Could you rewire a plug if you needed to?


#1

Did you learn in school?
Do you know what the different coloured wires mean?
How about fuses?


#2

Yes, in fact I have taught kids at school how to.

Brown = live. Goes to the terminal where the fuse is.

Blue= neutral. Goes to the other bottom terminal

Green/yellow= earth. Goes to top terminal.


#3

Probably not. Flipped over to an old crystal maze yesterday and someone had to rewire a giant plug and they failed.


#4

The colours don’t mean anything, you can wire it pretty much how you want.


#5

of course.

remember that it is brown as it makes you poo yourself


#6

We’re one of the few countries that even includes a fuse in plugs. Which is why ours are so huge in comparison. EU two prong plugs don’t even matter which is live and which is neutral.


#7

Of course

Done it loads of times


#8

Yes.
Yes.
Yes.


#9

Yep. Not much need now that appliances come with them though.


#10

Really hate those two pin plugs for some reason


#11

Yes
Yes
Yes

As blimeycharlie says, it’s not really necessary these days, but I do recall one Christmas I got a set of four plugs from my mum - red, blue, green, yellow - to stick on the ends of stuff like TV, radio, Commodore 64, fan-heater (something like that) so I was sure to know which device I was unplugging without needing to check. Yes people, in the early 80s things were simple.


#12

Yeah, 3 pins rules.


#13

Used to rewire plugs and check everything had the right fuse as a kid for fun. Got a tool box for my 6th or 7th birthday cos I was so into tampering with electrical stuff


#14

my god

“mum look! santa’s been!”


#15

BRown = bottom right
BLue = bottom left


#16

Yeah, I’m trained to train other people how to do PAT testing. Most useless ‘qualification’ ever, only did it for my cv and nobody even gives a shit.


#17

If I had access to a youtube video on how to rewire a plug if you needed to


#18

So what does the T in PAT testing stand for? :wink:


#19

We just finished our company wide PAT testing, such a tedious job.
That being said I don’t do it


#20

Are you trained in calling companies and threatening to shop them in for having illegal untested appliances!!!