Warning on power cable, please help

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  1. rob88wells

    rob88wells
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    Hi. Sorry if this is wrong forum to post in!

    I have bought this 6-way mains lead:
    Lindy 6-way review – whathifi.com

    There are two warnings on the lead:

    - Warning: This mains lead incorporates a screen and cannot be rewired.
    - DO NOT remove plug and connect directly to mains.

    Now I know it's pretty obvious that I shouldn't. But I am hiding this behind a false wall, and want to rewire it to a switch on the front of the wall.

    So are these warnings just there to stop you from voiding the warranty, or will I actually encounter problems if I cut the wire? Because as far as I can see it's just an earth, live and neutral, which can obviously be rewired easily.

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
  2. John7

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    As the warning says, the wire contains a screen - if you cut the wire, you lose the screening (unless you know what you are doing and are able to repair it)

    I would leave well alone
     

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