Metal clad switched sockets
are commonly used in industrial, commercial, and outdoor settings where they need to be able to withstand harsh environments and heavy use. They are often found in factories, warehouses, garages, workshops, and construction sites.
The metal casing provides protection against dust, moisture, and impact, making them more durable and long-lasting than plastic sockets. The switches on these sockets also tend to be more robust and able to handle higher currents and voltages.
In addition to their durability, metal clad switched sockets are also preferred in environments where there may be a risk of fire or explosion, such as in oil refineries or chemical plants, due to their non-flammable properties.