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Double outdoor socket and RCD adaptor.

If your Mrs has been harping on about getting some external christmas lights (like mine has) you need one of these.

The panel closes over plugs to keep everything waterproof.

Easy to install IP66 switched socket. Pre-wired 2g 13A. BS1363-2. 3 metre cable with prepared wires for plug. Easy to wire non latched type RCD. Suitable for permanent or temporary installation.
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#1
Aldi regularly have these in their offers but can't remember the normal price. Because they are obviously not a top seller, ours (Willerby) had some in the reduced section for £14.99, worth a look if you are around there.
#2
Thanks so much OP, just literally got back from Screwfix having purchased this for £32.99, will take it back in the morning, brill :thumbsup:
#3
Got one of these from B&Q (Keighley) last week for £15.98.
#4
andyh456
Got one of these from B&Q (Keighley) last week for £15.98.


That was good going, they were £40 at the Castlepoint B&Q in Bournemouth.
#5
Radar1972;7209863
Aldi regularly have these in their offers but can't remember the normal price. Because they are obviously not a top seller, ours (Willerby) had some in the reduced section for £14.99, worth a look if you are around there.


My local Aldi had them during the offer, and for a while after, but they do seem to have gone now, so it's going to be sheer luck if they do have them.

I was tempted myself at the time, didn't buy, but wish I had now!
#6
Remember that IP66 devices are water resistant ONLY and not water proof.

Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are developed by the European Committee for Electro Technical Standardization (CENELEC) (NEMA IEC 60529 Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures - IP Code), specifying the environmental protection the enclosure provides.

The IP rating normally has two (or three) numbers:

Protection from solid objects or materials
Protection from liquids (water)
Protection against mechanical impacts (commonly omitted, the third number is not a part of IEC 60529)
Example - IP Rating
With the IP rating IP 54, 5 describes the level of protection from solid objects and 4 describes the level of protection from liquids.

An "X" can used for one of the digits if there is only one class of protection, i.e. IPX1 which addresses protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation..

IP First number - Protection against solid objects

0 No special protection
1 Protected against solid objects up to 50 mm, e.g. accidental touch by persons hands.
2 Protected against solid objects up to 12 mm, e.g. persons fingers.
3 Protected against solid objects over 2.5 mm (tools and wires).
4 Protected against solid objects over 1 mm (tools, wires, and small wires).
5 Protected against dust limited ingress (no harmful deposit).
*** 6 Totally protected against dust. ***

IP Second number - Protection against liquids

0 No protection.
1 Protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation.
2 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15o from the vertical.
3 Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60o from the vertical.
4 Protection against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted.
5 Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress.
*** 6 Protected against temporary flooding of water, e.g. for use on ship decks - limited ingress permitted. ***
7 Protected against the effect of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m.
8 Protects against long periods of immersion under pressure.
#7
kjbenja
Remember that IP66 devices are water resistant ONLY and not water proof.

Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are developed by the European Committee for Electro Technical Standardization (CENELEC) (NEMA IEC 60529 Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures - IP Code), specifying the environmental protection the enclosure provides.

The IP rating normally has two (or three) numbers:

Protection from solid objects or materials
Protection from liquids (water)
Protection against mechanical impacts (commonly omitted, the third number is not a part of IEC 60529)
Example - IP Rating
With the IP rating IP 54, 5 describes the level of protection from solid objects and 4 describes the level of protection from liquids.

An "X" can used for one of the digits if there is only one class of protection, i.e. IPX1 which addresses protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation..

IP First number - Protection against solid objects

0 No special protection
1 Protected against solid objects up to 50 mm, e.g. accidental touch by persons hands.
2 Protected against solid objects up to 12 mm, e.g. persons fingers.
3 Protected against solid objects over 2.5 mm (tools and wires).
4 Protected against solid objects over 1 mm (tools, wires, and small wires).
5 Protected against dust limited ingress (no harmful deposit).
*** 6 Totally protected against dust. ***

IP Second number - Protection against liquids

0 No protection.
1 Protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation.
2 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15o from the vertical.
3 Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60o from the vertical.
4 Protection against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted.
5 Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress.
*** 6 Protected against temporary flooding of water, e.g. for use on ship decks - limited ingress permitted. ***
7 Protected against the effect of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m.
8 Protects against long periods of immersion under pressure.


Unless you're installing it underwater you should have no problems.
#8
kjbenja;7212750
Remember that IP66 devices are water resistant ONLY and not water proof.


......and I thought I was a bit prone to using ten words when one would do! :whistling:

In short... the use of pressure washers is a particular problem to be aware of, as they are NOT proof against water blasted at them (or even from mains pressure hoses at a push!), so don't use them in locations where this could happen.
#9
Jumpingphil;7213558
B&Q had these for £10.00
No RCD but remote controlled.



If you look at the box it shows just IP55 rating, so not as secure against water ingress as the one in the OP which as mentioned is IP66.
#10
Jumpingphil;7221112
Ahh, so you can't use it on a ship's deck then.
Good job it's got a spike on it for pushing into the ground in your garden then. :roll:


As long as you don't water the garden at the same time with anything more powerful than a watering can.

As the main use for one for me (got a petrol mower) would be for using with the pressure washer, it just isn't up to the job
#11
Jumpingphil;7221799
Are you now telling me that you put whatever it is you wash right next to the power socket? :roll:


No, but the hose runs right past it.
The pressure washer can reach twice as far as the mains pressure of the hose can if it is inadvertently pointed that way,

The whole point of an outdoor sockets is to get a socket in a convenient place to where you want to use one, otherwise I would be quite happy using one indoors. as I have to now, threading it through the letterbox then pluging it into an RCD, which is fiddly to say the least. Using electrical gear without needing to use a conventional extension cable (which is far from waterproof) is part of the whole idea too.

I don't have 15 acres to spread things out over, it's just a small semi with a small garden, so an ordinary hose can reach ANYWHERE at the front of the house without moving from the spot, a pressure washer can reach anywhere too, but with a lot more power. Usually a slight slip in watching where it is pointing means nothing more than the windows getting splashed, but if the power socket was in the way, then it would get a soaking instead.

Having investigated a DEATH from electrocution in a wet location, some years back, I remain pretty conscious of the risks involved, and am just making it the top of my agenda to be sure others are aware of the need for the right type of kit for the job they might want to do. After all, the kit needed isn't that expensive anyway, and if all that someone is planning to do is run a lawnmower in the dry, then IP55 is probably going to be adequate, but if they want to do what I want to do, use a pressure washer, it might not be.

That's MY agenda, what's yours?
#12
Jumpingphil;7226771

Are you the type of person who won't let someone climb a ladder unless they have read the 95 page booklet beforehand?


You just can't control yourself having a dig at people can you :-(
Now you can go back to your copy of the Daily Mail

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