What are the most common generic phrases for connecting something into a power supply? I'm translating a description of a lab procedure, and there's a lot of phrases like this:
Connect the microplate reader to a power supply.
The Russian phase actually says "to the power grid" (в сеть), but that's not important, the main purpose here is to indicate that the unit is to be connected to a source of power. "Включить в сеть" (connect to the power grid/network) is just a stock phrase in Russian; the "grid" may be a battery-based autonomous power source just as well (while, of course, it's a power grid 99.99% of the time).