Miele S 2121 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Vacuum cleaners
S 2111 / S 2121 / S 2131
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage
to the appliance, it is essential to read these
instructions before using it for the first time.
These operating instructions apply to
standard models S 2111 / S 2121 / S 2131
as well as to other S 2000 series vacuum cleaners
which are distinguished by names rather than numbers.
en - AU, NZ
M.-Nr. 09 037 420
Contents
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Description of the vacuum cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Preparing for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using the accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Pull out the mains cable a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Rewinding the cable b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Adjusting the suction power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Opening the air inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Parking and storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Maintenance and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Ordering the correct dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
When to change the dust compartment filter (for motor protection) . . . . . . . . . . . 18
How to change the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Replacing the Air Clean filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Replacing the Air Clean filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Replacing one type of exhaust filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
When to replace the Active Air Clean or Active HEPA filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
How to replace the Active Air Clean or Active HEPA filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
When to change the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
To replace the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
After sales service / Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Therefore, please do not dispose of
your old appliance with your household
waste.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
These are made from environmentally
friendly materials, and can be disposed
of with the normal household waste, as
long as they have been used
exclusively for general household dust.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
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Description of the vacuum cleaner
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Description of the vacuum cleaner
a Handle XXL *
b Handle *
c Air inlet valve
d Release button
e Connection piece for storage *
f Telescopic tube *
g Connection socket
h EasyLock tube *
i Slide controls for the telescopic tube *
j Dust compartment release button
k Suction power selector *
l Floorhead *
m Carrying handle
n Dustbag
o Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
p Air Clean filter (AC)
q On/Off foot control s
r ParkSystem
s Mains cable
t Foot switch for automatic cable rewind
u Dustbag change indicator
v VarioClip with three-piece accessories
w Suction hose
Those features marked * depend on the model, and may vary or not be available
on your model.
Optional accessories
Miele accessories including floorheads, filters and dustbags are available to order
from your Miele Vacuum Cleaner Specialist, Miele or on the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
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Warning and safety instructions
Safety with children
This appliance conforms to current
safety requirements. Improper use
of the appliance can, however,
present a risk of both personal injury
and material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on its safety,
operation and maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and ensure new users are
familiar with the content. Pass them
on to any future owner.
Correct application
~ This vacuum cleaner must only be
used for domestic household purposes
to vacuum dry floor surfaces. Do not
use on people or animals.
Any other usage, modification or
alteration is at the owner's risk and
could be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from improper or
incorrect use of the appliance.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by young children or infirm persons
unless they have been adequately
supervised by a responsible person to
ensure that they can use the appliance
safely.
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~ Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
~ This vacuum cleaner is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury, keep children
well away, and do not allow them to
play with it or to use the controls.
Supervise children whilst you are using
it.
~ Older children may only use the
appliance when its operation has been
clearly explained to them and they are
able to use it safely, recognising the
dangers of misuse.
Technical safety
~ Ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and frequency)
match the mains electricity supply. This
data must correspond in order to avoid
the risk of damage to the appliance.
~
Before installation, check the
appliance for visible signs of damage.
Do not use a damaged appliance. A
damaged appliance could be
dangerous.
~ Repairs should only be carried out
by a Miele authorised service
technician. Repairs and other work by
unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for unauthorised work.
~ It is important to switch the vacuum
cleaner off before changing over
accessories and floorheads, especially
an Electro- or Turbobrush.
Warning and safety instructions
~ There is a metal inlay underneath
the handle which is designed to avoid
the unpleasant effects of electrostatic
discharges. Please make sure that you
keep your hand in constant contact with
this metal strip during vacuuming.
~ Do not pull or carry the vacuum
cleaner by the cable and be careful not
to damage the cable when withdrawing
the plug from the socket.
Keep the cable away from sharp edges
and do not let it be squashed, for
example, under a door.
Avoid running the vacuum cleaner over
the cable.
This could damage the cable, plug or
socket and pose as a safety hazard.
The appliance must not be used if any
of these have suffered damage.
~ If the cable is damaged it must be
replaced together with a complete
cable rewind. For safety reasons, this
must only be done by Miele or a Miele
authorised service technician.
~ While the vacuum cleaner is under
warranty, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by Miele. Repairs and other
work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for unauthorised work.
~ It is important to switch off the
vacuum cleaner after use and before
any cleaning or maintenance. Switch
off at the wall socket and remove the
plug.
~ Do not let the vacuum cleaner get
wet. Clean only with a dry cloth or
slightly damp cloth when disconnected
from the mains supply. If moisture gets
into the appliance, there is a risk of
electric shock.
