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I wonder if you can help me, i am being sent an 'electrician' to do some very basic work for me in a data comms room in France, the main work he...
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I bougt multimeter and i wanted to test it at home i meausred volts in the outlet and it said 225V.Then when i didnt need it anymore i put it away...
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Hello guys, can somebody help with the name of this plug for this socket that is showed in the pictures attached. Thank you!
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Hello, just let`s find out if there is a strong community of Polish electricians or trainees here. Cheers, Przemek
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