What is a socket pattress?

A pattress or pattress box or fitting box (in the United States and Canada, electrical wall switch box, electrical wall outlet box, electrical Ceiling box, switch box, outlet box, electrical box, etc.) is the container for the space behind electrical fittings such as power outlet sockets, light switches, or fixed light …

How many kw can a double socket take?

The BS for a double socket requires it be capable of supplying a load of 14amps from one outlet and 6amps from the other. However, some manufacturers (MK for example) exceed the requirements.

Are double sockets all the same size?

In my experience they are all the same size. Perhaps you could buy your girlfriend a pair of dark glasses.

How deep is a socket back box?

You will leave a gap between the socket and the box and debris (bits of plaster etc.) may fall into the backbox. When chasing out your hole for the backbox, have a box handy for checking the depth every so often. Boxes for sockets are 25mm deep, and typically 16mm deep for lightswitches.

Do you need a back box for a socket?

You must have a back box. Just use a Patress box, you can fit a socket with a bit of a squeeze into a 25mm patress (Somtimes called surface box) however your choice of flat socket requires a larger back box.

Can you put a double socket on a single socket?

You can double your socket power in a weekend just by swapping your single outlets for doubles. If you are wondering whether you can swap any single socket for a double, then the answer is yes, providing the existing socket is the only one on that spur (wire feed) from the ring main.

How do you wire a double socket from another double socket?

Isolate the circuit and use a voltage tester to double check that the existing socket is dead.

  1. Unscrew the faceplate of the new socket, feed the cable into the mounting box through a rubber grommet and connect its cores to the faceplate terminals.
  2. Cut the cable and do the same at the existing socket.

Can you put 2 extension leads in a double socket?

Yes it is. You should never ‘daisy-chain’ extension leads together. If you use more than one extension lead per socket it will significantly raise the risk of overloading the socket.

Can I change a double socket to a triple?

Hi Bill You can get a triple socket that will fit onto a double back box so no need to change.

Can you change a single socket to a double socket?

Are plug sockets standard sizes?

Plugs are not made to the size of the sockets, but must be made to very precise measurements which are defined in the BS 1363 standard.

Which is switch and socket surface pattress box?

HomeSockets & WiringAccessories & Back BoxesSwitch & Socket Surface Pattress Switch & Socket Surface Pattress Our choice of switch and socket surface pattress boxes makes it easy to find the right one to get your next wiring job done quickly with minimum hassle.

Which is the best brand of switch and socket pattress?

From quality makers including Marshall Tufflex, BG, and Contactum, you can be confident you’re buying a quality pattress that will be easy to fit and reliable to use. Our range covers every need and budget, including metal and plastic options and offers a choice of sizes, including space-saving designs.

How many sockets can I mount with Oak pattress?

The switches and sockets may also be purchased separately. Oak Pattresses are available in 4 standard sizes, for 1 to 4 light switches, and 2 standard circular sizes for mounting a single switch or socket. A bespoke service is available on request for any non-standard requirements.

Where can I buy a pattress mounting box?

Browse our range of mounting boxes & pattress boxes for housing switches or sockets. With products from leading manufacturers like MK and British General, you can purchase singular pattress boxes, or multi-packs.