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good quality 5 amp 2 pin plug


can somebody suggest a good quality 5 amp 2 pin plug ?

i got one by cona and its quality is so bad. their 3 pin plug is good but 2 pin is pretty much shite.

this plug btw is for the power cord of an amp.

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Re: good quality 5 amp 2 pin plug

Put a 3-pin plug on it.

I don't know if it is difference between Indian and European standards, but few of the 2-pin plugs here seem to fit the two pin sockets. It's worse than the thing with British plugs I mentioned in another thread.

A 3-pin plug will give you a snug fit in a 3-pin socket that is designed for it. You'll be much better off.
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Re: good quality 5 amp 2 pin plug

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Put a 3-pin plug on it.

I don't know if it is difference between Indian and European standards, but few of the 2-pin plugs here seem to fit the two pin sockets. It's worse than the thing with British plugs I mentioned in another thread.

A 3-pin plug will give you a snug fit in a 3-pin socket that is designed for it. You'll be much better off.
but the power cord has only two wires. it was originally connected to a uk 3 pin plug with the top pin being a dummy. i had some issues with that with some kind of continuous thud noise coming from the speakers with that plug. so that's why i am wary of using a 3 pin here.
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Re: good quality 5 amp 2 pin plug

No problem at all. If the device is not designed to be earthed, just connect the two wires, like it was in the UK plug. That unconnected earth prong can't do anything.

The UK wiring colour codes are

blue: neutral
brown: live
(earth would be green and yellow)

The other advantage of a three-pin is polarity will always be the same. The mains switch on your amp, for instance, will probably break the live wire. If your two-pin is the "wrong" way around, the amp switch will still seem to work, but the circuitry in the amp will be live when it should not be. I really would advise against two-pin plugs for anything except maybe light bulbs and shavers --- and even then, they could make changing a light bulb dangerous.

If you wiring was correct and neat, nothing shorting, and nothing touching that earth pin, the plug could not have been responsible for your thudding. Did you try a different socket? Were you able to try with the original UK plug before removing it?
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Re: good quality 5 amp 2 pin plug

>The other advantage of a three-pin is polarity will always be the same.

and this is true even if the wires were originally intended for a two pin? (ie the top pin is a dummy).

>If you wiring was correct and neat, nothing shorting, and nothing touching that earth >pin, the plug could not have been responsible for your thudding. Did you try a different >socket? Were you able to try with the original UK plug before removing it?

no, i didn't try the uk plug on a different socket. but i have used other amps on the same socket without any issue - but all of them use non-uk plugs.
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Re: good quality 5 amp 2 pin plug

Nandac, the Polarity for a two pin and three pin are the same - and Thad has explained this already.

Two pin plugs are not available in the market. Even if you can lay your hands on some, they will be of very low quality. I have replaced all the two pin plugs with 3 pin ones from MK, using the methodology explained by Thad. That is the only way to go.

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Re: good quality 5 amp 2 pin plug

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Nandac, the Polarity for a two pin and three pin are the same - and Thad has explained this already.

Two pin plugs are not available in the market. Even if you can lay your hands on some, they will be of very low quality. I have replaced all the two pin plugs with 3 pin ones from MK, using the methodology explained by Thad. That is the only way to go.

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where did you get the mk plug from?

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What brand of sockets/switches have you used in your AV Room. Would be good if you get the same brand so they will have a tight fit.
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where did you get the mk plug from?

appreciate the feedback.
BVK Iyengar Road has several shops dealing in MK. Crabtree also makes good quality plugs, available in the same area.



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>BVK Iyengar Road has several shops dealing in MK. Crabtree also makes good quality >plugs, available in the same area.

where exactly is bvk iyengar rd? i just recently found sp road. i am not originally from bangalore and so have only limited knowledge of the city. appreciate the information.
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Re: good quality 5 amp 2 pin plug

venkatcr, btw did you use 15 amp or 5 amp plugs?

and what's the power consumption of your amp(s)?

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