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Braun Electric Toothbrush

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by hansi, 16 May 2015.

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  1. hansi

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    The moulded two pin plug attached to my toothbrush is failing as I have to jiggle the wire to get the charging light to work. is it safe to cut off the plug separate the wires and then attach a normal two pin plug on to it?
     
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    Yes with same plug type.
     
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    It will be replaced by a normal two pin plug obviously not a moulded one
     
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    Could you fit a normal three pin plug in one of these providing you use a 1 amp fuse? I think that might be safer than using the adaptors which seem a bit clumsy so me.
     
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    But how will he plug that in his bathroom? :rolleyes:
     
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    You beat me to it. Of course, I charge it from a shaver socket so i can't use a three pin plug.
     
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    My wife charges hers using a 3-pin socket (it has an unearthed 3-pin plug). I can't see a problem of the OP doing the same.
     
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    Except that I charge it in a shaver socket in the bathroom.
     
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    In which case don't necessarily follow PBoD's advice.

    You keep saying "normal two pin plug", but there is no such thing. Or rather there are different types of such things.

    If you're using a shaver socket for it then you need to put a BS 4573 / IEC 60884-1 shaver plug on it, not a CEE 7/16 Europlug. They are not the same.

    Also, does your shaver socket have a toothbrush symbol on it

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    or is it lacking one, or labelled "shavers only"?
     
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    I know. You said so.

    I'm just saying that you (or your wife) could charge it using a normal socket - not in the bathroom, that would be illegal, but anywhere else.
     
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    He could use another socket, elsewhere, but he does not want to.

    He wants to use the existing one that is prefectly adequate for charging the toothbrush, in the room that the toothbrush is being used.

    Why does everybody want to make a simple thing so bloomin' complicated?
     
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    Thank you. No, my bathroom socket does not have a toothbrush sign on it. Why would that make a difference. And when I said "a normal 2 pin plug", I meant the two pin plugs that we used to use and wihich are attached to shavers. I think I'll just buy a new toothbrush! :(
     
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    Yes, that's what you need.
    Go and do it and save yourself some money.
     
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    Apparently the shaver sign meant you must only plug a shaver in, and not something else with the right plug and the same current draw. When they changed it to a picture of a toothbrush it all became ok.
     
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