1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Chineese Plug

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by cleggy, 29 Sep 2009.

  1. cleggy

    cleggy

    Joined:
    13 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

    Joined:
    27 Aug 2003
    Messages:
    69,782
    Thanks Received:
    2,858
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Really?

    I wonder why it doesn't have an AS/NZS 3112 plug like the photo?

    Yes it's possible.

    Where will you be plugging it in?
     
  4. cleggy

    cleggy

    Joined:
    13 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    i presume cos it came from japan it has the chinese plug on it.

    i will need to extend it some way beacause the water feature is about 18 feet away from house where i intend to plug it in to a socket.

    But firstly knowing i can just cut off plug i may get some exterior cable and some waterproof conectors.

    would that be ok or any suggestions please
     
  5. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

    Joined:
    27 Aug 2003
    Messages:
    69,782
    Thanks Received:
    2,858
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I thought it was an Australian product.

    Why does coming from Japan mean it should have a Chinese plug on it? The one in the photo could be a Chinese CPCS-CCC though.

    But China also uses US Type A plugs.

    [​IMG]

    Anyway...

    What do you mean by "external cable"?

    How waterproof do the connectors need to be?

    Is the socket inside the house?

    Is it RCD protected?

    Where will the cable run?

    What will you do with the plug when it isn't plugged in?
     
  6. cleggy

    cleggy

    Joined:
    13 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    it is almost identical to the us 2 flat pin plug

    now it is going to run fom a socket in consevetory via a plug in rcd unit through a hole in the wall.Then to the pump about 18foot up the garden to the water feature.
    I am going to use some armoured waterproof cable from house to the cable on the pump and look at some way to make a waterproof gonnection.between the 2 cables the cable will be up against our gravel board fencing under about 3 inch of pebbles but on top of the weed suppresent material.

    there will be no traffic over the cable etc and no disturbance
     
  7. cleggy

    cleggy

    Joined:
    13 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    tomorrow i will post a pic of the plug on the pump
     
  8. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

    Joined:
    27 Aug 2003
    Messages:
    69,782
    Thanks Received:
    2,858
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    That is a really cheap, nasty, tacky bodge.


    Won't work - there's no way to terminate SWA in a plug.


    A waterproof box which can take a SWA gland and a compression gland, keep it off the ground, have the glands at the bottom and have the pump flex running downwards, or with a drip loop, drill a drain hole in the bottom of the box.


    Not deep enough, and you should have a warning tape above it.

    And the whole thing is a permanent installation - being plugged in doesn't affect that, so you'll need to apply for Building Regulations approval before you start.
     
  9. ninjacat

    ninjacat

    Joined:
    5 Jul 2006
    Messages:
    122
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Just confirm that it is a 240v model as Japan uses 100v. You may get a very fast jet of water :)

    Follow BASs' advice on installation.
     
  10. Sponsored Links
  11. flameport

    flameport

    Joined:
    10 Mar 2007
    Messages:
    9,933
    Thanks Received:
    1,991
    Location:
    Poole, Dorset
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Why - when there are dozens of similar pond pumps available in the UK, all of which would be supplied with the correct plug already fitted and no doubts over the voltage / warranty etc. ?
     
  12. Steve

    Steve

    Joined:
    15 Apr 2005
    Messages:
    16,486
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Because ebay is cheaper, and the aquatics centres in this country apply vast markups to their products?

    Anyway, that aside, I'd still visit an aquatics centre for anything like this, as the service is usually very good at these places, and you will get very good aftersales. Also there is no doubt as to the quality of products here. Dont want a 230 volt pump 3 foot under, electrifying several hundred gallons of water in my back garden with kiddies running about. :rolleyes:
     
  13. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

    Joined:
    27 Aug 2003
    Messages:
    69,782
    Thanks Received:
    2,858
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I wonder if this ebay jobbie is CE marked?
     
  14. Steve

    Steve

    Joined:
    15 Apr 2005
    Messages:
    16,486
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I wonder if its 230 volts! :rolleyes: :LOL:
     
  15. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

    Joined:
    27 Aug 2003
    Messages:
    69,782
    Thanks Received:
    2,858
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  16. Steve

    Steve

    Joined:
    15 Apr 2005
    Messages:
    16,486
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    7 watts is hopeless. My pump is 55 watts and chucks out a healthy gush. Any water feature worth having should have one of these. :LOL:
     
  17. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page