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Plugs on new appliances

Post by snowqueen » Mon, 15 Sep 2008 9:21 pm

I notice that the plug sockts here are the same as the UK which is great, but why when you guy a new appliance in SG, does it have a two pronged plug.

Me and my husband have found these quite difficult to plug into the wall so we have had to buy a load of converter plugs (2 to 3 prong) to plug in all our new applicances.

When Starhub came to install my Hubstation I noticed afterwards that he had put a 2 pronged plug into the socket - I can only assumed he must have rammed this in with force.

Does anyone else have this problem or is it just us?

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Post by cbavasi » Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:00 pm

you can stick a two prong into a three prong by pushing in the top hole with something to release the catch - thereby inserting the two prong. our old gym condo had a scale that i used to see a guy do this. :shock:
there are these flat pieces of plastic that go over the socket that you can easily put a two prong appliance in - rather than having the bigger converter one. they sell them at all the DIY shops and usually come in a pack of 10 or so.

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Post by durain » Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:16 pm

it was never a "standard" to sell an electrical device with the normal UK plug (knows as Type G) in singapore, so some device will come with the 2 round prongs (knows as Type C). whereas in the UK, you have to sell the device with a UK plug.

just get the plastic thing (surely there's a proper name for it but i cant find it!) which open up the catch in the socket so that you can plug in your Type C plugs. they are dead cheap.

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