13A Weatherproof Sockets (compatible with all EVs)

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Weatherproof single or double sockets, ideal for installing to allow charging of electrical vehicles where it is either not possible or economical to install a charging point (e.g. at a holiday home).

These are the only weatherproof sockets in the UK that are compatible with the particularly large 13A moulded plug now fitted to EVs. Further information on the challenges posed by large plugs can be found in our guide.

Specification

  • Robust high impact UV stable construction. The plastic will not discolour, fade or crack and operates in extremes of temperatures.

  • Easy-to-open latch, ensuring that the socket remains closed, even with the larger 2.5mmsq flex now fitted to most EV chargers.

  • Multiple 20mm round entry positions on all four sides and single 20/25mm entry on the the back.

  • IP66 rated, which means that it provides complete protection to the ingress of dust, and will remain waterproof even when subject to powerful water jets from any angle.

  • The single socket is un-switched and is of a specific type that we've sourced to enable the use of EV chargers.The double socket is switched (do not use to charge more than 1 EV at a time).

  • Can be locked shut with a small padlock with a maximum diameter of 5.5mm (not included).

  • Manufactured by a well respected UK company, better known for their high end wiring accessories often used in hotels and high quality domestic installs. These are in a different league to the cheap sockets sold by DIY chains.

  • 10-year manufacturers guarantee.

 

Installation

Please note that section 722 Electrical Vehicle Charging Installations of the IET Wiring Regulations detail a number of additional requirements for socket outlets which are installed specifically to supply an EV. Additional requirements include the following, and for that reason should be left to an electrician:

  • Dedicated final circuit with over-current protection (e.g. you can't use or spur off an existing ring circuit). 
  • Detailed earthing requirements (far to complicated to detail here!).
  • Protection from either a Type B RCD, or Type A RCD combined with appropriate equipment that provides disconnection of the supply in case of DC fault current above 6 rnA (e.g. a domestic will not have this level of protection as standard).