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Old 05.07.2011, 10:42
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Nespresso UK plug

Hello,

does anybody have a nespresso machine running off a UK plug?
In the past, I have successfully managed to use mine using a UK to Swiss plug converter but since moving house the machine keeps blowing up the fuse of the converter plug. Any ideas how to solve this? The plugs in the new house are identical to the old one so not sure what is going on here.

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Old 05.07.2011, 10:45
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Re: Nespresso UK plug

Cut the cord, put a Swiss plug on it. Your converter probably has a 5amp fuse in it? The high-pressure water pump in the machine will likely pull more than that and you've been lucky thusfar, I'd say.
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Re: Nespresso UK plug

this is what I thought...when I took the converter plug apart it looked pretty brown (burned). How easy is it to attach a swiss plug myself?

thanks for your advice
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this is what I thought...when I took the converter plug apart it looked pretty brown (burned). How easy is it to attach a swiss plug myself?

thanks for your advice
very easy but as thats your answer i would ask the hauswart or a handy neighbour to do it for you..... no offence intended BTW!
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Re: Nespresso UK plug

none taken...better safe than sorry
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Re: Nespresso UK plug

If you've ever wired a UK plug, you should have no trouble wiring a Swiss plug. Just make sure you buy a three-pin, grounded plug and not a two-pin, ungrounded plug. Here's what you need to buy -- they sell them at Migros for about CHF1- each:



Your UK plug will look like this when you open it:



You need to connect the blue and brown wires to the outer pins on the Swiss plug, and the green/yellow wire to the central pin. The whole job should take you about five minutes.

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If you've ever wired a UK plug, you should have no trouble wiring a Swiss plug. Just make sure you buy a three-pin, grounded plug and not a two-pin, ungrounded plug. Here's what you need to buy -- they sell them at Migros for about CHF1- each:



Your UK plug will look like this when you open it:



You need to connect the blue and brown wires to the outer pins on the Swiss plug, and the green/yellow wire to the central pin. The whole job should take you about five minutes.
Not quite that simple (but almost) - on an earthed plug the blue (neutral) and brown (live) wires have to be connected to the correct terminals in the Swiss plug ..... they should be marked with a "N" and an "L", respectively.
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Re: Nespresso UK plug

For safty, the earth wire (Yellow/Green) should be tad longer than neutral and live. If you pull on the cord instead on the plug, the earth should be the last that gets lose. And if it is a stranded wire you should put core cable ends (Aderendhuelsen) over the ends, especially if it is an equipment that draws a lot of current. Otherwise the contact could be poor and your home made plug a fire hazard.
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Re: Nespresso UK plug

We've been running our UK-purchased Jura Nespresso N90 for 5 years here with just a simple adapter without a problem. There must be an issue with different models.
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