Although a waterproof socket is not as big as the home appliance, it is related to the daily safety of the family, and it is the first line of defense to protect the electrical safety of the home. Therefore, one can’t be more careful when choosing a switch socket. Electric experts especially reminded that different places are equipped with different types of switches and sockets. For families with children, a safety socket with a safety cover is needed in order to prevent children from touching with fingers or metal objects. Here are some tips for buying a waterproof socket.
According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 1,500 enterprises in China producing waterproof socket products. The quality varies a lot between products. Because many ordinary consumers have limited understanding of the switch socket brand and do not have the method to identify the advantages and disadvantages of products, giving some opportunities to some unscrupulous businessmen, and some counterfeit and shoddy products have entered the market. Of course, many large companies pay great attention to their brand image, have higher requirements for product quality, and relatively good after-sales service. Quality assurance usually lasts for no less than 12 years. Therefore, it is best to choose a renowned company or a brand with a good reputation in order to use it at ease.
After choosing the right brand, appearance and weight should also be taken into consideration. First of all, the panel should be uniform in color, smooth in surface, free from dents, mottling, with no bubbles, stains, cracks, swelling, lack of glue, deformation, scratches, shrinkage or other defects. Metal parts are also required to be free from burrs, cracks, corrosion marks, rust and screw head damage. Second of all, when you buy a waterproof socket, you should also measure the amount. If the merchant chooses a thin piece of copper, it will feel lighter. The copper and terminal blocks used for good switch sockets are usually thicker and relatively heavy. Copper is the key part of the waterproof socket and is the key part to identify counterfeit and inferior products. Consumers should also see clearly if some dishonest manufacturers add iron plates to the product to increase weight.
Household outdoor waterproof socket, 220V 10A three-jack, two-jack plug, that can be used in the non-protective states can meet the needs of households. Protection level IP66 can meet the needs of the family, which can prevent spraying water effectively and can stand the test of 1-hour soaking in 1-meter-deep water. Note that the outdoor socket is generally made of plastic material, anti-aging of which should be taken into account.
Many people don’t know that there is already a 10A outdoor anti-storm and waterproof socket for household use, using indoor splash box instead of waterproof socket, compared with which, the splash box is less safe, which is usually splash-proof, but can not be directly drenched with water, and can not prevent aging, and the service life of which generally does not exceed one year because of UV light. Therefore, typically, a waterproof socket for outdoor use must have five qualities to be durable, that is, five antis–proof, dust-proof, chemical resistant, UV resistant, and anti-collision.