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Need advice fitting in mains double socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by OM2, 13 Apr 2020.

  1. OM2

    OM2

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    I need to a fit a new mains double socket.
    Never done before.
    Just wanted to know what I should do to make change...?

    - Turn off electricity.
    - Wire the same as what is on the current plug I guess.

    Any further essential things I need to do?
    Thanks.
     
  2. terryplumb

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    Turn off all mains power.
    Test circuit to confirm it is dead
    Remove socket and fit replacement. Connect line conductors to L terminal
    Connect neutral conductors to N terminal.
    And earth conductors to the sockets earth terminal.
     
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    @terryplumb thanks mate.
    >> Test circuit to confirm it's dead.
    How do I do that?
    Thanks.
     
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    With a test instrument ,such as a multimeter ,twin probe voltage tester.
     
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