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Subject: Re: American vs foreign electrical parts and installations
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 23:39:29 +0800
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American plugs = Japanese plugs : Small, solid, no fuse. natural and life
UK plugs = Most of Asia plugs : big, fused, natural and life always closed
In my humble opinion (based on hands on experience), US plugs are quite safe
house-holds who shouldn't take care of touching inside. UK plugs much
are safer as natural and life socket are always closed and it come with
protection fuse. The only danger is when it come to change blown fuse, there
is a hazard.
wrote in message
> On Mon, 16 Sep 2002 02:37:10 -0000, email@example.com
> (Bob Wilson) wrote:
> >Take a look at the European "Schuko" plugs (their AC plugs) if you want
> >see how a plug and socket should be made. They are solid, well made, and
> >unlike AC plugs here, it is absolutely impossible to touch the prongs
> >they are live. Prongs are screw-machined out of solid brass, not stamped
> >of flimsy sheet metal.
> UK plugs are even safer as they have shuttered holes for both Live and
> It is easy to poke something into a Shuko socket and receive a shock!