I have several guests a year who need to use power outlets rated at 200 volts,
with those two round pins common in Europe and parts of asia. Basically its two
round 1/8" pins spaced at about 3/4" inch.
Talk about hard to find! I've got the 230 volt, 60 Hz power available already,
but now I need a surface mount box. The 50/60Hz isn't a problem.
Any suggestions on where to order a few?
But he doesn't want transformers: he has 230v, which he thinks is close
enough to 200v (is it?), so all he wants is the receptacles.
I've certainly seen adapters that go the other way round, e.g., connect
a round- or flat-pin plug to a UK or Australian/NZ or European
*recessed* round-pin socket, but I have not seen *in the USA* "foreign"
receptacles or adapters that go the other way round.
On 02/01/05 09:02 pm m Ransley tossed the following ingredients into the
ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
I've already run 230 volts for some baseboard heaters, the power is already in
the surface raceway. I just think a few boxes would look neater than dangling
email@example.com (m Ransley) wrote:
I suspect what you are going to need is a standard 240V NA type outlet
and an adapter plug so the European plug will fit the NA type 240 plug.
Check at a travel shop or likely an on line travel shop from the British
Isles to find the adapter plugs.
Have your guests bring them over on their next visit. Assuming you have
the wiring done as you say,
it should be relatively painless to install the box and receptacles that
they bring over. Just an idea.
In many European countries, electrical hardware, especially permanent-style
building grade material is not available for sale to the general public, only a
licensed contractor can purchase devices, wire & cable, breakers, etc...
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