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Old 06-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #16
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You could install a standard 120v socket where the lamp will reside, assuming it will always stay there. Does that country have 120v easily accessible as part of the standard electrical, or is it strictly 240? I suppose a transformer would be overkill but if you do end up wanting a few 120v devices around the house you could perhaps have a transformer in the basement feeding these circuits. Need to ensure you get a proper capacity one and have a fuse or breaker upstream of it so you don't overload it.


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Old 06-14-2012, 10:37 PM   #17
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Wait until you get there and then rewire the lamps.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #18
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The other thing is that in majorty of the European area the type of power point as we call them receptale in state side they are not the same pattern in UK or in mainlanders there will be few variations of that.

Majorty of the mainland European area do not have fused plug at all like UK do have due the ring circuit which majorty of the European area are not allowed to use the ring circuit at all.

The other thing we do have European verison of edison base bulb however there are few different verison they used over here.

All our European luminarie socket are metric based but few case we get Americianie verison show up as well.

We can get 120 volt bulbs over here but not that easy to find it. Normally 230-240 volts bulbs are more common.

Also note that the European cords are differnt than Americianie verison is beiside the zip cord is the same as you have over there ( in NA ) the European verison the colour is .,

Brown - line
Bleu - netural
Green with yellow stripe - Earth aka grounding.

Hope that help you a bit.



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