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The 13-amp plug and socket system is a standard for domestic AC power plugs and sockets in British and Irish homes. The 13-amp plug has two 4.0 mm round pins spaced 19 mm apart, and measures 50 millimetres (2.0 in) between the centres of the pins. The BS 546 part 2 socket normally accepts 13-amp plugs with insulated or partially covered shanks, ungrounded plugs with no shank or fully grounded type B, C & D plugs. While this plug is still found in old installations, it is now often replaced by an international standard 230 volt/13 amp plug usually referred to as a Europlug.


Each pin is rated at 13 amps, 250 volts and has a resistance of 1.6 ohms per 500 mm (18 in). The high ampacity of these sockets is one reason why UK circuits typically run at 30 milliamps (mA) as opposed to the 20-24 mA for an average 15-amp socket. The BS 546 part 2 plug and socket system was introduced in 1947; it replaced the pre-war round pin plugs that had been standardized by the London Electricity Board and its predecessors. As well as increasing current handling capacity from 10 to 13 amps, it also introduced a 3A fuse which was soon changed to 5A. Early plugs were not fitted with fuses so they must be connected.

Benefits of buying 13-AMP SOCKETS

The plug and socket system has been adopted by other countries, mainly former British or British influenced territories such as Malta, Cyprus, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. The pins of the 13-amp plug are 4.0 millimetres (0.16 in) diameter to fit older imported 3-pin 2 Amp or 5 Amp earthed sockets from mainland Europe or the USA. However, the actual current carrying capacity of a cable is around 10 amps so it is now common practice for all connections up to 32 amps to be wired with a minimum of two cores.

Reasons why you should buy 13-AMP SOCKETS on

In the past, some appliances such as electric kettles, toasters and hair dryers designed for use on a 240-volt mains supply were sold with 13-amp plugs because they would otherwise be incompatible with the new standard. As a result, many homes have sockets fitted for 13-amp plugs even though newer appliances always have more efficient models that require less current. A large number of portable appliance outlets or "kettle loops" have been installed in public places if there are insufficient convenient AC power outlets available. In 2011, two new BS 1363 sockets incorporating USB ports as well as shaver and domestic appliance connectors became available.

How do I maintain a 13-AMP SOCKETS

The BS 546 Part 2 plug and socket system replaced the pre-war round pin plugs that had been standardized by the London Electricity Board and its predecessors. Prior to this, there were a number of incompatible standards in use in Britain and much confusion when appliances made in one country and intended for an installation with a different standard were introduced at a later date. The 1947 design also increased current handling capacity from 10 amps to 13 amps which was partly necessary because of an increase in lighting power resulting from improved bulbs, but mainly to allow future increases in Power without having to change plugs on all appliances every time more powerful motors came onto the market. These new fuses were called "13A" type or "fast blow" although they would still trip.


Whether you have a 13 amp socket or a 16 amp socket, it's important to properly maintain your electrical installation sockets for safety reasons. Although there are other differences between the two types of sockets that may be important in certain circumstances. The first thing is the difference in voltage which is 240 volts for 13 amp sockets and 277 volts for 16 amp sockets. This may be an issue where you're installing new lighting because the light bulbs will take longer to reach their full brightness if they are wired into a lower voltage circuit.