How To Install A Plug Socket

Wiring diagram for double plug socket
Double Plug Socket Wiring Diagram

Wiring diagram for single plug socket
Single Plug Socket Wiring Diagram

Important

If in any doubt on how to proceed, consult a qualified electrician.

All work carried out should comply with all applicable Wiring Regulations.

Read the instructions carefully before commencing installation. Incorrect installation will invalidate your guarantee.

For Double Socket

Connect the cables as shown in the diagram for a ring main circuit.

For a radial Circuit or spur off a ring main there will only be one cable.

For Single Socket

Connect the cables as shown in the diagram for a ring main circuit.

For a radial Circuit or spur off a ring main there will only be one cable.

Please Note

  • Always ensure that the mains supply has been suitably isolated before commencing installation.
  • Remove the existing socket or switch from the wall (if replacing).
  • Remove any plaster debris and dust from the inside of the wall box.
  • Always use the correct type of cable that is rated appropriately.
  • The terminal layout may vary from one socket or switch to another, therefore carefully check the location of the terminal connections before wiring.
  • For sockets and switches supplied with a clear plastic gasket, position it between the wall and the accessory. This gasket must therefore be placed over the wires before they are connected to the accessory.
  • Connect the new socket or switch as shown in the appropriate wiring diagram in these fitting instructions taking care that only the copper conductor(s) enter the terminals. It is absolutely vital that the terminal screws do not clamp on the insulation of the cables. When using multicoloured (stranded) cables make sure that after the terminals have been tightened, no stray strands are left outside the terminals. If necessary, trim and strip the cable to suit.
  • Important: Metal decorative sockets and switches must be correctly earthed. This is achieved by connecting the fixed earth wire to the earth terminal on the socket or switch and then connecting a short length of wire from this terminal to the earth terminal in the wall box. Use appropriate green/yellow sleeving if required.
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