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Since its invention in 1904, the electrical plug socket has been a central part of our everyday lives in both domestic and commercial environments. Access to electricity is necessary to light our homes and power electrical equipment used in almost everything we do. Having the right sockets & switches are vital for your convenience and safety, but also should match your desired area.

The Electrical Counter offer thousands of diverse models, shapes and styles for you to choose from, ranging from conventional white plastic to contemporary polished chrome sockets or stainless steel switches, chrome switches, copper sockets, and antique brass too. Whatever you decide is best for your space, we guarantee a robust solution, whether you're looking for traditional sockets or alternatives to white plastic switches. Our wide selection includes a range of products, such as double dimmer switches, sockets, plate switches, USB sockets, and more.

Sockets and switches can be placed both indoors and outdoors. The specialist range of outdoor switches and sockets are designed to be water and weather resistant to stay durable and to protect the safety of users.

Which sockets and switches are right for me?

If you are unsure which product is right for your purpose, or are overwhelmed with the choices available, contact us online and we’ll be happy to assist you.

For example, the traditional and widely accepted Click Scolmore range of white plastic switches and sockets from the market leader Click is slim, modern and attractive with zero compromise on safety and reliability. For decorative metal finishes in brushed steel, polished chrome sockets, black nickel and polished brass look no further than the comprehensive Nexus Flat Plate and Nexus Metal ranges from BG Nexus plug sockets. Available in screwed and screw-less options these ranges have a top quality superior finish and are guaranteed for 10 years.

If you’re in need of a custom socket or switch, our Nexus Euro Modules offer a versatile range where customers can choose their plates and modules to receive the perfect plug for their needs. Our Nexus grid switch accessories compliment these and provide the perfect finish to your decor.

For more information on each product type, browse our categories above and discover more details about each product individually.

Why Choose The Electrical Counter?

The Electrical Counter carefully selects the ranges they stock and supply in order to achieve the best balance of quality, aesthetic appeal and value for money, such as our range of USB sockets and switches and dimmer sockets and switches. Because we aim to add the best value for your money in every aspect of the job, we stock a comprehensive collection at lower than trade prices including floor sockets and copper sockets.

Monitoring the latest market innovations, we keep our products reasonably priced but also current to ensure you get the exact products that you require. We cannot be beaten on the quality of our switches and sockets, which is why we’re well-known as market leaders in the industry. Our excellent Trustpilot rating is further proof of our commitment to quality, check out the reviews to see why we’re No.1.

“I recently bought some switches and plugs from this company for the kitchen and diner for a fraction of what they cost in the big hardware stores...Two days later I have just signed for them and passed the box to my builders who screamed out loud at the quality and price.”

Not only do we provide unbelievable value, but also accompany our great products with phenomenal customer service. We are committed to providing trustworthy and objective advice on your DIY projects and other renovations to the best of our ability to help you get the job done. We also offer free delivery on orders over £150, with next day available on selected brands when ordered before 2pm. The Electrical Counter understands that speedy delivery can make all the difference when working in line with personal or professional deadlines. You can view our delivery information for more details.

What else do we do?

Sockets and switches are just one collection of the high standard products we offer. Our comprehensive lighting range is the perfect accompaniment to your new sockets and switches. Whether you’re looking for contemporary indoor lighting, outdoor lighting or LED lamps, we’ll have the lighting solution best-suited to your needs. Contact us today for more information or to place an order from us directly.


Switches & Sockets

A large variety of Switches & Sockets including Nexus Metal, Nexus Screwless Flat-Plate, Knightsbridge and Nexus Grid Switch.

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