Uk plug adapter to work in India and Nepal ?

#1 Dec 9th, 2005, 03:11
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Hello

What kind of plug adapter do I need for India and Nepal ? I have the standard Asia one which if you turn upside down works for Oz and NZ, but I have a feeling that India is different ?

I haven't seen them widely available in the UK, so would I pick one up easy enough in Delhi ?

Thank you in advance
#2 Dec 9th, 2005, 03:35
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Hi there, I dont know how true my info is ( I am also loking into it) but I was told that India uses the same plug type - 3 pin, as what we use in the UK. Maybe someone can enlighten us both.
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No it is not the same as the British plug. The Indian plug is 2 round with a thicker 3:rd pin for ground. You can easily buy an adapter in India.
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Thank you for that info, but when you say 'easily' buy, will they be available in a lot of places ? and will they def be the UK to India ones and not India to UK ones

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I have only needed to buy an adapter twice and both times I found it in the first electrical shop I checked and the one I bought plugs in to an Indian socket and accepts probably any plug known to mankind, including the weird looking british one.
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Thanks for this info, as long as I find it in the first day or so, I will have enough battery life to do me. Cheers
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It is the same as the the one UK used to use before the flat pin ones came in in the 60s (?). I had a few in a box and made my own adaptor.

You can get a 4-way, slice off the plug, buy and fit an Indian plug when you get here.

Or you can buy a 'Universal' 4-way here very easily... it will take UK square or India round or 2-pin plugs and it will cost about GBP 3.

Yes, very easily. Just look for the bulbs, coils of wire etc marking the elecrical shop iny row of small shops.
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The electrical adapters are available EVERYWHERE, even in small towns, and cost Rs.15/-
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thanks !
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alidoll- If you are flying BA then they sell a travel adaptor on board which costs a tenner or so and is of very good quality. I dont have the details at hand but think its a "world wide" adaptor.

As the above posters have also metioned travel adaptors are easily available in most small towns too.

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