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Nice diagrams! Are you going to put in more soon? Here is a nice reference page for the plug configs. [1] Fuzheado 00:53, 1 Feb 2004 (EST)

What other countries are using 110V ? Wojsyl 05:09, 30 Jan 2005 (EST)


The italien diagram is misleading. The holes have a smaller diameter, which mean they cannot be used with all plugs that would work in the "continental Europe" outlets. --elgaard 22:48, 31 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Having used the two-pin plugs on a number of occasions in hotels in Italy, I have found that the Italians have two different standards for these plugs. I have been able to buy convertors for both here in the UK - once I understood the difference. "European adaptors" claiming (simply) to be be ""european universal" are being misleading. The two standards are "amperage" based. Either 7.5 amps or 10 amps. The 10 amp adaptors do not fit easily into the 7.5 amp receptacles, though they can be forced in and work. Possibly with damage to both plug and receptacle. The difference appears to be the pin diameter. The 10 amp pins have a visibly larger diameter. Quartic 11.32 30 April 2007 (BST)


The Israel diagram is also misleading. In 90 % of israel sockets, the two holes have semi-circular form, alowing them to be used with the "continental Europe" outlets. --jarondl 15:19, 2 Oct 2006 (IST)


That thing about testing voltage using a hairdryer, is that correct? I'd guess that if the engine spins fast despite being set to "Slow", this means it's fed 240V while set to 120V, not the other way around. Problem is, I'm easily confused so I thought I'd check here first before editing ;) {Peirz 23:02, 11 April 2007 (EDT)}

I have edited that section out. It could work if you know what you are doing, but would be dangerous if you make a mistake. Davidbstanley 03:23, 12 April 2007 (EDT)