The ‘Commando' range is an industrial trademark relating to the well-known selection of sockets, plugs connectors and outlets manufactured by MK Electric. Although based on a specific product line and manufacturer, the phrase ‘commando socket' has become something of a generic trademark, and multiple other brands names now make compatible electrical items offering directly comparable specs and performance.
All commando sockets are designed to provide IP44 and IP67 ingress protection. All sockets have self-cleaning contacts and nickel-plated pins to provide resistance against wear and humidity and can be used in environments between -25°c and +55°c.
When sockets in this range, look out for the following features - as standard, all our 32 amp versions include:
Cable capacity for 32 amp commando sockets, cable mount industrial plugs and appliance connectors is typically in the range of 2.5 mm² to 6 mm². When safety and reliability are key, you can also look out for models that incorporate both RCD protection and a lockable tamper-proof window.