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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Swwils, 11 Aug 2021.

  1. Swwils

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    Finally UK catches up...

     
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    It looks awful.
     
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    Why is that?

    Agreed that it is probably a very cheap action MK switch but the screwless terminals that already exist in other markets (US, EU, ceeform) make lots of sense.

    I am surprised they only released a socket and not other stuff at the same time.
     
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    I'd like to see a 4 or 5 way block on the earth terminal, to allow for 3 circuit cables plus a box flylead, or for extra CPCs in high leakage current situations.
     
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    We'e had screwless switches for years.
     
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    Those screwless Ceeforms are aweful, terrible reliability.
     
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    Apparently there are additional screwed earth terminals at the side of the connectors.
     
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    No.
    It's 3 wires of L,N,E only, nothing else.


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    OK I stand corrected, I was just going off what someone else said.

    Of course, you're going to have one - I look forward to your review :)
     
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    It looks like it would be handy in situations where the wires are short, terminating multiple short stiff wires into a screw terminal you can't see is no fun.

    I presume that one of the reasons they have only done the double socket is the bulk of the terminals. I'm not sure you'd fit three sets of terminals that size on the back of a single socket and you certainly wouldn't fit 6 sets on a FCU.
     
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    Single sockets are so last century.

    not worth the development costs
     
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    There are other things supposed to be in the pipeline, according to abbot and costello over at efixx.
    Not sure what though.

    Given that the whole thing is aimed at reducing the time to install, so sparkies on new build jobs, the cost of them is currently too high, especially give that the screwed version is £3.something.
     
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    New build would never cover the cost of these, they don't even use DP sockets to save cost.
     
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