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#141053 05/31/04 12:54 PM
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Well aland, don't forget I have the original here! Tbat makes it far easier to tell. For some weird reason that style of socket has the ground scrapers attached to the cover instead of the socket itself. When the cover is screwed on the ground scrapers connect to the socket body with a small pin.

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Immigrants could bring them over to power some appliances they bring with them. I know a Dutch and a German family that have those around their places in Canada.

#141055 06/02/04 03:24 PM
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Ranger,
where is the GND wire attached to at your twin receptacle? Is there a screw at the Ground bar in the cover, or is the GND screw at the base and a GND connection from base to cover?

#141056 06/03/04 01:27 AM
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The ground screw is at the base and the cover has a rectangular ground pin between the 2 receptacles. Today I'll try to reinstall my JPEG converter then I can post pics.

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Immigrants could bring them over to power some appliances they bring with them. I know a Dutch and a German family that have those around their places in Canada.
A selection of short adapter leads with Schuko sockets and NEMA 6-15 plugs would probably be ideal for that purpose. Only problem I see is that there aren't too many places to connect to in the average home.

If you have 6-15 (240V 15A) outlets installed specially in your home, in the long term it would be better to just fit 6-15 plugs to the European appliances.

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If you have 6-15 (240V 15A) outlets installed specially in your home, in the long term it would be better to just fit 6-15 plugs to the European appliances.
This is what I do for workshop items except where multiple outlets are required. 6-15/20 power strips are not common so in this case a plug gets fitted to a South African five way strip and BS 546 plugs remain on the equipment.

#141059 06/16/04 08:09 PM
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could you make a pic of the opened device, perhaps you can see a manufacter anywhere.

Here you go!

[Linked Image from pstr-m01.ygpweb.aol.com]

[Linked Image from pstr-m03.ygpweb.aol.com]

[Linked Image from pstr-m02.ygpweb.aol.com]

I did actually figure out one of the markings to be "DVE" in a triangle... (Thanks to finding one on ECN!) & what might be "OVE" in an oval, & the number "K25861" after some paint thinner!

Thanks for all the info guys! [Linked Image]

-Randy

PS... This was in a garage I was working on in Cerritos, CA... The homeowner said it was there when he'd bought the house & he did'nt have a clue what it was for... I told him if I could have it, I'd take it out for free..

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Yeah, that's exactly the type of receptaclle I've got here. Kopp is a typical Big-box store brand of electrical supplies, yet I mostly like working with their stuff. When we rewired we put in Kopp switches and receptacles everywhere. Those surface-mount receptacles are commonly used for additional sockets where the HO doesn't want to have walls torn up. Staple NM cable to the wall surface to the nearest receptacle or junction box and install such a socket. The easiest and ugliest code-compliant way of wiring.
You might have noticed the fact there are 2 ground terminals. One is there to connect the neutral wire, the second one is for the jumper wire from the ground to the neutral terminal.

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