"Seems a good, well designed product. Easy to install as an external socket - but be sure to drill the recommended drain hole and seal the small gap on the top rear edge of the housing with suitable mastic.
By setting up some unconventional wiring, I've enabled this socket to serve two different and very useful purposes.
It is mounted on an external garage wall - close to a parked vehicle. The socket can provide 240 volt power when required - taking a feed from a power socket inside the garage.
However, if the car battery ever needs recharging, the plug to the mains feed in the garage is unplugged and inserted into a socket providing a 12 volt feed from a battery charger. A cable to the car battery is then plugged into the extermal weatherproof socket. The battery can be left on the vehicle and charged no matter how bad the weather.
Obviously, careful checking of polarity when setting up the wiring is vital. Also - when not in use, it would sensible to unplug the wiring to the external socket . That way, it always needs to be set up for a specific 12 volt or 240 volt task. Pumping 240 volts into a car battery would be a VERY bad idea!"
"purchased this as a replacement for older outdoor socket with no switch. Easy to fit, good quality seal allowing plug to be left in socket. Easy open to switch on and then reseal. Cheaper than many other comparable products."
"OK for low diameter cables, but larger cables can be a problem, as the switched version the cable outlet is not in line with the plug, so the cable has to come out in a dog leg. Box has to be absolutely flat when screwed to a surface, as the front can be very difficult to fit. So make sure the mounting surface is flat, or at least take this into consideration when mounting."
"Very good item and certainly good value , Having used this and a double socket MK , I would have to say that MK are much better quality , better plastic and better seals. However this Nexus is still good for the money , the lid & catch dosn't feel very strong."