electric sockets..

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  1. sean n maggie

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    Is there a reason why you only get plain plastic sockets in motor homes, and not nice metal / colored ones ? Thinking of putting new switched ones in, but are they allowed with metal fascias ?
     
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    Providing they're properly earthed I don't see why not.
     
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    I'm guessing the O.E.M. is plastic due to cost ?

    We've had two extra sockets installed by our fully qualified sparky, one was metal, he had no issues with fitting it in a MH
     
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    As above: cost. And agree, properly earthed (as should be the plastic ones) no problem.
     
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    make sure you earth them proper, and as for the usb ones, be careful what you buy.
    dont always charge some phones and things
     
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    I hope so...there are 3 in my campervan!
     
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    The range of fittings like Berker on European vans are designed to fit in small spaces and complement each other
    So the 230 volt skts are reduced to the dimensions of the 12 volt switches and other accessories
    As already said it is not a safety issue only one of practicality and aesthetics
     
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    Here a typical arrangement in a corner of the kitchen workspace
    I have 2 uk skts 1 schuko 1 12 volt skt
    1 light switch and they simply could not be replaced with domestic fittings
    image.jpeg
     
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    In my opinion, brass, chrome or brushed aluminium sockets and switchs look tacky whether in the home or motorhome.

    Best left in posh manor houses and the like where they suit the surroundings and decor.
     
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