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LJ Crew

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Bad example!
« on: December 19, 2017, 02:01:27 PM »

I've just seen an advert on television for Gas and Electricity. It included a shot of a mains plug being disconnected by pulling it out of the socket by the cable! I am left speechless at the crass stupidity of allowing this advert and those responsible.
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Re: Bad example!
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 02:22:53 PM »

 
Is that even possible with a UK plug?!
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Re: Bad example!
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 03:26:04 PM »

Not unless you trip over the B++++y cable
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Re: Bad example!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 03:50:23 PM »

Thought all three pin gas plugs were disconnected that way  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


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Re: Bad example!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 05:04:51 PM »

Not unless you trip over the B++++y cable

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Re: Bad example!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 05:14:38 PM »

The only way in SPain! No insulation along the pin legs, no earth/ground pin and definitely no isolating switch on the outlet receptacle. %%

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Re: Bad example!
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 07:09:55 PM »

Most 13 amp outlets on a "ring" circuit have a 30 amp fuse behind them. Catch hold of that and unless you have a RCD as well you will only do it ONCE. There are 13A plugs with a "handle" and these help if you have arthritis. End of lecture! I will confess to moving my narrowboat once without disconnecting the 16amp shoreline. The plug pulled out, they are designed to!
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Re: Bad example!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 09:02:52 PM »

Yea, there's no juice coming through so no shock, the shock is when you smack your head against the  skirting board, best advice, take less water with it, it don't hurt so much


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Re: Bad example!
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 09:36:10 PM »

Steps up on soap box.


Domestic and industrial plugs are designed so the earth pin is the last part to leave the socket. Wiring of said plugs should be completed as per the paper instructions on the plug, if followed correctly the live wire would be pulled out first, then the neutral and lastly the earth. This gives total protection until the RCD trips which should be 30m/s from any stray current detection. I would like a for everytime I have had to correct the wiring in both domestic and industrial plugs.
Almost all new electrical items are fitted with moulded plugs, this does give the plug the ability to withstand the odd accidental pull out via tripping over cable etc etc.
Pulling plugs by the cable is a no no, moulded plug or not. It puts a strain on the cable, on the pinz and can crack the socket outlet.......if somone wants to do this they deserve what they get. Stuff is designed for safety, rules and regs are made to reduce the chances of accidents.......the list goes on and on...............you can make things fool proof but you can't make things idiot proof.


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