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  1. J

    Convert LED ceiling light to plug in

    Hi. I’m looking to convert an LED ceiling light to a mains plug in. Done this a few times with regular bulb holders, but not sure how to wire the three identical cables coming off the five bulb holders. Any ideas? Thanks
  2. D

    Hi and thanks for having me. Can I wire an Au plug to this fan?

    Kinda was hoodwinked on Ebay. Pic had black wire, taped and end hidden. No mention of no plug. I guess you get what you pay for. Liv'n'learn. Anyway, I can return it, but was wondering if I can simply wire it to a plug and use it. Tried Google but no mention of Fans with 2 red wires. Apreciate...
  3. Hellengeek

    What should someone do if they see their electrical socket sparking when inserting a power plug?

    What should someone do if they see their electrical socket sparking when inserting a power plug?
  4. M

    Airlux Dishwasher mains cable plug

    Hi Guys The image is connected to the plug on my Airlux dishwasher. It's blows now. I can't find it on line to get it for my electrician. If possible I would [refer to replace this before getting new dishwasher. I have seen a replacement on Espares but it's not precisely the same. Any advice...
  5. C

    I have a very ugly and large cooker socket above my gas cooker. It has a single plug point which my cooker is plugged into for the ignition/timer.

    I have a very ugly and large cooker socket above my gas cooker. It has a single plug point which my cooker is plugged into for the ignition/timer. It is in the way of having a splashback installed. How easy would this be to move a few inches to the right and replaced with something a bit more...
  6. R

    LED don’t work

    Trying to replace 12v halogen downlighter with led but the replacements don’t work.
  7. JK-Electrical

    UK Five-bed £1.3m home for sale plastered in plug sockets leaves house hunters feeling ‘ill’

    :eek: WTF? Bizarre to say the least.
  8. C

    How to wire a 240V 3-prong plug?

    Hello! For this device I have one 240V hot wire and one neutral but the socket is for a 240V 3-prong plug (two 120V-hot wires and one neutral). What can I do to install a 3-prong plug having only one hot wire? This is the plug
  9. M

    Plug availability behind built in fridge freezer

    Hello. We’ve moved into a relatively new house (4 years), and want to get a water softener fitted. However, it needs to go in a cupboard next to a built in fridge freezer. The softener will need a power supply. The fridge freezer has an isolation switch above the counter. My question is, is...
  10. S

    Cooker Extractor Plug or not

    HI I'd originally planned to have an mk grid switch located just above the worktop with four modules and each module a DP switch to isolate fridge, cooker fan, dishwasher and washing machine. Each switch would feed a spur to a single socket for each of those appliances. This is on the kitchen...
  11. haptism

    plug in voltage logger

    Anyone recommend a cheap (no more than £50) voltage logger that records values over days/weeks. A 3 pin plug type would do. Its out of interest really to find how the voltage varies where I live! Ive done a search online and cannot spend ££££££ for fluke offerings, but also dont want some super...
  12. linuxthefish

    UK Mechanical plug in timer with electric water cylinder on economy 7?

    I came across a small electric hot water heater under the sink with a moulded plug in my friend's rented flat. He's on economy 7, and wishes to use a mechanical plug in timer to ensure the water is only heated on night rate. The flat is rented so changing the socket to an FCU is out of the...
  13. A

    UK Plug under leaking sink

    We have rented a house where the landlord had installed a single socket directly beneath the water feeds and plug to the kitchen sink. the socket is mounted on a loose hardboard partition in the back of the under sink unit, which is not an integral part of a carcase unit. The dishwasher was...
  14. R

    Industrial Plug. Can't identify

    Hi All, i'm trying to identify this plug,it looks industrial and for the heavy machinery. So far google search doesn't help. I have only picture in my hand. Please those who ever have seen something like this, help me to identify what is this.
  15. C

    Plug adaptor?

    Can you buy the reverse of the adaptor below? I need the two pin plug (with the hex shape) to convert to a 3 pin uk socket. It’s just for chargers etc in the car. I could make one from a lead and socket but would rather have just an adaptor. Thanks.
  16. Q

    Domestic Can connection plate be replaced by plug socket

    Hi, I’ve been living in a “new built” house for the last five years and the time to replace some of the built-in appliances has come. My dishwasher and washing mashine are connected to the grid via connection plates similar to those, although I’m not aware of their exact technical parameters...
  17. J

    Commercial How to wire motor plug

    Hi everyone I purchased a bench polisher which looks to have come from China. It says its 220v single phase and should work fine in the UK. The power cable has 4 wires in it so I'm confused how to wire a standard UK plug. I have attached a photo of the cable. Any advice would be much appreciated.
  18. A

    Combing two lamps using 1 Plug

    Hi all, My wife has purchased two vanity mirror lights from Ikea (Musik) which are both fitted with a 3a plug. Each of the lights has an on/off toggle switch like most lamps. Is it possible to have both light comes on using the one switch/plug? I had thought it would be straight forward...
  19. A

    Double plug socket not working...

    Hi all, I woke up this morning to find a double plug socket in the kitchen is not working at all however every other plug in the house is fine, and nothing has tripped etc... I have turned of the mains to the whole house and check behind the plug for anything obvious and all seems fine, no...
  20. P

    Does a 13A plug in oven need to be wired into a cooker switch in rental properties ?

