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Old 05-24-22, 10:23 AM
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Vintage lamp

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Iím wondering if this 70ís vintage EU 2 prong plug wire from a lamp can be re-fitted to a UK standard 3 prong plug?
 
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UK standard 3 prong plug with 2 or 3 wires?
 

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Thatís sort of what I need to know If it can be wired into a standard plug that has the 3 wire slots? If so where do the black & Blue wires go? as I canít seem to find this combination of wires on any searches Iíve done. I hope that makes sense (I know very little about electrics) I would take the lamps to a professional but they are very fragile & large so hard to transport unfortunately.
 
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Old 05-24-22, 01:07 PM
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Welcome to the forums from the UK.

This is predominantly a North American based site so we don't know all the rules and regs for your electrical system.

Yes.... you can use a three prong plug on that lamp.
I know you can get the flat pin type plugs with a 13A fuse but that is a bit large for a lamp.
Not sure if you can get the flat pin type with a smaller fuse.

Your home wiring can use high current ring circuits which necessitates the use of fused plugs.
You should have a local sparky that could also help you.


Blue/neutral goes on the left side. Hot/black goes on the right side where the fuse is.
 
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"Can" it be done: I assume the two wires regardless of color connect to the two prongs next to each other N and L. Since you only have two wires there is nothing to connect to the third ground/earth prong.

"Should" it be done, is it permitted. I would use a plug with a plastic earth prong. That type would probably be OK since the plastic earth pin clearly indicates that it is not electrically grounding/earthing and the third prong is there merely to open the shutters in the wall receptacle.
 
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Thank you for that info. It was the different coloured wires on my lamp that threw me as itís black & blue coloured wires rather than a blue & brown wire which is what Iíve seen been wired into a 3 prong plug before. I would take them to a sparky but unfortunately they are quite large & extremely fragile lamps which are hard to transport.
 
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Old 05-24-22, 01:28 PM
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Blue is always the neutral. You can see several different colors used as hot.
At one time red and black were used as hot wires. Now it's brown.
 
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Thank you everyone, thatís great advice! Super helpful!
 
 

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