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Old 27-06-2018, 11:47 AM   #31
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Footplate, if your appliance has 3 pins, you are correct, but 90% of all French plugs, now only have 2pins, and fit either way, Buy a new power drill, 2 pin, etc, etc.It takes a bit of getting used to, as you imagine, compared with uk 3pin. John
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Old 27-06-2018, 12:39 PM   #32
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Most euro plugs that you buy are now a composite type, that fit both French sticky out earth pin and German sprung fingers top and bottom of the socket.
the flat two pins with no earth are only available pre fitted same way our equivalent with an all plastic earth cant be bought as a loose plug and they can only be fitted to certain types of equipment.
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The point I am trying to make is when you wire a 2 plnfrench plug, it matters not which wire goes where, as they are totally reversible , my French sparky told me that, 14 years ,ago, john
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Old 27-06-2018, 12:52 PM   #34
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Iím pretty sure it doesnít really matter which way round you wire the live and neutral on a British plug as the current is AC. It is just good practice to follow the laid down rule then an idiot is less likely to terminate the earth to live.
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Old 27-06-2018, 01:19 PM   #35
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Not sure that's correct, WTD. The 'live' contact in the socket always shows live on test but the neutral does not........HB
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Its a Hornets nest, this, as my dad used to say that wiring it as we are all taught, reduces the possibility of the appliance becoming a shock hazzard. Hence my surprise when my sparky said in france it did not matter. To this end, i mark the plug and the wire to be sure, minus to minus etc. It is a rare here to get anything fitted with 3 wires. By the same token i have single phase, 2 phase and 3 phase electricity, in the house. Sorry to go off topic, but it sorta is, as you have to plug your droppers, via a transformer, ( with 2 wires), into the mains. john
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Old 27-06-2018, 01:38 PM   #37
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Not sure that's correct, WTD. The 'live' contact in the socket always shows live on test but the neutral does not........HB

Yes you are correct HB, had my daft head on. Having said that the appliance will still work OK.
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Old 27-06-2018, 01:55 PM   #38
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Apologies, off topic

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Yet another topic going way off from the original question asked.
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Old 27-06-2018, 02:11 PM   #40
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Funny you should say that Brian, I was about to enquire "what was the question again"?
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