Screwfix Deal of the Day MK 13A 2-GANG DP SWITCHED PLUG SOCKET in WHITE - £3
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Screwfix Deal of the Day MK 13A 2-GANG DP SWITCHED PLUG SOCKET in WHITE - £3

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Found 4th Dec 2017
MK is a high end brand renowned for being the top manufacturer of electrical equipment. Great if you want to change a single socket to a double (you will need a knockout or surface box) to take all the plugs at the back of the TV or in bedrooms which always seem to have single sockets rather than doubles.
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Wot no usb
USB ones are still quite pricey compared to these
Delivery is £5 with screwfix, so if you want just a few of these then it's cheaper to get them via toolstation for £3.49ea and free delivery

toolstation.com/sho…496
Edited by moderator: "trimmed link" 4th Dec 2017
This isn't a deal - it's very expensive, this one is fine

screwfix.com/p/2…38d

This sort of thing is usually around a quid from Screwfix, Wilko etc etc
bxboards6 m ago

This isn't a deal - it's very expensive, this one is …This isn't a deal - it's very expensive, this one is finehttps://www.screwfix.com/p/2-gang-13a-sp-switched-socket-white/4338dThis sort of thing is usually around a quid from Screwfix, Wilko etc etc


MK is a very well known brand, and it looks better than the one in your link, but if you want something cheap that doesn't have the look's of the MK version, then yeah go for that one instead.
Quality stuff but hate that big chamfer on all their stuff.

Ironically the best quality of Screwfix's other socket and switch offerings is also the cheapest, their oddly unbranded range eg...

screwfix.com/p/2…38d

...for a whole £1.19 which also look OK without those annoying screw covers unlike most others.
bxboards10 m ago

This isn't a deal - it's very expensive, this one is …This isn't a deal - it's very expensive, this one is finehttps://www.screwfix.com/p/2-gang-13a-sp-switched-socket-white/4338dThis sort of thing is usually around a quid from Screwfix, Wilko etc etc



Honestly though, when you use those cheap ones, they're hard to push, click very loudly, and not a pleasure to use. These ones feel just right and are good quality.
chelseablue7 m ago

MK is a very well known brand, and it looks better than the one in your …MK is a very well known brand, and it looks better than the one in your link, but if you want something cheap that doesn't have the look's of the MK version, then yeah go for that one instead.


brand snobbery over a socket? now I've heard it all.

The Screwfix ones in my link are actually LAP, if brands are you thing.
Edited by: "bxboards" 4th Dec 2017
Hardly brand snobbery, many commercial contracts for electrical works will state 'MK' sockets.
b1g1an28 m ago

Quality stuff but hate that big chamfer on all their stuff.Ironically the …Quality stuff but hate that big chamfer on all their stuff.Ironically the best quality of Screwfix's other socket and switch offerings is also the cheapest, their oddly unbranded range eg...https://www.screwfix.com/p/2-gang-13a-sp-switched-socket-white/4338d...for a whole £1.19 which also look OK without those annoying screw covers unlike most others.



Those pesky screw covers are annoying

They nearly always get damaged when i take them out via a flathead screwdriver
Got any tips to avoid this?
Think mk > lap

Slightly > though still budget
bxboards43 m ago

This isn't a deal - it's very expensive, this one is …This isn't a deal - it's very expensive, this one is finehttps://www.screwfix.com/p/2-gang-13a-sp-switched-socket-white/4338dThis sort of thing is usually around a quid from Screwfix, Wilko etc etc



The OP's post is for a double pole switched socket your link is for a single pole socket the double pole Lap socket is £2.07 screwfix.com/p/2…99d still cheaper but I think the OP's post is a good deal for an MK socket, each to their own.
psd9923 m ago

Those pesky screw covers are annoyingThey nearly always get damaged when i …Those pesky screw covers are annoyingThey nearly always get damaged when i take them out via a flathead screwdriverGot any tips to avoid this?



Yeah don't fit them in the first place I don't
bxboards1 h, 6 m ago

This isn't a deal - it's very expensive, this one is …This isn't a deal - it's very expensive, this one is finehttps://www.screwfix.com/p/2-gang-13a-sp-switched-socket-white/4338dThis sort of thing is usually around a quid from Screwfix, Wilko etc etc




Single pole garbage. Had a neutral ground fault on a Neff integrated dishwasher and the dozy kitchen company put SP in the cupboards. Even with the SP socket switched off the fault still remained until the plug was physically removed.

Took ages to track down the fault because of the SP socket.
davidg_croydon57 m ago

Hardly brand snobbery, many commercial contracts for electrical works will …Hardly brand snobbery, many commercial contracts for electrical works will state 'MK' sockets.


Most our contracted works are Schneider, but MK is used as frequently as Crabtree and some cheap brands when the client doesn't care about looks just cost. It isn't brand snobbery though, I'd agree - a nice finish can make the difference in a new build than a basic square accessory.
Jinkz1 h, 21 m ago

Honestly though, when you use those cheap ones, they're hard to push, …Honestly though, when you use those cheap ones, they're hard to push, click very loudly, and not a pleasure to use. These ones feel just right and are good quality.


