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RealAleAlly

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:00 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_question.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:06 pm Reply with quote

I think you`ll find a double pole switch, switches live & neutral, as opposed to just the live side.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:00 am Reply with quote

RealAleAlly wrote:
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 icon_question.gif

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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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:49 am Reply with quote

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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