puma

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can you take off a english plug and put on a turkish plug and if you can how is it wired up any diagrams ,hubbie will not touch anything electric i have to do it :embarasse
 

juco

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you can but cant remember the system, it is actually easier to buy the adaptors our there as they are cheap enough. I only change the plugs now if I want to extend the length of the cable.
 

neutral

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as an electrician just use the adaptors unless the appliance uses a lot of power as in heavy electric fire etc. then change the plug. :)
 

bryn

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Yes you can change the plugs. how to do it take back of english plug and you will see blue wire to the left hand connection and brown wire to right hand (as you look at it) use the same convention on a Turkish plug. The earth connection (green and yellow wire) then goes to the earth connection of the turkish plug which is the terminal joined to the metal clip on the outer edge of the plug. Hope that makes sense.
 

KKOB

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Make sure you buy Turkish plugs WITH earth connections. They are available with and without.
 

thurstan

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its so simple.

there are 3 terminals, one of which is the earth. The other two are reversible so it doesnt really matter to which terminal each wire goes

why buy an adaptor for £1 when the plugtops are 40p. And the adaptors dont fit into the extenson leads

if in doubt consult a qualified electrician

Thurstan
 

bryn

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KKOB I thought the plugs without earths had been phased out now, but you have reminded me of one thing to look out for and thats if you are buying an older property it will probably not have earths around the house except in the kitchen. So you may considder getting a sparker in to put things right in that respect.
 

thurstan

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KayaKoyuOldBoy said:
Make sure you buy Turkish plugs WITH earth connections. They are available with and without.

good point

though if you have an appliance with a two wire plug you dont need the earth

Thurstan
 
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Rossie

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Just picked up on this one,whilst browsing,I was under the impression that a system of earthing ,was not available in Turkey,that appliances where double insulated, and a fused trip system was incorperated for saftey.
So am I wrong here?
 

bryn

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Rossie no your not wrong as such, Most small appliance are double insulated and the modern builds have earth leakage trips as in the rest of Europe but your washing machine,dishwasher etc still are not double insulated and therefore carry a shock risk if they go wrong hence the requirement for earths, Same can be said about some of the three bar electric fires sold here.
 

KKOB

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2 pin plugs without earth connections are readily available around the Fethiye area. Haven't heard anything about them being phased out.
 

eamonn1

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Thought you should not use metal light fittings in a room if you do not have an earth system. Eamonn.
 

KKOB

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Depends on whether you're abiding by Turkish or Rest of the World, safety rules ! LOL
 

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