UK Electrical in India


#16 Jun 15th, 2014, 02:27
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What are cartridge fuses?
#17 Jun 15th, 2014, 02:31
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The things in 13-amp plugs.

Although they come in other sizes for other applications.
#18 Jun 15th, 2014, 02:50
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Ah yes, thanks Nick. That is always what I though a domestic fuse was, and what I was referring to earlier.
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you do get adapters with cartridge fuses (and the fuses), a wee bit dearer than rs 50, hence the limited acceptance and availability.
meh...
#20 Jun 15th, 2014, 17:16
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Or one could go for the "hifi" version

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Well I never!

I would have said that's nuts, but won't blow my fuse over it.
#22 Jun 15th, 2014, 22:35
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Well I never!
Me neither. Nor will I.

Conceivably I could clean all my plugs, fuses, etc, with DeoxIT contact cleaner. I have a can. But I'm lazy...
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I'll bite. What does a hifi fuse do that a normal one won't.?
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Keep the marketing guys in employment.
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Gives audiophools something to talk about when they've exhausted the topic of the crazy-price mains cables.
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I knew I was going to be sorry asking..
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At least you're not telling us that you can hear the difference, and it's night and day!
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ur answers

Thx everyone for your answers. Big sigh of relief in the household!!
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Hi guys

Came across this old thread while trying to find out some answers about UK large appliances in India. This may not be active currently, but, will be hugely obliged if I get some solid info.

Will be transferring a residence and carrying a number of UK large appliances back to India. Can anyone please (Nick H in particular !!) confirm whether the UK 3 pin plug will work in Indian sockets with an adaptor?

Can I also carry/ buy 3 pin UK sockets and put them in the house in India. It is an old house and I will have to do the rewiring anyway. That way I will not have to use bulky and unsightly adaptors for lamps, music systems, TV, fridges etc in every corner of the house.

If then, I buy some Indian appliances (water heater, for example) - can I substitute the Indian 3 pin round plug for the UK 3 pin plug with a fuse and put it in the UK type socket

Apologies in advance for the complex wording

Shuvro
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Welcome to IndiaMike, shuvro


The voltage of appliances in both countries is compatible. As far as the plug sockets are concerned, install hybrid ones like the ones I have had installed in my Bombay property. They take round pin as well as the UK plugs:

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In my opinion, it is foolish to spend all that on shipping. Buy your appliances locally with extended and local service plans.

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