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4mm spliced to 3mm wire ok for uk plug socket? See pic

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Bruvvamoff, 25 Nov 2020.

  1. Bruvvamoff

    Bruvvamoff

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    I am upgrading an old socket in my kitchen.
    The new plug has the ports in different places and now one of the live wires is too short.
    I got some splice connectors and used some cable I had left over from a cabin build which is good quality and I didnt notice until I spliced that the existing cable in the wall is approx 4mm diameter but the cable I used is approx 3mm. (This is the width of wire and insulation)
    Will this be ok? I'm impressed with the splice things they are very solid.
     

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    The Distance is negligible and will make very little difference resistance wise. Can't see a Grommet where the cable enters though.
     
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  4. Bruvvamoff

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    I've added a picture, let me know if it helps.
     

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    The Neutral needs tucking in more but other than that should be fine
     
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    Will do, thanks
     
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