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Topic Title: IP rated sockets
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Created On: 12 August 2014 07:45 PM
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 12 August 2014 07:45 PM
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clifden

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Evening .Can anyone advise if there is a requirment for water proofed (IP sockets ) to be fitted in commercial catering production kitchens any advice greatly recieved
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 12 August 2014 09:12 PM
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leckie

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Installed equipment should be suitable for the environment into which it is installed.
 12 August 2014 09:16 PM
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daveparry1

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So if there's water being splashed about or lots of steam likely yes!
 13 August 2014 09:15 AM
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AJJewsbury

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Although consider if the appliances plugged into the sockets will be similarly IP rated? If not perhaps the socket should be closer to the appliance and further from the pot washing sink or whatever.
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 13 August 2014 09:33 AM
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bobzzz

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A said above it should be suited for the environment. Most of the time you will find that the places most likely to be at risk of liquids/steam etc in such installations are supplied with bs 4343 sockets. You get them in various IP ratings and mountings ( floor mounted,wall mounted).

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 13 August 2014 10:53 AM
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peteTLM

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You say production kitchens........

These are often pressure washed down overnight for obvious reasons, so any sockets would need to be appropriate.

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