Plug on coffee maker

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Old 09-11-05, 02:42 AM
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Plug on coffee maker

A coffee making machine bought in Germany and brought back to UK as a gift.
It has a 2 pin plug can it be converted safely in some way to work on UK system.
Thanks.
 
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Old 09-11-05, 09:01 AM
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What voltage do they run in Germany, and what voltage do you run in the UK?
 
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Old 09-11-05, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 594tough
What voltage do they run in Germany, and what voltage do you run in the UK?
240volts in UK not sure about Germany, Thanks anyway
 
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Old 09-11-05, 12:08 PM
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nominally 220-230 volts, 50 Hz in Germany.
 
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Old 09-11-05, 08:57 PM
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The EU harmonizes voltage is 230V +10% -6%, 50 Hz, that includes the UK and Germany. The appliance will work fine.

You can get adapters to convert one to the other, but get a good one that will take the power the coffe maker will draw, and has a 13A fuse.
Or get an electrician to make one with a trailing Shucko socket attached to a BS1363 plug.
 

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Old 09-16-05, 02:20 PM
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Thanks everyone for your replies, i wondered if there was an adapter that could be used as i've only seen 2 pin to 3 or shaver plugs which are unsuitable as they're just 1 amp. Its clear from your replies that you can get them so i'll keep looking.
Thanks again.
 
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