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I have a job coming up within a small office, where they’d simply like to turn a double socket into 2 x double sockets next to desks, for computers/phones etc.

I have been shown these, but not sure how I feel about them, so thought I’d see what the opinion is on here..

1 Gang To 4 Gang Converter Socket | Free Delivery over £50 - https://www.midselec.co.uk/conv4
 

Andy78

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Flimsy bits of crap that will not last very long.


In my experience.
 

Strima

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MK do a 3 gang socket. Not a conversion so you will need to buy patress/backbox
 

Pete999

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telectrix

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add a double with usb ports next to existing. then that's 2 more useable gangs when phones are plugged in the usb ports. winner.
 

Rpa07

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MK do a 3 gang socket. Not a conversion so you will need to buy patress/backbox
I saw a triple backbox whilst looking for stuff the other day and couldn’t work out what it was used for - now I know.
I’ve never seen one fitted.
 

Strima

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I saw a triple backbox whilst looking for stuff the other day and couldn’t work out what it was used for - now I know.
I’ve never seen one fitted.
Very handy when putting in circuits near phone connections in older properties. You can plug in a phone, router and still have one available for the vacuum cleaner etc.
 
How many do they want to "convert"? I would probably be ok with one of them but if you're talking quite a few then I would also be concerned with load. Maybe another circuit is required and keep any additions on the ring?
 
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Have seen some of these converter/adapter things that you just plug in.
Some feel like they’ll fall out over time.
Some have screws in the side, so you can clamp onto the existing socket.
 
They are 3-way...but stacking them vertically like this saves floorspace, prevents a tripping hazard(!) and as 1 of the sockets on each faces the wall there is less chance of people plugging extra appliances in, so prevents overloading.
 

littlespark

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The leaning tower of cube adaptors.

You could have made that a more interesting photo by plugging a few things in.
Like a 2 bar electric fire, on the top cube
 

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