Not quite a contour plug... as it's not a fully circular sheild & the pins need to be sheathed which kinda makes me wonder why they bother with the sheild in the first place if it's not going to be used in a recessed outlet.
Re: Korean plugs#144149 10/07/0510:00 PM10/07/0510:00 PM
Some of the molded contour plugs have the same rectangular front, but no sleeved pins. They seem to be acceptable like that. I've never seen a contour plug with sleeved pins, and there's absolutely no need for it, since the Schuko sockets are recessed anyway.
Edit: all harmonized countries seem to have a more or less silly regulation there must not be any rewireable contour and Euro plugs. Don't aks me why. Maybe they're afraid of people putting them on grounded appliances.
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Re: Korean plugs#144151 10/08/0507:53 AM10/08/0507:53 AM
I've never seen a contour plug with sleeved pins, and there's absolutely no need for it, since the Schuko sockets are recessed anyway.
I have! On electric candles and on my German vaccum cleaner. It looks like that Korean plug, sans screw. With VDE approval, of course. Some countries have flat-front or nearly flat-front sockets (Denmark, ungrounded sockets in Norway etc.)
Re: Korean plugs#144153 10/10/0506:48 AM10/10/0506:48 AM
I thought that those flat-fronted non-grounded socket outlets were pretty much gone?
Cenelec really ought to simply impose a single CEE 7/7 compatable grounded outlet standard. It seems really dumb having all these incompatabilities for no good reason other than "that's the way we always did it"
It should be made compulsary in all countries that intend to use the 2 pin euro plug. The UK/Ireland & Cyprus/Malta where BS1363 is used are the only exceptions to this as they don't use a plug system based on whatever the common ancestor of schuko, the swiss system, the french system etc was.
All this stuff is nonsence!
I would advocate coming up with a physically compact plug that is rated 16A and could be fitted inside a lockable plug-adaptor, similar to those used in the UK to provide permanent conversion for 2pin europlugs.
Appliances could all ship with this new connector and a local schuko/whatever plug could be fitted over it and screwed shut.
Should the customer upgrade their house to the new system, you simply shed the converter plugs.
Given 20 years, the old systems would largely have vanished.
Re: Korean plugs#144154 10/12/0510:38 AM10/12/0510:38 AM
all harmonized countries seem to have a more or less silly regulation there must not be any rewireable contour and Euro plugs. Don't aks me why. Maybe they're afraid of people putting them on grounded appliances.
That used to be far from unusual in the past here. People would often wire a 2-pin 5A plug to small appliances and just leave the earth wire hanging loose outside the plug.
Re: Korean plugs#144155 10/17/0506:11 PM10/17/0506:11 PM