Sunday, April 26, 2009

Whats a 13 amp plug?

Analogue or still needs a 13A plug!
Its only during the last 10 years that appliances were fitted with a 13A plug. This is probably due to health and safety, but how many of our children know how to wire a 13A plug?
I found it amazing after a recent conversation at school that most people under the age of 30 wouldn't have a clue how to to wire up a plug .... scary stuff!!!
Back in the 70's and 80's you had to buy a 13A plug and fit yourself to make it work! Nothing came with one fitted!
When I worked at Telefusion our retail outlet 'Trident' changed it's name and re-launched as 'Connect'. When you bought an appliance you got a free kit of a 13A plug and screwdriver to help you 'connect!'
When I lived at at home before I was married we had 'Wandsworth' plugs and sockets. These were wired back to front (live on the left and neutral on the right) I was taught to wire 'Live on the Right' and sometimes wired these beasts wrong!!

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