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LAP 13A 1G DP Switched Socket

LAP 13A 1G DP Switched Socket
Average Customer Rating:
3.25 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 28 reviews
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19 of 28(68%)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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A really tough item.
18 Apr 2015
By Trebs
, St Austell
" I was very surprised as too the superb build quality of this product and will definitely be using a few more in the coming weeks, cannot be beaten on either quality ,ease of fixing and price. "
Review 2 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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external 13 amp socket
13 Dec 2014
By bloggs
, llantwit major wales
" excellent product does every thing I needed. will now be using it for my outside christmas lights "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Socket
9 Oct 2014
By Teamdave
, Burnley
" Easy to install, excellent product worth every penny "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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A socket with substance
23 Jul 2014
By gwrfan
, 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.
"
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Excellent product
26 Mar 2014
By Townley
, London
" Excellent value, easy to fit and a great alternative to the more expensive exterior sockets. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Good value product
27 Jan 2014
By barymar
, Tadley
" This was on offer for £6.99 when purchased; straightforward to fit "
Review 7 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Good quality at a good price
23 Apr 2015
By Chris2000
, Derby
" about half the price of simialar product but seems very good quality. It did not come with the grommet to stop water coming in where the cable enters. "
Review 8 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Weather-resistant Socket
3 Feb 2015
By Jimkin
, Bath
" Very good for the price. Easy to wire up and fix to wall "
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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All weather switched socket
20 Dec 2014
By Brewster
, Nottingham
" Robust and weather proof when a plug is inserted unlike some other makes. Have used the double and single switched sockets and both are great. "
Review 10 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Good buy
13 Dec 2014
By JassTee
, Glasgow
" This product does the job and does not break the bank. I found the construction of the moulded box to be quite sturdy and was impressed with the finished article when fitted. Better than other types of outdoor equipment that I have used previously. "
Review 11 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Value for money
24 Oct 2014
By Nicko
, East Yorkshire
" Simple to install. Good locking system with double clip to secure plug. "
Review 12 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Great value
20 Oct 2014
By Achilles2k
, Nottingham
" Does everything it needs to do at a geat price. Why pay more? "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Good value socket
3 Oct 2014
By Hebron
, 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 14 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Good for the price
8 Sep 2014
By russ50
, 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 15 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Great Quality Product
27 Jan 2014
By markuk767
, 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.
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Not bad But........
24 Apr 2015
By Flookme
, Lancashire
" Easy to install and well made.The big problem with this socket is plugs with thick cables cannot be plugged in.The rubber cable seal is a good idea but it prevents you from plugging in all but the thinnest cabled plugs.I bought this to plug my flymo into, but the only way it will go in is through a two way adapter.It is rather large too,it could be a problem if fitting in a small space. "
Review 17 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Outdoor socket
12 Dec 2014
By Henky
, Aberdeen
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" I like to point out one design flaw: The socket is offset, due to the on/off switch. This means that longer moulded plugs cannot not be used. The wire does not line up with the sealed opening at the bottom.
(I do not understand the reason for a switch on this unit since it normally would be closed)
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 18 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 FixitGrumpy
, 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 19 for LAP 13A 1-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket
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Is not suitable for all plugs
28 Apr 2014
By dybb
, 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 20 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 Geez
, 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. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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