Before connecting the appliance, ensure that the connection data on the data plate (fusing, voltage and frequency) match the household electrical supply. If in doubt, consult an electrician. To reduce the likelihood of circuit overload, do not operate another high wattage appliance on the same circuit. Do not modify the machine power cord or plug. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse the appliance in water or other liquids. All electrical work should be carried out by a qualified electrician in accordance with local and national safety regulations. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble or attempt to tepair the appliance, take it to a qualified service person for examination an repair. To guarantee the electrical safety of this appliance, continuity must exist between the appliance and an effective grounding system. It is imperative that this basic safety requirement be met. If there is any doubt, have the electrical system of the house checked by a qualified electrician. The manufacturer cannot beheld responsible for damages caused by the lack, or inadequacy, of an effective grounding system. Do not use an extension cord to connect this appliance to electricity. Extension cords do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating). The appliance is completely isolated from the electricity supply when it is turned off at the wall switch and unplugged, or the circuit breaker has been "tripped". Do not damage, remove, or bypass the safety components or control elements in the iron. Only operate the rotary iron when all removable outer casings are fitted so that it is impossible to touch an electrical component or moving part. This equipment has not been designed for maritime use or for use in mobile installations such as aircraft or recreational vehicles. However, under certain circumstances it maybe possible for an installation in these applications. Please contact the nearest Miele Dealer or Miele Technical Service with specific requirements.