Double award win for MK Electric’s speedy switchsocket

The MK Logic Plus Rapid Fix double switchsocket, a first-of-its-kind wiring device that cuts installation time by up to 45%, scooped not one but two prestigious award wins at the Electrical Industry Awards 2021 – claiming the top spot in both the ‘Commercial Product of the Year’ and ‘Residential/Domestic Product of the Year’ categories.

Launched in August 2021, the MK Logic Plus Rapid Fix double switchsocket incorporates tool-less, spring-loaded cable clamp terminations that 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.

The MK Logic Plus Rapid Fix was commended by judges for the innovation and cost-saving benefits it offered to installers. By turning its attention to the back of the socket, MK made alterations that drastically improves the efficiency of installing a socket and sets a new precedent for wiring device installation methods.

“We are delighted that MK Logic Rapid Fix was awarded both the Commercial Product of the Year and Residential/Domestic Product of the Year by the Electrical Industry Awards,” says Colin Marshall, chief technology officer, MK Electric. “Rapid Fix is a revolutionary product that is setting a new precedent for wiring device installation methods – helping to save electricians valuable time whilst confidently providing users with quality products that are associated with the MK brand.”

The MK Logic Plus Rapid Fix has no termination screws – instead using spring-loaded clamps or levers to accommodate all cable types for small power circuits, including up to 4mm stranded cables. While many electrical installers had questioned why this technology had not been used in wiring devices before, bringing this to the market required more than simply swapping out screw connectors for the spring-loaded clamps. As each cable requires its own three-point entry terminal, it alters the footprint of the rear of the product, meaning a complete redesign was needed before it could be thoroughly tested to British Standards.

Input from electrical installers and contractors at each stage of development was a vital part of the MK Logic Plus Rapid Fix design process, with individual cable entry and incorporated colour-coded terminals helping to make installation easier without compromising on product performance. The upward-facing design and ability to hold cables in place easily while connecting wiring makes it well suited for any job, but particularly in challenging environments such as void spaces, corners and under cupboards.

Independent testing demonstrated that MK Logic Plus Rapid Fix can reduce installation time by up to 45% when compared to standard switchsockets that include screw connections.

In addition to the installation benefits, the MK Logic Plus Rapid Fix switchsocket has a 30-year product guarantee, antibacterial and antiviral properties with kill rates of over 99.99%, plus a three-pin operated ‘child resistant shutter system’ and double-pole switching for user safety.

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