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2 gang 2 switch socket wiring and iron tripping circuit

Postby bingham84 » Fri May 15, 2020 4:07 pm

Hi folks.
I had an iron plugged into a 2 gang 2 switch socket. When I turned the switch off at the socket it was plugged into the fuse in the plug blew and the circuit tripped. I've checked the wiring at the socket to see if there's anything obviously wrong but I'm not sure, I'm thinking maybe the earth should be connected on each side, rather than just one? I've attached a photo so please anyone let me know if I'm missing anything.
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Postby ericmark » Fri May 15, 2020 8:38 pm

Socket wiring looks OK. As to why switching a socket off should cause a fuse in plug to rupture there is no good reason, all I can think is at the same time you have moved the cable into the plug which has caused the short circuit.
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