987541_x.jpg

The do need wiring in, but lets be honest, it's not brain surgery (or rocket science come to that :lol:)
#13
Something very similar in HomeBargain for only a fiver. I bought mine 6 months ago and they still have some in the Accrington branch.
#14
Sorry. My mistake. The one I have is the same but has a 3 pin plug on the back and just plugs into an existing sockett, so ready to go instantly.
#15
kingy58
Waste of money in my opinion and an easy way to overload a circuit, patricularly if used in kitchen. Also very mixed reviews, this is my favourite:
"i have seen other modals of thes that have to be wied in but as i am not a ellectrishon i got theas insted i got 5 of them an i am very happy whith them thay are a bit fidaley if your walls are not leval like mine in the kitchin but that is the only problem an once thay are up thay are up so i did not mind that problem much"


Classic! :p
#16
Is it me or is it the same as this one which has surge protection? If this is the case, it's clearly NOT the same as a poundland multi-way
#17
Jimston;6248692
we have used quite a lot of this type of thing in our house as we are in a seventies home there was only the odd single socket here & there no where near asmany as we needed, BUT i would not attempt it myself espec not in a kitchen we had all ours done by fully qualified electrician (aka my works for free for me brother).

these are good but i recommend only doing this type of thing if you really know what you are doing


changing a socket is easier than you think...initially itll be messy if chipping away at the wall/tiles....but the socket will cover it anyway
#18
Don Corleone
Great quote! Oh well, if you don't liek them then you don't like them, but they may still serve a purpose for someone and in terms of the 'offer', the price is great compared to the normal price. therefore please only vote cold if the 'offer' is not good and not the product.


It's fair do's voting cold if you think the product is poor, regardless of whether it's on offer or not. Put it this way, if human escrament normally sold for £10 a bag but was suddenly reduced to £5 by a particular retailer, would that then constitue a good deal?
#19
Taksim_Red
It's fair do's voting cold if you think the product is poor, regardless of whether it's on offer or not. Put it this way, if human escrament normally sold for £10 a bag but was suddenly reduced to £5 by a particular retailer, would that then constitue a good deal?


I guess it would be a good deal if people were buying it for £10 a bag :?
(looking at your avatar, I think you have enough stock to make a fortune) :w00t:
#20
Shengis
These are a complete heap of ****. Basically just a poundland extension lead in a fancy box, oh and did I mention they're BLOODY HUGE! Complete waste of time imho. Much better off with some of these from ~Screwfix (or ebay)....

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/60887/Electrical-Supplies/Switches-Sockets/Socket-Converters/1G-to-4G-Sw-Skt-Converter

http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/41/p2987541_x.jpg

The do need wiring in, but lets be honest, it's not brain surgery (or rocket science come to that :lol:)


I agree, have used this make in my house, got them from BDC, and also notice that Scewfix sell them. The are excellent and very easy to fit, worth the bit extra.
#21
Can I ask a question as you all seem clued up about this!

My fridge has one of those sockets with out a switch, there is a seperate fused switch above the kitchen counter. Can I easily add a normal socket next to or on top of that fused switch above the counter? Can I use that product from screwfix?

Thank you.
#22
I wouldnt ... the fridge has a different higher fuse for a reason .. if you plug in other things to that higher fused circuit you could be in trouble if they develop a fault ...
But im no electrician so prob wrong ;)
#23
Shengis
These are a complete heap of ****. Basically just a poundland extension lead in a fancy box, oh and did I mention they're BLOODY HUGE! Complete waste of time imho. Much better off with some of these from ~Screwfix (or ebay)....

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/60887/Electrical-Supplies/Switches-Sockets/Socket-Converters/1G-to-4G-Sw-Skt-Converter

http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/41/p2987541_x.jpg

The do need wiring in, but lets be honest, it's not brain surgery (or rocket science come to that :lol:)


As long as you are Part P
#24
drc
Can I ask a question as you all seem clued up about this!

My fridge has one of those sockets with out a switch, there is a seperate fused switch above the kitchen counter. Can I easily add a normal socket next to or on top of that fused switch above the counter? Can I use that product from screwfix?

Thank you.


