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Swap Single Pole sockets for Double pole Sockets

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by darkan9el, 28 Dec 2013.

  1. darkan9el

    darkan9el

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    Hi all.

    Question: I have White Single Pole double sockets, can I change them for double pole double sockets.

    Reason: The double sockets I want to install; Nickel colour effect, use Double pole wiring and there aren't any single pole options.
     
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    Yes you can, single pole will only switch the live but double pole will switch the live and neutral.

    It won't make any difference when it comes to replacing/wiring them up.
     
  4. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    Yes you can, the wiring is exactly the same.
     
  5. AndyPRK

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    What make are they?
     
  6. darkan9el

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    Thanks for the replies They are from B&Q the correct colour is iridium Black.

    Actual Sockets
     
  7. Taylortwocities

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    Hmm Volex.
    Lovely
    Quality




    NOT
     
  8. AndyPRK

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    Aren't they just double sockets in any case rather than dual pole.
     
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    in additional info it says double pole
     
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    it may be worth checking that your backboxes will accomadate them sockets
     
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    I like SuperSwitch in Poundland :D
     
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    I'd stay clear of B&Q (Volex) sockets, last ones I was asked to fit the wires kept on falling out of the terminals.
     
  15. OwainDIYer

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    Nowt wrong with Volex, or was it Tenby, I found some FCUs in the garden where someone else had thrown out 30 year old storage heaters, dried them out and they're working fine.

    I think Poundland Superswitch are made by Honeywell. Got some metalclad double sockets for ... a pound!
     
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    I've also bought Poundland Superswitches, two-gang 2-way switches single sockets and switched FCU (all metalclad) and chucked them in my "stock" basket. Can't go wrong for £1.
     
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    The superswitch range is all listed right at the back of the MK catalogue, so presumably made by the same people.

    MK is yet another company that Honeywell now own.
     
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