From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: American vs foreign electrical parts and installations
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 13:33:30 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 12:35:36 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Michael J. Schülke
wrote (in ) about 'American vs foreign electrical parts and
installations', on Wed, 18 Sep 2002:
>No, I was talking about those that can be opened with a single screw
>roughly in the centre of the side where the pins are on -- apparently
>the standard type, as those where also mounted on a couple of lamps I
>bought in the UK. Once you remove the cover, everything is exposed, and
>you can then (with a little trickery) plug it back in.
Well, the line has to be drawn somewhere, because the ingenuity of fools
is limitless. If you have to use a tool to take a cover off, it is up to
you to keep yourself safe. If stuff had to be safe even if tools were
taken to it, product design would be virtually impossible, short of
'once-for-all' assembly, like soda machines.
>I said "slightly worried" in my original post because this really isn't
>a big thing -- if you are able to remove the cover and change the fuse,
>you should be smart enough not plug it in. Still, it might be tempting
>for some people.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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