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terminating cables in socket outlets

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by jadet, 4 Aug 2009.

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    should the cable terminations in socket outlets be doubled over? and can i put both earth leads into one earth terminal?
     
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    How many wires are there?
     
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    Is there another earth terminal? What is the circuit used for?
     
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    Doubling the end of the wire over is only needed if the wire is small compared to the size of the terminal.
    For example, if you have sockets with very large terminals, and only a single wire going in there, folding the wire over will fill the terminal better, so that the wire is secured properly.

    If there are several wires, then not necessary. Don't twist wires together either.
     
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