Socket with dual connector provides the ability to simultaneously feed the two devices connected to separate elektrotochki. In addition, for each of them does not need to pull the cable, and it is more convenient to use thanks to the grouped arrangement.
With the installation without any problems can be dealt with on their own, taking into account the recommendations given by us. We will share the intricacies of performing electrical work. In detail tell and show you how to connect the double outlet, how to arrange the socket for electrical point and to ensure safe operation.
The information proposed for the inspection, supplemented step by step photo tutorials, illustrations and videos explaining the nuances of the installation and connection of power devices.
The content of the article:
- Types of double sockets
- Features of the device mounting
- Materials for connection
installing double sockets Technology
- Application marks on the wall
- Wiring sockets and twist wires
- Subtleties mounting Enclosures
- Conclusions and useful videos on the topic
Types of double sockets
The main elements are the outlet outer protective casing and an operating portion including a base and contacts.
They are interconnected by screw terminals - terminals required for connection of electrical cables.
The only drawback of the double sockets is that through them problematic to connect simultaneously two high-power consumer
There is a misconception that the double sockets are identical collected or dual models and represent a few located right next to each other independent devices connected together trains.
If you are connecting to a single socket dual supply loop, the electrical work carried out by the scheme, similar to the single connection. The only difference is in connecting two successive contact pairs within the electro-adjusting articles
Technological progress does not stand still. Current models are more improved designs. Based on the rated voltage and current they are very different from outlets that are commonly encountered during the Soviet era.
For example, if the permissible current in the old-fashioned model does not exceed 10A, the wiring accessories for the modern figure is 16A.
Every part of a double outlet can be connected to a separate supply circuit, if the pre-remove connecting them to the terminal brass jumper
In fact, double socket has one terminal and a number of distribution bars. As a result, electric current is supplied to both the same outlet, but its level will be divided depending on the power is supplied by the network devices.
So, replace the failed old device to a new one should be aware of its design features, which suggest certain nuances of the installation.
A distance between the output contacts and the diameter of the plug pins in current models is greater than traditional counterparts, and is 4.8 mm instead of 4 mm
Modification double sockets are classified into the following main types:
- Outdoor and indoor performance. In models of the closed holes performance hidden behind curtains that move in the direction at the time of switching on. Devices of this type are essential for homes where small children. Blinds are activated only when pressed simultaneously. Due to this, even when intentionally by inserting a foreign object is nothing dangerous happens.
- Without earthing and grounding contacts. In models of the second type output socket body grounding contacts, which protect the user from electrical and perforating currents accidentally "leaving" on the plastic housing.
- For installation in areas with high humidity and installation outdoors. Models of the first embodiment are labeled IP-44. They are equipped with casing protects the device from moisture. To install the device on the street have IP-55 labeling. Their duty body protected from dust, dirt and moisture.
Each type has a corresponding letter grade marking. For example: "A" indicates that this is an American double socket, "B" according to the presence of ground contact.
Depending on the type of device fabrication and performance of the material is also divided into standard and polar, overhead and custom-made
Among the latest developments are very popular programmed outlet. Equipped with a timer device switched on and off independently of the power after a preset time interval.
Protective housing modern rosettes made of heat-resistant unbreakable plastic. To improve its decorative qualities adorn a variety of accents.
With a variety of design options, you can choose the device that will be invisible in the interior or on the contrary, his act worthy ornament
When planning to install a double outlet on their own, experts recommend choosing a simple model without any modifications. Or give preference to double socket with ejector spring fork. Such models are convenient in that they are equipped with springs, which are activated when removing the plug from the apparatus.
To protect themselves, minimizing the risk of accidents, it is necessary to choose the products trusted manufacturers: «Schneider electric», «ABB», «Legrand».
Features of the device mounting
Double socket has one podrozetnik divorced with two terminal blocks and a mounting portion for the wires.
Double socket is a monoblock consisting of two plug connectors, and because the scheme of its connection to one podrozetnik be a bit more complicated
If desired elektrotochki arrangement can be performed on their own, without resorting to the services of the master.
Jumpers is permitted only on the condition that you plan to connect to the elektrotochkam not too powerful devices. When connecting the power equipment masters recommend to carry out a parallel connection of two outlets, creating a branch of the wires on each point.
