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Which Socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by RealAleAlly, 20 Nov 2005.

This topic originated from the How to page called Installing a power socket.

  1. RealAleAlly

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    I am putting a ring of sockets into my garage/workshop. What is the difference between a single pole socket and a double pole socket apart from one has one and the other two :?:
     
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    I think you`ll find a double pole switch, switches live & neutral, as opposed to just the live side.

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    May be you could clarify your question as if you are talking about sockets it is one thing if you are talking about switches it is a different thing.I don't think that single socket and double socket are different apart of the fact that on is single and the other you can guess...
     
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    If you look on the screwfix web site under electrical sockets, you wiil see --1 Gang or 2 gang meaning a single socket or a double.
    1 pole is the switch on the live side.
    2 pole is switched on both live and neutral (a much better socket)

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