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  1. C

    UK MacBook Pro charger sparking when plugged into extension lead plug pins burnt ?

    When I plug my MacBook Pro charger into the extension lead I noticed I can see it spark through the Extension lead plastic which I thought was a bit odd I also noticed today that the plug pins are burnt. I tried the charger in other extension leads and it does not happen also tried other...
  2. M

    Earth plug burnt?

    Hey there im running an extension to my shop/shed heavy duty rated it powers 2x 400watt hallogens which i use in my chicken brooders There on a timer so they come on at normal day time and at night time it swaps to 2 red heatlamps. My bulb was making a whistle noise normally means replace it...
  3. D

    UK Plug and play hot tub tripping the rcd. My cleverspa trips the rcd plug as soon as i plug it in.

    I have a clever spa portable spa and as soon as i plug it in the rcd plug trips. What rcd plug can i get to replace it. Is it the rcd plug thst is faulty?
  4. U

    Canada Plug Microwave Into Electrical Outlet On Kelvinator Range?

    Hello, I have an old Kelvinator range with a regular outlet built into the dial face. I'm unsure of the model or how old it is, but I do see a date written on it from 1996. I am wondering if I can safely plug a Sanyo EM-806TW 1300w microwave into it? A diagram of the Kelvinator's circuitry was...
  5. N

    GFI Plug / Place Wire in Hole or Wrap Around Screw ??

    Replacing GFI Plug.. Plug has the option of either sticking bared wire into corresponding hole or wrap around screw.. Which is Better ??
  6. B

    Ten plug sockets broken on front slice of the house

    My house is Victorian and spread over three floors. The plug sockets through the front slice of the house across all floors don't work from this afternoon. The fuse box situation is pictured. None of the buttons has tripped - I switched each one off and on in turn to confirm they are still...
  7. M

    Need to add plug sockets

    Hi I have recently moved and I have only 1 plug socket in the living room where i need 8! I'd normally call on an electrician to sort it but I'm reluctant to do so at the moment purely due to covid19 so want to tackle it myself as I've currently using 2 fused extension leads in the1 wall socket...
  8. P

    UK Cooker hood

    I've got a cooker hood extractor, it only has a live and neutral cable, I've only got a single socket to install it. Can I put a 13A plug on the end of it?
  9. U

    How do I change a switched plug to always hot?

    I am as newbe DIY as it gets when it comes to electrical work. Here is my issue at my home. I have a light switch which controls the recess lighting in the living room as well as all the plugs. A pretty poor design IMO especially since that room also acts as the TV/entertainment room. As of...
  10. Alexander

    Is it possible to : motorcycle EV conversion

    Is it possible, if and why not iff so, To fit an EV motor and controller directly to the stator output of a 125cc motorcycle engine, (pre regulator) Using a fixed throttle set up to increase revs to the required output and to bring it down to the engines normal idle revs for when stationary...
  11. R

    USA Lockout for recessed 480 plug?

    Anybody ever come across a lockout device for recessed/flanged ac plugs? Looking for one that will work with 480v twist lock. Thanks
  12. R

    Re-wiring a shaver plug into a 3 pin?

    Hi guys so basically I had a shaver charger wire with a 2 pin plug, and cut the wires and put it into a 3 pin plug. Is this ok or will there be problems? The wires from the shaver charger seem thin. Please see attached image. It's a standard Philip's charger wire.
  13. Z

    Remove plug from a 3 way switch

    I have a plug that is on a switch, but I want to make it always hot. It is also a 3 way switch, so I am not 100% sure what to do. I'm somewhat experienced with electrical, but I can't get an electrician to my house due to the quarantine.
  14. R

    2780kw ovens

    My cooker was wired to a 13a socket in the space behind the oven in a Persimmon new build, wooden construction. Some idiot cut the insulation back and reduced the strands in order to connect it, The fuse heated up. The 15 amp cable arced away but the fuse is still intact. Surely this is not to...
  15. S

    UK Driveway light

    Ive got a driveway light on armoured cable. The cable comes into the house under the stairs. Can I put a plug on this cable and plug into a RCD socket.
  16. T

