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Can a burnt plug cause issues?

I had 2 electronics plugged into a double type C plug. One of them burnt to the point the cable fell off and the other got soldered and I cut off the cable. I will get it all fixed, but my question is:...
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Are receptacles for round-pronged plugs (i.e. Europlug) more durable than receptacles for flat-pronged plugs?

I live in the Philippines and the standard for electrical outlets for residential areas here isn't that rigid like with Western countries. A lot of houses/apartments here doesn't have a ground ...
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Disposal wires?

In the circuit breaker, I have a switch labeled as "disposal". I have noticed in my pantry there is closed off square cover (electic cover) that has four screws. I loosened the screws to ...
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How do I replace a generator's 4 pin socket with a 3 pin socket?

I acquired a Briggs & Stratton "Storm Responder" 6250 watts, 8500 starting watts 1850-series 425cc generator. It´s American. I now live in Spain - were 240 volts as normal. The generator ...
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Can I use a 16amp 250w EU plug in a converter plug which says 13amp in the uk?

I recently bought a NutriBullet which has an EU plug on it. The plug says 16a 250v. I have an adapter to use it in the uk but it says 13a on it. Can I plug it in and use it with the adapter? I can’t ...
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What is the socket on this power supply called?

I have this broken power supply for a decorative outdoor lighting. It has this interface we never seen before We can't find the exact model where we live, but I think if I can identify this socket ...
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Can this lamp socket handle a splitter/adapter that takes multiple light bulbs?

I'd like to add two socket adapters to this lamp in order to put 4 bulbs in it to get more light. However, I'm confused by the message saying MAX 60 W Type A OR 10 W LED OR lamp adapter. Will this ...
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UK house, all sockets upstairs have 3 sets of cables connecting

I was planning on adding a spur from a socket in my house (in the UK). On removing the socket I would have liked to spur from there are 3 sets of cables connected to it (3 live, 3 neutural, 3 earth) ...
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Is it possible to install a LAN-socket into this empty one?

Our router in our appartment is plugged into from what i've gathered a telephone line socket in the living room. The same telephone line socket can be found in two other rooms, where about 10-15 years ...
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What outdoor lightbulb is this?

The light bulb died. I haven’t come across this type before and honestly I am also unsure how to take it out. It seems like I might need to take out the plate.
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Can I split a single washing machine outlet for a lamp?

I have a single three prong socket in my wall for my washing machine. I would like to put a small lamp on the counter next to the washer but there are no other sockets anywhere in my laundry room. If ...
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What can open this collar nut?

The picture is of a device for pressure injection. It is somewhat stuck and I want to open and clean it, so that hopefully it starts to work again. I need to open the collar nut pictured. It has 4 ...
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Sockets not working for specific rooms

Sockets are not working for couple of rooms and RCB circuit tripped off. I unplugged all equipment's but its still tripped off so unable to find faulty socket. Is there way to find faulty socket or do ...
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Is there any reason to prefer non-impact sockets?

Most manufacturers of sockets produce two varieties: impact, and chrome. As far as a I know the only difference is impact can be used in impact wrenches. Why would you ever get a socket set that isn't ...
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Rewire a ceiling light to a double socket

Is it legal and safe to remove a light fitting and use the three standard wires to wire up a double socket or gang plug? I want to mount a projector exactly where my light fitting is in the way.
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How to safely repair this lightbulb holder/socket with threaded attachment?

I have a hanging bulb holder near my bunk bed and I sometimes accidentally hit this holder when sleeping on the top bunk. Unfortunately, the holder is now detached from the ceiling due to the ...
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wiring outside lights and adding a double socket

I've just wired up a daisy chain of GU10 LED fence lights in my garden and my plan was to run my 2.5mm cable from the house to an outdoor light switch and then carry on to the first light. My wife ...
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Why did my lights go out when I accidentally dropped a charger plug on a power cord with empty sockets?

I unplugged my computer charger from a multi-plug extension cord with many empty sockets and the wires were still tangled on the floor so I pulled on the charger to get it loose, but I accidentally ...
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How do I add an external power socket to a lighting circuit?

I'm installing some ELV garden lights and would be grateful for some advice on connecting up. I'd like to control them from a spare light switch (the 2nd switch controls the exterior wall lights) just ...
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Socket for UK bathroom

I want to add a USB socket to the bathroom but when I was checking it said that I could only add a shaver-supply unit. Since I was adding these to use with my shavers/toothbrush and they are low ...
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Replacing globe lights to candelabras and need to extend wire

Im changing my globes to candelabras. I bought the extension sockets to replace the short ones to fit the candelabra but Im pretty sure the wires aren’t going to be long enough to stretch the length ...
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What does 13A on my computer monitor power plug means?

I have a BENQ GW2470HL computer monitor. The monitor power plug says 13A. What does that mean exactly? The monitor specs say it needs 30W. In my country(India), the voltage is 230 V. If I divide 30w/...
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How to fixate RJ-45 double coupling

I have the following RJ-45 network double coupling: I have a 3d printer and am trying to print an enclosure or "mount" where I can put that in so that it is properly fixated and I can plug ...
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Where does ground of wall socket actually go?

Where does ground of wall socket actually go? Like maybe a nail in soil beneath building? Or maybe high voltage power grid utility has it's own ground, which connects to a power plant, and our ...
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7 Watt CFL Socket -- is there a specific tool to close these copper prongs on wire?

