How to wire a plug
Unscrew and open the plug.
Note the three terminals, a fuse in a holder and a clamp for securing the flex.
The modern plugs show a template indicating the length of sheath and conductor to be trimmed. Otherwise, measure the lengths as you proceed.
Using a pair of side cutters carefully cut off the outer sheath of the end of the flex.
Peel it back and remove the excess with the side cutters.
Place the sheathed part of the flex next to the clamp and then separate the three conductors.
Mark the required length for each conductor with allowance for the actual connection and cut off the conductors.
Trim the insulation of each conductor back approximately by 5mm with a pair of wire strippers.
Twist the individual filaments together in order to make connecting easier.
Place the Brown conductor on the connector marked L - live - and connect.
Likewise, place the Blue conductor on the connector marked N - neutral and connect.
Check the appliance you are fixing it to. If it requires an earth, it will have a conductor which is green and yellow and it should be connected to the terminal marked E - Earth.
In the case of double insulated appliances (generally marked as double insulated), you should not have an earth conductor in your flex.Secure the flex by fitting the sheathed section of flex into the clamp (screw type or push fit). Securing the flex this way reduces the risk of the wires being pulled out of their terminals.
Secure the flex by fitting the sheathed section of flex into the clamp (screw type or push fit). Securing the flex this way reduces the risk of the wires being pulled out of their terminals.
Check the rating of fuse is in the carrier and depending on the recommended fuse rating for your appliance change accordingly. Always use the recommended fuse rating as per the instruction manual of your appliance. Most modern appliances recommend a 13 amp fuse. However, if the rating is not given in the manual, use a 3 amp fuse for appliances up to 720 Watts and a 13 amp for appliances from 720 Watts to 3000 Watts.
Always double-check all your connections. Replace the cover and fasten with the remaining screw.
Always ensure that all sockets and plugs are firm. Loose connections lead to short circuiting and malfunctioning of appliances.
Double check all your connections. Replace the cover and fasten with the retaining screw.
Always use the right tools.
Do not attempt to repair electrical appliances yourself. Seek a professional electrician's help.
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