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rechargeable toothbrush

Postby yorksvilla » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:00 pm

Can I use a shaver socket (230v UK) in the bathroom to charge an electric toothbrush. Any special wiring required if socket is suitable?
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Postby acsimpson » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:33 am

My electric toothbrush charger has a shaver plug on the end and runs at 240v so that would be fine.

I guess if you have a normal plug on the charger then you'd need to use an adapter but check the ratings on the plate and charger to make sure it wont be overloaded.
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Postby kbrownie » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:22 pm

Hi yorksvilla,
Manufactures instructions should be followed. but if you used a two pin adapter, as standard shaver sockets are
seperated extra low voltage. which means the voltage supplied to your property is stepped down at this point to twelve volts. I would say it would be safe to do so.
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