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Old Feb 11th 2022, 8:31 am
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Hi, now the Philippines are open, I'm looking forward to coming out. Could anyone explain what type of adaptor I would need for small electric items ie shaver, toothbrush and phone.
UK 3 pin plug to use in Philippines.
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Old Feb 11th 2022, 9:15 am
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same as the US 2 flat pin - most adapters these days can cope with any country as they have multiple holes
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I have some simple adapters saying "use only on the continent"! They tell you to have the pins vertical for the USA and slanting a little for Aus/NZ. As Skippy says outlets are the same as the USA here. If you end up resident better to just cut off the UK plug and attach local ones.
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UK plug adaptors are readily available here in the hardware stores.
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Old Feb 13th 2022, 11:19 am
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I have some simple adapters saying "use only on the continent"! They tell you to have the pins vertical for the USA and slanting a little for Aus/NZ. As Skippy says outlets are the same as the USA here. If you end up resident better to just cut off the UK plug and attach local ones.
I did it round the other way, when I built the house I explained to the electrician about earth wires and shipped out a load of UK wall sockets of which about half have USB charge connections in them so I don't keep hearing "Where is my charger?"
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I did it round the other way, when I built the house I explained to the electrician about earth wires and shipped out a load of UK wall sockets of which about half have USB charge connections in them so I don't keep hearing "Where is my charger?"
Yes all our houses plus brother and sister in laws are wired with UK wire and components.
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That is a totally illegal and dangerous adapter. No shutters for a start. Insufficient plastic round the sides so plugs can be inserted with one pin or upside down. Can't see the other side but does it have an earth pin?

Smash it up and throw the remains in the bin for your families safety.
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That is a totally illegal and dangerous adapter. No shutters for a start. Insufficient plastic round the sides so plugs can be inserted with one pin or upside down. Can't see the other side but does it have an earth pin?

Smash it up and throw the remains in the bin for your families safety.
Shutters, earth pins, what planet are you from. Welcome to the the land where a junction box is a reel of pvc tape.
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That is a totally illegal and dangerous adapter. No shutters for a start. Insufficient plastic round the sides so plugs can be inserted with one pin or upside down. Can't see the other side but does it have an earth pin?

Smash it up and throw the remains in the bin for your families safety.
1/ This adaptor is not illegal

2/ Earth pin in the Philippines?

3/ Never seen them used as you described, thick or thin plastic included

I have used these for years, did so yesterday with british black and decker drill. No one has died or come to harm and/or injury from many tears of use. We do not have 240v here
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That's something you will need to get used to in the Philippines, In general electrical fittings are very poor quality Chinese knockoffs of 110V US fittings, and yes run at 240v. Plumbing and fitting are of a similar very poor quality. If you want to find the fuse panel in a building assuming they have one just follow the soot on the ceiling. If they don't have a ceiling it's a bit more difficult. During the rainy season there are more electricutions than drownings in the floods.
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That's something you will need to get used to in the Philippines, In general electrical fittings are very poor quality Chinese knockoffs of 110V US fittings, and yes run at 240v. Plumbing and fitting are of a similar very poor quality. If you want to find the fuse panel in a building assuming they have one just follow the soot on the ceiling. If they don't have a ceiling it's a bit more difficult. During the rainy season there are more electricutions than drownings in the floods.
Instead of using an adapter just go for the local system that I have seen used on more than one occasion and that is two bared wire ends stuffed in the socket and held in place by two nails with some duck tape around the top. Works a treat.
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Instead of using an adapter just go for the local system that I have seen used on more than one occasion and that is two bared wire ends stuffed in the socket and held in place by two nails with some duck tape around the top. Works a treat.
Or slicing the main line with two razor blades to hang a welding set on. You will soon get used to walking around with a pair of marigolds in your back pocket
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That's something you will need to get used to in the Philippines, In general electrical fittings are very poor quality Chinese knockoffs of 110V US fittings, and yes run at 240v. Plumbing and fitting are of a similar very poor quality. If you want to find the fuse panel in a building assuming they have one just follow the soot on the ceiling. If they don't have a ceiling it's a bit more difficult. During the rainy season there are more electricutions than drownings in the floods.
The US uses 120v not 110.
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"The US uses 120v not 110." So what who cares!
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"The US uses 120v not 110." So what who cares!
Just to be pedantic it's actually 110-120V 60 Hz, the Philippines is 220-240V 60Hz.
It started at 110v and gradually changed over the years and was standardised at 120v in 1984. So although it's now 120v it has always been known as 110v.

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