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Bought something off eBay, with a foreign plug, but which country is it from?

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
I bought a Sony Hi8 Camcorder off eBay recently and it looks like the ac adaptor it came with is not a UK one. Where it would normally plug into the wall it just has two tube-like prongs. I would ask the guy who sold me it which country its from but he's no longer registered with eBay.

Can anyone tell me which country it could be from/how I could identify it, and what kind of adapter I would need to plug it into my wall?

Will leave rep for all decent advice given, cheers!
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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1 Like #1
Can you put a picture up?
1 Like #2
You can buy an adapter just about anywhere for this type of 2 pin plug . The adapter is a one you would use with a shaver .I too have bought loads of things , many from ebay and the power supply had just 2 pins , my mp3 player and Nokia 770 came with these . I now have 2 or 3 adapter's to allow me to charge the device's up .

just snapped them for ya !
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t295/Rickardo_21/plugfinal.jpg
#3
Saint, here are my pictures:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m306/steveaitken/SNB20463.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m306/steveaitken/SNB20464.jpg

Ricko, thanks for the advice but I think my power supply is a bit different cos the ends of the two pins are more rounded?
1 Like #4
just looks like a euro 2 pin plug to me, you tried a electric shaver adapter, thats what i use
#5
Same adapters fit the round/circluar pins aswell as the pictured flat pins .Just ask for a shaver adapter .
#6
Thanks Eric. I dont have a shaver adapter but I just plugged it direct into the socket on the shaving light and it worked!

Cheers Ricko!
1 Like #7
Not for the feint hearted.
If you can get a small plastic object like the top of a Biro pen and insert it into the top hole (earth) of a normal U.K. socket, you should be able to open the covers from the other two holes (live and neutral).
You should now be able to use your euro plug in this. It will be a tight fit though.

DON'T DO THIS IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN.
DON'T DO THIS WHILE STANDING BARE FOOT IN A BOWL OF WATER.
:thumbsup:
#8
Ha ha, great advice Jumpingphil, ta.
1 Like #9
I am surprised no one mentioned voltage...........although sony chargers normally work on 110 and 220 volts automaticaly
1 Like #10
just cut it off and put a plug on it will be more safe than a adaptor

if i remember right its just a radio type lead on the charger end just replace the whole lead
Figure-of-8’ Mains Lead
#11
thanks all.
#12
Jumpingphil
Not for the feint hearted.
If you can get a small plastic object like the top of a Biro pen and insert it into the top hole (earth) of a normal U.K. socket, you should be able to open the covers from the other two holes (live and neutral).
You should now be able to use your euro plug in this. It will be a tight fit though.

DON'T DO THIS IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN.
DON'T DO THIS WHILE STANDING BARE FOOT IN A BOWL OF WATER.
:thumbsup:



Very constructive information , you must work for the Health & Safety Executive :-)

I have a similar method to save on the cost of plugs . Just push the cables [pos[red ]& neg [Black]] into the two holes on the socket . A great money saving tip there ......................NOT.
#13
ricko
Very constructive information , you must work for the Health & Safety Executive :-)

I have a similar method to save on the cost of plugs . Just push the cables [pos[red ]& neg [Black]] into the two holes on the socket . A great money saving tip there ......................NOT.


Have you actually tried what I suggested.
It is effectively what people in mainland europe do every time they use a plug except they don't have to move the covers out of the way in the first place.

Unless you are a complete idiot, I don't see anything wrong with using this method.
Try it yourself and then tell me where the problems are. :x
#14
ricko
Very constructive information , you must work for the Health & Safety Executive :-)

I have a similar method to save on the cost of plugs . Just push the cables [pos[red ]& neg [Black]] into the two holes on the socket . A great money saving tip there ......................NOT.




Red and black cables. :w00t:
How old is this?
I think you are the one that needs health and safety.

Have you tried my method yet. At the end of the day, it doesn't look any worse than the euro adapters at the top of the page.
banned#15
where did red and black come from? LOL, thats been phased out. Its brown (live) and blue (neutral) now

PS I Tried what jumpinghil said, works a treat!
#16
Jerry786
where did red and black come from? LOL, thats been phased out. Its brown (live) and blue (neutral) now

PS I Tried what jumpinghil said, works a treat!


Now you wern't standing in a bowl of water were you. :w00t:
#17
antenna;2469496
I am surprised no one mentioned voltage...........although sony chargers normally work on 110 and 220 volts automaticaly


I had the same thought, the charger myst be dual voltage as many are these days.

John
#18
Yup - (from the pic) the plug you have is European. As such the issue of compatible voltage does not arise, as UK and Euro voltage is equable. Hope this helps?

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