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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 2:00 pm   #12
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 277
Default Re: 13 amp plug question

I don't know what you do in the UK, but in Aussieland with our mains plugs there are often slots next to each pin. This is so you can check the insulation colour of the wire to each pin and tell if the plug is correctly wired. (Green/yellow is earth, for example.)

You can also check that there actually is an earth and the cable is not of the two-wire type. In addition, you may be able to determine that the wires are correctly threaded past the strain-relief moulding. All without opening the plug.

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