A single socket outlet is rated at 13 amps. A double socket outlet is NOT rated at 26A – it 13A shared between the two outlets. Therefore if you intend to have two high power appliances in the same place, two single sockets are better than one double.Click to see full answer. People also ask, how many amps can a double socket take? 26 amps Additionally, are double plugs safe? Unfortunately, double adapters may seem like a quick, cheap option to solve your immediate needs, but they are far from safe. There are three main problems with double adapters: Double adapters do not provide any overload protection features. The angle of the double adapter may increase the fire or electrocution risk. Beside above, what is the maximum load for a double socket? 14amps How many kw can a 13 amp plug take?Plugs for appliances rated between about 700 watts and 3000 watts (the maximum rating of a wall socket) should be fitted with a 13-amp fuse (coloured brown).