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    • aayush
    • By aayush 12th Oct 18, 7:45 PM
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    Gift purchased In India
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    • 12th Oct 18, 7:45 PM
    Gift purchased In India 12th Oct 18 at 7:45 PM
    Hi
    My son purchased a gift from India and we tried it there it worked fine but when we plugged in it here in the UK it tripped my fuse box can you advise what is the best thing to do
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    • its_all_over
    • By its_all_over 12th Oct 18, 7:53 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 7:53 PM
    Hi
    My son purchased a gift from India and we tried it there it worked fine but when we plugged in it here in the UK it tripped my fuse box can you advise what is the best thing to do
    Originally posted by aayush
    You donít say what the item is, but the sensible thing would probably be to get it checked by a professional, depending on the item there should be a someone who specialises in repairs locally to you.
    • aayush
    • By aayush 12th Oct 18, 8:37 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 8:37 PM
    its is an electrical item of the golden temple in Amritsar
    • its_all_over
    • By its_all_over 12th Oct 18, 9:51 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 9:51 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 9:51 PM
    its is an electrical item of the golden temple in Amritsar
    Originally posted by aayush
    Maybe use yell or even the yellow pages and you should be able to find a local electrician who can check itís wiring.
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    • By that 12th Oct 18, 10:44 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:44 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:44 PM
    I would look at the plug to make sure you rewired it correctly, or does India use uk type plugs?

    Other than that it may need someone with a multi-meter and basic fault finding experience
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 13th Oct 18, 12:42 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 12:42 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 12:42 AM
    Are you using an adapter with the original Indian plug?

    There are several plug types used in India. Generally round in a triangle arrangement. But there is also one with 3 pins in a straight line.

    You need to remove the plug and fit a correctly fused UK plug.
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 13th Oct 18, 8:30 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 8:30 AM
    Find a UK electrical shop with a person who knows that continent .
    • Geodark
    • By Geodark 13th Oct 18, 9:01 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 9:01 AM
    What voltage do India use? and as said, is it wired for the UK?
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    • By onomatopoeia99 13th Oct 18, 9:20 AM
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    What voltage do India use? and as said, is it wired for the UK?
    Originally posted by Geodark
    The voltage and frequency in India is nominally the same as UK (230V / 50Hz) . The UK actually runs at 240V almost all the time as when we "standardized" with the EU at 230V, it was done by allowing 230V +10% (or -6%) so nothing had to change. Typical Euro-fudge
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