Tuesday 5 March 2013

How not to wire a plug

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This was on something that came in for repair today. I think this must be the worst wired plug I've ever seen. The earth wire is cut off short, no where near the pin. The live and neutral wires are at least in the right places, but both have loose strands and aren't screwed in tight. The strain relief has been entirely ignored, and the fuse is 13A when the appliance uses less than 500mA.
Oh dear, it's a good job everything comes with moulded plugs these days!