Weatherproof External 2 Socket Mains Kit with RCD Plug £15 delivered @ Maplin
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Weatherproof External 2 Socket Mains Kit with RCD Plug £15 delivered @ Maplin

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Found 26th Apr
As above.

Appears be a great price compared to elsewhere.

Free delivery or C&C

Product overview

Outdoor 2 gang mains socket
Prewired with three metres of cable
IP66 rated weatherproof for outdoor use
Includes a RCD plug for additional safety

Where would I use this kit?
Plug in your mowers, pressure washers or trimmers and use electronic products outdoors with ease. The kit contains a 2 gang switched socket and a RCD plug to safely connect it to your household mains. The socket is IP66 rated weatherproof, with both sockets occupied with a high resistance to water and dust ingress. Both sockets have individual switches and an LED power indicator so you can see which sockets are drawing power even when the lid is down.

How easy is it to set up this kit?
The socket is prewired with 3m of cable that can be routed from the socket to the nearest mains access. Once you have the cable where you want it, attach the RCD plug and plug it into a 3-pin UK plug socket. The socket can be used with two plugs up to 13 amps and can be fitted on a wall or wherever is convenient. The socket is easy to get into, with a hinged translucent lid that latches shut to keep it secure.

What does RCD do?
An RCD (residual current device) safety adapter is a plug which sits between your equipment and your mains socket. It is designed to quickly cut power if there is a fault or a short in the device you are using, which reduces the risk of electrocution. RCDs can also provide some protection against electrical fires. They provide a level of personal protection that standard fuses and circuit breakers can’t.
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Very good price - thanks for sharing @pennyfarthing88
Good find OP...being pre wired and come with a RCD plug
Edited by: "Super.Noob" 26th Apr
I'd rather just get one with a RCD built in?

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Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 26th Apr
you_gotta_be_kidding51 m ago

I'd rather just get one with a RCD built …I'd rather just get one with a RCD built in?http://cpc.farnell.com/bg-electrical/wp22rcd-01/outdoor-rcd-socket-13a-ip66-switched/dp/PL15552?mckv=sPBFj5zUQ_dm|pcrid|224681503328|kword||match||plid||pid|PL15552|&CMP=KNC-GUK-CPC-SHOPPING&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8YXXBRDXARIsAMzsQuV-qKG-yGp9NDMHbeF1MejS0ix08nZwBg7f3NYdzAohtZPhk0JwZdkaAl3NEALw_wcB


Was going to let somebody else answer but I’ll reply - that one has to be hard wired into the mains that in itself can be costly if using an electrician, this one plugs into an existing 13amp socket indoors, straight forward no electrics ( less cost ) and work.
Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 26th Apr
Great price, thanks OP
pennyfarthing8855 m ago

Was going to let somebody else answer but I’ll reply - that one has to be h …Was going to let somebody else answer but I’ll reply - that one has to be hard wired into the mains that in itself can be costly if using an electrician, this one plugs into an existing 13amp socket indoors, straight forward no electrics ( less cost ) and work.

The one you_gotta_be_kiddingmentioned is good for those who want it installed permanently. However if being hard wired into the main electrical circuit then pretty sure somewhere mentioned that it has to be done by a qualify electrician. Which will incurred more cost.

This you can still be screw to the outside house or shed and later remove as its consider an extension lead.
Super.Noob1 h, 0 m ago

The one you_gotta_be_kiddingmentioned is good for those who want it …The one you_gotta_be_kiddingmentioned is good for those who want it installed permanently. However if being hard wired into the main electrical circuit then pretty sure somewhere mentioned that it has to be done by a qualify electrician. Which will incurred more cost.This you can still be screw to the outside house or shed and later remove as its consider an extension lead.


Agreed, apart from the extension lead part, this can be used as a permanent fixture as well but yea I suppose if you did want to remove it then that’s pretty straight forward as well.
Great deal Penny, heat added
It's only get 3 metres of cable! You need to plug it into a socket right next to a window and leave it hanging out. What's the point of that?
Installed one of these last summer and this spring its refusing to work.... Wondering if the RCD has failed and needs replacing.
Da_Ta6 h, 49 m ago

It's only get 3 metres of cable! You need to plug it into a socket right …It's only get 3 metres of cable! You need to plug it into a socket right next to a window and leave it hanging out. What's the point of that?


Never heard of a drill??? It’s a device that lets you put a small or even a larger hole in a wall that allows you to feed something, oh, like a power cable through it for instance!
Bought what looks exactly the same from ALDI a good few years ago, still going strong!
Da_Ta7 h, 43 m ago

It's only get 3 metres of cable! You need to plug it into a socket right …It's only get 3 metres of cable! You need to plug it into a socket right next to a window and leave it hanging out. What's the point of that?


??

The idea is you drill through the wall near to an internal socket. Feed the cable through, plug it in and the fix the outside unit...... Outside. jeeeeze
Heat.... Great price just ordered one. Thanks op
Can i just use the rcd on my existing Reel Extension Lead and use the socket elsewhere?
mwa5 h, 24 m ago

Installed one of these last summer and this spring its refusing to …Installed one of these last summer and this spring its refusing to work.... Wondering if the RCD has failed and needs replacing.


I had a similar rcd to this and it failed quite soon afterwards. Have a different one now and all is good.
If it is 'fixed' in place then surely it will come under regulations as it is no longer portable. You will need to get it tested and certified by a registered electrician.
Da_Ta2 h, 10 m ago

If it is 'fixed' in place then surely it will come under regulations as it …If it is 'fixed' in place then surely it will come under regulations as it is no longer portable. You will need to get it tested and certified by a registered electrician.


Technically you are right. But.... Who would know or care? When /if you sell the house just remove it.
Super.Noob19 h, 26 m ago

The one you_gotta_be_kiddingmentioned is good for those who want it …The one you_gotta_be_kiddingmentioned is good for those who want it installed permanently. However if being hard wired into the main electrical circuit then pretty sure somewhere mentioned that it has to be done by a qualify electrician. Which will incurred more cost.This you can still be screw to the outside house or shed and later remove as its consider an extension lead.


Haven't they relaxed the part P regulations for England (but not Wales) so that you can don't need to be a qualified electrician to install an outside socket, providing you wire it as a spur on an existing ring, rather than to a dedicated MCB, as you are still not permitted to install a new circuit, or replace your consumer unit anymore. Fortunately did mine well before part p was introduced.
Edited by: "melted" 27th Apr
How does this differ to a extension lead plugged in inside when mowing the lawn, when it comes to outdoor Christmas lights just get the waterproof case to put the extension lead in, this is not a permanent solution as it uses a indoor 13a socket, it's semi permanent which is neither here or there.
margamboy18 m ago

How does this differ to a extension lead plugged in inside when mowing the …How does this differ to a extension lead plugged in inside when mowing the lawn, when it comes to outdoor Christmas lights just get the waterproof case to put the extension lead in, this is not a permanent solution as it uses a indoor 13a socket, it's semi permanent which is neither here or there.


Yes obviously you can hook up an extension lead from indoors but doing that compared to having the convenience of an outdoor socket can be a pain in the bum for some - outdoor boxes for Christmas lights have there purpose as does this, it’s a permanent solution as is hard wiring an outdoor socket to the mains — there is no difference it’s all about choice and convenience.

If you read the reviews on amazon / toolstation / wilko etc etc etc hopefully you’ll get the idea
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