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#139919 - 01/04/04 02:37 AM Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
djk Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 1269
Loc: Ireland
Just look at these:
http://www.yuanky.com/p39-ya-swit-7316.htm

Note the creative use of a single ungrounded 2.5A Europlug to supply multiple BS1363 and/or BS546, NEMA and other outlets via an extension reel

Rather scary looking!


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#139920 - 01/04/04 09:13 AM Re: Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Eastern Europe, perhaps?

Maybe countries in Asia, Middle East, Africa. I wouldn't be surprised that they're even for sale in PRC, Hong Kong and Taiwan (even though Taiwan uses American style plugs).

If the wire gague is made big enough, wouldn't a Europlug be able to handle that amp load? Considering how under-rated and over-designed a lot of British and European plugs seem to be...

I noticed a certain plug design that they're featuring has been ripped off from an American manufacturer (or should I say marketer. The actual plugs are now made in Cooper's factory somewhere in Mexico ).....


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#139921 - 01/04/04 09:40 AM Re: Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
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Registered: 09/17/02
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The test current of the Europlug is 10A if I remember correctly. But you loose the earth on the BS 1363 socket!

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#139922 - 01/04/04 11:38 AM Re: Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
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http://www.yuanky.com/p14-ya-swit-732.htm

Notice item 825

COMPLETE ripoff of MK's patented shuttering system.

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#139923 - 01/05/04 08:36 AM Re: Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
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Funny company. The homepage/catalogue is rather confusing. I sure hope the actual products aren't made to the specifications mentioned. (13A socket rated 10A???)

Those British circuit breakers looks rather American to me:
http://www.yuanky.com/cb-m3-60.htm

Talking of ripoff: YYL (MODEL HAGER C)RCD
http://www.yuanky.com/cb-yyl-rcd.htm

I bet a few just "happen" to be marked with "Hager" when they come off the line! What other reason would there be to have twenty different styles of RCD's?

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#139924 - 01/05/04 08:57 AM Re: Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
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Their American range looks better.
http://www.yuanky.com/yy-cb-GFC1.htm

But what does "Protection of mis-grounding of neutral line: less than 2MHz" mean?

Are double switches in a receptacle cover common in the US? (The switch to the right in the left picture)

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#139925 - 01/05/04 09:22 AM Re: Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
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Well...this is the knock-off Yuanky-brand plug I was talking about:



And this is Cooper Wiring Devices' "original"

[img]http://images.lowes.com/product/032664/032664325809.jpg?wid=158&cvt=jpeg[/img]

There's also a two-pin version.

Hmmm.....unless Cooper licenced the design to them also? Probably not.

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#139926 - 01/06/04 01:49 AM Re: Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Are those Cooper-manufactured plugs the old Leviton design? I have a couple of Leviton armored caps that look exactly like the one pictured.

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#139927 - 01/14/04 01:49 PM Re: Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
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Registered: 11/23/02
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I'd have to check, but I believe the Leviton fittings have the screws flat against the plug face. I know the Cooper ones are vertical to the face (Cooper uses the same face for their metal clad, rubber, and lexan plugs, and I have plenty of the last two around, as I almost exclusively use Cooper fittings)

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#139928 - 04/29/04 08:30 AM Re: Scary chinese-made electrical accessories... for what market?!
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There may be a little good news on resolving poor-quality imported electrical goods.
http://electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum14/HTML/000549.html

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