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LAP 13A 1G DP Switched Socket

LAP 13A 1G DP Switched Socket
Average Customer Rating:
3.438 out of 5
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(16 Reviews) 16
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Rating Breakdown 16 reviews
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11 of 16(69%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
Review 1 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Socket
9 Oct 2014
By
, Burnley
"Easy to install, excellent product worth every penny"
Review 2 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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A socket with substance
23 Jul 2014
By
, Benwick
"I bought this to replace an old and cracked outdoor socket. It has a far more substantial feel to it and the fact that it is also switched makes it safer.
My one reservation is that it is important to choose a flat site for the socket as it could get out of square if screwed to, for example, a rough coated wall.
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Review 3 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Excellent product
26 Mar 2014
By
, London
"Excellent value, easy to fit and a great alternative to the more expensive exterior sockets."
Review 4 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Good value product
27 Jan 2014
By
, Tadley
"This was on offer for £6.99 when purchased; straightforward to fit"
Review 5 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Value for money
24 Oct 2014
By
, East Yorkshire
"Simple to install. Good locking system with double clip to secure plug."
Review 6 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great value
20 Oct 2014
By
, Nottingham
"Does everything it needs to do at a geat price. Why pay more?"
Review 7 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Good value socket
3 Oct 2014
By
, Cleethorpes
"At a reduced price of £6.99 this was really good value. Only installed it yesterday but appears to be robust and quite adequate for the job."
Review 8 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good for the price
8 Sep 2014
By
, Merseyside
"IP66 for under £7. Quality looks fine. Clips to undo easier than some dearer ones (I had a customer complain about being unable to open a Crabtree double outside socket)."
Review 9 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great Quality Product
27 Jan 2014
By
, Taunton
"I have fitted a number of exterior sockets and switches over the years and I was a little dubious of the quality of the LAP product as I normally would go for MK or similar.
However very pleased with the product, solid quality feel and construction was spot on. The sealing gaskets are nice and flexible, although you do have to take care to ensure its lined-up when screwing together.
Looks good on the wall and locking mechanism has positive feel to it.
It does have a couple of design flaws;- 1. The socket is offset to flex outlet point so the plug flex has to bend in a short space! This would be difficult with pre-moulded plugs?
2. When opening cover quite a lot of water collects in the top of the cover hinge and can go everywhere! Although no water ingress was noted.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Too Big
11 Aug 2014
By
, SE London
"Have a couple of problems with this. It works Ok but:
1) It is a little on the large size, not overly neat and tidy
2) As this is a switched plate it is offset in the box. If you plug anything in with a thick cable protector the cable will not go into the cable slot in the bottom of the box and the plug does not fit fully into the box
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Is not suitable for all plugs
28 Apr 2014
By
, Stevenage
"I got this for plugging in an electric car charging cable.
As someone else has noted, the socket in the box is offset. The car's cable is fat, stiff, and has a larger plug than a normal 13A. It wouldn't plug in so I had to get a socket with a central socket.
Otherwise, this is a good and surprisingly cheap bit of kit, so if you can manage an offset socket, then get one.
"
Review 12 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not suitable for all plugs!!!
15 Mar 2014
By
, Midlands
"If you want to plug something in with certain types of moulded plugs the design of this socket may cause you problems. The plug in part of the socket is offset to the left but the hole for the wire to come out in the weather proof lid is in the centre so the plug won't go all the way in. It's a bad design, the double plug version is a much better buy."
Review 13 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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SOCKET.
21 Oct 2013
By
, West Midlands
"A moulded plug which is popular on most power tools these days is very difficult to fit in this socket. i can only get a slim plug to go into the socket OK. Providing the plug will go into the socket then the lid will close OK maintaining the ip rating."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not for moulded plugs!
19 Nov 2014
By
, bolton
"Looks well made and robust but no good for moulded plugs.
The design of this socket is poor in my opinion. Due to the gap in the sockets surround, for the cable from the plug to run through, being off set to the socket. The cable will have to be bent at an angle to fit in order to close the front when in use. Of the two moulded plugs I tried in it, one would not allow the front to shut and one would not fit in to the socket fully.
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Review 15 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Utterly Useless
15 Nov 2014
By
, Woking
"This socket is utterly useless for any appliance with a moulded-in mains plug. Even with the flap open a moulded on mains plug from something like a Dyson Vacuum cleaner won't fit.
The problem is that the centre of the socket is offset from the cable entry point and other than at the entry point there is a high lip that runs all the way round the socket. Consequently unless the mains cable can be bent close to the plug it can't be inserted in to the socket."
Review 16 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Does not accept moulded pluigs
24 Mar 2014
By
, Kent
"Well made product with one massive design flaw, as noted earlier but not flagged up in the stars awarded. The flex outlet is central to the unit, the actual socket position is offset. It is not therefore possible to get a device with moulded plug to fit in it, thus ruling out many. It is completely unneccessary, and one can only assume that they never tried it out in the real world."