But in any case, to prevent accidents, the load on this type of outlet should not exceed 16A.
If necessary, the installation of a socket with two different podrozetnik niche for their installation You need to pre-drill electric drill, while maintaining the same distance between holes.
Step 1: Before carrying out any electrical work, disconnect the power and check the voltage multimeter
Step 2: For the installation it is necessary to separate the bezel from the mechanism of the device, corny unscrewing the fixing screws
Step 3: From the nest with painted him force to extract three-core cable wire about 10 cm long
Step 4: The edges of the wire should be released from the polymeric insulation, accurately having cut from the side cutters or pliers. We clean approximately 1 cm
Step 5: The mechanism for the outlet connected wires. Blue "zero" and the brown "phase" to the appropriate terminals, green-yellow "earth" in the center
Step 6: In the formed niche in the wall or in podrozetnik carefully infest wire connected thereto mechanism
Step 7: After checking the coincidence sides mechanism with horizontal and vertical direction it is fixed by screwing the set screws
Step 8: At the end fixed to the jack in the working of the device connects the faceplate, and then turns on the power and performance is checked outlet
Disable power supply line
Separation of the front panel from the wall socket mechanism
Preparing the wiring for connecting mechanism
Trimming edges of wires to connect
Connecting wires to a power outlet
Fixation sockets mechanism in the nest
Fixing the working of the socket in the nest
Installing the front panel socket
Materials for connection
Wire for connecting elektrotochki should be made of the same metal as the main cable. For example, when using aluminum jumper cable must also be made of aluminum.
To ensure uniform distribution of the incoming electric power cable used for the connection must have the same section as the main wiring in the room
For the installation of a double socket is also required:
- flat and cruciform screwdriver;
- stripper braid;
- insulating tape.
For safety reasons in case of fire, any electrical wiring is recommended to lay in the corrugation. This solution is convenient and that does not require punching a wall, and also simplifies the replacement of damaged wires in a subsequent operation.
installing double sockets Technology
Installing double sockets in one podrozetnik requires certain preparatory actions. The first step is to determine the identity of the wires, knowing where the phase and zero.
The easiest way - to explore the coded marking of insulation:
- live wire painted in red or brown (rarely white or black);
- neutral a white-blue or blue exclusion;
- grounding always painted in green and yellow.
electrocable lived in detail with labeling features acquaint next articleWith which we recommend reviewing. But for greater reliability is better to play it safe, take the measurement.
The irreplaceable assistant in this case becomes an ordinary or electronic screwdriver fitted on the end of an indicator - lamp or LED determinant
To determine the identity of wires, remove the cover from the failed device and touching by turns screwdriver with a sensitive indicator each bare wires: a neutral - light signal will be absent, and phase - lights.
If the ground wire in the house is not provided, the work for installing a little easier.
Before proceeding to the arrangement elektrotochki, must be disconnected from the room. To this end, the levers breakers on the shield is lowered down, translating to "off". In the place of installation double outlet voltage is recommended to check again.
If still present in the current phase, it indicates that not all supply lines are de-energized. So it is important before starting work switch off all machines, but not limited to those that control going to the wire outlet.
Double power socket with protective contact set, if arranged in a private house grounding system. In high-rise buildings does not make sense in the grounding devices, because there done vanishing
Application marks on the wall
Outlet is located in walking in the wall of the wire or the electrical distribution box. The location of the future structure of the pencil outline.
Before you put a double socket with two "cups", it is necessary to determine the distance between the drilled holes. To do this, mark the center of the first Escutcheon. This is the point of intersection of the diagonals. The same principle defining the center of the second device.
In marked area operate in a wall recess sized to freely fit therein glass - internal device housing
For drilling holes in the wall itself using a crown whose diameter is a couple of millimeters larger than the acquired Escutcheon. If a brick or plasterboard wall problems should arise, then drilling a hole for installation of sockets in a concrete wall will have to put on the punch stroke mode.
With the rules and technology mounting Enclosures in walls of concrete and plasterboard introduce material collected and systematized in our proposed article.
