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## How do I know the voltage of my plug socket without buying a

[From: Engineering] [author: ] [Date: 01-07] [Hit: ]
How do I know the voltage of my plug socket without buying an apparatus? New kettle?Hi yahoo answers, I wonder how to understand this. I have s new kettle that says 220-240v It says to make sure your plug is the correct voltage. How do I kno......

How do I know the voltage of my plug socket without buying an apparatus? New kettle?

I wonder how to understand this. I have s new kettle that says 220-240v
It says to make sure your plug is the correct voltage.
How do I know this without buying an apparatus?
Will my fuse box tell me? I cannot see anything and get the impression most plug sockets in the UK are 250v?
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The original Peter G say: UK used to be called 250, but it often was lower. Now it's. 230+- a few %.. A kettle is tolerant of quite big voltage changes, so just remember to fill it before you plug it in
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Bob say: If you buy a kettle in the UK it will be ok for the supply. In the UK the supply voltage is around 240V but to satisfy the EU regulations it has been stated to be 230 but =/_ enough to bring it in lime with both the UK 240V and Europe's 220V.
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lee26loo，異域秦後人 say: THE PLUG AND SOCKET RATED 250V MEANS THEY ARE SAFE TO USE ON ANY AC POWER SOURCE HAS VOLTAGE LOWER THAN 250V.
IT DOES NOT MEANS THE POWER SOCKET COMES OUT 250V SINCE UK ELECTRICITY IS 230V OR LOWER IN SOME AREA.
YOUR KETTLE IS SAFE TO PLUG IN ANY POWER SOURCE BELOW 240V WITHOUT BURNING DOWN.
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Robert J say: Your kettle is fine.

The UK used to be 240V.
Since European voltages were harmonised, the official voltage is 230V, tolerance -6% to +10%

That means anything intended for UK use is compatible with voltages from 216V to 253V
(And 240V is well within that range so they did not have to change anything..)
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oyubir say: Unless you took a plane to go back from the shop where you bought your kettle to take it home, there is no way it is not the correct value. (or if you bought it in a very specific shop that sells appliance for people about to move to Canada. Or if you plan to use it on the plug of your self made windmill. But then, you wouldn't be asking this question. Bottom line is: in a regular, normal, store, you find appliance that fit regular, normal plugs of the same country)

Voltage in UK is 230V.

for billrussel question: if you have seen a 250V indication somewhere on a fuse box, it is probably an upper limit (those fuses are not supposed to be used for voltage over 250V)
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billrussell42 say: look it up online. Basically, US, Canada, Mexico are all 120 volts 60 Hz. Almost all of the rest are 230 volts 50 Hz, which includes the UK and Europe. In doubt, look it up.

Have no idea where you got the 250 volt number, that is just wrong.
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Marie K say: basically if the [plug fits with no adapter you have the correct voltage, see pictures here http://www.travel-images.com/electric-pl...
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