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Speaker wall plate wiring

I have standard speaker cables and a wall plate that supports 2 speakers (i.e. 4 wires): The front is obvious but I'm confused about the back. Should I pass the wires through the little hole on each ...
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Power Connection for Oven

I moved to a new house in the Netherlands. I have a oven-induction stove combi which has a 4 pin plug, but I do not have any socket for that in this house. What are my options if I need to make a new ...
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Bathroom vanity works with some lights in some positions

I installed a Lutron Caseta on-off switch (non dimmer, will edit with model number if required) to control a bathroom vanity with 2 fixtures each with two lights. For a long time I found putting a (...
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What kind of sound input socket is this?

I have this surround sound system at home that is very old and have these strange sound input sockets that I have never seen before. Does anyone know what kind of input socket this is?
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LED light flickering in one socket but not others, and any other bulb works fine with the socket

I got a batch of LED bulbs which have been working well until now. Some of these are having an issue. Let me describe the issue. A bulb start to flicker after while and if I try it on another socket, ...
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Electric sockets keep shorting

I have an electric outlet to which I have connected an electric socket of 13amp and max wattage of 3250. I only connect an electric stove and a rice cooker to the socket but the fuse of this socket ...
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Do I need an ADSL faceplate if I am not using my phone line?

I have a bulky ADSL faceplate on my phone socket, and it's taking a lot of room, so I can't put furniture in from of it. I don't use my phone line, so I was wondering if I could use a slim standard ...
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Switching out old broken shaver socket for new one. Having trouble working out how to unwire the existing socket

I'm trying to work out how to unwire an existing shaver socket. There are no obvious fasteners to loosen, just these weird red tabs that click backwards and forwards and can be pulled out entirely. ...
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What are these connectors on UK plug socket internal wiring?

My friend is renovating an old house in the UK. I was interested to notice that all of the (removed) mains sockets had these plastic terminals on the ends of the wiring coming out of the wall. I've ...
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Spark detecting screwdriver doesn't light up upon touching live wire

For one outlet I'm working on, the tester screwdriver stopped lighting up, it used to before with same exact wires a few days ago, but now doesn't. I was cutting and replacing old wires whoch took ...
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Are light socket to outlet adapters safe for outdoor holiday lights?

We just moved into a split level house about 40 years old. This will be our first Christmas and I cannot figure out how to put up lights because we don't seem to have any outlets outside. I could ...
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What is the weird wiring on these old light switches?

Bedroom light switch, two of them but only on works to turn on the lights. There is a socket below it, and it gets it's power wires from this light switch box. The socket below has green and blue ...
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How to create an off switch for a socket that doesn't have one using a light switch?

Two pronged European style sockets don't have an on off switch for sockets. I would like to have one, to stop the current from reaching the devices connected directly to the socket. I can place a ...
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Connect USB device to a ceiling light

I have a single bulb pendant ceiling light in a funky shade and I'd like to run some led strip lights around the shade. I've seen this: https://www.olenstechnology.com/product/lampchamp/ Which would ...
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GU10 socket re-wiring

Does anyone know if it is possible to rewire GU10 light bulb socket? When I was changing the bulb last time one wire got disconnected (see attached).
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How to wire G9 socket base?

I'm trying to replace broken lamp part, but have no idea how to wire G9 ceramic socket base like presented below. How to attach wires inside these little holes? Is there some additional parts - plugs ...
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How do i add a socket?

Hi, I would be grateful to receive advice on my proposed way of adding a socket from bath 1 to bath 2 by tapping on bath 2's existing socket (i plan to tie the new set of wires in with socket A's ...
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How many recesses of a '5-pin' socket should light a voltage tester?

Pretty simple question, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere. Suppose I have a standard '5-pin'/5 recesses wall-socket and I check it with a voltage tester. How many recesses should show a voltage? ...
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Is it safe to convert a shunted tombstone lamp socket to a non-shunted socket by cutting the shunt?

I am looking into converting a T-8 fluorescent tube fixture to a direct-wire LED tube fixture. In addition to removing the actual ballast, I understand that the "tombstone" lamp sockets in an ...
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"NEMA 1-15 & 14-50 in same faceplate

Looking to install two outdoor sockets for charging an upcoming EV purchase, and if I am to put conduit in for running the extra wires, also to make it easier to power outdoor appliances than running ...
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Receptacle Tester

I have old two prong outlets. So using an 3 prong adaptor, I used the tester to test them. Expecting to see an open ground, all the tester indicates is that hot & neutral are reversed. Did it not ...
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How to remove lamp socket in “cup” type holder?

Socket in brass "cup" type holder in my swing arm lamp needs replacing - switch won't turn on the light. The cup won't twist free from its attachment to the arm. How can I get the socket out? Advice ...
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One of my 3 pin socket is not working

I have a dual 3 pin plug socket which one of them is not working now. Previously, all I had to do was to kind of palm-slap onto the plug of my laptop a couple of times to get it working and sometimes ...
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line locator indicates voltage over the whole wall, I need to drill some holes

I am living in a 1950s apartment house in Germany, with a TN-C installation (that is, a combined earth / neutral in every socket). Now I need to drill some holes. Usually it's quite obvious where the ...
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Wall outlet is making a hissing noise

I've seen a lot of thread about this question but it seems that it doesn't suffice what I'm looking for. So this what happened: My wall outlet has three sockets and all of which was used. The bottom ...
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Need a porcelaine socket for a recessed light fixture [closed]

I just looked at the picture of the recessed light and read all the comments. Well, I need to replace the socket but I do not know what the name is and where to find this porcelain socket...Help ...
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How do I detach the wires from this lamp ceiling socket?

