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will german dishwasher work in uk?

Discussion in 'Electrics Outside of the UK' started by idacecilie, 9 Feb 2016.

  1. idacecilie

    idacecilie

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    Hi guys,

    I was enquiring about purchasing an extra height integrated dishwasher (86.5cm tall), it needs to be a taller dishwasher as my cupboard space is bigger. Unfortunately, this size dishwasher from all of the major brands in the UK is very expensive, starting at about £600, I have however found a Neff S52D30X2EU dishwasher that I could import from Germany on amazon.de for a lot less money:
    http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00...ue&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A1Y6BWCPZT6HMB

    Could I take the German schuko plug off of dishwasher and connect dishwasher to the flex outlet that house builder left for me whilst safely earthing the appliance? I think German and uk voltage is the same but am I going to burn my house down? Many thanks, Andy
     
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    Basically no problem. Better still, if it is no more than 3kW, replace the flex outlet with a 13 amp socket and the Schuko plug with a UK one. Makes it much easier to isolate for servicing.
     
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    Voltage is the same but you have to watch the power rating. German sockets are 16A but our sockets are only 13A and even if you have a flex outlet it's likely fed via a 13A FCU.
     
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