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Atlas Shrugged
2nd Mar 2006, 06:30
Can someone please tell me what the voltage is in the UK? I have a plug converter from AUS to GB for a small electrical appliance but it's not dual voltage so I'm not sure whether I need a voltage converter as well. AUS Standard is 240v

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angels
2nd Mar 2006, 06:42
240 in Pomland as well mate. Can't recall exactly, but I think Singapore and Hong Kong are 220, but stuff bought there works fine in the U.K.

SoundByDesign
2nd Mar 2006, 06:47
240 in Pomland as well mate. Can't recall exactly, but I think Singapore and Hong Kong are 220, but stuff bought there works fine in the U.K.


UK, HK & Sing. are all ac 220 - 240.

G..

Atlas Shrugged
2nd Mar 2006, 07:03
Thanks guys!

:ok: :ok:

Avtrician
2nd Mar 2006, 07:17
Thailand and Malaysia as well.

BombayDuck
2nd Mar 2006, 07:48
India too! hope the pin configuration is same for you though

goldfrog
2nd Mar 2006, 08:00
The nominal European voltage is now 230V 50 Hz (formerly 240V in UK, 220V in the rest of Europe). The new "harmonised voltage limits" in Europe are now:230V -10% +6%.

This is really a fudge and means there is no real change of supply voltage, only a change in the "label", with no incentive for electricity supply companies to actually change the supply voltage.

To cope with both sets of limits an equipment will therefore need to cover 230V +/-10% i.e. 207-253V. This will actually become the official limit for the whole of the EU in 2003.

PA-28-180
2nd Mar 2006, 08:01
Phililppines too!
Singapore has a different type of plug though if memory serves?

Sultan Ismail
2nd Mar 2006, 08:15
Uniformity

Alone among the colonies Malaysia retains the British 13Amp flat 3 pin plug.


Go on, tell me somewhere else does as well.

Most countries have adopted a common 2 pin plug and socket for light electrical equipment, but not the Swiss, being neutral they make theirs with thinner pins closer together, worked my way through 5 adaptors to get the right one when I was there last year.

Hotel Mode
2nd Mar 2006, 08:24
Alone among the colonies Malaysia retains the British 13Amp flat 3 pin plug.

So does Hong Kong, most of the gulf. The Flat pin plugs replaced round pin plugs in the UK (Which India and South Africa still retain) so i guess HK and the gulf must have converted at some point too.

acbus1
2nd Mar 2006, 10:01
Can someone please tell me what the voltage is in the UK?

Hang on............


*Kerrack! Zappp! Fizzz!*



Ermmmm.....*croak*....it's quite high! :ugh: :{

Lon More
2nd Mar 2006, 12:32
What's black and hangs from a copper wire?

A bad electrician

barit1
2nd Mar 2006, 12:37
There are plenty of web resources for this info - try one of the vendors such as Franzus.

Here one I think is non-commercial: http://www.aglobalworld.com/Countries.html

Onan the Clumsy
2nd Mar 2006, 13:17
Most countries have adopted a common 2 pin plug and socket for light electrical equipment, but not the Swiss, being neutral they make theirs with thinner pins closer together

Well shouldn't they therefore have a one pin plug?






...seeing as they're neutral :ugh:

frostbite
2nd Mar 2006, 13:23
To cope with both sets of limits an equipment will therefore need to cover 230V +/-10% i.e. 207-253V. This will actually become the official limit for the whole of the EU in 2003.

Have I been in a time warp?

spekesoftly
2nd Mar 2006, 13:56
Uniformity

Alone among the colonies Malaysia retains the British 13Amp flat 3 pin plug.


Go on, tell me somewhere else does as well.

Sockets in some of the newer hotels in Cyprus also accept British 13Amp flat 3 pin plugs.

goldfrog
2nd Mar 2006, 17:44
Have I been in a time warp? Only if your time machine runs on - 230V +/-10% i.e. 207-253V :)

acbus1
2nd Mar 2006, 19:01
Malaysia retains the British 13Amp flat 3 pin plug.

sockets in some of the newer hotels in Cyprus also accept British 13Amp flat 3 pin plugs
I sometimes wonder how I ever coped with life, before Jet Blast.

ShyTorque
2nd Mar 2006, 22:05
To cope with both sets of limits an equipment will therefore need to cover 230V +/-10% i.e. 207-253V. This will actually become the official limit for the whole of the EU in 2003.

Call me old fashioned, but I'm not having any of that substandard EU voltage in my house. Good old British 240 volts only, nothing less, nothing more!

Will I go to jail now? :(

Whirlygig
2nd Mar 2006, 22:10
No, Old-Fashioned, you won't go to gaol (!) - you will be fined thousands of Euros and forced to "rectify" your house but you can, of course, appeal to the European Court of Human Rights!

Cheers

Whirls

frostbite
2nd Mar 2006, 22:42
But if you rectify it, you will have a DC supply instead of AC, and then you will be in BIG trouble.

The Invisible Cat
2nd Mar 2006, 22:47
Has anyone got the capacity to detect incoming electrical puns ?

ShyTorque
2nd Mar 2006, 22:49
Some bright spark will have!

Whirlygig
2nd Mar 2006, 22:49
I used to but I'm no longer current. Perhaps if I plug away at it again?

Cheers

Whirls

ShyTorque
2nd Mar 2006, 23:03
I had heard that you used to consumer unit or two, Whirls..... until the fuse blew and you tripped out. Now you are connected back to earth and trying to be positive.

I just try to be neutral in these matters. :)

Whirlygig
2nd Mar 2006, 23:11
'Strue, I do still like a pint of Wadworth's Henry! But wire you spreading these tales? You should resist at once. I'm quite an ohmly girl really!

Cheers

Whirls

ShyTorque
2nd Mar 2006, 23:16
Ah, such wit! No wonder Whirls has all the blokes wanting to meter.

BTW, me name's not Henry.

Whirlygig
2nd Mar 2006, 23:20
No, it's Old-Fashioned, I thought we'd already established that!

Cheers

Whirls

ShyTorque
2nd Mar 2006, 23:23
Nice one! :ok:

chevvron
5th Mar 2006, 14:14
I think Malta and Gib also have UK style 3-pin flat sockets, also some hotels in St Lucia!

Avtrician
5th Mar 2006, 14:48
After using some inductive thought, I have decided to regulate myself, abd reseist the surge to battery every one with electrical puns. Im tired and no longer have the capacity to generate more alternating wittiscisms(??).

I think im going b arcing mad, off to bed to recharge (*feeling a tad flat):\:\:confused::}