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    Default Help with basic wiring needed asap please

    How to wire this cable to this socket...?

    Hi all, I'm looking for some quick help before the wife gets home to find the power out in the kitchen lol.

    I have an armoured cable leftover from my shed so sticking it in a new socket to tack onto the cabin just built.

    I got the cable off the old bex and noticed their are 4 wires from the cable (red yellow blue and black) but the blue looks to have been cut short. Then there was a blue wire loose in the plug with just the one end attached to an earth screw on the plug case.

    Here's a pic of the thing... can you tell me which wires go where on a standard double socket plug please? Do I need to do anything about the blue wire situation?

    All help greatly appreciated... Will be looking on YouTube till I hear back or find an answer

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    Might be worth noting the old socket was metal. New ones plastic/pvc

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    Use red/live black/neutral yellow/earth, ignore/cut off blue completely

    What is the other end connected to ?

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    Took pics so now know Black was neutral, red live,and yellow was earth to the socket. Think the blue wire is snipped at the cable, but another bit was in there from the cases earth. It was floating but may have come out of the other earth in the plug perhaps?

    It's just the blue that concerns me... is it needed to earth the socket to the back plate of the socket box?

    Cheers for helping btw mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    Use red/live black/neutral yellow/earth, ignore/cut off blue completely

    What is the other end connected to ?
    I knew this was the man to call lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkadin View Post
    Took pics so now know Black was neutral, red live,and yellow was earth to the socket. Think the blue wire is snipped at the cable, but another bit was in there from the cases earth. It was floating but may have come out of the other earth in the plug perhaps?

    It's just the blue that concerns me... is it needed to earth the socket to the back plate of the socket box?

    Cheers for helping btw mate.
    No need to earth socket at binding post, its plastic

    As long as yellow is connected both ends to earth ignore the blue, may have been linked to old metal socket, although why I dont know why

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    All done, cheers mate

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    I also know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsneha View Post
    I also know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    No need to earth socket at binding post, its plastic

    As long as yellow is connected both ends to earth ignore the blue, may have been linked to old metal socket, although why I dont know why
    Thats ok advice but.....should there be a cut made to the swa which ends with an electrified sheething? that sheething needs terminating at both ends to comply. Under taking these jobs in you're own home i hope lad? this needs part p to be legal. Best advice is buy another socket that teminates with the brass gland (on the old wires) and wire as standard inside the switch. However, what is that swa coming from? what size breaker etc etc? it's important....i mean i doubt it has a 5a breaker in the box? but still needs checking. i would be looking at perhaps 20amp minimum on that circuit (depending on your load of course) With a 600 watter and the other bits then a 20 would be fine. Sorry to be annoying but non of us want to see either a fire or you're grow tripping all the time. Bit more investigtion needed lad.
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    The cable runs from the kitchens plug circuit within the house. It used to end inside the shed. However I trashed the shed and built a cabin. A qualified leccy ran a new armoured cable from the fuse box in the house to a box in the cabin so all the other plugs n lights are safe.
    The one I had going into the shed is this one, just added a waterproof socket and put it on the outside of the cabin for mowing the lawn. It's too wet to be opening it up now, maybe next time I now the lawn I'll remember this thread

    Thanks dude

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    Thats great a sparky did it mate. Sorry to come across like a prick about it. i have seen a few ppl lose their home to have a go wire up jobs. The fact that it is signed off as a part p notified job means that should any shit happen then atleast they cant chuck tampered with electrics at you. Is the cable burried>??? ha ha shut up smoby ffs

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    Don't apologize bruv, you're only looking out for me. The old shed plug is on a buried cable. The new power and ethernet cabling runs along the fencing.

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