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Clipsal Converta Skt 1G to 2G

Clipsal Converta Skt 1G to 2G
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 48 reviews
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47 of 48(98%)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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Great idea
18 Dec 2014
By Bonnietiler
, Cheshire
" Great idea, save's chasing out walls to change from single socket to double. Quick and easy to change. "
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Clipsal converta socket
18 Dec 2014
By Telham
, Nuneaton
" I used these units a few years ago and found them a godsend. Easy to install, remove the
single socket, wire in the converta socket and
screw to the existing back box. Easy Peasy so
simple with labour and time saving, that`s why I
still use them today.
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Review 3 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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easy fit.
14 Dec 2014
By tiddler3
, Kings Lynn
" Had to replace an existing socket because of a fault. It is very easy to fit by a competent diy' er. It saves chasing out the wall to fit a double gang socket so saves time and cost. "
Review 4 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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clipsal socket converter
2 Dec 2014
By MARTINIELEC
, ANGLESEY
" fitted two of these for a customer who required a double socket in place of a single .5min job no mess or ruined decoration. customer was well impressed and said so. reliability i gave a 3 as time will tell. but looks quality. the raised profile is surprisingly shallow and quite acceptable. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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Very simple to fit. Looks good
24 Nov 2014
By Tone123
, Burnley
" Very slick-looking product with its curves & shiny polycarbonate housing & swish-looking switches. Bought 2 today & fitted both in 20 minutes.
It protrudes from the wall about 1 cm more than a standard socket housing but far less obtrusive than having a fat socket adaptor in a single gang socket.
It also features the safer new shutterless live/neutral inlets I note, which means it's much safer for children messing around, as the circuit is only made live by the SIMULTANEOUS insertion of BOTH live & neutral pins to switch on the live terminal rather than by just something shoved into the Earth slot. It's also fused but you can only see this by removing the front plate from the connection box.
Large terminal screws & terminal blocks, already half-unscrewed to save time when mounting. When screwed to the wall the unit rigidifies very satisfactorily, looks great & the attractive rounded switches are very positive yet tactile.
Mounting screws included, which fitted my box very well, also a pair of spare screw-hole blanking plates in case the originals fly out & you lose them under the bed.
You certainly wouldn't want this product to supply 2 heavy-demand major domestic appliances such as a washing machine plus dishwasher, for example, but for running a bedroom TV+Freeview box or a computer setup and bedside light it's ideal. Trailing sockets/adaptors from a single gang socket are SO 1990's.
Recommended.
Very clever idea & the service from Screwfix was of course exemplary.
Very slick product indeed.
Can't comment on reliability, hence 3 stars, but it works very well & looks great.
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Review 6 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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Brilliant Product, Easy to fit
18 Nov 2014
By Daviediamond48
, Glenrothes
" An amazing product, can be fitted by anyone in minutes and works a treat ! Must also add that this was the first time I've used screwfix, and I bought several sockets and switches. I ordered online and received a text 15 mins. later advising that my order was ready for collection. What's even more amazing is that this was on a Sunday afternoon. I don't think you'll better that anywhere. "
Review 7 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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Great product
2 Nov 2014
By Dencaretaker
, Belfast
" Great product for replacing single socket to double without all the hassle. The only downside is the fact the included screws are too short to screw into some of the existing knockout boxes. It would be good if they added another couple of longer screws. Overall very pleased & will probably purchase more. "
Review 8 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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Clips a converter
28 Oct 2014
By Homer58
, Hampshire
" I have often wondered about using these , but now I am converted , what a great idea , so easy to install and saves all that time making room for another socket and breaking out tiles in a kitchen etc . Fantastic product will definitely recommend . "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Clipsal Converta Socket 1-Gang to 2-Gang Polycarbonate
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2 Gang adaptor socket
15 Oct 2014
By braindead1
, scarborough
" Item was as stated, very easy to install.
Excellant value.
Staff friendly and always ready to help and advise.
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Best extension socket
15 Oct 2014
By Rogl
, Truro
" If you can rewire a three pin plug you can fit this. Takes no more than 10 minutes and is the best way to increase number of sockets in a neat way. Excellent product. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Easy
24 Sep 2014
By Burny
, Spilsby
" The delivery was super quick and the product is so easy to install would recommend if your planning to go from a single plug socket to a double. The only reason I have give reliably 3 stars because I've only just installed it. It seems a robust piece of kit and I can't see it being a problem. "
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a doddle to fix
20 Sep 2014
By roubiliac
, Macclesfield
" A great product!
Let me get rid of a dodgy multiplug sticking out into the room. Took minutes to fit. The usual gripe about the screw length but I re-used the old ones. I lke the tight fit, makes it feel more secure.
Going to do a few more of these now! "
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Converta socket FAB !!
7 Sep 2014
By BigAndyBoy
, Paisley
" Victorian sandstone home with limited power sockets. Struggled with problem and had brilliant "eureka" idea of a socket conversion...
... just wish I had thought of it first :/
Before I went to Patent Office had a quick hunt online and found Clipsal Converta Socket.
Brilliant product. Easy to fit, even for novice, under 10 mins start to finish.
Great value, great product. Nuff said. "
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Great plugsockets
4 Sep 2014
By Percko
, Hove
" Great designer sockets that matches everything else we have. Really quick delivery to our local store. Hassle free. "
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Clipsal converter socket
3 Sep 2014
By Potterman
, Stoke on Trent
" This socket was fitted in a few minutes and offers a trouble free solution to adding sockets quickly without the need for time consuming work on plaster and paintwork etc. An excellent choice! "
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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.
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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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!
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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