UK 3 Pin Socket Outdoor | Designed for Long Term EV Charging | Lockable| BS 1363/EV

EV ExtrasSKU: WXPSS81EV

Price:
£47

Tax included

Description


 Double poled switched single 13 Amp UK 3 Pin waterproof outdoor socket ( IP66 rated) specifically designed for EV Charging with the added benefit of a lug to receive a padlock so you can lock your 3 pin plug charger outside ( padlock not included) .

When charging an EV or Plug In Hybrid ( PHEV) using a Uk 3 Pin Plug irrespective of the brand of charger, heat is generated within the plug and socket.

The same is true of other appliances in the home such as irons and tumble dryers however the use of these appliances is limited to around  1 to 2 hours  typically.

A 3 pin plug EV Charger can be in use for 12 plus hours on a regular basis meaning the heat generated is present for longer periods of time than normal.

For occasional use/ charging when away from home the heat should generally not be an issue if the wiring and sockets are relatively modern and in a good condition . If using a 3 pin plug to  charge an EV over many months and years the effect of the heat from the plug can cause the socket to degrade internally resulting in the risk of the socket and the plug potentially melting.

The solution to the problem is to install an uprated UK 3 Pin plug socket that is designed manufactured and tested to withstand long term charging from a 10 amp EV charger with a 3 pin plug . 

This product is designed for outdoor use and with a lug to receive a padlock you can leave your 3 pin plug charger outside securely all year round. 

Product Details

  • Single socket .
  • Double pole switched.
  • Marked as compliant with BS 1363-2/EV with EV marked on the back of the socket.
  • Compliant with the IET wiring regulation. 
  • IP 66 rated.
  • Lug for securing your 3 pin plug charger with a padlock ( Padlock not included) 


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