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Osk
post 28.Nov.2005, 02:40 PM
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Does anyone know where I can get good quality Uk to Swedish plug adapters. The travel ones are oK but I am tired of dodging the blue flash that keeps coming out of it.

John
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*Mark Boy*
post 28.Nov.2005, 02:42 PM
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laugh.gif hej John, the 1 I have I bought in an airport, you can get them in duty free...a bit more expensive but much better!
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Citrus
post 28.Nov.2005, 02:45 PM
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clas ohlsson?
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Wanna-be
post 28.Nov.2005, 02:45 PM
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John Freeman

Try keeping your hands dry, it really does help. Or just rip off the UK plug and install a Swedish one, like...

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Richard
post 28.Nov.2005, 03:41 PM
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The blue flash happens in my flat when I plug Swedish appliances in, so you could call it a design feature of the system here.

I found the easiest way was to bring a 4-way board with me from the UK and stick a Swedish plug on it -- this has made life so much easier for me.
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*Harry*
post 29.Nov.2005, 08:03 AM
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good information
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somethingbrite
post 26.Nov.2010, 03:37 AM
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Depends where you live.
I guess modern apartments (built since 1970 maybe) and most modern housing may have earth at the sockets.
However, Not one of the apartments I have lived in (5 to date) has had an earth anywhere except in the kitchen.
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GarryJones2
post 26.Nov.2010, 04:47 AM
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Better to put Swedish plugs on. Its might not be legal with the UK fuses in the actual plugs and besides you wont find replacements for the fuses.

As for Earth sockets. Most Swedish people don't realise. Earthed appliances should be earthed in rooms that are earthed. A typical low-enerigy computer monitor has to be earthed in an earthed room. If it is not earthed it is not low-energy.

The worst thing you can do is draw a long earthed extension from the Kitchen to the unearthed living room if the kitchen has Earthed sockets but not the living room. Then you have an earthed appliance in a non-earthed room. And any fault could through you to reach earth. The correct way to do it is to rewire the entire living room, including the light socket.

If you just rewire the sockets and not the light socket, consider: Someone is changing a lightbulb in the ceiling in a non-earthed socket. As they climb up on a chair to reach their leg brushes against an earthed desktop computer standing on a table top. As they start unscrewing the bulb it breaks, it was on and the short circuited, electrical current now rushes to earth down the arm, through the body and to earth via the earthed Desktop computer that the leg is still brushing against. This is potentially fatal.

Since 1992 all new houses and appartments in Sweden have to have only earthed sockets.

The better alternative if you don't rewire rooms is to plug the earthed appliance into a non-earthed socket. It's the lesser of two evils and generally the way you expect to find pc's plugged into Swedish living rooms. However, you really should rewire the entire room.

One thing you must not do is use a English earthed 4-way socket into a Swedish unearthed socket. This means that earth terminates in the 4-way socket, possibly causing a fire in all 4 appliances plugged into it if there is a fault. Having said that if you do this its likely to be okay as long as you never plug an earthed appliance into it. But as previously stated you should not be using English fused plugs

Typical earther appliances are laptops, pcs, monitors, irons, washing machines.

All UK homes are std 220v (some 115v exist in bathrooms).

Sweden also uses 220v and 115v but also a so called 3-phase 400v socket. This are used for some ovens, radiators and a few other things. Beware of 400v, they are driven by 2 seperate fuses, so pulling a fuse does not disconnect the supply to the socket.
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 26.Nov.2010, 09:59 AM
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QUOTE (GarryJones2 @ 26.Nov.2010, 04:47 AM) *
Better to put Swedish plugs on. Its might not be legal with the UK fuses in the actual plugs and besides you wont find replacements for the fuses. As for Earth sockets. Most S ... (show full quote)


Earthed equipment does not use the earth circuit if functioning properly, so it can have no effect on energy usage.

Sweden uses 230V 50Hz nowadays. 115V is only used for electric razors in bathrooms.
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Mirrorman
post 26.Nov.2010, 10:04 AM
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lol spot the people with no lives. this thread is over 5 years old. lol.losers
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Johno
post 26.Nov.2010, 10:06 AM
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QUOTE
The worst thing you can do is draw a long earthed extension from the Kitchen to the unearthed living room if the kitchen has Earthed sockets but not the living room. Then you have an earthed appliance in a non-earthed room. And any fault could through you to reach earth. The correct way to do it is to rewire the entire living room, including the light socket.

If you just rewire the sockets and not the light socket, consider: Someone is changing a lightbulb in the ceiling in a non-earthed socket. As they climb up on a chair to reach their leg brushes against an earthed desktop computer standing on a table top. As they start unscrewing the bulb it breaks, it was on and the short circuited, electrical current now rushes to earth down the arm, through the body and to earth via the earthed Desktop computer that the leg is still brushing against. This is potentially fatal.

Did you have training in writing nonsense and gibberish, or does it come naturally ?

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All UK homes are std 220v


No, 240 v is standard. And I've just measured mine with a digital meter.
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 26.Nov.2010, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE (Mirrorman @ 26.Nov.2010, 10:04 AM) *
lol spot the people with no lives. this thread is over 5 years old. lol.losers


Well, you should know everything about that...
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Mirrorman
post 26.Nov.2010, 10:34 AM
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id be surprised if you pay for electrictiy bender, after all you are a self admitted thief.
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 26.Nov.2010, 10:57 AM
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QUOTE (Mirrorman @ 26.Nov.2010, 10:34 AM) *
id be surprised if you pay for electrictiy bender, after all you are a self admitted thief.


How so?
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Mirrorman
post 26.Nov.2010, 03:17 PM
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tv license to start with.
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