This is a very stupid question, but I just cannot figure out how to detach the wires from this lamp ceiling socket. I know these wire connectors usually have a screw or some sort of lever to tighten ...
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Are push-connect sockets intended to be reusable?

are push connection light sockets a one time use only. I disconnected the lamp cord to replace it but now the wire holes will not grip the wire.
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why is a lamp socket labeled “FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY”?

i am hanging a ceiling lamp which came with an cord set only rated 60W -- insufficient for my purposes. poking around in my parts bins, i found a rubberized E26 socket rated something like 660W, but ...
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Replacing electrical outlet with 3 wires?

I'm replacing a standard electrical wall outlet that was burned out, but the outlet was only connected to 3 wires, 2 white and 1 black, no ground. Is it safe to wire it back up like that again or is ...
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how to split phone line for internet without using a splitter?

ISP sent a technician to fix dropout issues, he split the phone line wires into two, one taped into the bare wire end of a normal splitter, the other into an unused bare end of phone cable, and then ...
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Is it safe to replace a lamp's UK 5 amp round 3 pin plug with a 13 amp rectangular 3 pin plug?

UK electrical question. I've recently come into a nice pair of lamps. Unfortunately, their plugs are 5 amp and 250v with 3 round pins (BS546A). I do not have round pin sockets in my home. Is it safe ...
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Hard wiring light bulb socket onto whire/black wires — small shock when touching housing

I tried to wire up a light bulb housing (just the part with the socket for the bulb) by connecting the neutral (white) wire to the silver screw and the hot (black) wire to the brass screw. I should ...
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Two white, two black, two ground, and red wire in ceiling box connected to switch

I'm trying to finish installing a receptacle in my ceiling started by an electrician. All the wiring is ready, but I just need to connect the outlet. The receptacle is between two can lights in the ...
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Why are shaver outlets standardised worldwide, but regular electrical outlets aren't? [closed]

Wherever I go in the world, the electrical outlets I plug my shaver in to seem to be the same. However, depending on where I am the regular power outlets will be different: some have three pins, some ...
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Plug socket won't turn off even after replacing

I had a problem with a plug socket where the socket wouldn't turn off so I replaced with another that I got from Screwfix and now a week later we have the same issue? The socket only gets used about ...
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For phone jack, which terminals are used by modem?

I have a new telephone jack to replace the old on the wall outlet. The new jack is confusing and I'm new to this. I think I may have messed with the wiring, and I don't understand which wire should go ...
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Why isn't my telephone socket working fully after installation?

The main telephone socket is giving me less internet speeds than the extension outlets. 30% less. Upload speed not affected. This is after replacing with new socket/new outlet, I never used the old ...
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what is burning smell off a new power strip?

Got a new power strip, I detect a very faint burning smell kind of distinct when I stick my nose near it, 2 cm away. The smell is there whether it's connected or not, but amplifies when its working. I ...
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Why my wall sockets are buzzing when I plug something in?

Problem: So whenever I plug something into the wall socket, it gives a little electrical buzzing noise, a bit faint but i can hear it. It stops when its pluged all the way in. The plug is loose in ...
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Aquarium light plug

I was gifted this tank but it came without a power socket, I need the right kind of fitting to connect it to the power source
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Sockets burn out on light fixture

I have a ceiling fixture that uses three 40w candelabra-base bulbs. It was burning out bulbs frequently (about one per month). Over time, two sockets were not working (confirmed with a meter test) and ...
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Help on identifying light socket? (Japanese apartment)

Bear with me if I did something wrong. Long story short, I rented a rather cheap old apartment in Japan and the main rooms didn't come equipped with light bulbs. Can anyone help me identify what type ...
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Socket replacement wiring

Hi all, 2nd and final request today, this one is a replacement socket, But again the internal wiring isn't looking particularly normal. Any help will be great. I'm in the UK.
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Patio Light Fixture To Electrical Socket

So we are putting up some string lights on our covered patio and want to use those instead of our patio light fixture right outside the door. I've removed the light fixture and there is an octagonal ...
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Two shaver sockets on same circuit with extractor fan

I've just had a new bathroom installed(UK based) and the electrician has put two shaver sockets(110V and 220V outlets) and an extractor fan on the light circuit. With two toothbrushes plugged into ...
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UK plug socket won't turn off

I have recently replaced a double socket that had a short circuit fault on the right hand socket with a new one from B&Q. After long periods of use the right hand switch refuses to stay off. If I ...
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What are the dimensions of US outlet holes?

I am specifically referring to the standard NEMA 5-15 three hole outlet that is used in North America. What are the dimensions of the holes in the outlets? Surprisingly, I am having difficulty in ...
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Replaced 3-way lamp socket and cap doesn't fit

I bought a replacement 3-way lamp socket and the cap on the new one is too small to thread into the lamp base. I went to the hardware store and purchased an adapter so it would fit on the new lamp ...
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Are CAT 5 sockets compatible with CAT 7 cable?

I am planning to add Ethernet wiring to my house (semi-detached three-storey town house). I will be using this network to connect several (4-6) computers together in a typical (geek) home setting. I ...