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    Flimsy bits of crap that will not last very long.


    In my experience.
     
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    MK do a 3 gang socket. Not a conversion so you will need to buy patress/backbox
     
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    add a double with usb ports next to existing. then that's 2 more useable gangs when phones are plugged in the usb ports. winner.
     
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    I saw a triple backbox whilst looking for stuff the other day and couldn’t work out what it was used for - now I know.
    I’ve never seen one fitted.
     
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    I definitely wouldn’t go that route - that screams DIY.
     
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    Very handy when putting in circuits near phone connections in older properties. You can plug in a phone, router and still have one available for the vacuum cleaner etc.
     
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    How many do they want to "convert"? I would probably be ok with one of them but if you're talking quite a few then I would also be concerned with load. Maybe another circuit is required and keep any additions on the ring?
     
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    Have seen some of these converter/adapter things that you just plug in.
    Some feel like they’ll fall out over time.
    Some have screws in the side, so you can clamp onto the existing socket.
     
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    IMG_20190308_144805130.jpg This works for me......
     
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    Nope, you need to use 3 way adapters.
     
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    They are 3-way...but stacking them vertically like this saves floorspace, prevents a tripping hazard(!) and as 1 of the sockets on each faces the wall there is less chance of people plugging extra appliances in, so prevents overloading.
     
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    The leaning tower of cube adaptors.

    You could have made that a more interesting photo by plugging a few things in.
    Like a 2 bar electric fire, on the top cube
     
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    It seems the PAT men aren't worried by 'em…..
    IMG_1615.JPG
     
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