Is a UK shaver plug the same as European?
No, not quite. A 2 pin plug found on an electric toothbrush or shaver has pins that are closer together than a traditional 2 pin EU mains adapter. This means that appliances that would normally connect to a shaver socket cannot and should not be connected to mains power in Europe.
Can I plug toothbrush into normal socket?
In short, yes it will work but the socket may eventually fail. Not just toothbrushes which often take 24 hours to charge or are designed to be permanently trickle charging but rechargeable shavers too.
Can you plug a 3 pin plug into a shaver socket?
This shaver & toothbrush Converter plug will let you convert your UK 2 pin adaptor to 3 pin. Just Connect to your wall socket and use it. Easily allows you to charge your electric shavers, toothbrushes and epilator from a standard 3 pin UK socket.
Will a Sonicare charger work in Europe?
You need the charger to include the voltage of the country you are traveling to. So if the country’s voltage is 220v and on your brushes charging stand it states 100-240 or 220-240v everything is good. You can use that charging stand.
Why do British bathrooms not have sockets?
Why are there no plug sockets in British bathrooms? The reason that there are no plus sockets in bathrooms is simple – having an exposed plug socket can increase the risk of electric shock. Plugs in England generally use 240-volt power, twice the amount found in US plugs which have 120-volts.
Is it illegal to sell an electrical item without a UK plug?
All manufacturers and importers are required to ensure that electrical items they supply in the UK are fitted with UK three-pin plugs with the proper fuse. Distributors and retailers must not sell any appliances without a correct fused plug fitted.
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.
Should I keep my Sonicare on the charger?
You can always keep your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush on a plugged-in charger between brushing. This will not affect the battery lifespan of your toothbrush.
Do all Sonicare use the same charger?
The DiamondClean and DiamondClean Smart chargers are not interchangeable with each other or with other Philips Sonicare toothbrush handles. We advise to always use the charger that comes with your Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and DiamondClean Smart toothbrush. Chargers can look similar.
Is it illegal to have a plug socket in the bathroom UK?
Sockets. Sockets are not allowed in bathrooms or shower rooms (apart from shaver-supply units) unless they can be fitted at least three metres from the bath or shower.
Why is the British plug so safe?
Prong Design: Like standard U.S. grounded plugs, the U.K. wall plug has three prongs. Although the built-in fuse adds bulk to the U.K. plug design, it’s also safer: In case of an unexpected electrical surge, the fuse simply blows and the electricity shuts off, preventing fires, electrocutions, and other accidents.
Can I replace an EU plug with a UK plug?
You can use an EU conversion plug, which have several benefits. However, before using a conversion plug you should: Always check that the type of conversion plug you use is suitable for the EU plug. We recommend you replace the appliance with a UK standard electrical product if the plug is not suitable for conversion.
What kind of USB cable does Philips Sonicare use?
Philips Sonicare USB Type-C Cable – Black This is a genuine Sonicare part. It is a black coloured USB Type-A (male) to USB Type-C (male) cable. The cable can be connected to wall adaptors and compatible travel cases to charge a toothbrush inside the case.
Is there charger for Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush?
The following are the options you have when it comes to charging stands Sonicare electric toothbrushes. This is a 2 pin travel charger for your Sonicare electric toothbrush or Airflosser. This is the same Sonicare charger that would have come supplied with most Philips electric toothbrushes sold in the UK.
What kind of wall adapter do I need for Sonicare?
A 2 pin UK bathroom wall adapter with USB Type-A (female) port built-in. This wall adapter supports 100-240v. Into it you can connect USB powered charging stands or USB cables that are connected to Sonicare charging travel cases. This is a genuine Sonicare part and is black in colour. Compatibility: Sonicare 9900 Prestige
Is the Sonicare charging Glass compatible with the EU?
This is the base for a Sonicare charging glass (sold separately). Suitable for use within the EU, it has a 2 pin power connector compatible with sockets in the likes of France, Spain, Germany, Italy etc. Silver in colour with a black power lead.