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    Can I use my Philips Groomer while it is connected to a power outlet?

    Published on 08 July 2024
    If you are wondering whether you can use your Philips Male Grooming device corded, read our advice below.

    Showerproof and washable devices

    Waterproof trimmers and clippers can be safely used and cleaned with water. However, these devices will not work when they are plugged into an electric socket. They are designed this way to prevent any kind of accidents.
    To find out if your groomer is showerproof look for the following symbol, printed on the body of your device.
    Philips waterproof groomers

    Non-washable devices

    Some Philips Groomers are only meant for dry use. This means you cannot use them or clean them with water. These types of devices can be used while they are plugged in to an electric socket.

    To check if your device is non-washable look for the following symbol printed on it.
    Philips non-washable groomers

    Washable devices

    Some Philips Groomers suitable for dry use can still be cleaned with water. These can be used while they are connected to the power outlet. However, while cleaning them with water make sure you unplug them first.
    These type of washable devices have the following symbol printed on them.

    If you are still unsure about the usage of your grooming device, then please consult your user manual for further details or contact us.
    Philips washable groomers

    The information on this page applies to the following models: BG3017/01 , MG7940/85 , BT3232/15 , BG5021/15 , MG5950/15 , MG9555/15 , MG7950/15 , BT3222/14 , MG7736/15 , BT5522/15 , HC9420/15 , HC3525/15 , MG3710/85 , BT9810/15 , HC5630/15 , BT7500/15 , MG7745/15 , MG7735/15 , BT7520/15 , HC5612/15 , BT5502/15 , MG7785/20 , BG7020/15 , BT3236/14 , BG7025/15 , BG1024/80 , HC3520/15 , HC3505/15 , BG5020/15 , BT1216/10 , BT3216/14 , BG3010/15 , BT3226/14 , HC3530/15 , MG5730/15 , MG7720/15 , BT7220/85 , BT9297/15 , MG7770/15 , BT7204/85 , MG3720/15 , MG7730/15 , MG3740/15 , MG3730/15 , BT7201/15 , BT7220/15 , QG3380/17 , TT2040/32 , BT5205/16 , HC3410/85 , HC7460/15 , HC9450/15 , BG1024/10 , BT7085/32 , HC7450/80 , BT9295/32 , HC5440/15 , BT5260/32 , QG3352/16 , QG3330/17 , QG3360/17 , QT4000/15 , QT4015/16 , BG2024/15 , QT4005/15 , QT4022/32 , QT4070/32 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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