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

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2005
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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 :?:
     
  2. JonB

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2005
    Messages:
    590
    Thanks Received:
    24
    Location:
    Cleveland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I think you`ll find a double pole switch, switches live & neutral, as opposed to just the live side.

    JonB
     
  3. Albert

    Joined:
    17 Feb 2004
    Messages:
    700
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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...
     
  4. JonB

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2005
    Messages:
    590
    Thanks Received:
    24
    Location:
    Cleveland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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)

    JonB
     

Share This Page