Hole depth should be such that the "cup" is not performed for the surface of the wall. Drilling a niche, it is necessary to clean the middle. To do this, use a chisel and hammer. Gypsum without too much difficulty can knock down a chisel or screwdriver.
Wiring sockets and twist wires
This step is very important and for the meeting to be approached with all the care and caution. Task master - connect the mains supply to contacts. For this stretch of the junction box lead to a double outlet.
Socket itself by loosening the fastening screws with a screwdriver dissociated into two parts, separating the front panel of the mechanism,
Previously installed the crown is necessary to replace the drill. Drill diameter should be slightly larger cross-section applied to the power outlet or wire the same diameter corrugated pipe in the cavity where the lead wire will lie. Ideal - when the drill diameter and wires match.
Through one of the mounting holes Escutcheon Plant Home wire. A helper - run through the second opening.
wire twisting is performed directly in the "glass". Before carrying out the extreme ends of one and a half centimeters cleaned by braiding stripper - a tool that is not a bite wire.
Failing this, you can use a sharp knife, first cutting the winding round them, and then gently removing from the wire. For ease of assembly edge living rises.
To extend the life of the socket, the bare ends of the wires have to solder, or else use the brass contact. The second option is a better, since not only simplifies subsequent utilization outlets, but also ensures high safety of the device.
When connecting wires can not be the ends strongly clamped in the terminals, as under the influence of a lot of effort, you can damage them
When connecting grounding outlet is always guided by the rule of wiring: Right - the phase of the left - neutral. The grounding cable is attached to the top and the central terminal device equipped with a protruding "mustache", which often extend beyond the enclosure. The grounding pin is fixed in the same manner as the phase and zero.
One can not be fixed to one plate and the neutral phase, as this will provoke a short circuit and damage to the entire wiring.
Fixing the wire in the contact holes, the expandable "whiskers", rotating them clockwise using special screws
After completing installation of electrical connections pass to the mounting Escutcheon.
Subtleties mounting Enclosures
Enclosures with added thereto supply cables secured by placed on the sides of the holders. They may be packaged in a device, or else they will have to be purchased separately. There are also models not equipped with the locking legs, which fixing is performed by screwing on the screws.
As tightening the screws clockwise fixing "feet" will diverge in hand, glaring hard at podrozetnik
But as podrozetnik with the lever in the center of experiencing a double burden, in the operation of fastening mechanism may become loose and weaken. When you fall over podrozetnik often laid bare wire that is a recipe for accidents.
To improve the reliability of fastening the master often use plaster or cement. To obtain a homogeneous dough, cream-like structure, the dry plaster is mixed with water. But keep in mind that the plant material should be small portions, and to work with it you need to quickly and accurately.
A mixture of plaster lay in the place where you plan to install the Escutcheon. To the mixture was well adhered to the surface hole is previously moistened with water inside edges.
Works with the installation of internal parts of the device should be performed after 20-30 minutes after placing the mixture so that she had a little "grab". Hoisted "glass" in the appropriate place and bury it in a mixture position aligned with the level and hammer.
When mounting Escutcheon important to observe its vertical and horizontal position, when applying for this level in both planes
The resulting gap between the wall and flush filled residues alabaster. Without waiting for the plaster will get the desired strength, nodules removed with a knife.
Placing the dual socket horizontally or vertically and giving the device a predetermined position, it is fixed with screws. If necessary, adjust the level of work performed by the pliers.
When tightening the fixing screws importantly - do not drag them, or when hard-pressed front panel can simply crack or crumble
At the final stage is applied from above the bezel and it is clamped by screws. Ennobling element will close an ugly part of the power outlet and protect it against accidental damage.
After connecting sockets can only include guns and breaker device in the panel and test the installation devices. Work better outlet to check when the low-cost household appliances, such as a desk lamp. Because the slightest error during installation can cause the closure and "burnout" of household appliances.
Conclusions and useful videos on the topic
Video # 1. How to connect the built-in dual-socket:
Video # 2. Instructions for those wishing to self-connect socket:
If the quality of the installation is in doubt, consult a qualified electrician. He not only examine the work and, if necessary, resolve the problem, but also to dispel all your doubts about the safety of operation of the device.
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