Change the socket to a fused spur, then you can take as many sockets as you want off the load side, whenever i test/inspect installations i always do away with unswitched sockets anyway:thumbsup:

If you do not feel confident enough get a qualified electrician to do the work for you, simple enough job and would not take too long.:thumbsup:
#25
kingy58;6248145
Waste of money in my opinion and an easy way to overload a circuit, patricularly if used in kitchen.
I presume these contain a normal 13A plug with a 13A fuse. You therefore wouldn't overload a circuit with them; you'd just blow the fuse.

newsgroupmonkey;6257797
Is it me or is it the same as this one which has surge protection?
I doubt it - "surge protection" is a key marketing tool to entice the gullible.

Winterwolf;6258592
I wouldnt ... the fridge has a different higher fuse for a reason .. if you plug in other things to that higher fused circuit you could be in trouble if they develop a fault ...
But im no electrician so prob wrong ;)
The higher rated fuse in the plug/outlet of a fridge is due to the large switch-on surge of the fridge - it doesn't consume more than a couple of hundred watts continuously.
#26
kingy58
Waste of money in my opinion and an easy way to overload a circuit, patricularly if used in kitchen. Also very mixed reviews, this is my favourite:
"i have seen other modals of thes that have to be wied in but as i am not a ellectrishon i got theas insted i got 5 of them an i am very happy whith them thay are a bit fidaley if your walls are not leval like mine in the kitchin but that is the only problem an once thay are up thay are up so i did not mind that problem much"


Wahts rong wiff thatt staytmint?
#27
[QUOTE=pibpob]I presume these contain a normal 13A plug with a 13A fuse. You therefore wouldn't overload a circuit with them; you'd just blow the fuse.

But more than likely the RCD 0.4s 13a 5s

I doubt it - "surge protection" is a key marketing tool to entice the gullible.

The higher rated fuse in the plug/outlet of a fridge is due to the large switch-on surge of the fridge - it doesn't consume more than a couple of hundred watts continuously.[/QUOTE]

Lets put the fridge on a Type D 63a MCB
#28
gap30;6259388
I presume these contain a normal 13A plug with a 13A fuse. You therefore wouldn't overload a circuit with them; you'd just blow the fuse.

But more than likely the RCD 0.4s 13a 5s
No - RCDs do not protect against overcurrent. Perhaps you're thinking of MCBs? Those are normally rated at 32A for a ring main, so the fuse would blow first unless there was some 20A being drawn elsewhere. The design philosophy for ring mains is that they are limited by area, rather than being limited by the number of sockets on them.
#29
gap30
[/B]
As long as you are Part P


Replacing a socket is non-notifiable.
#30
kingy58
Waste of money in my opinion and an easy way to overload a circuit, patricularly if used in kitchen.

Agree, cold. Plus you can get it at Home Bargains for half that if you really want. But a standard multi-plug is better.
#31
Bendo
Replacing a socket is non-notifiable.


:thumbsup:

This afternoon I fitted a new socket next to my CU in the understairs cupboard. I suppose that's technically notifiable but what the hell i'm 'electrically competent', papers or not :lol:
#32
Bendo
Replacing a socket is non-notifiable.


Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate
#33
pibpob
No - RCDs do not protect against overcurrent. Perhaps you're thinking of MCBs? Those are normally rated at 32A for a ring main, so the fuse would blow first unless there was some 20A being drawn elsewhere. The design philosophy for ring mains is that they are limited by area, rather than being limited by the number of sockets on them.


Definately thinking about RCD's, you know as well as i do overcurrent/earth fault whatever 9 times out of 10 the rcd will go before the fuse.
#34
gap30
Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate


Not quite sure where you're coming from?

From Elecsa website.....

You DO NOT need to tell your Local Authority Building Control
about the following work but you can still use an installer who
is registered with a Competent Person Scheme.

• Most repairs, replacements and maintenance work (except
replacements of combustion appliances, oil tanks, electrical
consumer units or glazing units which do need to be notified)

• Additional power points or lighting points or any other alterations
to existing circuits
(except in bathrooms, kitchens or outdoors*)
#35
neat solution. never seen it before.

there probably are cheaper alternatives at places like Home Bargains but heat added since it's Argos (warranty/peace of mind etc.)
#36
dreadful product - a proper bodge !

get an electrician in and do the job properly ;-)
#37
gap30;6261598
Definately thinking about RCD's, you know as well as i do overcurrent/earth fault whatever 9 times out of 10 the rcd will go before the fuse.
An earth fault. Not overcurrent. Completely different things. Plugging too many appliances in does not cause an earth fault.

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