    32amp generator socket to 16amp plug

    I am looking to buy a generator for my mobile catering unit. Most I can find in my price range have a 32amp 240v single phase socket. My unit is setup to connect to a 16amp plug into the consumer unit with an RCD. My question is can I use a 32amp to 16amp conversion lead rather than having...
  17. T

    Tumble dryer plug melted

    My tumble dryer has been in the same position and worked for years today no power when I check plug hard to remove. Which I discovered was because melted, dryer was plugged into extension lead. What would have caused this? Do I need new dryer or can I just fit new plug? Thx
  18. J

    208v across 2 pole range plug

    Hello guys. Im a plumbing and heating guy. I work with low voltage all the time and get calls from property managers everyday. I looked at a range tonight. They've blown two boards and were told by the appliance sales company that they had an issue at the plug so I went and had a look...
  19. J

    why won’t my plug socket switch stay on on my fuse box

    hi. today my power started switching off, but not my lights. only my plug sockets are going off. i’ve unplugged everything from all the sockets so there isn’t a faulty appliance. is there anything else i could try doing?
  20. edexlab

    DIN cable connection tool

    Does anyone know of a tool for tightening up the barrel of DIN type cable connectors Company I work for now uses a lot of this type of connection often with limited access for fingers I've seen a phoenix contact version with a hex screwdriver and a cam which slides on to the end , this hooks on...
  21. K


    Hi I have just bought a new cooker and it has a cable and plug on it but my old one doesn't. Can I put a socket on the existing cable (6mm I think) and then just plug it in.
  22. S

    Extension cord usage for inflatable hot tub?

    Hello. I live in MA, in case it has any bearing. My daughters gave me an inflatable hot tub, and my question is re: using an extension cord to plug it in. I had one several yrs ago plugged into one of my outside outlets but they're not working at present (only 1 is attached to the house so I...
  23. S

    Hi, could anyone help please. I’m looking for a UK plug adaptor for this

    Hi, I’m looking to find a UK plug adaptor that attaches to this please. Where could I source this? Thanks.
  24. A

    Can anyone help in tracking down this plug in fitting.

    Can anyone help in tracking down this plug used on a Salton hot tray power lead and cooking hot pot (1970's era). In a recent move the leads have been lost. It's made by 'Nettle'. I managed to borrow a lead for Christmas from a friend but need to buy 2. Have searched web without success.
  25. D

    Hooking up a generator (without the 4 prong plug) into my generator panel.

    Hi, so I am looking for a good solid answer even though it might seem obvious. I need the proper technical answer so I can stop being bothered. So I have a proper backup panel installed in the house with the proper plug outside to receive a generator 4 prong plugin. I have been loaned a...
  26. G

    UK RCD tripping out on plug circuit

    been living in this house for 8years after it was fully re-wired, today the kitchen plugs trip the RCD when any power is drawn (apart from the cooker CLOCK), all the appliances are fine, any socket that I use trips the RCD, any ideas
  27. I

    USA plug to U.K?

    hi I recently set this pump up using a step down converter, it’s cut off after around 2 hours and won’t turn back on, could I cut the plug and wire it up to a 3 pin plug instead?
  28. N

    LED batton connected to a fused plug

    Hi ive bought an LED strip light to replace and ‘old fashioned’ one which is in my loft. The existing is wired via a fused plug to a socket in the loft the new light is double insulated and unlike the old one doesnt need an earth. Am i ok still connecting it to a fused plug with maybe a 3 amp...
  29. S

    13amp multi plug extension?

    I want to purchase a 10 socket multiplug extension that's 13amps. Does that mean I cant go above 13amps on the whole 10 sockets? I'm thinking even if i put 4 3amp plugs on it I can't use the other 6 so seems pointless having 10. Tia
  30. 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
  31. 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...
  32. 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?
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. R

    LED don’t work

    Trying to replace 12v halogen downlighter with led but the replacements don’t work.
  36. 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. https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4909560/five-bedroom-home-plugs-house-hunters-ill
  37. 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
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
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