Electric socket installation Singapore
“Flick, flick!” Where’s the light? Why is it not switching on?
Perhaps you have a faulty switch, or it might have simply been too long since you installed the socket and you just need a replacement. Your last straw: when your light doesn’t turn on even after you have flicked the switch multiple times just before you enter the bathroom- it gets on your nerves, doesn’t it?
It might also be the case, whereby, the socket is too far across your spacious home and you need one nearby in order to plug in your laptop charger so you can work without any interference.
Or maybe, you just want to control the lighting ambience while you are having dinner in the living room so that you can enjoy a sumptuous meal with your family during bonding time.
Fret not, at Electrician Singapore, we have a team of licensed electricians who can help you to replace them in no time. Soon, your lights and electrical appliances will work just fine. Not only will you be enjoying the convenience of having a socket nearby, your ideal 21st century smart home environment will arrive very soon.
It doesn’t come as a surprise, of course, that sockets and switches come in many varieties and each one is a little different from another.Here are some examples of the common sockets we have in Singapore:
3 MAIN TYPES OF SOCKETS
15A TYPE M SOCKET This is also known as the 15 Ampere Type M socket; a 3-pin, circular hole socket. This is a less commonly used socket as it is used for larger electrical appliances which require more than 15 amperes of electrical current. These include appliances such as clothes dryer, larger air conditioning circuit and even certain models of washing machines.
13A TYPE G SOCKET This is also known as the 13 Ampere Type G socket; a 3-pin rectangular hole socket. This is the most commonly used socket in Singapore. It is meant for electrical appliances and devices which require below 13 Ampere of electrical current such as a table lamp, laptop charger, hair dryer, microwave oven, or refrigerator.
13 A INDUSTRIAL POWER SOCKET This is also known as the 13 Ampere Industrial power socket which can sustain up to 13 Ampere of electrical current. However, this is a specialised form of socket most commonly found in manufacturing industries with intensive use of electricity.
Here are some examples of the common types of switches in Singapore
4 MAIN TYPES OF SWITCHES
Light / fan switches
These switches, commonly mounted on the wall, are a basic type of switches usually used to power on fans and lights.
This switch works in essentially in the same way as the first one – except that this is installed in multiple areas to control the same electrical appliance – for the user’s convenience.
This type of switch has a small circular knob which you can adjust to control the lighting and ambience of your home environment – this is ideal for your home’s living room.
Pilot light switches
Besides a typical switch, this type of switch has a light indicator which will inform you of whether the switch is still functional. This type of switch is helpful for things like heater, as it will tell you whether the appliance is spoiled or the switch itself. This helps to save trouble in identifying the electrical issue should it arise.