They're not listed in Section 553 of BS 7671 and in any case they're not
shuttered. Moreover it's a 16 A connector and you wouldn't want them on
a lighting circuit any more than you'd want a 13 A socket - due to the
risk of someone plugging in a high-power appliance.
You seem to have dismissed the eminently suitable BS 546 round-pin types
simply because they're "old technology." Insulated copper wires are
quite old technology too.
No, MK have long done their own version of a non-standard 13 A plug &
socket. They use a different shape earth pin - a T-shaped extrusion,
rather than rectangular bar.
They are on the web site:
for the plug, and
for one example of a socket.
These are the Klik plugs and sockets I mentioned earlier.
They are only a tiny bit bigger than 2A plugs, and sockets
are available to fit in architrave or BESA boxes. They are
locking, because you can mount them on a ceiling and hang
a pendant from them without the plug pulling out.
On Sat, 10 Dec 2005 19:29:41 GMT someone who may be "DavidM"
Just one more thought, to add to all the others. Socket outlets
should be installed to avoid likely mechanical damage. That means
placing them so that they are not liable to damage by vacuum
cleaners. A little above the skirting board would fit the bill.
2A and 5A round pin socket outlets (and plugs) are available from
suppliers and fit the bill nicely.
David Hansen, Edinburgh
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