High quality UK mains plug for audio use.
This high quality UK 13A 3 pin plug has been designed to be used with audio equipment power cables for optimum power transmission. All the electrical parts (polished pins and all internal parts) are made from premium quality copper, electroplated with 1um x Rhodium plating; the Fuse Clips are made of high spring rate Phosphor Bronze, again with 1.0µm x Rhodium plating – and supplied fitted with a 13A silver-plated fuse.
Rhodium is a very hard and durable non-oxidising metal. It is far harder and more durable than both gold and silver plating, it also has a higher electrical resistance than both gold and silver – but has a strong following among many audiophiles as the plating material of choice, so we offer it in our range.
The patented design allows for easy cable fitting (instructions provided) and the ease of cable fitting cannot be under estimated, some other brands are very difficult to wire up! The plug casing is manufactured from nylon material, with a semi-transparent top cover, offering durability, high insulation, light weight and good looks.
The heavy duty mains wire-clamps design ensure an air tight connection to ensure perfect power transmission and also protect the power cable wires from damage over time (inferior plugs secure the cables by the grub screws twisting down onto the cable directly and can be prone to material ‘creeping’ over time). The plug will accept power and earth wires up to 4mm diameter – and the cable clamp will secure up to 16mm overall diameter, so its compatible with most power cables used for audio equipment.
- Compliance with: BS-1363 (plug), BS-1362 (fuse)
- Mains voltage rating: 200~240 VAC x 13A
- Size (housing only): Width 68mm, Depth 33mm, Height 68mm (inc. cable clamp)
- Weight: 100g
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Reviewed by Danny Worth for Hifi Pig, February 2014
Starting from £30 for an unplated version and rising to £60 for the heavily rhodium plated version, the MS HD Power UK Plug is a product that I for one have been crying out for for many years. The plug is more affordable and with its BS1363 fully compliant standards, low profile tight fit, and the ability to be able to terminate very large cables it is a no brainer. I shall be ordering some very soon.
Read the full review here here.