Correct use
~ To avoid the risk of damage, do not
use the vacuum cleaner without the
dustbag, dust compartment filter and
exhaust filter in place. Otherwise it
could get damaged.
~ If a dustbag is not inserted, the dust
compartment cover does not normally
close. Do not force it.
~ Do not vacuum up any water, liquid
or damp dirt. This will cause major
faults and could seriously impair the
functioning and electrical safety of the
appliance. Wait until any freshly
cleaned or shampooed carpets or floor
coverings are completely dry before
attempting to vacuum.
~ Do not vacuum up anything which
has been burning or is still glowing e.g.
cigarettes, ashes or coal, whether
glowing or apparently extinguished.
The cleaner might catch fire.
~ Do not vacuum toner dust. Toner,
such as that used in printers and
photocopiers, can conduct electricity.
The filter system in the vacuum cleaner
may not filter it completely, causing the
toner to be blown back into the room by
the fan.
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Warning and safety instructions
~ Do not vacuum up any inflammable
or combustible liquids or gases and do
not vacuum in areas where such
substances are stored. The cleaner
might explode.
~ Do not vacuum up items which are
heavy, hard or have sharp edges. They
could cause a blockage and damage
the appliance.
~ Floor attachments, accessories and
tubes must not be used at head level to
avoid the risk of injury, e.g. to eyes and
ears. Danger of injury.
~ Monitor the change dustbag
indicator and change the dustbag if
necessary.
Check the exhaust and dust
compartment filters at the same time
and change them too if necessary. A
full bag or blocked filter will reduce the
suction power of the cleaner. A
temperature limiter switches the
vacuum cleaner off automatically if it
gets too hot. See "Problem solving
guide".
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Accessories
~ It is not advisable to vacuum directly
with the handle, i.e. without an
accessory attached as the rim could
get damaged and you could hurt
yourself on sharp edges. Danger of
injury.
~ Miele vacuum cleaner bags are
disposable and intended to be used
only once. Do not attempt to re-use.
Blocked pores reduce the efficiency of
the cleaner.
~ To ensure safety only use genuine
Miele dustbags, filters and accessories.
This will ensure optimum performance
of the appliance throughout its life.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Preparing for use
Attaching the suction hose a
^ Insert the hose connector into the
suction socket until it clicks into
position.
To remove the suction hose b
^ Press the release buttons at the side
of the hose connector, and lift the
hose from the socket.
Depending on the model your vacuum
cleaner has one of the following tubes
(see "Description of the vacuum
cleaner").
– EasyLock tube
– Telescopic tube
Assembling the EasyLock tube
^ Take the suction tube with the
connection piece and push it into the
second suction tube, turn it clockwise
or anti-clockwise until it clicks into
position.
^ Slide the connection piece upwards
until it clicks into position.
Connecting the handle to the
suction tube a
^ Insert the handle into the suction tube
until it clicks into position. To do this,
line up the guides on the two pieces.
To remove the handle b
^ To release the handle from the
suction tube, press the locking button
and pull the handle away from the
suction tube.
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Preparing for use
Adjusting the telescopic tube
One part of this telescopic tube is
packed inside the other and can be
adjusted to suit your height for
comfortable vacuum cleaning.
^ Press the telescopic tube release
button to release the tubes and
adjust to the required height.
Fitting the standard floorhead a
^ Push the suction tube into the floorhead and turn it clockwise or anticlockwise until it clicks into position.
To remove the standard
floorhead b
^ To release the floorhead from the
suction tube, press the locking button
and pull the floorhead away from the
suction tube.
Adjusting the floorhead c
The floorhead can be used for all
normal cleaning of carpets and rugs.
It is also important to observe the
flooring manufacturer’s cleaning and
care instructions.
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brush retracted:
^ Press the foot switch %.
Clean hard flooring which is not
susceptible to scratching with the brush
protruding:
^ Press the foot switch ).
When vacuuming floors with quite
deep crevices or gaps, also use the
floorhead with the brush protruding.
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Using the accessories supplied
The following accessories are supplied:
a Dusting brush
b Upholstery nozzle
c Crevice nozzle
d VarioClip for the above accessories
Symbols on the holder show where to
attach the different accessories.
VarioClip
^ Attach the VarioClip either on-hand at
waist level or on-board at the
connector. Make sure it clicks into
position.
e Your Miele vacuum cleaner can be
fitted with optional Active Air Clean /
Active HEPA filter. This filter can be
used instead of the Air Clean filter,
which is supplied as standard (see
"Maintenance and care - Replacing
one type of exhaust filter with
another").
Floorhead
For general use and also for vacuuming
the stairs.
