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UK generator plug

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Livewire, Sep 19, 2005.

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  1. Livewire

    Livewire Guest

    Someone in the UK is ebaying a generator with a 110v output rather than
    the UK standard of 240V.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-Generator-115VAC-50Hz-720W-
    Output_W0QQitemZ7547611262QQcategoryZ46412QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    The generator has a standard domestic plug socket as used for 230v
    supplies (ie normal house-wiring plugs).

    Does anyone know if this is legal? I'm thinking that someone might fix a
    plug onto a 110v a piece of equipment for the generator, then forget and
    later try accidentally plugging it into the 240v mains.
     
  2. Jb

    Jb Guest

    Usually they are dual voltage, 110/230. There should be a voltage change
    switch that makes the 230v socket dead when switched to 110
     
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