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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2013, 18:03 Thread Starter
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Italian adaptors

When we were on Sardinia, at one site we had to connect to a long extension lead provided by the site. The adaptor on the end was the standard Italian mains socket with three circular holes in a line. None of my adaptors would fit but the site owner managed to cobble together a set-up which worked.

I decided to see if anyone sold adaptors for this situation and put into Google 'Italian hook-up'. It produced some very interesting web-sites, I have to say, but I don't think any of them would have solved my problem.......

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this might help members.

http://www.adaptelec.com/images/plug...-socketfit.jpg

or you could buy one of these and fit a UK connection yourself.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_tr...at=0&_from=R40


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I am planning a couple of months in Italy this winter Roy. Do you think I should arm myself with such a thing or was your experience a one off?

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Surely better to have one than not.we are thinking of Italy next year so I shall take my own advice.

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Bare wires and match sticks solves all.

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I had a cousin who was a linesman for MANWEB Tony. He was telling me about you guys in Telford. Up behind the chimney where the line come in and it can't be seen. Two four inch wire nails into the cables and a couple of crocodile clips. That's the way mate

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I will be taking in Northern Italy next year on the way to Slovenia and Croatia.
Can anyone say if the campsites normally have the blue euro socket or are they all three pins in a row.
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In my experience, most sites in Italy use the standard blue CEE connector. I've never had a problem, using either that or, on occasion, my 'standard' two pin european connector.

Swiss sites require a unique connector, but most sites have them available for loan.

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I have stated on about 50 sites in Italy over the years and have only ever used the blue CEE hook up.

Switzerland however.......is a different kettle of fish

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