How to wire a plug. Don’t blow it, do it right.

How to wire a plug. Don’t blow it, do it right.

Step 1:

You will need:
1) Stanley knife
2) Screwdriver
3) Wire stripper

Step 2:

Use a screwdriver to open the plug.
How to wire a plug - Use a screwdriver to open the plug ZA

Step 3:

Appliances that do not need to be earthed have 2 pins.

Remember, each wire must be long enough to reach the correct pin.

Cut outer insulation where wires enter the plug.

Measure the correct spot to cut the insulation and mark it.
Score the outer insulation with the Stanley knife; take care not to cut into the wires.
Wriggle the outer insulation about until you see a clean break. Remove it using pliers.

How to wire a plug - Cut outer insulation
Step 4:

Trim each individual wire to the correct length and remove about 5mm of the insulation.

How to wire a plug - Trim each individual wire

Twist the copper wires and place them into the relevant terminals.
Use screws to keep them in place.

How to wire a plug - Twist the copper wires and place them into the relevant terminals

Step 5:

Close the plug case and tighten with a screwdriver.

How to wire a plug. Don’t blow it, do it right.

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