From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: American vs foreign electrical parts and installations
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 08:05:29 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 10:21:41 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that N. Thornton
wrote (in ) about
'American vs foreign electrical parts and installations', on Sun, 13 Oct
>I can't help wondering though if we could add a second plug type, a
>little miniature one for low current 2 core appliances. Perhaps 1A
>rating or something, and maybe for just one wire size. 13A sockets
>could have one built in at a cost of peanuts, and it would really make
>life easier and cheaper for househoulders.
A similar device used to exist - the 'fireside socket'. One 13 A and two
2A 3-pin sockets to BS 546, protected by a 5 A fuse in the socket. I put
them in my parents' house in the 1960s.
No way will the IEE let you get away without an EARTH. Heresy! (;-)
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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