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Swiss to UK plug adaptor

Hello everyone,
I need to get a UK adaptor for a Swiss THREE-prong plug. Can anyone give a link to this on Amazon etc.?
Thanks very much in advance!
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Old 24.03.2020, 12:27
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Re: Swiss to UK plug adaptor

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=buy+swiss+to+uk+plug+adaptor
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Re: Swiss to UK plug adaptor

Are you being lazy? OP specifically wanted someone here to search through AMAZON for them.
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Hello everyone,
I need to get a UK adaptor for a Swiss THREE-prong plug. Can anyone give a link to this on Amazon etc.?
Thanks very much in advance!
Last time I looked they sold them in the Post office
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Old 24.03.2020, 12:48
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Hello everyone,
I need to get a UK adaptor for a Swiss THREE-prong plug. Can anyone give a link to this on Amazon etc.?
Thanks very much in advance!

Are you in UK, as cannot understand why you need it if in Switzerland
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Re: Swiss to UK plug adaptor

I went a whole step further and entered it into Amazon. First result is UK-Swiss, secondf is Swiss-UK.

But of course first we will need to know why you need it, how you plan on powering a flux capacitor through one and how much ikea furniture you might need to dispose of.

https://www.amazon.de/s?k=swiss+to+u...ref=nb_sb_noss
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I went a whole step further and entered it into Amazon. First result is UK-Swiss, secondf is Swiss-UK.

But of course first we will need to know why you need it, how you plan on powering a flux capacitor through one and how much ikea furniture you might need to dispose of.

https://www.amazon.de/s?k=swiss+to+u...ref=nb_sb_noss
That's not what your boss meant by doing home-office.
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That's not what your boss meant by doing home-office.
I've gone mad with a lack of supervision.
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Re: Swiss to UK plug adaptor

I assume this is for the UK, so Boots, Halfords, WH Smith's and most airport shops sell them.. Though in the current climate you may have to wait for them all to reopen - if they do!!
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Re: Swiss to UK plug adaptor

Not sure if you need it shipped to Switzerland or the UK, but here is a pack of two on amazon.co.uk (does not ship to Switzerland, though).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Switzerland...s%2C175&sr=8-3

And here is one on amazon.de that ships to Switzerland:

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07VPKNJ88/...9&sr=8-1-fkmr0
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Re: Swiss to UK plug adaptor

Thanks for the replies. I've made so many disastrous purchases of electrical stuff on Amazon that I decided to ask first. Most of the adaptors I saw there, advertised as Swiss-UK, wouldn't have worked for my three-prong plug, but I hope I've found the right one.
Yes, I'm in the UK now. Need to plug in my pc so I can do the dreaded Swiss tax declaration
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Not sure if you need it shipped to Switzerland or the UK, but here is a pack of two on amazon.co.uk (does not ship to Switzerland, though).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Switzerland...s%2C175&sr=8-3

And here is one on amazon.de that ships to Switzerland:

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07VPKNJ88/...9&sr=8-1-fkmr0
So a plug adaptor that can only be used in CH/LI canít be shipped to CH/LI.

I actually prefer the one on the .de site
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Re: Swiss to UK plug adaptor

For a PC/laptop just buy the UK kettle lead and be done. Probably easiest thing.

Another solution is to buy a small Swiss extension lead/multi socket. Then cut the Swiss plug off and wire a UK plug from Wilkinsons to it. Then you can plug a few Swiss things in at the same time.
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Re: Swiss to UK plug adaptor

Two alternative solutions to the adapter:
1) Buy a UK mains lead to plug into the mains socket of your PC
2) If you are prepared to take a little risk - take the Swiss plug and a pair of pliers. Use the pliers to gently break off the earth pin (the central one). You can then either use a normal 2-pin adapter, or else use a suitable tool to open the earth shutter on the UK socket outlet and gently ease your modified Swiss plug into the socket.
NOTE - this isn't particularly kosher, so at your risks and peril
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Re: Swiss to UK plug adaptor

Thanks again for the replies. Think I've found one on Amazon. It'll be delivered today whereupon I'll don my new bright yellow marigold gloves to take receipt of it like Margot in The Good Life.
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