Fridge/Freezer socket fouling. Low profile or special socket/plug???

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by CosRush, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. CosRush

    CosRush New Member

    My socket is behind my fridge freezer, right in the middle at the back. It fouls my new FF as it sticks out too far.

    Is there another way to keep the socket position i.e. using a specialist type socket and/or plug (if one exists) or would it have to have the socket and backbox moved higher up on the drop to above the back of the FF???

    Any suggestions???
  2. state-it

    state-it New Member

    Swap the socket outlet for a switched fused connection unit. Tghis is a 'flat' plate.

    Cut the plug off the FF flex. Ignore people saying it will invalidate warranties. IMO it doesn't.

    Wire the FF flex into the switched fused connection unit.


    You've saved the depth of a plug.
  3. CosRush

    CosRush New Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    I had considered the use of a cable outlet of some description but your suggestion is better.

    In response to your comment about cutting off the plug, it clearly states in my manual for my FF that it can be done to replace the plug or extend the wiring and explains how to do it. It makes no mention of invalidating the warranty.

  4. state-it

    state-it New Member

    of invalidating the warranty.

    Good. So many people say "you can't cut the plug off because..." It's an urban myth.
  5. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    Only downside is some fridges only have a shortish flex which may not leave enough slack to wire up a flex outlet plate. :(

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice