Re-Wire a plug

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:

It is extremely important that the wires are connected to the correct terminals in the plug.

wiring a plug

  1. Un-screw the large screw on the pin side of the plug.
  2. Loosen the screws on the cord clamp
  3. 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.
  4. Position the cable in the plug and tighten the cord clamp.
  5. Use the wire strippers to trim the wire and remove roughly 10mm of the insulation on the ends.
  6. Firmly secure the wires into the terminals.
  7. 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.