    Hi, a landlord got in touch this weekend as they wanted to change an old gas oven for an electric one in their rental property. It would be a small single oven, under 1.5 kwh, and comes supplied and fitted with a plug from the manufacturer. The plan was simply to plug this into an available...
  21. A

    13amp plug for 3000w induction hob

    Hi all, I had a look around and can't seem to find anything regarding my specific issue. We use 240v We bought a new induction hob, it's a Brandt BPI-6410B and is rated as 3000w / 13amp and has wiring as below. We had a Bosch PIN675N17E/01 rated at 7200w which died. It was wired to a round...
  22. S

    How would I power 3 GU10 LEDs from one plug (power cable)

    Just need some help on how exactly to setup the wiring for this
  23. Lucien Nunes

    What do you call the plug with no name?

    Yellow for 110V, blue for 230V, red for 400V. Other colours for special applications. 16A, 32A, 63A and 125A, 2P+E, 3P+E, 3P+N+E. You know what I'm talking about. They've been around for 50 years, but no-one can yet agree what to call them. The official name is "plugs, socket-outlets and...
  24. pirate

    A plug (not a plug top!) for one of our sponsors

    Ordered an item from 2 days ago, got a phone call from them to check an anomaly in my address, yesterday...arrived at my door bang on the allocated time today. Good service, great price, happy Pirate! During the phone call I asked the chap if there was a discount for forum...
  25. P

    Finding correct plug cable?

    Can anyone advise on how to find out the correct detachable UK plug cable (amperage, wire gauge etc) for electrical items where you don't have the original cable for comparison and the manufacturer of the item doesn't publish the specs for the original cable? I had previously thought these...
  26. B

    Non standard mains plug on washing machine

    Anyone seen a non-standard mains plug like this on a standard domestic washing machine? Why would you do it? Any reason not to replace with a standard 13A plug?
  27. J

    Domestic Help with plug sockets in cupboard

    Morning everyone... I posted on here last week regarding an earth wire I found in my cupboard and got some really good advice which work... Essentially... Pulled a floorboard up and got some slack to tack it to the wall.. Which has worked a treat. My next problem is 2 socket plugs on either...
  28. haptism

    Gland for MK 32A commando plug

    Anyone know what gland for is needed a MK 32A commando socket to hold a flex ??? Its got a thread for a gland (see pics) I expect its a stuffing gland if using flex but its an odd size. Its for a commercial single phase oven 16Kw
  29. T

    Help needed for buying the right 16a plug please!

    Hello, I'm putting a PA system in a pub and the mains trips easily so I need to use the blue 16a wall socket. Last time I bought a 13a socket-to-16a plug but it was slightly too small and didn't fit - the end of the plug is 41 mm in diameter, and the socket diameter of the inner ring where the...
  30. KevinH

    What's a Plug Socket ??

    Just wanted to get something off my chest...... Don't you hate it when a customer asks...can I have an extra Plug Socket. What the hell is a plug socket??? I know a (domestic) plug is typically a 3 pin plug conforming to BS1363, and I know that a (domestic) socket is typically the type we all...
  31. B

    2-way 13a block plug for dishwasher and washing machine

    I'm sure its been asked a thousand times but I can't seem to find it. Just moved into new house and plan on installing a compact dishwasher. Unfortunately there is only one socket available which currently has the washing machine plugged in. How awful would it be to plug a 2-way 13A block plug...
  32. R

    Domestic Tumble dryer extension plug melted.

    Six years ago, I had a double socket installed in my store room. This was placed next to the fuse box and its purpose was so I could connect my tumble dryer. The socket was too far away from the dryer, so I bought some 1.5mm flex and wired in an extension from the newly installed double...
  33. A

    Noob Question on 63amp single phase plug

    Hi All, I'm not an electrican, i work in the events industry and we have quite a bit of plug and play distribution. I have just recieved a 63amp single phase (blue C form) plug on the end of a cable and was surprised to see it had the usual three pins but now a forth smaller pin shortert han...
  34. S

    Domestic Can I use a 3 pin plug with this LED batten?

    Hi I have seen a 4ft 36w LED Batten at Screwfix which looks ideal for my room where I need some temporary lighting. The description says "Self-contained, budget LED batten. Supplied with 1.5m pre-terminated cable."...
  35. Ian Howe

    Plug on electric fire

    I've replaced a gas fire with an inset electric fire, would you recommend connecting it to a fused spur or is it ok to just plug it in. If I was to plug it in the cable would have to come from under the floor and through the skirting, so thinking that's not allowed. Thanks for any advise.
  36. P

    Plug with cable coming out front

    Does such a thing exist? Instead of the cable coming out the back of the plug, it comes out the front? Basically I have a wall socket and need to run an extension lead vertically up, as I HATE unsightly cables I want to try and do it neatly but of course a normal plug would need to run the cable...
  37. E

    Changing plug on 3M Vacuum

    Hi i have an American 3m vacuum cleaner, can i change the American plug for an english 3 pin? is there anything extra i need to know? Thanks for reading
  38. D

    Domestic Single to double plug socket

    Hi, am i able to swop this single flush socket to a double flush socket without needing a converter? Thanks
  39. D

    Plug in adaptor for the ring doorbell pro

    Hello I have decided to purchase a 18v 1 am plug in adaptor plug to rung the ring doorbell pro Like this one...
  40. D

    installing ring doorbell pro in the UK with Byron776 or plug in adaptor

    Hello Im looking at installing the Ring Doorbell Pro in the UK I currently have a bell chime thats hardwired to the lighting circuit with a built in 6volt transformer. I understand that this is too low to run the ring doorbell pro. I know it comes with a DIN transformer but this just isnt...
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