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Adapter plugs UK to Spanish

Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2020 6:18pm
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Keen Runner

Posts: 21

Location: Velez-Rubio

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Hi All

I live in the UK and have recently purchased a property in Velez-Blanco and will be relocating shortly. 

I wanted to know what type of adapter plugs I should order for my UK electrical appliances. 

I have been on line to look at various plugs but I am concerned about using high load appliances such as a kettle or microwave with what is generally advertised as a travel plug. My other concern is using appliances that require earthing. I am not familiar with Spanish electrics so if someone could give some advice it would be much appreciated!

AudreyTony

Sun Feb 9, 2020 9:46pm

Posts: 5

Location: Velez-Rubio

Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2020 9:46pm

We bought a box of ordinary 2 pin (Spanish socket) to 3 pin British plug) from Amazon. Any British to Spain adapters will work. We are going to change the plugs on the appliances to Spanish plugs. You can buy them from Leroy Merlin (Murcia Condomina). We have only recently (January) moved here ourselves although we have owned our house for 3yrs. I hope all goes well for your move. 

Keen Runner

Keen Runner

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Sun Feb 9, 2020 9:54pm

Posts: 21

Location: Velez-Rubio

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Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2020 9:54pm

Thanks for your response. Can you recall if they were type C or type F adapters? Did you use them without any issues on your kettle & microwave? Thanks for the info on the shop, very helpful.

AudreyTony

Sun Feb 9, 2020 10:21pm

Posts: 5

Location: Velez-Rubio

Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2020 10:21pm

Not sure to be honest. I literally just typed into Amazon U.K. to Spain adapters and everything works fine. Is the house you have bought an older style Spanish Finca or a more modern Villa? 

Keen Runner

Keen Runner

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Sun Feb 9, 2020 10:30pm

Posts: 21

Location: Velez-Rubio

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Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2020 10:30pm

Thanks for the info. It’s a relatively modern house, just wondered if the kettle works okay without any issues as it’s consumes the most power?

AudreyTony

Sun Feb 9, 2020 10:38pm

Posts: 5

Location: Velez-Rubio

Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2020 10:38pm

Never had a problem with any of the stuff we bought over. Vélez-Blanco is very beautiful we looked there before we found our villa in Vélez-Rubio. 

Keen Runner

Keen Runner

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Sun Feb 9, 2020 10:46pm

Posts: 21

Location: Velez-Rubio

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Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2020 10:46pm

Thank you, that’s good to know. I’ll just go and buy a bulk bag of adapters from Amazon then. I fell in love with Velez Blanco although I’m not in the town itself, I am semi rural. Good to know you like the area as this will be my forever home.

Crancrank

Crancrank

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Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:43am

Posts: 231

Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:43am

I am an electrician and I wouldn't recommend using travel adapters on high load appliances such as kettles, washing machines and tumble dryers as they may overheat.

Travel adapters are only really meant for short term use whilst on holiday and are not intended for a permanent solution

My advice would be that when you arrive here with your British appliances just swap the plugs for good quality Spanish plugs.

If you are not confident in doing this yourself there are plenty of electricians about such as myself who will do it for you.

Good luck with your move

Keen Runner

Keen Runner

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Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:30pm

Posts: 21

Location: Velez-Rubio

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Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:30pm

Thank you for the advice. Are you local to Velez-Blanco?

NannieH

Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:46pm

Posts: 40

Location: Vera

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Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:46pm

Lots of place sell the adapters.....places from the Euromarkets to even Iceland!

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