HomeLIFESTYLEHow to replace an old socket with a new socket

How to replace an old socket with a new socket

In 2011, Brazil started to adopt a new standard electrical outlet🇧🇷 This change took place at the request of Inmetro (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology) to increase people’s safety.

The outlet was standardized to ensure more safety. (Photo: Disclosure)

What this article covers:

The change in the socket pattern

O new plug standard it has a recess in the central part to avoid shocks and is also characterized by the presence of three holes, the third being the ground wire, an essential component for the grounding system.

Stores can only sell electronics and home appliances adapted to the new socket standard🇧🇷 The new model does not have problematic fittings as in the old outlets and also avoids wasting energy.

The new plug standard has an input for three round pegs🇧🇷 He recognizes the issue of adaptability of equipment that has old installations and is consistent with the reality of Brazilians in terms of cost.

The new socket standard has an entry for three round pins. (Photo: Disclosure)

Before standardization, Brazilians had to live with eight different types of socketswhich forced the use of several adapters and endangered the user’s safety.

How to change an old socket for a new socket?

Check out the step-by-step below change the socket safely🇧🇷

1. Turn off the circuit breaker that runs through the outlet.

two. wear a phillips screwdriver or screwdriver to loosen the screws.

3. After releasing the mirror, use the wrench to release the socket.

Release the wires that are connected to the old outlet. (Photo: Disclosure)

4. Release the wires from the socket, trying to leave them away from each other so that they do not come into contact and cause a short.

5. If the circuit has a green wire (ground), it will be connected to the middle pin. If the system does not have this feature, the outlet will continue without, however, with the three-entry point.

4. Connect the other wires (positive and negative) to both ends of the outlet. It is important that it is very tight so as not to cause energy waste, heating or even a short circuit.

5. Make sure the wires are not loose in the socket.

6. Screw in the new socket, trying to align it so that there is a perfect fit.

7. After fixing the socket, place the mirror to give the finish.

8. Turn on the breaker and make a plug test to verify that it is working properly.

important notes

– To test the new outlet, use a multimeter.

– Full-length insulated screwdriver helps make work safer.

– In cases of difficulties to change all the outlets in the househire an electrician.

Must Read