Can I use my european 2 pin adapator in Indian plug sockets?
annab1984
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Can I use my european 2 pin adapator in Indian plug sockets?

Hello guys.

I have a european plug adapter, is this pluggy inable in India?


whooo hoooo 3 weeks!!!

Thanks

xxx

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#2
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No. India uses type D plugs, Europe type C.
#3
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Originally posted by: annab1984 View Post

Hello guys.

I have a european plug adapter, is this pluggy inable in India?


whooo hoooo 3 weeks!!!

Thanks

xxx


no it is not.but u can always buy an outlet adapter from an electronics shop,that fits on indian electric boards.
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Hmmm, I have used my Indian appliances in Germany without any adaptor, and vice versa. German and Indian plugs have VERY minor differences for the 2-pin socket. Its the 3-pin socket in India which is different from continental european plugs.

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#5
| Ex-Expat, but still around
European 2 prong plugs work just fine in India. If you have the big type with the ground, then be prepared to trip the circut breaker on occasion.
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Originally posted by: Cayle View Post

European 2 prong plugs work just fine in India. If you have the big type with the ground, then be prepared to trip the circut breaker on occasion.


In half of the plug sockets I used I could not get my european adapter to work.

So I was glad I spent a few quid on buying a UK to India travel adapter (like this one but not so dear) before I went.
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#7
| Loud Noisy Bird
India has round-pin sockets. If your plug has flat pins, it will not fit without an adaptor.

This is really covered extensively, with photos etc, on other threads: please search the site and browse.
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#8
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One good thing is that Europe Voltage standard is 220V/50Hz - same as India... so all you need is a cheap adapter.
#9
| Loud Noisy Bird
...On a good day :laugh:
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Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

...On a good day :laugh:


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I need to get this straight! I am bringing my Nokia phone with me to India (as it also functions as my MP3) and the charger has European round pins (2), I have had so many different opinions on this subject - will it work or won't it? Can I just get an adapter in India?
#12
| Survivor
Adapters are cheap here. You will get one easily. You could also get a new phone adapter.;)

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Originally posted by: evscha View Post

I need to get this straight! I am bringing my Nokia phone with me to India (as it also functions as my MP3) and the charger has European round pins (2), I have had so many different opinions on this subject - will it work or won't it? Can I just get an adapter in India?


Your (2 round pin) phone adapter will work fine...
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Thank you!!
#15
| She-who-must-be-obeyed!
I have an adaptor for my Australian 3 point straight pin plugs and it is called a European adaptor and has 2 round shaped prongs. So if yours is the same as this it will fit Indian plugs. Which makes me suspect that European appliances with 2 round shaped prongs on their plugs will plug in directly into Indian power points, as sounder has posted.
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