Absolutely. I changed all the light switches for MK ones when I bought our house - it cost next to nothing to do, made the rooms look like a 'new' house when they'd been redecorated (I like the chamfered look as it looks more 'fresh'), and the feel/click when using them is superb, really noticeable for the sake for an extra £1 or so. Same with the sockets (which I've mostly, but not completely, done).

Glad it's not just me
bxboards1 h, 37 m ago

brand snobbery over a socket? now I've heard it all.The Screwfix ones in …brand snobbery over a socket? now I've heard it all.The Screwfix ones in my link are actually LAP, if brands are you thing.


Lap is Screwfix own brand which doesn't say much for quality. My customers always choose the MK one's when I give them an option of switches and sockets when doing rewires.
£1.90 at Wilko
Not sure I want a plug socket which reaches 350+ degrees.....
Electrician here, I exclusively only use MK. Unrivaled quality at a price that really isn't that different to cheaply made tat
MK better than British General?
Need about 60 sockets but unsure if I want these. Don't like the screws being visible 🤔
joeymcjoe31 m ago

MK better than British General?


I think they look better. More sleek but both is same build quality.
tinman411 h, 54 m ago

£1.90 at Wilko


Not the MK version though, it doesn't say if it's single of double pole either.
Read the 1 and 2 star reviews on the Screwfix website poor or non-existant cable clamping. I have had to take 2 back as the wires would not hold.
MK are not what they were.
How are these compared to SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC LISSE 13A?

screwfix.com/p/s…32j
psd994 h, 56 m ago

Those pesky screw covers are annoyingThey nearly always get damaged when i …Those pesky screw covers are annoyingThey nearly always get damaged when i take them out via a flathead screwdriverGot any tips to avoid this?


I've had success using a small ball of freshly worked Blu-Tak. Push firmly on the cover and then peel it off. No damage and also the cover doesn't fall on the floor and get lost.
daniq25 m ago

How are these compared to SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC LISSE …How are these compared to SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC LISSE 13A?https://www.screwfix.com/p/schneider-electric-lisse-13a-2-gang-sp-switched-plug-socket-white/6232j


No comparison really, the MK is double pole, the Schneider one is single pole, when buying 2 gang sockets always go for double pole.
Jefft52 m ago

Read the 1 and 2 star reviews on the Screwfix website poor or non-existant …Read the 1 and 2 star reviews on the Screwfix website poor or non-existant cable clamping. I have had to take 2 back as the wires would not hold.MK are not what they were.


I fitted nearly 50 last week and only one I had a problem with when terminating it, took it back for a straight swap.
Personally i wouldnt choose any other brand for sockets and switches... I remember the old add when i was an apprentice... little saying always stuck... "if it's MK it's OK!!" . 🖒 🖒🖒🖒
Edited by: "eastofthecounty" 4th Dec 2017
Buy cheap buy twice.
Heat for not having those damn USB things in them along with the trail of crap about 'most phones need more amps that that'.
Can anyone recommend any range of chrome flat sockets and switches for doing the whole house?

I'm still debating about going with good quality "white" like MK or pay a bit more for cheap chromed flat one.

What's your opinion?
Edited by: "daniq" 4th Dec 2017
daniq7 m ago

Can anyone recommend any range of chrome flat sockets and switches for …Can anyone recommend any range of chrome flat sockets and switches for doing the whole house?I'm still debating about going with good quality "white" like MK or pay a bit more for cheap chromed flat one.What's your opinion?


chrome look horrible, sort of thing you'd expect to see in a brothel.
daniq8 m ago

Can anyone recommend any range of chrome flat sockets and switches for …Can anyone recommend any range of chrome flat sockets and switches for doing the whole house?I'm still debating about going with good quality "white" like MK or pay a bit more for cheap chromed flat one.What's your opinion?


I got some nice ones from B&Q.

First went with flat chrome ones on black metro tile, but have now changed to a slightly beveled Shadow chrome as the flat ones just didn't look as good
termite33 m ago

chrome look horrible, sort of thing you'd expect to see in a brothel.


Also what a ball ache to clean!
I do think they look nice though

What are the alternatives? Brushed steel/chrome?
bxboards8 h, 2 m ago

brand snobbery over a socket? now I've heard it all.The Screwfix ones in …brand snobbery over a socket? now I've heard it all.The Screwfix ones in my link are actually LAP, if brands are you thing.



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All of ours are lap black nickel and they look fantastic. Of course the MK ones are used by contractors, because they look horrible. Crabtree are probably some of the best... I can't believe this is an honest conversation
DaleMidgley5 h, 44 m ago

Electrician here, I exclusively only use MK. Unrivaled quality at a price …Electrician here, I exclusively only use MK. Unrivaled quality at a price that really isn't that different to cheaply made tat


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