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Add sockets quickly and easily. No new pattress, fittings or wall chiselling required. BS 1363.

Add sockets quickly and easily. No new pattress, fittings or wall chiselling required. BS 1363.
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30 of 31(97%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
Review 1 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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easy fit converter sockets
29 May 2014
By 5parky
, Ipswich
"these sockets are easy to fit and save time and money chopping in bigger boxes.
cheapest and by far the best way to convert your 1 gang switch sockets to 2 gang one's.
supplied with 2 x screws and 2 x screw covers and 2 x spare screw covers attached to the inside of these units..
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Does the job
28 May 2014
By Tappo
, Wiltshire
"Fitted easily. Slightly more proud of wall than standard single sockets and provided screws did not reach the wall box so had to use originals from existing socket which was disappointing. These are covered by plastic though so the "new" look is not necessary."
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Great Converta
23 May 2014
By Kirky1
, Ely
"This is an excellent quick no mess way of increasing a single socket to a double socket. No need to make a mess of existing decoration. Just replace with the converta socket. Its a bit deeper the a normal double socket, but nothing very obvious. I converted a socket in less than 15 mins. Don't forget to turn the power off at the mains first."
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A quick fix that lasts
22 Apr 2014
By Twisto
, Surrey
"It is often the case in houses built in the sixties and seventies that there are insufficient sockets in the rooms, particularly the bedrooms which often only have one or two single-gang outlets. This product neatly converts a single socket to a double switched. The result is very attractive and does not stand out from the wall much more than a flush-mount 2-gang. I have installed at least 20 of these in the last few years and I've never had a problem. You may find that if the existing box is deeply recessed that you need longer screws, other than that it is a complete kit.
My only slight criticism is that you have to be a bit more careful to insert the plug completely straight than you would with an MK flush socket.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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Clipsal Converta - spot on!
21 Aug 2013
By MrDIYinDumbarton
, Dunbartonshire
"In my previous house, most of the sockets were single unswitched. These Converta sockets were ideal for changing them all to double switched, in order to double the socket count, without, as commented by another reviewer, the need to chisel out brickwork or replace the existing wall box. The electrical connectors are solid, and although initially the external plastic seemed a bit flimsy, they all seem to have survived much use without any sign of deterioration.
In my current house, much better socketed to start with, I thought I'd not need any. But there was a TV aerial socket in every room, which we did not need, so some have now become double socket spurs instead, thanks to Clipsal.
All in all, a very useful product, sold by Screwfix at a very good price, much cheaper than elsewhere for the same product.
So buy it from Screwfix!
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Review 6 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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Nice solution to single socket
17 Apr 2013
By SteveLime
, london
"Very neat solution to converting single sockets. Plenty of room in the terminals for up to 3 2.5s (spur). unit is good and solid when fitted."
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Easy Socket Upgrade!
1 Mar 2013
By Magic66
, Stevenage
"Great product - simple for upgrading a single socket to a double without a huge amount of extra work. Depth of socket from the wall is about 2cm - roughly 1cm extra on the original socket, but looks perfectly in place. Only thing I would say is that the supplied screws are too short (as per other reviews) but not a problem as you can use the original screws instead. Would highly recommend and purchase again in the future."
Review 8 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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Easyfix
22 Aug 2012
By Weedod
, Edinburgh
"A quick and easy way to increase the amount of electical sockets in a room"
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Great Alternative.
10 Jul 2012
By ScubaRay
, Sutton Coldfield
"The Clipsal Converter socket is a great way to add additional outlet sockets especially on internal brick walls, where normally to install a larger face-plate it would require choping-out the brick. The Clipsal socket is only a little thicker than a standard face-plate, so once fitted it looks as good as any standard outlet socket."
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Best socket 2 way convertor
2 Mar 2012
By BeeRy
, Redditch
"This must be the best value socket convertor on the market. It has to be the best way to change a single plug outlet to a double socket. Not only is it great value, but really easy to fit and it looks great, far better than any of the others on the market."
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Great Socket
9 Jan 2012
By Fully
, Staffs
"Fitted 2 of these in the daughters bedroom, quality is excellent and the screwheads are robust to take good screwdriver purchase. I had no problem with the length of the screws and the overall effect is excellent. so pleased, I shall fit another on the landing tomorrow."
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Fantastic product
26 Aug 2011
By acothread
, Newcastle
"Excellent product. Easy to fit. As the other reviewers said you would need longer screws. Installation was simple and it looks good as well."
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good product
25 Mar 2011
By goatlicker
, essex
"easy to fit but be aware you may need longer screws ...... use ones out of old single socket you are replacing"
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Terminations
23 May 2010
By fungusface
, Telford
"The terminations on this Clypsol Converta is the best ive seen so far. You can actually get Three wires in each terminal with ease, some of the products ive tried only allow two in each but when you have got a spur comming in you need that extra bit of room."
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It does what it claims
18 Jan 2010
By Silversurfer
, West Midlands
"This device does just what it promises and transforms a single socket into a double through replacement of the original and simple rewiring into the mains ring. However, the attachment screws provided were insufficiently long and I had to use those supplied with the original socket."
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Easy Way To Add Outlets
7 Jun 2014
By SparkyDave88
, Gloucester
"This is surprisingly shallow and doesn't look out of place with conventional sockets. A great way to add an extra outlet without chasing out a larger hole and fitting a double back box."
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Good but...........
31 Jul 2013
By Heartofgold
, Edinburgh
"Go through a few of these and does the trick. However one issue I have is the nonsensical diamond shaped sticker on the front plate. If you do manage to get it off in one piece then the only way to remove the remaining adhesive is to clean with white spirit or meths! What a bother!"
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Clipsal
12 Jun 2013
By Hazzer
, Kernow
"Great bit of kit for changing a single to a double socket, handy that they supply two sets of the plugs which cover the fixing holes. Looks neat as they are only a little deeper than a normal double."
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A simple great idea
15 May 2013
By sparks701
, Sheffield
"This is a simple great idea to convert a single socket into a twin outlet. Slightly thicker than a normal socket plate, but no chasing in a double metal box and patching up the mess.
Simple to fit.
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longer screws!
21 Jan 2013
By 2snares
, London
"Great product, does what it says on the tin. However as it sticks out a little bit more than the average socket i needed to replace several of the fitting screws with longer ones. The ones supplied are even shorter than normal. Other than that, great product."
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