Connecting a power socket
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Do you want to connect a socket in the living room, kitchen, bathroom or anywhere else in your home? It's relatively easy to replace and connect your socket yourself. Moving and connecting an electrical socket can be a little more difficult if the wiring has already been pulled. To ensure your safety and avoid electrocution, it is very important that there is no voltage on the wires if you want to connect the plug yourself. Make sure the power supply is switched off before you start connecting the plug. If you need a more complex electrical renovation, such as moving and installing your sockets, it's best to call in one of our electricians who specialise in electrical renovation and are used to working to strict safety standards.
The different stages in plugging in a socket
Our qualified electrician works in stages. Of course, before he even starts, he'll switch off the power (the main circuit breaker). That's common sense! He checks that the socket in question is de-energised. To do this, he uses a voltmeter. Once that's done, he can move on to the other steps.
He starts by pulling a sheath made up of three electrical wires. The blue wire corresponds to neutral, the red to phase and the green and yellow to earth. He then connects the wires according to their colour. Then, he fixes the socket in the flush-mounted box. He fixes the support to the box using screws. Finally, he clips the cover plate onto the socket support. All that's left to do is turn the power back on and check that everything is working properly. In the same way, he can connect new switches or any other electrical renovation.