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Help changing a plug from Europe to UK.

  1. Dec 7, 2016 #1
    Hi there,

    Please forgive my ignorance, but when it comes to changing plugs, I am a complete novice.

    I have a European 2-Pin plug, 2.A and 250V (One blue, one brown wire).

    As I am in the UK, this doesn't work in our sockets.

    I need to change it over to a 3-Pin, UK plug. But, when I went to purchase a new plug, there were many different types. Some saying 5A, some 13A.

    I'm wondering how I'd change it?

    Can I ground it in a 3-Pin plug, if there are only two wires in the cable I have?

    Do I purchase one of those plugs where the third pin (top pin) is simply plastic?

    Any help/guidance in this field is much appreciated! :)

    Many Thanks,

  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 7, 2016 #2


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    Staff: Mentor

    We cannot provide help like this to novices. Please use approved converters for adapting power plugs, and don't try to re-wire them yourself. Thread is closed.
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