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    Class 2 Projectors

    Does anyone know if any manufacturers still sell class 2 projectors (2 pin power, no earth)? We have a few rooms with interesting electrical installations where putting in a new class 1 projector would involve a fair amount of extra work. The ones we had previously were Epson X3 projectors.

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    to be honest in the long run its going to be cheaper to just get a decent sparky to do the work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    to be honest in the long run its going to be cheaper to just get a decent sparky to do the work!
    Yes the only issue with electrical work it that goes outside my remit so suddenly makes a simple job take a lot longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valentine View Post
    Yes the only issue with electrical work it that goes outside my remit so suddenly makes a simple job take a lot longer.
    Yup - but you are going to struggle to find a class 2 projector and even then its likely to cost a bit more. Therefore getting the sparky in to replace the wiring is easier.

    I know how you feel I would love to be able to change that kind of stuff (plug sockets etc are not hard to change!!) but instead you have to pay a spark!

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    no need for sparky just get one of these fig 8 to IEC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyrgb View Post
    no need for sparky just get one of these fig 8 to IEC
    Unfortunatly not legal in the UK as the do not provide an earth.

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    That adaptor is the wrong way round, and is made for pat testing cables. You can't goe from two wire supply to a three wire bit of kit safely.

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    You can if its double insulated as most projectors are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Unfortunatly not legal in the UK as the do not provide an earth.


    better take that up with Maplin electronics C5 to C8 Adaptor : UK and European Mains Power Connectors : Maplin Electronics no warnings here

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    I'm encountering the same issue at the moment. Very informative thread. What solution has the original poster decided on?

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    Just ended up getting standard projectors in the end and getting whatever electrical work that was needed done.

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    Looks like the best thing to do. I can't find any Class II projectors online & at least it's future-proofed with proper wiring.

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    I hate to ask, but how in the name of all that is holy did the OP end up with an un-earthed outlet in the first place? Or did someone lash up a very long 2 core cable?

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