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Bathroom shaver socket

My 2pin Electric toothbrush will not stay in my bathroom shaver socket to charge. It kind of keeps popping out. Are there different bathroom sockets for shavers & electric toothbrushes?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

Hi Jan,
The Bathroom shaver sockets are actually US Plugs, they are all standard size.
It sounds as though the prongs on your plug wave bent slightly which is causing it to slide out. US Plugs are readily available on that well known auction site, to replace, or you could gently try to straighten the prongs with a pair of pliers.


Answered 23rd Mar 2015

No the only ones allowed in the UK are the two pin type that can only be plugged into a shaver socket that has an isolating transformer. Standard 13amp sockets are not permitted in the bathroom due to the high risk of a fatal electric shock occurring. Perhaps buy a new shaver socket if pins are worn or get a new toohtbrush/lead?


Answered 23rd Mar 2015

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