For safety reasons when vacuuming
stairs it is best to start at the bottom
of the stairs and move upwards.
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Use
Pull out the mains cable a
^ Pull out the mains cable to the
required length (max. cable length
approx. 5.5 m).
,If vacuuming for longer than
30 minutes, the mains cable must be
pulled out to its fullest extent.
Otherwise there is a danger of
overheating.
Rewinding the cable b
^ Switch off at the wall socket and
remove the plug.
^ Press the rewind foot switch. The
cable will rewind automatically.
Switching on and off
^ Step on the On/Off foot control s.
,When vacuuming especially fine
dust, e.g. sawdust, sand, flour,
talcum powder etc., electrostatic
charges build up naturally. Under
certain conditions these charges will
be released. To avoid the
unpleasant effects of these
discharges, a metal inlay has been
incorporated into the underside of
the handle. Please make sure that
you keep your hand in constant
contact with this metal strip during
vacuuming.
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Use
Adjusting the suction power
The suction power can be regulated to
suit the type of flooring. Reducing the
suction power reduces the amount of
effort required to manoeuvre the floorhead.
Some models also have symbols on the
controls. The symbols indicate the type
of use the settings are suitable for.
#$%*-
curtains, lightweight fabrics
upholstery, cushions
carpets, rugs and runners
for daily energy-saving vacuuming
For vacuuming with a low
operating noise level
( - lightly soiled rugs and fitted
carpets
) - heavily soiled hard flooring, and
for intensive cleaning of carpets
^ Turn the suction power selector
manually to the suction power setting
you require.
Opening the air inlet valve
It is easy to reduce the suction power
for a short time, e.g. to prevent rugs or
other objects being sucked into the
vacuum cleaner.
^ Open the air inlet valve far enough to
reduce the suction power.
The floorhead will be easier to
manoeuvre. Close the valve up again
when you are ready to use full power
again.
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Parking and storing
ParkSystem
A parking system has been designed
for conveniently parking the vacuum
cleaner during pauses.
^ Slot the floorhead into the parking
attachment at the back of the vacuum
cleaner.
If the vacuum cleaner is on a sloping
surface, e.g. on a ramp,
- retract the telescopic tube fully
- do not use the ParkSystem if your
vacuum cleaner is fitted with an
EasyLock suction tube.
Storing
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner upright
when it is not being used and during
storage.
^ Slot the floorhead downwards into the
parking attachment on the side of the
vacuum cleaner.
If your vacuum cleaner is fitted with a
telescopic tube, retract the tubes fully
for comfortable storage.
If your vacuum cleaner is fitted with an
EasyLock tube, store the unit by
^ pressing the release button to
release the lower tube and pull it right
out until it clicks.
^ Push the connection piece attached
to the upper tube into the lower tube.
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Maintenance and care
,Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical supply for
maintenance work and for cleaning.
Switch off at the wall socket and
remove the plug.
The Miele filter system consists of three
filters which must be replaced from
time to time to ensure that your vacuum
cleaner performs efficiently.
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
Genuine Miele dustbags can be
ordered via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com, or from Miele
(see back cover for contact details) or
from your Miele Vacuum Cleaner
Specialist.
– Dustbag
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
– Exhaust filter
These will need to be replaced from
time to time to ensure that your vacuum
cleaner performs efficiently.
Only use genuine Miele approved
dustbags and filters. This ensures
that your vacuum cleaner functions
correctly and cleans hygienically.
,The use of non-Miele approved
dustbags, paper dustbags as well
as dustbags with cardboard holders
can cause serious damage to the
vacuum cleaner and will invalidate
your warranty.
Ordering the correct dustbags
and filters
You can recognise genuine Miele
dustbags type G/N and genuine Miele
filters by the "Original Miele"-Logo on
the packaging or on the dustbags.
An Air Clean exhaust filter and a dust
compartment filter are supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags. If you
wish to purchase exhaust filters or dust
compartment filters separately, please
quote the model number of your
appliance when ordering to ensure you
get the correct items. You can also
order all accessories via the Miele
website www.miele-shop.com.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dustbag
Change the dustbag when the colour
marker in the dustbag change indicator
fills the display red, or sooner if it is no
longer effective.
Miele dustbags are disposable, and
designed for single use only.
Do not attempt to re-use them as
suction would be reduced.
Checking the dustbag change
indicator
^ Attach the standard floorhead to the
suction tube.
How the dustbag change indicator
works
^ Switch the vacuum cleaner on and
select the highest power setting.
The dustbag change indicator is set for
normal household dust. Normal
household dust would contain a mixture
of dust, hair, carpet fluff, threads, grit etc.
