Connecting electrical appliances in the house is not difficult. It’s as simple as plugging the device into a free socket on the wall socket. We often do it without thinking about it. However, there are some points to keep in mind when connecting electrical appliances to the power supply. Only when all points are in order can the safety of the connection be guaranteed. You no longer have to worry about a short circuit or current leakage.

Correct plug incorrect socket

An important point to pay attention to when connecting electrical appliances is to insert the correct plug into the correct outlet. We can distinguish between plugs with and without an earth connection. The plug with the earth is always around and has a female connection point to which the earth wire of the socket must connect. This type of connection can usually be found on devices that are placed in damp rooms. The outlet has an additional protruding pin or two protruding terminals that contact the grounding of the plug.

Connection of sockets must be OK

Something to be aware of before connecting electrical appliances is that the connection of the sockets must be correct. The various wires of the mains must be connected correctly. These must then also run correctly to the group box, which must be equipped with an earth leakage circuit breaker. Groups should also not be overloaded. Only when you know that your home’s electricity network is in order, you can plug the plugs into the sockets without any worries.

Check cables for damage

If you have just bought a new electrical device, checking the cables for damage is sometimes skipped. After all, you do not expect that with a brand new application there will be something wrong with the insulation material around the cables. However, with both new and old devices, you should watch for damaged cables. A conductor of a power wire that is open can cause dangerous situations in the house.