Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices

This is an incredibly useful device that will protect your home from a short circuit when checking any tested appliances. There are cases when it is necessary to check the appliance for absence of short-circuit, for example, after repair. And in order not to expose your network to danger, to hedge and avoid unpleasant consequences, this very simple device will help you.

You will need

  • A wall socket outlet.
  • Keyboard switch, overlay.
  • Incandescent light bulb 40-100 W with a cartridge.
  • 1-meter double wire with double insulation.
  • Folding plug.
  • Self-tapping screws.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
All parts will be attached to a wooden square made of chipboard or other material.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
It is better to use a cartridge for a light bulb, but if you don’t have one, you can make a thin-grip brace.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
And throw out a square of thick wood.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
It will be mounted like this.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices

Build the socket with short-circuit protection

Diagram of the entire installation.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
As you can see, all the elements are connected in series. First of all, we assemble the plug by connecting a wire to it.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
Since the socket and the switch are wall-mounted, we make cuts for the wire with a round file on the side. This can be done with a sharp knife.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
We fasten a wooden box to the base with screws. Choose such that they do not pass through.
Socket with short circuit protectionfor the repair of devices for 220 V
Screw the cartridge with a lamp with a bracket to a wooden square.
 Socket with short-circuit protection for repair of 220 V devices
We disassemble the socket and the switch. We fasten the screws to the base.
 Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
Connect the wires to the cartridge.
 Socket with short-circuit protection for repair of 220 V devices
For complete reliability, all wires are soldered. That is: we clean, bend the ring, solder a soldering iron with solder and flux.
 Socket with short-circuit protection for repair of 220 V devices
Fix the supply cable with nylon ties.
 Socket with short circuit protection for repairing devices at 220 V
Scheme of collection Ana, the installation is ready for verification.
 Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
For the test, insert the charger from the cell phone into the socket. Press the switch - the lamp does not shine. So there is no short circuit. Then we take the load more efficiently: the power supply from the computer. Turn on. The incandescent lamp flashes at the beginning, and then goes out. This is normal, since the unit has powerful capacitors that are infected at the beginning.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
Simulate short-circuit - insert tweezers into the socket. Turn on, the lamp is shining.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
Here is such a wonderful and very necessary device.
Socket with short-circuit protection for the repair of 220 V devices
This installation is suitable not only for low-power devices, but also for powerful ones. Of course, a washing machine or electric stove will not work, but from the brightness of the glow it can be understood that there is no short circuit.


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