Mains Wiring

International Plugs by Type

List of world plugs On this page you’ll find a list of the different plugs used worldwide, arranged by type and then by the countries in which they are used. Click on the image of the plug below to see … Continue reading

Mains Wiring

Leads Direct sells a wide range of Mains leads and cables, ready made for purchase online. In addition, Leads Direct can supply roll cabling for the UK, Europe, the US, and even Japan and Australia.  Also of course, our unique Custom … Continue reading

Power Cable Approval Logos

The logos shown below (in alphabetical order by country) are the approval marks for power cables, together with the names and flags of the countries that issue those approvals.  Other countries may share those approvals – for example, a number … Continue reading

Wiring a UK Plug

Electricity can KILL! If you are in any doubt at all about what you are doing, or your ability to do the work, you should refer any mains connection work to a qualified electrician. In order to wire up a … Continue reading

Wiring an American Plug

Wiring an American plug is no more difficult than wiring a UK or European plug… but getting hold of them in the UK is much more difficult – and they can be quite expensive!  So much so, a full American … Continue reading

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