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Weatherproof and dust-tight 13A socket. Manufactured from robust, impact-resistant polycarbonate with multiple gland entry positions. Double pole switching.

Weatherproof and dust-tight 13A socket. Manufactured from robust, impact-resistant polycarbonate with multiple gland entry positions. Double pole switching.
Average Customer Rating:
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23 of 24(96%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
Review 1 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Great for dual use.
5 Feb 2014
By harold13
, Deal Kent
"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!"
Review 2 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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5 star product bargain price
14 Sep 2013
By Papasmooth
, Yorkshire
"I love this product range, it brings trade quality at a DIY price. Easy access and easy to connect. I've used these all over the garden and garage for complete peace of mind and safety."
Review 3 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Fitted for a power washer
8 Jul 2013
By baldypeat
, Paisley
"A bit klunky - but serves the purpose - watch the drain holes are well orientated. Lamp a bit dull to see. Good tight catch. Not a drop of water got inside! Great price."
Review 4 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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A high quality switch socket
31 May 2013
By sloopy
, Somerset
"This socket is exactly what I needed for use in my garden. It is robust, waterproof and simple to install.
It is reasonable value for money
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Review 5 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Does the job
9 May 2013
By grahamh
, princes risborough
"Looks smart very robust and easy to install. Very fast delivery at a reasonable price"
Review 6 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Masterplug Nexus 13A 1G Switch
25 Mar 2013
By Elder
, Paisley
"Excellent product and can be connected on a non permanent basis through a power protection plug"
Review 7 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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quality item
23 Feb 2013
By mmmmmmmmmmeee
, manchester
"Brilliant piece of technology, does the job perfectly.
Will be buying more
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Review 8 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Fit for purpose
11 Nov 2012
By borderdog
, Nottingham
"Well made and clear to install. Not had it long enough to assess reliability. Needs to be poitioned carefully as rather bulky and unsigthly in a garden (as are all plugs)."
Review 9 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Just The Job
16 Oct 2012
By Daisywoodcraft
, Wakefield
"Very thoughtfully designed and made.
The lid opens upwards from the top, thus protecting any plug connected to it.
Plenty of waterproof grommets and gaskets to ensure a watertight solution.
The lid has a locking switch that provides a snug fit.
Overall very well made - far superior to any similar product I have come across - excellent value for money."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Good Buy
18 Jul 2012
By Retire
, Gainsborough
"Item a little larger than previous outside sockets I have used but proved to be excelllent. No problems wiring it in and it is waterproof, with plug inserted."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Replacement outdoor socket.
15 Apr 2012
By badbaz
, Plymouth
"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.
"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Nexus All Weather Plug
27 Mar 2012
By Chasfx
, Andover
"Well made and designed plug for outdoor and wet areas. This one was installed in a Pub cellar and works brilliantly."
Review 13 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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xxx
10 Jul 2011
By Fred765
, Stoke on trent
"Excellent value as good as the MK master seal socket"
Review 14 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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A great outdoor 13A socket
28 Jun 2011
By moonraker44
, West Berkshire
"A neat, but substantial design, using a captive standard 13A socket with LED.
Easy to install with adequate space for wiring when installed.
I connected this socket from an internal 13A socket using a powerbreaker, so it is safe and can be isolated easily."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 15 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Brilliant Waterproof Plug
17 May 2011
By Rhohno
, Kingston, Surrey
"After wanting a waterproof outdoor plug socket, I saw this for a good price and after much use, I would definately recommend it."
Review 16 for BG Nexus 13A 1G Switch Socket
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Very good value for the money
29 Nov 2013
By Mondeoman2
, Sussex
"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.
"
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Weather Sockets
1 Apr 2013
By DWYER
, Sheffield
"I've had no problems with weather proof items in the past, so I have purchased some again."
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Masterplug Nexus 13A 1G Switch
7 Jan 2013
By CallForAHandyman
, Hertfordshire
"Used to replace clients broken switch - cover works well - more solid options available at a price but this more than does the job."
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Very good & recommended
12 Nov 2012
By JJav
, Huddersfield
"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."
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Just what I wanted
13 Jul 2012
By RodB
, Somerset
"The socket was tremendous value for money and was just what I wanted. My only criticism is that it is rather large although to be fair it probably needs to be to ensure that it is waterproof."
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