^ Lift the floorhead off the floor a little.
However, if the vacuum cleaner has
been used to suck up fine dust, the
pores of the dustbag will become
blocked very quickly. This affects the
air permeability of the bag, and the
marker will indicate that the bag is "full"
even when it is not. If this happens you
must still change the dustbag because
suction power will be greatly reduced
by blocked pores in the dustbag.
If, on the other hand, you have
vacuumed up a large amount of hair
and carpet fluff which typically contains
a lot of air, the indicator may fail to
react even though the bag is full. You
should still change it!
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the dustbag
^ Press the release button for the dust
compartment lid and raise the lid as
far as it will go.
The dustbag has a closing flap which
closes automatically when the dust
compartment lid is raised to prevent
any dust escaping.
Replacing the dustbag a
^ Pull the dustbag out by the grip next
to the self-closing flap on the collar.
Refitting the dustbag b
^ Fit the new dustbag into the holder as
far as it will go. Leave it folded up
when you take it out of the box.
^ It should be unfolded in the dust
compartment.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
securely, making sure it clicks into
position. Take care not to trap the
dustbag when doing so.
,The lid will not close without a
dustbag in place. Do not force it.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dust
compartment filter (for motor
protection)
Replace this filter every time you start a
new packet of dustbags.
An exhaust filter is supplied with every
packet of Miele dustbags.
How to change the dust
compartment filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Unclip the filter frame and replace
the dust compartment filter.
^ Close the filter frame.
^ Close the filter frame and the dust
compartment lid.
Replacing the Air Clean filter
Replace this filter every time you start a
new packet of Miele dustbags. An Air
Clean exhaust filter and a dust
compartment filter with every packet of
Miele dustbag.
Replacing the Air Clean filter
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Release the filter grille and raise it
upwards. Grasp the used Air Clean
filter by the clean, unsoiled section
(see arrow) and take it out a.
^ Fit the new Air Clean filter b.
^ Remove the filter grille.
^ Close the dust compartment lid.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing one type of exhaust
filter with another
Your Miele vacuum cleaner can be
fitted with optional Active Air Clean /
Active HEPA filter. This filter can be
used instead of the Air Clean filter,
which is supplied as standard.
Remove the exhaust Air Clean filter and
the filter grille and replace with the new
Active Air Clean or Active HEPA filter.
Remember: do not use two types of
exhaust filters together.
When to replace the Active Air
Clean or Active HEPA filter
These types of filter need to be
changed approximately once a year.
Make a note of the date on the filter.
How to replace the Active Air
Clean or Active HEPA filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Remove the old filter a.
^ Fit the new filter b.
^ Close the filter frame and the dust
compartment lid.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the thread
lifters
The thread lifters on the suction inlet to
the floorhead can be replaced. Check
them from time to time and replace
them if the pile has worn down.
To replace the thread lifters
Floor head SBD 350-3
^ Use a suitable tool to remove them
from the slots a.
^ Fit new thread lifters b.
Floor head SBD 450-3 (S2131 only)
^ Use a suitable tool to remove them
from the slots.
^ Fit new thread lifters.
Spare parts are available from your
Miele Vacuum Cleaner Specialist, from
Miele (see back cover for contact
details) or the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
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Problem solving guide
The vacuum cleaner switches off
automatically.
A temperature limiter switch switches
the vacuum cleaner off automatically if
it gets too hot.
This can occur if, for instance, large
articles block the suction tube or when
the filter bag is full or contains particles
of fine dust. A heavily soiled exhaust or
dust compartment filter can also be the
cause for overheating. Switch off the
vacuum cleaner using the On-Off
switch s. Disconnect from the
electricity supply. Switch off at the wall
socket and remove the plug.
After removing the cause, wait for
approximately 20 - 30 minutes to allow
the vacuum cleaner to cool down. It
can then be switched on again.
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After sales service / Warranty
In the event of a fault that you cannot
easily remedy, please contact
– your Miele Vacuum Cleaner
Specialist
or
– Miele (see back cover for address).
Warranty
The appliance is guaranteed for a
period of 2 years.
For information on the appliance
warranty specific to your country please
contact Miele. See back cover for
contact details.
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Electrical connection
All work should be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
The voltage connected load are given
on the data plate located underneath
the vacuum cleaner. Please ensure that
these match the household mains
supply. The fuse rating is quoted on the
plug.
The appliance is supplied with a cable
and moulded plug ready for connection
to a 230V/50Hz A.C. single phase
supply.
Test Marks
Electrical safety
C-Tick Mark
Electrically suppressed
according to
AS/NZS 1044
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