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C13 plug question


rickf
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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

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spuds

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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.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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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.

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rickf

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Thanks guys for the info. Just didn't want to blow up myself or the amp

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sunnypete

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

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lotvic

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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.

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rickf

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

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