Amy Burley, Offering Manager at MK Electric, explains how the unique design of Rapid Fix helps with ‘right first time’ installation – in six simple steps.
Many installers are familiar with screwing multiple cable terminations when wiring sockets. It’s a cumbersome and time-intensive task, made even more difficult in tight spaces such as corners and under cupboards. Taking too much time over socket installations can have a bigger impact on the overall project, becoming a real issue when demands from clients to maximise margins get bigger and project timelines get tighter.
This problem is a thing of the past when using MK Logic Plus Rapid Fix. The first-of-its-kind design delivers installation ease and efficiency, using levers instead of screwing connectors to keep cables in place. These spring-loaded cable clamp terminations provide safe, secure wiring connections that won’t degrade over time, are easy to install, and offer substantial time-saving opportunities over traditional screw connections – cutting installation time by up to 45%. Care has also been taken to enable the product to fit into a standard 25mm depth back box making it suitable for all projects, new and retrofit.
The Rapid Fix switchsocket comes with a 30-year product guarantee. It also has antibacterial and antiviral properties with kill rates of over 99.99%, and features a 3-pin operated ‘child resistant shutter system’ and double-pole switching for user safety.
HOW TO FIT THE RAPID FIX SWITCHSOCKET IN SIX SIMPLE STEPS
Step 1 PREPARATION –
Ensure the back box is firmly fixed to the wall and remove the fixing screws clipped to the rear of the product. Rapid Fix is suitable for mounting on a 25mm deep box; and for extra wiring space, a 35mm deep box can be used.
Step 2 STRIP THE WIRE –
Strip back the outer sheath and trim the wires to length, allowing slack for cable ends to reach the terminals. Carefully strip back the inner insulation to expose 10mm of conductor. A handy strip length ruler is incorporated into the socket design to allow wires to be stripped to the correct length and checked easily.
Step 3 OPEN THE LEVER –
A completely tool-less operation, just make sure to fully open the lever before inserting the wire. Due to the spring-loaded clamps this may take a little force but is an important step for a strong connection.
Step 4 INSERT THE CABLE –
The Rapid Fix design also features individual, colour-coded terminals to not only further improve installation efficiency but also provide even greater advantage where access or a clear line of sight is limited. Each terminal accepts one rigid (solid or stranded) cable up to 4mm2.
Step 5 CLOSE THE LEVER –
Close each lever independently before moving to the next cable. The springloaded clamps will snap shut and keep them in place with the right amount of pressure. This prevents over or under tightening and degradation of the connection over time, making for a smoother job all round.
Step 6 TEST AND MOUNT –
Carefully push the wired socket back into the back box, taking care to make sure the cables are not trapped or pinched and use the fixing screws to mount the socket. Rapid Fix features top entry access points so you can easily test the socket, if required, in the future.
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