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Old Apr 9th 2011, 11:12 pm
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Originally Posted by JB0591 View Post
Great, so you have done the ground work to dispprove the wiki.......well it is a wiki so go in and change the wording.
I should point out one poster inserted the following caveat into the wiki ...

This topic has been debated recently (winter 2010) in the forums. One poster in Alberta who works in the insurance industry says that it is illegal for an insurance policy to exclude coverage for non-CSA approved electrical items. No evidence has been found to indicate that any insurer (in any province) has declined to pay out on a policy because a fire was caused by non-CSA approved electrical items. Note that each province has its own insurance act. For example, in BC an exclusion would be legal and it would be up to the courts to decide if the exclusion is reasonable.
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Old Apr 9th 2011, 11:43 pm
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Thanks for posting this...hadnt noticed this before

Daft question coming.....Are the batteries the same over there ie AA, AAA etc?

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Old Apr 9th 2011, 11:46 pm
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Yes.
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Old Apr 9th 2011, 11:48 pm
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Old Apr 9th 2011, 11:59 pm
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Default Re: Electrical appliances from UK to Canada

Originally Posted by LinsyPinsy View Post
Thanks for posting this...hadnt noticed this before

Daft question coming.....Are the batteries the same over there ie AA, AAA etc?

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Old Apr 11th 2011, 3:41 pm
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As pointed out by Jjanj most, if not all, houses have 240v. All stove tops that are electric &/or have electric ovens are 240v. All baseboard heaters are 240v and any wired workshop should also have 240v as the better more powerful tools are 240v.
If your 220/240v appliances are very old/dying, toss them. If they are still good & you would get virtually nothing for them, take them with if you have container space. Just dont expect any servicing in Canada - when they fail replace.

Its best to have an electrician add a couple of 240v sockets in the kitchen & bedroom (hair dryer, vacuum etc..) and change the plugs of the appliances.
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Old Apr 11th 2011, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Cdnshaz View Post
Not true, I brought 3 dysons with me (as other poster confirmed they are dreadfully expensive over here), and I use downstepper, just changing the plug end and plugging into wall, no they will not work.
Well You know that a Dyson has much more suction than a normal bag vac, well it still works quite well even if you do just change the plug!
Its nowhere near its best, but its still better than many of its competitors.

To also add weight to DBD33s case about CSA,UL what is states is that electrical items need to be approved by a registered safety body such as CSA and UL, well that also happens to cover CE and many other national safety bodies.
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