Why is hardware for 3 phase electric so expensive?

(Carl Alban) #1

Why is hardware for 3 phase electric like plugs and sockets so amazingly expensive?

I needed a socket in a box for wall mounting and 2 plugs. In both a big farm shop and the local DIY store the wanted up to €45 for the socket and €26 a pop for the sockets!!

I just can't imagine anybody being dim enough to pay those sort of prices for items that are so cheap to produce.

(Brian Milne) #2

I have bought from BuySpares and Screwfix sites at a fraction of the prices. I have also had single phase made in France electrical stuff at a far lower price than available here from the former. Is it mad or mad?

(Carl Alban) #3

Way ahead of you there James but it was still cheaper to have something shipped from the UK.

(James Higginson) #4

ebay.fr is often good for electrical stuff http://goo.gl/dYivot Also there's http://www.materielelectrique.com/ who I normally use.

(Chris Tierney) #5

It's a very good single phase socket though. I bought the exact one last week for my garage. Very well made, but not cheap.

(Carl Alban) #6

That's a single phase socket Paul