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messageHelp please - electrical questionattachment
Posted by Jocky February 06, 07:44PM

Hello ED Forum.

Looking for some info. as I've found myself in a slightly annoying situation. Purchased a new Henry the Hoover on eBay, but it's arrived and it's got a yellow industrial plug as opposed to the standard UK domestic one. attached is a snap if need be.

Does anyone know if there are adaptors which will allow this to be used in a household? The alternative is that I return it, and write an angry email to the vendor for not making this obvious.

Thanks in advance to anyone that may have any knowledge around this. I wasn't sure where else to turn.

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messageRe: Help please - electrical question
Posted by GrahamP February 06, 08:39PM

The Henry that you have purchased runs on 110 volts as used on building sites.

You would need a step down transformer in order for it to be used with 240 volt mains.

eg [www.screwfix.com]

The transformers are heavy. I would change to the 240 volt Henry for domestic use.

Did the Ebay listing state that it was 110 volt?

Graham

messageRe: Help please - electrical question
Posted by rendelharris February 06, 08:53PM

Definitely return - a transformer costs almost as much as the vacuum itself and they're about the size and weight of a car battery!

messageRe: Help please - electrical question
Posted by Robert Poste's Child February 06, 10:51PM

Ooh, that really would be quite annoying as returning it won't be cheap either.

messageRe: Help please - electrical question
Posted by singalto February 07, 08:40AM

I know nothing about electric but could an electrician change the plug?

messageRe: Help please - electrical question
Posted by rendelharris February 07, 09:08AM

singalto Wrote:
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> I know nothing about electric but could an
> electrician change the plug?

No, it's an entirely different voltage which has to be run through a large transformer. Simply plugging a 110v appliance into a 240v socket would definitely wreck the appliance, probably start a fire, and possibly electrocute anyone holding the appliance!

messageRe: Help please - electrical question
Posted by JohnL February 07, 09:59AM

The yellow colour plug not the style indicates the appliance is 110v (correct me if wrong)

A blue one would be 240v ?

[cpc.farnell.com]



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was february 07, 10:02am by JohnL.

messageRe: Help please - electrical question
Posted by Jocky February 07, 01:30PM

Thanks for your replies. I think iíll need to return it.

FML


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