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  1. Dave_McNutts
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    Hi,
    Little advice for a non-sparky. I've just bought a set of clippers and got them home to discover they're fitted with a standard 3-pin plug and I have a standard shaver socket in my bathroom. I have researched the connection, and a euro-adaptor physically fits into the socket. The clippers are rated to draw 10W which I think is about 40mA (although the plug contains a 3A fuse). I believe the socket is capable of upto 200mA. My question before I kill either myself or my electrical supply is, will this work safely and should I do it or just risk using a standard extension lead in the bathroom? There doesn't seem to be any such thing as 3-pin to shaver adaptor.

    Cheers,

    Dave McN
     
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    the 3 pin to euro should be fine as long as it's a reputable make and not some pound shop rubbish
     
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    Buy a rechargeable one...
     
  4. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    A Euro adaptor is not compatible with a shaver socket even though it may fit.
     
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    Use the clippers in another room then go wash your face in the sink! Simples
     
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    At mine there's a proper outlet just outside the bathroom, that may, or may not be used for clippers :rolleyes:
     
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    Makes it much easier shaving your nutsack and crack whilst standing in the bath.....
     
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    Jesus.
     
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    If only I could unread that statement :eek:
     
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    I'll post a photo up if you aren't careful...........
     
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    His long hair clogs up the plug hole........
     
  12. Ian1981
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    Please wait till I've had my tea tho
     
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    Id rather another photo of your harem of automobiles - sheikh SWD
     
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    Suddenly I don't want my sausage and dumplings :oops:
     
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  15. SWD
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    Lotus has gone, need a load lugger so hopefully in the next month I may have a Jap import Subaru Twinscroll Turbo fun at 260 BHP then its either an Exige or Caterham or AC Cobra, rar......

    Off to the bath to get the photo that Ian desperately wants......
     
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    Something properly bare :

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    Just for you how about this one, was at Brookes Kensington in Bicester when I took the 111R in for a checkup, interesting Austin 7 1937 I believe long wheel base with custom body work.

    Little Satan,

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  19. Wilko
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    Now now, none of us are perfect after all :)
     
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    get yourself an Atom. you know it makes (non)sense.
     
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    You want a Nomad, I need something thats has some semblance of weather proofing as I need a few laps around the Nurburgring whilst on my drive to Poland next year.
     
  22. Midwest
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    Think the OP's sorry of asking the question now :eek:
     
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  23. Pete999
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    Yes
     
  24. SWD
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    Sad but I am looking at this low mileage Exige..... I need help. :(

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    The words "Shaver socket" describe the exact electrical appliance to be used in that socket....an electric shaver and nothing else. The socket is designed with an isolating transformer so there is no earth on the output side and that's why shavers only have 2 wires and are all class II i.e. double insulated.
    If the straighteners have a 3 pin plug fitted they also may be class II but need to be plugged into the socket the plug is designed for i.e. a UK 3 pin socket and not via an adaptor.
    Using them on a shaver socket may damage the isolating transformer by overheating and a subsequent shock risk.
     
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    all these new fang-gangled gadgets. i have never, never in my life, used straighteners, curlers, plug-in razors, hairdryers, or any of the other unnecessary but must have accessories that QVC says we can't live without.
     
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    Well I could live without hair straighteners and dryers, cus I aint got any hair
     
  28. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    who cares about hair, pete. it's only a sunscreen for yer yed. a knotted hankey can do the same job.
     
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    True
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    just opened a nice bottle of hair restorer. Captain Smith's. brewed by Titanic brewery in Stoke. 5.2%. it's just like mother's milk. YUM. YUM.
     
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    Pi----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------k
     
  32. telectrix
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    ????? sorry, pete, i failed the course in Klingon.
     
  33. Midwest
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    I think he's remonstrating with you, 'cos he's a born again Prohibition'ist.
     
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    See the district nurse , she will be able to help. :cool:
     
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