Rewiring a plug by Aldirdge Electrical - Walsall
25th February 2015
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Ever heard the saying: ‘If you want something done right, do it yourself’?

Although it’s not always true, there are some jobs you can carry out that are easier than you might think, One of them is rewiring a plug, which is a common DIY task.

How to rewire a plug:
1. Open the plug and remove the cover by undoing the large screw on the pin side of the plug with a screwdriver
2. Loosen the screws and the cable clamp that is holding the wires in place.
3. Make sure all the wires are in good condition. If they are frayed, use wire strippers to remove a little plastic insulation and reveal some fresh wire. 
4. Twist the copper strands together and feed them into the correct connection (these should be labeled on the plug).
5. Tighten the screws to secure the wires. Don’t over tighten.
6. Make sure all strands are within the terminals.
7. Secure the plug clamp with a screwdriver.
8. Check that you have the right fuse. It’s usually a 3-amp fuse for appliances up to 700W, a 5-amp fuse for appliances up to 1200W and a 13-amp fuse for appliances up to 3000W.
9. Replace the plastic cover and tighten the screw.
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