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BG 13A 2G DP Switched Socket

BG 13A 2G DP Switched Socket
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 14 reviews
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11 of 14(79%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
Review 1 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Double Plug
12 Dec 2015
By
, Northampton
" This double plug was easy to fit and and connect with a good price tag. I had to use this plug to suit the pattress it was being fitted to. "
Review 2 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Easy to fit, even for a novice
13 Oct 2015
By
, Bromley
" Despite being an amateur I fitted it with ease. The only problem I had was that the screws that came with it to fix it to the recessed wall box were too short. Luckily I was able to recycle the screws from the fitting I was replacing, but the heads were a bit worn from my struggle to unscrew it with a plug welded in position half over the screw hole. I chose this instead of the single pole version because it sounds a safer option. "
Review 3 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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BY 2 gang switched socket
9 Jul 2015
By
, Swindon
" Good socket, good price. Angled terminals and captive screws makes life a bit easier. "
Review 4 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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BG Double Socket - Excellent!
12 Jun 2015
By
, Dartford, Kent
" Have bought other double sockets recently and they were rubbish, these however are good quality, easy to wire up and look good once installed, especially with the small screw covers included. Buy these, you won't be disappointed! "
Review 5 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Plug socket
23 Apr 2015
By
, Stockport
" I know its only a plug socket but its for my 6 year old daughter's new bed room, and she even commented on how good it was. Thank you.
Regards
Tony G. "
Review 6 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Product
24 Feb 2015
By
, Camberley, Surrey
" Just excellent value for money, well made and so easy to wire up and complete the job "
Review 7 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Nice quality item
16 Jan 2015
By
, Ipswich
" My first purchase from this store, Witham, and I have to say it was a quick & easy transaction.
It was exactly what I needed and worked well.
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Review 8 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Great product
26 May 2014
By
, Perth
" Good looking, easy to install.
They look tidy but offer great value for money.
Easy to terminate cables.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Nice features
28 May 2015
By
, Scamblesby, Louth
" Good, substantial socket, with easy to wire terminals. Time will tell whether it is long lasting. "
Review 10 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Good Value Product
6 Aug 2014
By
, Sudbury Suffolk
" Nothing wrong with these from a fitting point, like the screw covers, how long they will stay in the plate is to be seen.
From a performance point of view they have not been installed long enough to know, but as long as they last 12 months that will be good.
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Review 11 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Switched socket
22 Apr 2015
By
, Birmingham
" Very good value for money - works as would be expected "
Review 12 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Bad contact design
5 Nov 2014
By
, Cambridge
" The cables are held in only by the bolt itself. There is no plate pushed by the bolt against the fixed contact plate (as for example in other sockets from MK).
As a result the clamping of multiple cables and branching off the socket is not particularly reliable.
Granted, this is a case of you get what you pay for - it is cheap. "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Nexus range far better
5 Jan 2016
By
, Bolton
" I would keep clear of this range, they are cheap and nasty, iv had to change 6 out of the last 40 in less than 6 weeks, 3 were thrown in the skips, the other 3 are going back into Bolton branch soon, 3 have been unable to get a plug in 1 side, 2 have given poor Zs readings due to not clamping the pins sufficiently and the last one this morning was arching down side of switch, the woman at the house 87 yrs old was scared of getting a shock and hasnt used it for 8 days, she was using it to switch on her 60w standard lamp so no great load. why screwfix would want these sockets when the nexus range are far better quality is false economy, reputation is far more important than a few pennies, my reputation is not being helped by these and i will not buy any more anytime. stick to Nexus. No problem at all with all other BG items, consumer units they do to me are the best value for money on the market. "
Review 14 for British General 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Plug Socket White
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Poor Quality
13 Nov 2014
By
, Hertfordshire
" The finish to these is poor. The surface of the socket is covered with blemishes and marks due to poor quality moulding. Returned to the branch along with the 2G BG patresses (which were even worse quality) and exchanged for Crabtree which were only very marginally more expensive.
Avoid BG.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.