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lauralollipop Oct 19th 2004 4:28 pm

hoovers and microwaves
 
hi


do UK hoovers and microwaves work ok in Auz, if you change the plugs?
My hover has decided to pack up as well as my microwave, i was wondering should i buy cheepies till i move there or buy nice ones and take them with me, will they work out there?


cheers

laura
x

ABCDiamond Oct 19th 2004 11:49 pm

Re: hoovers and microwaves
 

Originally Posted by lauralollipop
hi


do UK hoovers and microwaves work ok in Auz, if you change the plugs?
My hover has decided to pack up as well as my microwave, i was wondering should i buy cheepies till i move there or buy nice ones and take them with me, will they work out there?


cheers

laura
x

Yes, they will work. They only things you may have trouble with are the Video Player and (maybe) TV.

jayr Oct 20th 2004 1:07 am

Re: hoovers and microwaves
 

Originally Posted by ABCDiamond
Yes, they will work. They only things you may have trouble with are the Video Player and (maybe) TV.


Especially if you put them in the microwave...

Big Galah Oct 20th 2004 4:27 am

Re: hoovers and microwaves
 
Beware the Coriolis Effect

Coriolis Effect

As most electrical items shipped from Europe are designed for use in the northern hemisphere, care should be taken when taking them south of the equator, as any component utilising a DC motor will actually run in reverse.

In your example, this will have the effect of a vacuum cleaner becoming a blower, thus emptying the contents of the bag or dirt repository all over your floor.

In the case of the microwave oven, this will necessitate wearing a lead apron whilst in you kitchen as the microwaves will be distributed outside rather than inside the oven. This is not expensive as it sounds, the cheapest yet effective aprons cost around $30, usually available at large electrical retailers like Dick Smith, beside the section with adapter plugs and extension leads. Use of the cheaper aprons is not recommended as they've been shown to be ineffective.

Good luck!

Big.

NickyC Oct 20th 2004 6:16 am

Re: hoovers and microwaves
 

Originally Posted by Big Galah
Beware the Coriolis Effect

Coriolis Effect

As most electrical items shipped from Europe are designed for use in the northern hemisphere, care should be taken when taking them south of the equator, as any component utilising a DC motor will actually run in reverse.

In your example, this will have the effect of a vacuum cleaner becoming a blower, thus emptying the contents of the bag or dirt repository all over your floor.

In the case of the microwave oven, this will necessitate wearing a lead apron whilst in you kitchen as the microwaves will be distributed outside rather than inside the oven. This is not expensive as it sounds, the cheapest yet effective aprons cost around $30, usually available at large electrical retailers like Dick Smith, beside the section with adapter plugs and extension leads. Use of the cheaper aprons is not recommended as they've been shown to be ineffective.

Good luck!

Big.

He he he. Good one - I like that. :D

ABCDiamond Oct 20th 2004 6:22 am

Re: hoovers and microwaves
 

Originally Posted by nickyc
He he he. Good one - I like that. :D

It was good wasn't it :) But, I am a bit concerned though, thatthere may be some people out there that may actually think its true !! :D After all, water does go down the plug hole the other way round !! :)

Ushas Oct 20th 2004 6:32 am

Re: hoovers and microwaves
 
We have just gone and bought a new hoover as I decided the fuss of cleaning the old one, which is a bit old and broken now anyway, was too much. But I am not bothering with the microwave. Vacuums can be quite expensive over in Oz. Especially for a good bagless one. However, microwaves are 10 a penny so I'll wait till I get there. Mine isn't broken but I just didn't think it was worth shipping something that'll be cheap as chips in Oz. (Then mum informed me that the one I had before I moved to UK is still working and in good condition. In fact she's been using it since hers broke and has only just replaced her old one.) Remember you'll have difficulty getting them fixed under warranty unless you have a big international brand anyway.

moneypenny20 Oct 20th 2004 7:32 am

Re: hoovers and microwaves
 

Originally Posted by Big Galah
Beware the Coriolis Effect

Coriolis Effect

As most electrical items shipped from Europe are designed for use in the northern hemisphere, care should be taken when taking them south of the equator, as any component utilising a DC motor will actually run in reverse.

In your example, this will have the effect of a vacuum cleaner becoming a blower, thus emptying the contents of the bag or dirt repository all over your floor.

In the case of the microwave oven, this will necessitate wearing a lead apron whilst in you kitchen as the microwaves will be distributed outside rather than inside the oven. This is not expensive as it sounds, the cheapest yet effective aprons cost around $30, usually available at large electrical retailers like Dick Smith, beside the section with adapter plugs and extension leads. Use of the cheaper aprons is not recommended as they've been shown to be ineffective.

Good luck!

Big.


For a brief second, you almost had me there - thinking "he's not serious - no you silly cow he's not" :D

lauralollipop Oct 20th 2004 9:10 am

Re: hoovers and microwaves
 

Originally Posted by Big Galah
Beware the Coriolis Effect

Coriolis Effect

As most electrical items shipped from Europe are designed for use in the northern hemisphere, care should be taken when taking them south of the equator, as any component utilising a DC motor will actually run in reverse.

In your example, this will have the effect of a vacuum cleaner becoming a blower, thus emptying the contents of the bag or dirt repository all over your floor.

In the case of the microwave oven, this will necessitate wearing a lead apron whilst in you kitchen as the microwaves will be distributed outside rather than inside the oven. This is not expensive as it sounds, the cheapest yet effective aprons cost around $30, usually available at large electrical retailers like Dick Smith, beside the section with adapter plugs and extension leads. Use of the cheaper aprons is not recommended as they've been shown to be ineffective.

Good luck!

Big.


you almost had me bfor a min there!

laura

Wanderlust Oct 20th 2004 10:38 am

Re: hoovers and microwaves
 
I shipped my dyson animal - cos I love it! All my aussie mates were amazed that there was a purple dyson! And yes - it works perfectly over here. Hint - if you want a dyson, buy it in the UK. They cost a bomb over here.

W. :D


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