Changing plug

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by StevenA, 12 Feb 2013.

  1. StevenA

    StevenA Member

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    Hi all just want to check something before i do something i maybe shouldn't :rolleyes: I've got an overtank luminaire with a two prong plug (from Asia somewhere i should think) and want to know if its ok to cut the plug off and pop on a good old British plug?
     
  2. ale36

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    you need to check that the voltage input is 220v, if it is a multi voltage device ie 110v/220v 60/50hz then you will be fine.
     
  3. StevenA

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    It came with a UK adapter plug so i assume that means its ok to change over?
     
  4. ale36

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    is it two prong round or O O or flat I I

    also does it have the plug at the end of the wires or is it in a brick? i might be best to put up a picture to be 100% sure
     
  5. StevenA

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    Flat like this plug_zpsdae5ebff.jpg [/IMG]
     
  6. Martin cape

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    I did with my European plug on a filter. Only be a live and neutral wire in there so lop it off and wire to a British plug. Job done :)
     
  7. ale36

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    If you have used it with a uk adapter then it should be fine as long as there isn't any type of step down transformer on the adapter!
     

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