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#202138 - 07/20/11 02:45 PM Top wired 13 amp plug  
Len  Offline
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Does anyone know if 13 amp plugs are available where the wire come out of the top of the plug instead of the bottom, like a lot of PSU's do


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#202190 - 07/21/11 07:20 PM Re: Top wired 13 amp plug [Re: Len]  
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All the BS1363 13A plugs I have ever seen have the outlet at the base. You could fit the socket [receptacle] 'upside down' in the pattress box if you wanted to though!

Last edited by Alan Belson; 07/21/11 07:23 PM.

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#202201 - 07/22/11 07:22 PM Re: Top wired 13 amp plug [Re: Len]  
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As far as I know, BS1363 specifies that the flex/cord must enter the plug from the bottom i.e. a vertical position. That would mean flex entry from the top would not comply with the BS.


#202210 - 07/23/11 07:59 AM Re: Top wired 13 amp plug [Re: Len]  
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As I thought. Thanks for the reply's guy's



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