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#163982 - 05/22/07 02:04 PM (AU) 2 Pin Plugs & Sockets
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Some more from the collection, this time plugs & sockets.

The first picture brings the old "earth up or down?" argument back to life. This is a single pole switched outlet for 10A 250V. It is made in 1957 & is also available in white & also a round earth version was available.

Darren Carroll
Alice Springs, NT, Australia



The second outlet in pictures 2 & 3 is made by RELYON USA and is rated at 15A 125V & 10A 250V:





Pictures 4 & 5 show two different styles of outlets, I'm assuming the first ones are similar to the British 5 amp sockets, these ones are a SECURA brand made in Australia with a cataclogue number 17 on the back. The second ones are CLIPSAL brand sockets, the one on the left is marked 5 AMP 240 VOLT & the one on the right is marked 10 AMP 240 VOLT. The regestered design number on the back is the same (10246):





Picture 6 will be familiar to some, the plugs are marked with a brand name that looks like 2 diamonds side-by-side with an "S" in the centre of each of the diamonds with 250V stamped above & looks like 650W below. The adaptor is a three way 2 pin device with the same markings and the ratings are 125V 15A & 250V 10 A:



Picture 7 is a socket that will fit into an American pattern faceplate to allow an Australian pattern socket to fit:

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#163993 - 05/22/07 03:58 PM Re: (AU) 2 Pin Plugs & Sockets [Re: Admin]
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brand name that looks like 2 diamonds side-by-side with an "S" in the centre of each of the diamonds

That would be Smith And Stone.
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#164028 - 05/23/07 09:35 AM Re: (AU) 2 Pin Plugs & Sockets [Re: classicsat]
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Pictures 4 & 5 show two different styles of outlets, I'm assuming the first ones are similar to the British 5 amp sockets

They certainly look like British 5A types. There was even a make which had the same circular recess the same diameter as the pin spacing -- Can't remember what brand it was at the moment.
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