C13 plug question

  rickf 10:30 AM 22 Nov 13
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I got a guitar amp from Spain which came with a C13 2 pin plug. Can I use it safely via an adapter? Alternatively, Will a C13 3pin kettle plug be safer? Thanks

  spuds 10:53 AM 22 Nov 13

You should be able to use either a UK adaptor or the 3 pin kettle plug, but whether the product will be earthed is another thing?.

I have just purchased an electrical item from Argos that had the 'continental' 2 pin plug fitted, the item also came with a UK approved 3 pin adaptor.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:55 AM 22 Nov 13

Can I use it safely via an adapter? Yes

Will a C13 3pin kettle plug be safer? If its only a twin cable from the amp it will make no difference.

  rickf 12:00 PM 22 Nov 13
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Thanks guys for the info. Just didn't want to blow up myself or the amp

  sunnypete 15:35 PM 22 Nov 13

Presume you have checked that it's set for UK mains voltage 230 volts, and that it carries the "double insulated" symbol...

  lotvic 17:20 PM 22 Nov 13

According to www.worldstandards.eu/electricity click here

Spain, 230V, 50Hz and UK is 230V, 50 Hz. It's just the shape of our wall sockets that differ.

  rickf 23:55 PM 22 Nov 13

Great guys. Really helpful. Many thanks for all the quick replies.

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