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electronic equipment from USA

Post by lolitasweet » Sat, 02 Aug 2008 1:35 am

recently i bought a plug in unit (fragrance diffuser) from the USA and i used it in my home in Singapore, the unit came with a bulb that lights up when plugged in and switched on.

however within minutes, the light went off and the whole thing doesn't seem to work anymore. i tried plugging it into other sockets in my home but it still doesn't work.

could it be that the voltage is different which caused the problem? is the plug in spoilt now?
on it, it says 120v, does it mean we can't plug into our sockets here in Singapore?
what can i do to make this work?

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Re: electronic equipment from USA

Post by durain » Sat, 02 Aug 2008 7:40 am

lolitasweet wrote: could it be that the voltage is different which caused the problem? is the plug in spoilt now?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 02 Aug 2008 8:56 am

It would depend on whether there is any wiring left that is not melted. If you can find a local bulb rated at 240V with the same wattage, thread size & physical dimensions to fit into the unit you might be able to use a plug adapter but next time be sure you don't buy anything with 120V ratings.

If your bulb is to high a wattage or larger dimensions then you stand a good chance of a fire hazard as the bulb clearances may be too small and the unit might melt or catch fire due to the heat generated by the bulb.

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