On 07/10/2017 10:34, Martin wrote:
On Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:38:24 -0700 (PDT), wrote:
In the Good Old Days you could go to your local Electricity Board Showroom confident in the knowledge that everything they sold had a BS Kitemark and/or BEAB Approval.
And they would fit you a 13A or 15A plug if you asked them nicely.
In the really good old days the plug was already attached.
Which "good old days" are you talking about? Nowadays it's a legal
requirement for mains appliances to come fitted with a 13A plug. It used
to be a bugbear of mine that the 13A plug was an expensive extra: You
paid £100s for something and they wanted to charge you £1 for the plug -
you either had to pay or drag the appliance round to Woolies and get one
for 25p. The excuse offered by the dealer was that there are lots of
different kinds of mains plugs, but they continued doing this long after
there were 13A sockets everywhere.