How to Replace Extension Cord Plug Complete guide

How to Replace Extension Cord Plug Complete guide
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For any variety of causes, the plug ends may get damaged. The connectors should be removed as long as the extension cord itself displays no sign of deformity. In this situation, you need to know how to replace extension cord plug with a new one.

What reasons for an extension cord plug cause damage?

In nature, extension cords are bendy and easy to pass around; this does not mean, though, that they will not wear off over time. A variety of times, twisting and straightening an extension cord will cause the metal casing inside the cord to fall apart.

When this occurs, that does not mean that the whole extension cord system needs to be fully replaced. Instead, swap the extension cord connector quickly and make it run again in no time.

Before replacement of the damaged plug

Be sure it has the same voltage and amperage ratings as the original cable before opening the new plug. By looking at the old socket, you can search to see what scores you need. 

Check that these ratings match the replacement connection. You will open the new plug after you do so and continue the replacement process for the extension cord plug.

What Tools you will need?

  • Utility knife
  • Screwdriver
  • Wire strippers
  • Wirecutter
  • Pliers
  • New extension cord plug

Step 1

Until providing some operation to the extension cord connector, detach all electrical power from the extension cord. For any signs of broken insulation or exposed wires, check the length of the extension cord. It can be replaced in its entirety with a new extension cord if the cord is broken.

Step 2

Cut off the broken or damaged connector first.

To cut and hack off the jacket about 3/4 inches from the end of the cord, use a kitchen knife. Take note that the three wires inside are not removed.

 

Step 3

For the wire strippers, strip half an inch of the individual wire insulation from the ends of each wire. This will expose the underlying bare copper wire.

With the screwdriver, open the latest female replacement socket. Two screws are usually on the face of the plug. Drop the screws and it will loosen the rear of the socket. For the inserted cable clamp, remove the two screws on the rear of the plug.

Step 4

Connect the green wire to the screw for green grounding.

Connect the silver screw to the white wire.

Connect the brass screw to the black wire.

In order to attach it to the copper parts of your remaining extension cable, open your new socket. Make sure that each segment is linked to the correct terminal screw and secure each screw all the way to make sure that the correct way is attached.

Step 5

 To connect the two pieces together, insert the two facial screws. Drive the extension cable just enough towards the back of the socket such that the outer insulation is retained under the rear cable clamp. Tighten all the screws.

Step 6

Plug it into a three-prong receptacle to see if a cable is functioning correctly.

Fit a plug-in circuit tester to the other end of the cable, then. The lights of the tester will show if the wires are properly hooked together and the cable is grounded.

Could it be secure and safe to replace the end of an extension cord plug?

Yes, definitely,  The repaired end will, in many cases, be of higher quality and safer than the initial end. Not to suggest that the original end is dangerous, so you should find a “fatter” plug that better protects the socket and helps keep the fingers out of the socket, for instance.

Tips for replacement of the damaged plug

Be sure it has the same voltage and amperage ratings as the original cable before opening the new plug. By looking at the old socket, you can search to see what scores you need. 

Check that these ratings match the replacement connection. You will open the new plug after you do so and continue the replacement process for the extension cord plug.