In the UK it is law that all new electrical appliances must be fitted with a plug. There however, may be an instance in which you need to change a plug on your electrical items for one reason or another. luckily this is an easy task and shouldn't require a visit from your local Wirral Electrician.
You will need a few tools to complete the job:
- Slotted screwdriver
- Philips screwdriver
- Wire strippers
It is extremely important that the wires are connected to the correct terminals in the plug.
- The live (brown) wire connects to the right-most live (L) terminal nearest to the fuse.
- The neutral (blue) wire connects to the left-most neutral (N) terminal.
- The earth (green and yellow) wire connects to the central, top-most earth (E) terminal.
- Un-screw the large screw on the pin side of the plug.
- Loosen the screws on the cord clamp
- Using the wire strippers remove enough of the outer insulation to allow the wires to reach each terminal. Take care not to perforate the insulation covering the internal core wires.
- Position the cable in the plug and tighten the cord clamp.
- Use the wire strippers to trim the wire and remove roughly 10mm of the insulation on the ends.
- Firmly secure the wires into the terminals.
- Replace the cover and tighten the screw.
There you have it. 7 simple steps to help you change a plug at home without needing to call out an electrician.
Remember if you require any advice regarding you electrics call your local Wirral Electrician, J.Catterall Electrical Services on 07545071022.