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Forum topic by fiddlebanshee posted 07-12-2010 03:58 PM 943 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fiddlebanshee

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07-12-2010 03:58 PM

I purchased the Festool C22 dust extractor last week and only got around to unpacking it now. I noticed that the plug at the end of the cord doesn’t fit a standard American socket. What gives? How am I supposed to operate this thing if I can’t plug it in? Anyone has had this too, and what did you do about it? Or have I been shipped a unit meant for another market/country?

Usually american plugs have two vertical prongs and one round one below those. This plug has one of the two vertical prongs turned 90 degrees so it is horizontal.

Should I send this back to the vendor?

-- As if I needed another hobby!


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richgreer

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#1 posted 07-12-2010 04:01 PM

You should have gotten an adopter with the unit. I did.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 07-12-2010 04:03 PM

+1. Mine came with an adapter. Make sure it’s not somewhere in the packing on the box.

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 04:10 PM

Ok, sorry guys, I found the adaptor, it had fallen behind something. Thanks for your replies, problem solved.

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#4 posted 07-12-2010 04:47 PM

+1. Mine came with an adapter. Make sure it’s not somewhere in the packing on the box.

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#5 posted 07-12-2010 04:48 PM

:-)

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spclPatrolGroup

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 04:49 PM

I think 20A outlets (american) do have the horizontal receptor on one side, normally it it like an off balance T, will accept either or. They go for around 79 cents at the hardware store.

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spclPatrolGroup

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#7 posted 07-12-2010 04:51 PM

5–20RA T-slot receptacle. Thats the name.

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fiddlebanshee

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#8 posted 07-12-2010 04:59 PM

spclPatrolGroup,

You mean that thingamabobby aka whatchamacallit is not the official name for this?

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#9 posted 07-12-2010 05:04 PM

No that is the name of a devise that reaches things that fall behind my bench, man I cant belive you would get those two mixed up.

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fiddlebanshee

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#10 posted 07-12-2010 05:31 PM

In my defense – English is not my native language. I am prone to mixing many things up, much to the amusement of those around me.

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