[OZAPRS] Chinese Mains Plugs
tonyajf at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 08:41:01 EST 2007
With the earth on top they are safer in the case when foreign objects
slip or fall onto slightly exposed appliance pins. That is the
arrangement in the UK too. Perhaps it is us in VK who are upside
down!? Merry Christmas all.
On 22/12/2007, Ian ZL1VFO <zl1vfo at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> The Chinese have their mains sockets upside-down relative to us
> (Aust./NZ) Why, I don't know. I guess our retailers sell chinese
> sourced products and the retailer's buyers who have a quick look at
> the plug to see if it is the right shape see that it is, but don't
> pick up on the fact that it's upside down. Either that, or it cheaper
> to buy them that way without having to do a special manufactuering run
> with the plugs the right way up...
> Irritates me, too.
> -Ian ZL1VFO
> > Message: 4
> > Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 21:10:13 +1030
> > From: Terry Neumann <tfneumann at internode.on.net>
> > A lot of new gear (some of it APRS associated) I buy these days seems
> > have gone for "upside down" plug packs or power cord plugs. That is,
> ~Snip ~
> > Is there a good reason for this innovation? It there is one it
> > me, but them I'm usually slow to catch on.
> > 73
> > Terry
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