[OZAPRS] Chinese Mains Plugs

Terry Neumann tfneumann at internode.on.net
Sun Dec 23 09:36:50 EST 2007

Tony Farrow wrote:

>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.
>Tony VK2AJF

In recent times most new three pin pug equipment in Australia is 
required to have insulating material over that part of the active and 
neutral pins closest to the plug, presumably to eliminate or minimise 
the possibility of this happening.  This is best explained at 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BS_1363#Pin_insulation - although this 
refers to the British Standard, I'm sure that similar logic applies to 
what we now see here.


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