tinkycarol

5 a day inspiration!
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
Hı just a questıon for my future reference. When I come to furnısh & holıday/resıde ın my place wıll ıt be safe for me to brıng over and use an electrıcal applıcance wıth a travel adaptor? What wıth power surges & dıfferent voltage etc.
I would not do thıs for somethıng I would use all the tıme lıke a kettle but maybe a slower cooker (thınkıng of cheaper cuts of meat for stews etc). It has an element and uses a small amount of power over 8 hours. Not somethıng I would use all the tıme but ıt could be handy and they only cost 10gbp (not seen one here yet but then I have not looked eıther). Don't want to blow myself up for the sake of a tenner so any advıce apprecıated thanks Carol x
 
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
Hello
I use UK kettle, cd player, dvd player, hair dryer, toaster, lean mean grill, drill, all things always work fine.
 

tinkycarol

5 a day inspiration!
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
Hello
I use UK kettle, cd player, dvd player, hair dryer, toaster, lean mean grill, drill, all things always work fine.

Bloomın´ heck Rachel - dıd you wın The Generatıon Game?!
Serıously thanks for that. When you can get a kettle & toaster for 4quıd ın supermarket I thınk worth brıngıng over & bookıng one extra bag space.
Cheers Carol x
 

kelchocolate

Just Watch Me
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
I just use turkish adaptors for hairdryers,slow pot cooker,bread maker,ice-cream maker,smoothie maker,dvd players,steamers,....the list could go on forever,it all works fine.
 

Guz1

Member
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
I found that most small appliances worked ok with the usual travel adaptors. You might have a problem with appliances that use a higher voltage because many travel adaptors carry a warning that they are only suitable up to a certain voltage. Koc Tas sell an adaptor that is suitable for high voltage appliances.
 

dawningram

dawn ingram
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
has anyone ever had trouble charging a pc on an adaptor...we once had a few probelms with our ipods last year so we are concerned the new netbook weve just bought might not charge properly
 

gerald

Member
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
I found that most small appliances worked ok with the usual travel adaptors. You might have a problem with appliances that use a higher voltage because many travel adaptors carry a warning that they are only suitable up to a certain voltage. Koc Tas sell an adaptor that is suitable for high voltage appliances.

I think that you mean Wattage not Voltage. Both UK and Turkey are a nominal 230V 50hz so you can use most electrical items.

As mentioned travel adaptors are usually designed for low wattage items so changing the plug is the best option.

A trick I have used over the years is to take a UK 4 socket strip adaptor on my travels, then I just need to change the plug on that to suit the locality. Really useful for appliances that have moulded on plugs and I have the benefit of retaining the fuse in the circuit.
 

oldfogy

Just passing through
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
As Turkey works on the same voltage level as the UK (220Volt) there should not be a problem with charging or using appliances such as Net books etc.

Koc Tas sell an adaptor that is suitable for high voltage appliances.
I don't understand that as the next higher voltage than 220Volt is 3Phase 440Volt and there is no domestic adaptor that would do that.

However, what they may be referring to is the power consumption, "AMPERAGE/WATTAGE" of which high wattage equipment does not always like "adaptors" because of a possible bad/lose connection which could cause a fire.
 

yalimart

The Carnwath Massive
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
I think that you mean Wattage not Voltage. Both UK and Turkey are a nominal 230V 50hz so you can use most electrical items.

As mentioned travel adaptors are usually designed for low wattage items so changing the plug is the best option.

A trick I have used over the years is to take a UK 4 socket strip adaptor on my travels, then I just need to change the plug on that to suit the locality. Really useful for appliances that have moulded on plugs and I have the benefit of retaining the fuse in the circuit.

good tip Gerald, done it myself, even got surge protected leads out there, problem is without specialist testing you cannot establish the quality of the earth

martin
 

Tommie

Sun Worshipper
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
Most stuff works fine, but I also use surge protectors for any sensitive stuff, like TV PC etc.

A simple surge protector looks similar to a 4-way extension lead. I've got one which also has a UK socket. These are fairly cheap.

However, if you want one on your incoming mains, which is a far better idea, then I believe these are not cheap, and need to be installed by an electrician.

Power cuts, and surges, are the norm in certain areas. You're lucky if you don't have at least one a day.
 

oldfogy

Just passing through
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
Do things like Hi-Fi Units and TV's brought from the UK work in Turkey or is the frequency totally different so it's as cheap to buy a new one rather than have one shipped and re-tuned?
 

Tommie

Sun Worshipper
Safe to use UK electrıcal applıances ın Turkey?
Most electrical stuff should work in Turkey OK.
 

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