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Electrical Plug

Key Stage 4


A picture of an electrical plug.

An electrical plug is attached to an appliance to connect it to mains electricity supply.

About Electrical Plugs

An electrical plug in the UK has three brass pins which fit into an electrical socket.
Electrical plugs in the UK connect three wires, earth, live and neutral to the pins.
In an electrical plug the live wire is connected to a fuse.
A picture of an electrical plug with the cover taken off. A labelled diagram of an electrical plug.



Plugs, electrical, pages 232-233, Gateway GCSE Physics, Oxford, OCR