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PRO ELEC T208 UK Mains Tester Plug £2.58 @ CPC
PRO ELEC  T208  UK Mains Tester Plug £2.58 @ CPC

PRO ELEC T208 UK Mains Tester Plug £2.58 @ CPC

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its free postage on orders of £5 or more excl vat so you will have to add something to get free postage
Suitable for testing the wiring correctness of a standard 13A trailing socket.
LED indication of wiring status
200-250V rated voltage
Socket Tester Type:
BS 1363A Mains Socket Tester
Power Consumption:
1.45W
Frequency Min:
-
Frequency Max:
50Hz
Product Range:
-
Plug Type:
UK
1,808 In stock at time of posting

17 Comments

Original Poster

for those that might be thinking what you might use this for - if you plug say an electric kettle into a mains socket and the kettle does not appear to work - all you do is just plug this into the socket and if all the lights on this adapter light up then you know the mains socket is ok and the fault is with the kettle

Good price! Paid more than this for a B&Q one recently and it was worth buying because I found one of our sockets was wired incorrectly.

Original Poster

for those people that only want to buy this and do not want to have to add items to get free delivery, you can buy it here for £3.79 from amazon with free uk delivery amazon.co.uk/d/5…99Q

plus £2.50 postage

Original Poster

hornetsam

plus £2.50 postage


its free postage on orders of £5 or more excl vat which it says in the description
Edited by: "mmachine" 9th Jan

Looks good but data sheet on the website seems to be for a different one with red and green leds.

mmachine

for those that might be thinking what you might use this for - if you … for those that might be thinking what you might use this for - if you plug say an electric kettle into a mains socket and the kettle does not appear to work - all you do is just plug this into the socket and if all the lights on this adapter light up then you know the mains socket is ok and the fault is with the kettle


Do they do one with a light on that says if your fridge might be broken?

mmachine

for those that might be thinking what you might use this for - if you … for those that might be thinking what you might use this for - if you plug say an electric kettle into a mains socket and the kettle does not appear to work - all you do is just plug this into the socket and if all the lights on this adapter light up then you know the mains socket is ok and the fault is with the kettle



​Ahh, so that's what a mains tester plug does. They should really give it a more descriptive name.

Excellent gadget to have in the house.

So... You plug it in and turn on the switch, and if the plug is wired properly, it turns on? How does that differ from literally every single other electrical appliance in the entire world? Genuine question

HereKittyKitty

So... You plug it in and turn on the switch, and if the plug is wired … So... You plug it in and turn on the switch, and if the plug is wired properly, it turns on? How does that differ from literally every single other electrical appliance in the entire world? Genuine question



This tells you what the fault is and whether the socket has been wired correctly, not just whether the socket doesn't work or not which would be pretty obvious anyway. It's a safety device.

Reebok Ron

This tells you what the fault is and whether the socket has been wired … This tells you what the fault is and whether the socket has been wired correctly, not just whether the socket doesn't work or not which would be pretty obvious anyway. It's a safety device.



​not really for a normal person more of a electricians tool. Unless.u have borrowers aliens or something else that will come to ur house and mess with the wiring in ur plugs it should be the same as it was when u had the electrics done so not much chance of a plug suddenly having wires mixed up.

HereKittyKitty

So... You plug it in and turn on the switch, and if the plug is wired … So... You plug it in and turn on the switch, and if the plug is wired properly, it turns on? How does that differ from literally every single other electrical appliance in the entire world? Genuine question


Because most electrical appliances will still turn on and work ok even if the socket is wired incorrectly, such as having the live and neutral wires reversed or having no earth. This tester plug will tell you if there's a wiring problem.

Should be useful to diagnose poor speeds when using powerline adaptors. May get one for that reason. Thanks OP

thanks for posting and just ordered off Amazon...thanks to mmachine!! free delivery clinched it. Another purchase I don't really need though.

Delbert Grady

Because most electrical appliances will still turn on and work ok even if … Because most electrical appliances will still turn on and work ok even if the socket is wired incorrectly, such as having the live and neutral wires reversed or having no earth. This tester plug will tell you if there's a wiring problem.



Even a neutral and CPC reversal?

muddassarsardar

​not really for a normal person more of a electricians tool. Unless.u h … ​not really for a normal person more of a electricians tool. Unless.u have borrowers aliens or something else that will come to ur house and mess with the wiring in ur plugs it should be the same as it was when u had the electrics done so not much chance of a plug suddenly having wires mixed up.



Unless you did the wiring yourself, you don't know what some cowboy may have done in the past. Especially true of any modern estate.
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