Having spent a lot of time getting the right parts, I don't want to blow this up by not connecting it properly. Please see picture and tell me, is there a specific tool to close the wire connection? ...
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Maximum connection of devices to a single socket

I'm from India After searching many sites I signed up here to clarify my doubt as I don't know much about electricity... I recently brought a fridge(250litres) (3 months ago) and it was working fine ...
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Adding sockets to a ring circuit in the UK

I have recently moved into a house that has had very little work done on it since it was built in the early 60's. There are a total of 3 plug sockets downstairs and 4 upstairs. This may have been ...
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Can I add a socket to my boiler power circuit?

I would like to add a socket for my daughter to charge her phone and tablet by her bed. her bed is against the cupboard which houses the boiler, inside the cupboard is a socket which the boiler is ...
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Have 3 machines on 1 wire

In the laundry room, I currently have 1 socket, with 1 underlying wire of 1.5 mm2 of section. This connects to a 16A circuit breaker. In the country I live in, voltage is 230V. I need to install 3 ...
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At a wall socket, is using thin wires at ground pin dangerous?

I paid a hardware shop owner to modify my wall light switch to socket for my washing machine in bathroom. The power in my area right now is 3 phase 220V AC. At first it is a switch. Then we modified ...
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Buying a home with 2 prong outlets but the bathroom has 3 prong outets

I'm looking at a home for my family and trying to assess the amount of work needed (no home-inspection is present). I saw that most of the electrical ports have 2 prong outlets and am worried that I ...
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Safe to use electrical tape on cracked microwave light socket?

I recently purchased a house with an over-the-stove microwave and discovered the two lights under the microwave (above the range) were blown out. When I went to change the light bulbs, I found the ...
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Why are British "shaver sockets" limited to using a single plug at at a time, and given this, how are you supposed to use two appliances?

Is the only option either for everyone who needs another socket to get an adapter and charge things in their own rooms or constantly swap which appliance is plugged in? I live in a shared rental where ...
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Rewiring socket for lamp question

I was dismantling a lamp to make sure everything was alright with it after two bulbs died very prematurely. Found it was a bad batch of bulbs thankfully, but now I'm unsure of how I rewire it together....
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Smart Outlet wiring- (GWB to GWBO)

I have bought a smart outlet which has only three wires (Green, White, Black), however, the wiring available in my condo has four wires. I would appreciate it if you could help me in properly setting ...
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Red wire with 40 Volts

I have a switch that I believe controls the lower socket on a split outlet. There is a red wire from the lower socket that goes into the switch, but it appears to be carrying 40 Volts AC relative to ...
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Load on one socket

I have one electrical socket at home on which I put a plug multiplier (with a very small cord) and I plug two machines on it : a wahsing machine and a tumbler dryer. I was about to ask a company to ...
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Light socket to outlet adapter not working

I typically use two socket to outlet adaptors with a light bulb socket to put the bulb back in to the fixture to light two holiday wreaths with a small strand of lights each. They have always worked ...
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All my outlets are 220-240v , one shows 130-140v. What could the problem be?

I recently wanted to use an outlet that I had rewired 5-6 years ago (along with the whole house) and all my other outlets are 220-240v, but this one shows 130-140v. What could the problem be? I intend ...
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Options for adding a timer on heated towel rail socket in UK toilet

I live in the UK - my downstairs toilet consists of just a small sink and a toilet. Next to the sink is a heated towel rail which is wired straight into the socket, and is controlled by a switch. I ...
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Light bulb sockets in ceiling fan damaged due to corrosion or arcing: Can clean to repair or must replace?

My ceiling fan has 3 light bulb sockets of roughly candelabra bulb size E12 For many years the lights have been unreliable even with new bulbs, frequently flickering on and off spontaneously or when ...
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How to fix the metal part of socket?

(I first apologize for my lack of knowledge on correct names and terms.) The other day, I wanted to change a light bulb and the inside metal part of the socket came undone with the bulb. How can I fix ...
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Meaning of socket connector labelled 'A'

I have disassembled a (single phase) mains outlet and found the usual L, N and ground cable connectors but to my surprise there is also a 4th connector labelled 'A': Green/Yellow is ground, blue is ...
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Can i make a switch a socket?

I have a switch in my kitchen that switches on/off a socket underneath the cupboards for a washing machine. I have now moved the washing machine and would like to make the switch a socket so I can ...
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Change Bulb Socket in Light Fixture?

I have a lighting fixture that uses CF13DT bulbs. How can I replace just the socket to use Edison screw in bulbs or the bi-pin GU24 bulbs?
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Why do my light bulbs glow when off and make noise when on?

The situation: I want to replace incandescant bulb in a ceiling socket with LED or CFL. The conditions: When I plug in a CFL, it glows when the wall switch is in the off position, gets brighter when ...
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Switching between two appliances on a single power socket [closed]

Is there a device on which I can plug in 2 appliances, however with a button/switch, I can switch between these two appliances so only one is active at a time? I don’t want to plug and unplug ...
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How to remove cover/surrounding area of button

I want to replace the button encircled red But i don't know how to remove the cover/surrounding area Where should i insert my flat screw driver to remove the cover?
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What is the name of this plug/socket combo from a rangehood?

I have a rangehood with some lights for illumination. But they're expensive lamps, mains voltage, not very bright and they run hot. So I'm looking to remove and replace with something LED based. ...
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How do I know what light bulb size I should get for a socket? The socket is smaller than the average socket [closed]

There is a light bulb socket which is much smaller than a regular light bulb socket, so I think I need some sort of specialty light bulb. How do I know what size to get?
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