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#135932 - 02/21/03 09:13 AM I'm looking to buy one of these....
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A French plug....like this one...made by Legrand. It's specifically for the French market, not the combination Schuko/French plugs (already have those).

It looks somewhat like this - doesn't have to be _exactly_ like this one:



Also looking for a two-pin round hole UNEARTHED wall receptacle like this one:



and the earthed French version:



I will, of course, pay for how much they cost in the store and also the postage. Just let me know how much I owe you. Thanks!!

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#135933 - 02/22/03 11:40 AM Re: I'm looking to buy one of these....
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We have them here in belgium in a different brand. The plug is combination schuko/french but the sockets are the french type.

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#135934 - 02/22/03 03:28 PM Re: I'm looking to buy one of these....
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As long as it is a reputable brand, it doesn't matter.

Are the French-only plugs even sold in Belgium or just the CEE-7/7

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#135935 - 02/23/03 09:54 AM Re: I'm looking to buy one of these....
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It is maybe possible to get the French only type plug from Legrand, but it's not common. It depends how many you need. Since I would have to order it specially for you, I doubt that it would be possible to order only one piece. May I ask why you insist on this type. Can't the French/Schuko type do the job?
I use only reputable brands. The French/Schuko type plug that is used most common here is from a brand called Vynckier which belongs to the GE power control group (yes, General Electric). Their website is www.gepowercontrols.com
The socket that is most common here is from a Belgium brand called Niko and their website is www.niko.be
We have two types of earthed type, One flushed with the wall and one not. We call them diep and undiep. We also have the unearthed type.
I hope that this info is of help to you.

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#135936 - 02/23/03 07:30 PM Re: I'm looking to buy one of these....
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Well...I just wanted that particular style because it looked weird...and i did like the ring-handle - it's no big deal.

But if it's going to be a hassle and expensive then don't worry about it. I have CEE 7/7 plugs at home that work perfectly.

Are the surface mount earthed and un-earthed outlets readily available? I noticed Niko did have them in their website. I'd be interested in buying one of each.

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#135937 - 02/24/03 12:33 PM Re: I'm looking to buy one of these....
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Yes, from Niko everything is available.

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#135938 - 02/25/03 02:33 PM Re: I'm looking to buy one of these....
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That's cool....I wonder if they'd sell directly to someone in the USA. I didn't see anything on their website.

Or how would I go about getting them? I just want one surface mount unearthed and one surface mount earthed.

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#135939 - 02/26/03 09:31 AM Re: I'm looking to buy one of these....
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I've sent you a e-mail.

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#135940 - 02/26/03 12:19 PM Re: I'm looking to buy one of these....
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LOL! I LOVE the prewired double outlet! I've hardly ever seen companies offer something that obviously useless. It really isn't that hard to cut a length of wire and connect the receptacles while mounting them! And having them prewired just raises the price.

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#135941 - 02/27/03 05:11 AM Re: I'm looking to buy one of these....
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It might make some sense for DIY stuff and DIY is pretty popular in France.

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