Connect / repair electrical plug

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030129-N-8935H-006 At sea aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Jan. 29, 2003 -- Interior Communications Electrician Fireman Carlos Launay rigs a casualty power cable during a General Quarters Battle Drill scenario. Blue Ridge is underway in the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Edward L. Holland. (RELEASED)

Connect / repair electrical plug

We connect and repair electrical plugs. Who does not know it, often an electric plug breaks, wires look out, or it just does not make contact anymore. In such a case, the plug should be repaired urgently!

Otherwise, damage to man and machine can no longer be ruled out. If you do not want to repair the plug yourself, a small visit to an electrical company is enough. This is usually repaired immediately and with a low cost effort professionally.

If you want to repair the plug yourself, you can read it here exactly step by step. We show how to properly and professionally connect an electrical plug. It is the Swiss model T12, but the connection of this plug is also comparable to other models.

First, loosen the slotted screw in the middle and remove the lid. You can now see the cable fixing with the two screws and the three connections for the wires of the cable. We first insulate the cable, here a flexible cable with stranded wires must be used.Strip this cable enough, about 5cm.

Now put the cable on the plug so that the cable attachment (left) can still completely block the cable and lay the wires on the designated connections L (brown), N (blue) and PE (yellow-green).

Cut the wires in the length of the clamp. Also cut off the yellow-green protective conductor in this length.Due to the lack of space, end sleeves without protective collars are recommended.

Now the cable or the wires can be connected. After connecting, check all wires to see if they are really tight. The protective conductor now intentionally makes a small reserve arc. This is now in the case of a cable break as the last still in the plug and serves as protection. Do not forget about the cable attachment (strain relief). Tighten it nicely instead of tightening it until the cable cannot be pulled out of the plug. Remember, not too tight!

Now only the lid is missing and the plug is ready.The question remains, if this is allowed to me as a non-electrician to exchange a power plug? In private I may do so on my own responsibility, but may I do so in the commercial sector? Or may this only be an actively employed electrician?

This is where Atlantic Power comes to your rescue. Contact us today and we will make sure that your electrical cable jointing is done the professional way.


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