1. Select the cable with the correct current rating

3 Amp - Wire size 0.5mm2 (each conductor 16 x 0.2mm) for equipment upto 700 Watts
5 Amp - Wire size 0.75mm2 (each conductor 24 x 0.2mm) for equipment upto 1200 Watts
13 Amp - Wire size 1.25mm2 (each conductor 40 x 0.2mm) for equipment upto 3000 Watts 
 
 
2. Prepare the cable.

Remove cable outer sheath and trim the wires as follows:

         

 

         BROWN wire 20mm long 
         BLUE wire 30mm long 
         GREEN wire 50mm long 
        Strip 12mm of insulation from each wire to reveal bare copper

 

 

3. Select the correct Mains Fuse
3 Amp (Red) for equipment upto 700 Watts
5 Amp (Black) for equipment upto 1200 Watts
13 Amp (Brown) for equipment upto 3000 Watts 
  
 For thin cables (up to about 3A) the conductor diameter is small.

TIPs and TRICKs
To make a more reliable connection in the plug terminals, a useful tip is to fold the bare copper strands back on themselves before putting them in to the screw terminal
 
 
4. Connect the wires into the Plug as follows:

BROWN wire to L (Live) Terminal
BLUE wire to N (Neutral) Terminal
GREEN wire to E (Earth) Terminal

Re-assemble the plug, making sure the clamp grips the cable, but doesn't crush it.

Your completed plug should look very much like the one below.


 

D i s c l a i m e r

Whether you're starting a fresh or a competent electrical person, be sure to read and study the following pages, however if your not sure please consult a qualified electrician, it's better safe than sorry -

Don't forget - Electricity KILLS....