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    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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
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    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...
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    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?
  7. 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...
  8. 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
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    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...
  10. 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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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."...
  15. 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.
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    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...
  17. 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
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    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
  19. 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...
  20. 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...