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Jul 22, 2020
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I am not planning on plugging in when in Spain but a chap in work mentioned that the 220 may in some places be reverse polarity. Do i have to make a change over lead?
Also does the myLPG app work in Europe please or is there a diff app?
Billy
 

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Mylpg. EU is the best app for Europe.
Reverse polarity can be found in any mainland European country, doesn't really cause any problems and you are protected by the RCD from fault conditions.

Use the search you will find dozens of threads about reverse polarity.
 
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Reverse polarity can happen anywhere and it really doesnt matter unless you try repairing electrical items while still plugged in. Adapter leads are available or you could make one cheaply, but I have neve bothered.
 
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Reverse polarity won't affect the normal functioning of a device, it's only a problem if there's a fault somewhere. If your MH mains breaker box has an RCD, it will protect against almost all electric shock situations. You can recognise an RCD, as opposed to an MCB, because it will have a small 'Test' button on it. Any MH from a recognised manufacturer is sure to have an RCD, so no need to worry.

In Spain, if the site has those domestic '2-pin' plugs instead of the round blue ones, they are reversible anyway, so you can just turn them over.

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Jul 22, 2020
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Reverse polarity won't affect the normal functioning of a device, it's only a problem if there's a fault somewhere. If your MH mains breaker box has an RCD, it will protect against almost all electric shock situations. You can recognise an RCD, as opposed to an MCB, because it will have a small 'Test' button on it. Any MH from a recognised manufacturer is sure to have an RCD, so no need to worry.

In Spain, if the site has those domestic '2-pin' plugs instead of the round blue ones, they are reversible anyway, so you can just turn them over.
Thanks Auto
 

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