The BG Nexus Slim RCD Double Socket, available at The Electrical Counter
Take a look at the Slim RCD (Residual Current Device) Double Socket 13 M Amp Latching Type in Plain White and manufactured by BG in the Nexus Range. This is a great double socket and one of the best of the Nexus range of sockets. It is made in white plastic and is of a very slim design so that when plugs are not inserted into the sockets the protrusion from the wall is very small and the rounded edges and corners give the socket a very smooth and attractive finish.
The BG Nexus Slim RCD Double Socket has a separate switch for each socket and screw covers are provided to cover the fixing screw holes to give a smooth overall surface. The RCD has been fitted to cover both sockets so that the moment there is any current leakage to earth on either circuit the socket has a 30mA trip which acts within a minimum time limit of 40 milliseconds. This fast trip out rate will protect all the users against electrocution or serious injury.
The RCD unit has a test point that can and should be used prior to use of the double socket with a red signal that if it stays on after the test then the socket should be isolated and an electrician called to determine the reason. The double socket has a latching system that is such that if there is a power cut this will trigger the RCD and the trip mechanism will work. However when the power comes back on then the RCD system will revert to its original position and the circuit will be fully powered again.
The Electrical Counter note that the Nexus Slim RCD Double Socket 13 M Amp Latching Type is particularly good for circuits which rely on keeping power supplied whenever possible, the obvious example being refrigerator or freezer applications where a constant supply is essential. They should not be used on circuits where the latching facility could be a major problem where it would be extremely dangerous if the power returned unexpectedly; examples of this are such items as outside power tools or garden equipment. The Nexus Double Socket fits in with the full range of white Nexus sockets and switches.