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Old 15-10-2017, 12:45
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Thumbs up More electric sockets? Dead easy....

Most vans I've seen seem to have single sockets only......and never enough of them! Check this out......

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p881...hoC5RIQAvD_BwE[/

A straight swap, just the normal 3 wires to swap, no extra back boxes, or additional wiring........and at just over 4 each......bargain! Sometimes on EBay too.......other shopping sites are available!

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Old 15-10-2017, 13:35
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From my experience of electrics, it might be more than 3 wires...also as the new box will is required will not be surface mounted...hopefully qualified electrician on here will advise..
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Old 15-10-2017, 13:49
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Hi, I've fitted these to my van, they are surface mounted, as the screw holes are central and line up with the holes in the existing back plate.....indeed, there could be two of each wires, but still the normal three connections, live, neutral, earth.....as long as like for like are swapped over, a great product.
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Old 15-10-2017, 14:30
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Sounds better surface mounted....defo sounds a good idea to change some singles to doubles...saves using adapter. .
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Old 15-10-2017, 20:18
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We all seem to be collecting all these electronic goods so that there never seems to be enough sockets.

But before plugging every thing in within the caravan just check you have the power supply to cope i.e. a kettle,a microwave and an electric fire could cause problems together with more limited supplies..

I’m no expert but have learned from experience whilst having a touring caravan.
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Old 16-10-2017, 09:32
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I would be a bit dubious buying those power sockets from tool station.com as there is no actual company address on the website only a phone number or email address.

Things like that always make me wonder as to how good a deal is.
Buyer be aware, cheap stuff for caravan electrics? Prefer to purchase a genuine product for safety.
I had a few extra genuine sockets installed by a qualified person for total peace of mind, I too could of done the job myself
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Tool Station is certainly not a dubious company and is used by the trade very similar to Screwfix, and has more than 275 branches UK wide.

https://www.toolstation.com/messages/aboutus
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Old 16-10-2017, 10:52
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These are made by Clipsal, who (funny enough) make a lot of caravan electrics........
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I would be a bit dubious buying those power sockets from tool station.com as there is no actual company address on the website only a phone number or email address.

Things like that always make me wonder as to how good a deal is.
Buyer be aware, cheap stuff for caravan electrics? Prefer to purchase a genuine product for safety.
I had a few extra genuine sockets installed by a qualified person for total peace of mind, I too could of done the job myself
We use Toolstation all the time. Never had a problem, always good prices, not cheap and nasty goods, similar to Screwfix.
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Old 16-10-2017, 13:33
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Toolstation is, I believe, another company created by the person who started Screwfix.
I was told he was bought out of Screwfix and started up his own new business doing the same thing, usually just round the corner from your local Screwfix depot.
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