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How To Wire a Plug

First off you will need a flat head screwdriver and side cutters.
Take your plug and unscrew the centre screw and removing the cover
You will see three pins inside the plug. At the top the earth(Green/Yellow), bottom left neutral (Black/Blue) and bottom right is the live (Red/Brown). Some appliances only have two wires, a live and a neutral. This because they are double insulated and don't rely on the earth wire for protection.
Take your cable making sure that it reaches the furthest terminal and mark it
Cut around the outer sheath with your side cutters being careful not to cut too deep thus damaging the internal cables.
Now holding the cable at the point where you have stripped it too place it in the plug making sure that the outer sheath is just inside the plug
Cut each wire the their correct length and strip back each cable.Twist the end of each individual wire.
Feed the whole wire through the cord grip.
Place the green/yellow into the top pin and tighten with your screwdriver.
Now place the blue/black cable into the bottom left pin marked N and tighten.
Now place the brown/red cable into the pin marked L and tighten.
Check that the correct fuse is fitted a lot of the time someone has just put a 13A fuse in. There are three types of fuses 3A, 5A and 13A. For up to 700W use a 3A fuse. For between 700W and 1200W use a 5A fuse. For over 1200W use a 13A fuse. Most electrical appliances will have the amount of WATTS (W)
Make sure all the connections are tight and ensure that no wires will be trapped when the top of the plug is replaced.
The cord grip screws must be tight to ensure the cord cannot be pulled out of the plug.

Estimate: 20 minutes


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