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- 22. Why do electric shavers have different plugs? Because electric shavers are sold in different parts of the worlds, a particular model can come with different plugs depending on your location. However, you can for example use a USA electric razor in Europe with a simple plug adapter.
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An electric shock occurs when you connect yourself between mains potential and ground - the most serious of which travel across your chest and interfere with your heart muscle. Shaver sockets contain a transformer which isolates the mains supply from earth. The voltage is the same, or 115V for the centre-tapped output.
I was told it was because of the socket. Only 2 pin sockets are allowed in bathrooms to ensure stupid people don't plug in things like bar heaters, which can cause 'problems' should they get wet. 0. frasera Posts: 8,271. Forum Member. . 25/12/08 - 11:49 #7. we have 3 prong sockets in bathrooms here:P gfci. 0.
22. Why do electric shavers have different plugs? Because electric shavers are sold in different parts of the worlds, a particular model can come with different plugs depending on your location. However, you can for example use a USA electric razor in Europe with a simple plug adapter.
Why do bathroom plugs say shavers only? Usually, outlets that read “Shavers Only” means that there is not much electricity running to that outlet – enough for a shaver, and to recharge stuff, but usually anything drawing more electricity will cause the breaker to fail/blow as they are usually running low amps/watts.
A shaver socket-outlet with a transformer is called a shaver supply unit. The term ‘shaver supply unit’ means: an accessory embodying a shaver transformer and one or more socket-outlets. A shaver supply unit complying with BS EN 61558-2-5 may be installed in zone 2 of a location containing a bath or shower (Regulation 701.512.3 refers).
Yesterday I bought a Braun electric shaver. I tried to charge it this morning and it only comes with a 2 pin plug, which according to the instruction manual is 'very common in UK bathrooms'. My bathroom does not have a 2 pin socket and neither do any of the bathrooms I've ever been in. Now I have to go back to Argos today to buy a £5 plug adapter ...
Actually, UK buildings typically contain at least three different standard sockets and plugs--the big ugly ones (with a supply of four different fuses needed), a mini version of that design commonly used for table lamps and floor lamps, and a third design allowed in bathrooms so you can plug in an electric shaver (electrical sockets and even light switches are ordinarily barred from bathrooms).
Report 12 years ago. #7. As far as I understand it, as lampshade pointed out, it's for safety. With 2 pin plugs the current is running through the bottom 2 holes in the power supply constantly, whereas with ours you have to put something in the top hole, to open the bottom holes (which have the electricity).