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    Fitted Plugs - Legalities...

    History: I received some monitors from a supplier, which came with IEC cables with fitted, but not molded, plugs.

    I had vague memories about some legislation saying that they had to be molded. However, before going back to the supplier, I checked on line, and the only reference related to the need for all appliances to have fitted plugs. (In other ways, you couldn't sell something which required the user to put their own plug on it.)

    However, the person who'll be training me to PAT test in a couple of week times says they must be molded.

    However (part 2), I've just bought a new rice cooker from a major store, and it's plug is fitted, not molded, so I'm doing some more research. The only reference I can find is to the "The Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994" and that, again, only refers to fitted plugs, not molded plugs.

    Does anyone have a definitive answer? (I've been told to go back to our supplier of our LCD monitors, but I'd prefer not to do it on wrong information.)

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    I'm 99% sure it only has to be fitted, not necessarily moulded. If that was the case, the latest batch of computers we've just brought would be wrong as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duncane
    However, the person who'll be training me to PAT test in a couple of week times says they must be molded.
    Just to follow up on this - it was a mis-communication (via a third party): If they're not molded then we need to unscrew them and check the wiring inside - so molded plugs would be a time-saver when PAT testing.

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