UK Electrical in India


#31 Oct 31st, 2017, 11:23
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Thanks ViShVa
a) Shipping will have to happen anyway - 20 years worth of life has a lot of roots!!
b) Wasn't going to buy - already have a number of appliances that are working fine and will do for many years. They are worth pennies if I sell them - and the stuff are way more expensive in India for equivalent quality. Was only going to buy a new oven.
c) Did try those universal sockets and have them in one or two places. But was hoping to install some of the smartswitches (trying to keep up with times !!) that are frightfully expensive in India. Therefore - thought that given that we are having to reinstall electrics anyway with a lot of UK kit - might as well put in the UK sockets and get some UK plugs to swap in those equipment that we are buying from India. A tad convoluted way of thinking, I know - but will work cost and quality wise if the electric connection is foolproof. Does it make a difference that the UK 3 pin plug has a fuse and the one from India does not? Or, regarding the earthing mechanism.

Thanks a lot for the input.
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The kind of switches VishVa has shown are commonplace now in all apartments - perhaps last 6 years' or so ago we started getting them when Indian makers of electrical switches and sockets started catering to the upmarket clientele and the housing boom (second one, post 09). Havell's and Crabtree are both good. I'm sure there're other, cheaper ones available.
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UK Electrical in India

Thanks for thinking of me... But I think you have your answer already

The international sockets will take UK flat-pin and Indian small (6 amp I think) round-pin plugs, as well as a few others such as European and American. They do not take the larger 16-amp Indian plug.

I find that the international sockets, after griping thicker round pins stop griping the thinner flat pins. Get the brands others recommend, not the MK brand I have! MK quality in India is completely different to UK and inferior.

You will find that 4 or 6 way uk extension sockets, with Indian plugs are a very good combination for many things!

Also, the cheapo UK supermarket extensions are far better quality than most Indian equivalent.

The round-pin system is the one UK used to use. You can find both co-existing in Singapore.

Many Indian houses have a three-phase supply... So, hey, you can bring your industrial equipment too!

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Originally Posted by ViShVa View Post 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.
Thanks Vishva. Had typed a long reply yesterday morning - but can't see it here as been sent. Will catch up after work.
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Originally Posted by shuvro View Post Thanks Vishva. Had typed a long reply yesterday morning - but can't see it here as been sent. Will catch up after work.
Ah!! Please ignore the last post
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