outdoor electrical socket use

Outdoor Electrical Plug Sockets

Outdoor Electrical Plug Sockets

What are outdoor electrical sockets used for?

We are all trying to spend more of our lives outside, especially with the ongoing health crisis. So getting power outdoors can improve and really help us have much more fun and for longer using lights, heaters, music and more. We can achieve this easier with Outdoor Electrical Plug Sockets.

Some common uses of outdoor plug sockets:

  • Electric lawnmowers
  • A Powered Strimmer
  • Outside Lights
  • Exterior Speakers
  • Outdoor Heaters
  • Electrically powered garden tools
  • Power tools
  • Hot Tub
  • Pressure Washer

And anything else you need power for outside, even charging your phone. Installing outside electrical plugs Is a great idea compared with using an extension cable or even serval. This is because it removes a trip hazard, and with fewer connection points, you are less likely to have a fault occur and receive a fatal shock or ruin the equipment you are using. And we have not even mentioned the time and effort saved.


How Much Is An Outside Powered Socket Installation?

Installing an outdoor plug will cost £81.10 for a double socket while it is under this offer. The price is based on:

  • Fitting back-to-back with an inside socket
  • Have a modern fuse box installed
  • Based in Nottingham

It may vary if you are in a different location. Get a quote and book your outdoor socket installation online.

Other electricians may charge less, but this could be due to using cheaper sockets with a lower IP rating, so please check what sockets are being installed outside.

Are Outdoor Plug Sockets Waterproof?

External plug sockets should be rated IP56. IP Rating means Ingress Protection Rating. This is important because you do not want to get water or dust into the sockets, which could potentially cause a fire or electric shock. With an IP56 socket, you have enough protection if the plugs are rained on directly or even if you are using your jet washer while cleaning the path slabs. As long as your IP rating is correct for the conditions, your outdoor sockets will be safe and waterproof.


If you want to learn more about the IP rating and what the numbers mean, check this site out:

Why choose Doctor Electrical to fit your water-resistant garden plug sockets

We use the best quality parts and equipment to make sure our installations stand the test of time and so you do not need to replace them any time soon. All Doctor Electrical electricians will treat your home as their own, leaving the workspace clean, tidy and free of damage.

If you have any questions that may not have been answered in the post, contact the Doctor Electrical team. We can provide more advice on how we can help you get outdoor electrical plug sockets installed.


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Duane Gilbert is the Managing Director of Doctor Electrical. A problem solver with 'hands-on' experience. He has been in the electrical industry since leaving school and built up a wealth of experience. Connect with Duane on LinkedIn >>

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