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Alan Wilkinson 106/06/2020 17:06:31
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Hi I just bought a Femi Hem saw and its got a two pin plug on it is it ok to just cut this off? and fit one of ours the only two pin adaptors I have are only 1amp rated so will not stand the saw I dont think.?

ITs the 780xl model I though I had seen a posting on here about Jason having one but cannot find it now,

atb Alan

JasonB06/06/2020 17:11:37
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Mine came with a UK 3-pin on it from a UK supplier.

Alan Wilkinson 106/06/2020 17:14:18
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mine came from Italy but can I just lop off the 2 pin plug and fit a proper one??

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Anthony Knights06/06/2020 17:17:32
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Mine was the same. I cut the plug off and fitted a UK 13 amp. No problem. Mine had Border Force stickers all over the box it came in, so I assume it came directly from Italy.

Spurry06/06/2020 17:17:55
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Shouldn't be a problem, providing you have a 230/240v motor.

Alan Wilkinson 106/06/2020 17:41:19
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Ok its for the chop then thanks all for replies.

ChrisB06/06/2020 17:51:09
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Most probably, when you cut the power lead you'll find there are 3 wires. Although it's 2 pin it should have earth contacts on the the side.

I bought a Nebes bandsaw from Italy, it's similar to the femi and changed the plug to 3pin, it had 3 wires.

JohnF06/06/2020 18:24:32
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You can also get Euro/UK converter plugs see here **LINK**

John

Dave Halford06/06/2020 21:02:19
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Posted by JohnF on 06/06/2020 18:24:32:

You can also get Euro/UK converter plugs see here **LINK**

John

Not at 900W

Michael Briggs06/06/2020 22:03:12
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Same as Jason, mine came from a uk supplier with a moulded 3 pin plug fitted, just checked and as you would expect the metalwork is earthed.

Ron Laden07/06/2020 05:32:28
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My Femi came from a UK supplier and is wired with a typical euro Schuko "earthed" plug. It came with a Power Connections UK SCP3 adaptor fitted (by the supplier I guess). Impressed with the adaptor, comes with easy access 13 amp fuse and the Schuko plug is locked in, no danger of it pulling out or working loose.

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JasonB07/06/2020 07:08:53
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Main difference between the one Ron has and the adaptor linked to earlier is that Ron's has the earth tab to connect to the side of the euro plug so machine will be earthed.

Gray07/06/2020 07:55:39
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Axminster sell a 13A grounded Schuko converter similar to the one shown in Jasons post

JohnF07/06/2020 08:32:49
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Posted by Dave Halford on 06/06/2020 21:02:19:
Posted by JohnF on 06/06/2020 18:24:32:

You can also get Euro/UK converter plugs see here **LINK**

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Not at 900W

Quite correct Dave I should have looked closer but it was the first I saw when I looked for an example—- should have paid more attention! I have a couple of items with such adaptors but they are earthed and 13amp fused

John

Dave Halford07/06/2020 09:25:39
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Posted by JohnF on 07/06/2020 08:32:49:
Posted by Dave Halford on 06/06/2020 21:02:19:
Posted by JohnF on 06/06/2020 18:24:32:

You can also get Euro/UK converter plugs see here **LINK**

John

Not at 900W

Quite correct Dave I should have looked closer but it was the first I saw when I looked for an example—- should have paid more attention! I have a couple of items with such adaptors but they are earthed and 13amp fused

John

John, To be honest I had no idea someone could get an adapter that fits in a 13A socket that was only rated at 2.5A and fused for 3A. Hopefully the pin spacing only matches Euro shaver plugs.

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