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#145717 - 07/04/06 09:38 PM A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
SvenNYC  Offline
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I saw this on the website for Guensan Electrik, a Turkish electrical bits manufacturer:

[Linked Image]

Yes. It's a Schuko socket with a male earthing pin just like French sockets use.

What's the point of these? What applications would the normally be employed in?

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#145718 - 07/05/06 04:43 AM Re: A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
pauluk  Offline
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That's different!

A plain Schuko plug won't fit, only a French plug or one of the combination types.

If only a plug with the female earth receptacle will fit, why bother to have the side contacts as well?


#145719 - 07/05/06 08:06 AM Re: A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
n1ist  Offline
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Maybe the male pin is spring-loaded so it will work with either grounding scheme?


#145720 - 07/06/06 02:18 AM Re: A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
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I have a question.
There have been a few people re-locate here from Europe and have bought appliances with them that have a Schuko plug on them.
Now, they look like they would slot straight into a socket like that, even with the earth contact at 12 o'clock.
Am I missing something?.


#145721 - 07/06/06 07:56 AM Re: A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
pauluk  Offline
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they look like they would slot straight into a socket like that,


Unless that earth pin is retractible, a regular Schuko plug wouldn't fit as it doesn't have the mating female receptacle on it.

Remember that normally the earth pin is found on French sockets, the side contacts on German/Austrian/Dutch, etc.


#145722 - 07/06/06 04:13 PM Re: A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
Texas_Ranger  Offline
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The Turkish have always been known for "creative" solution (consider them something like the Mexicans in the US...) [Linked Image]
So I guess the earth pin is spring loaded.


#145723 - 07/06/06 06:25 PM Re: A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
:andy:  Offline
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well, do you think the spring is strong enough to keep the pin out when a french plug is inserted?
or will it just contact the ground jack of the plug in "pushed in" position?
i somehow can't imagine this to work so safely...

does the french plug fit here at all? I thaught it doesnt have the notches where the 2 ground springs are?

by the way, many new schuko plugs of Appliances and PC cables (how do you call that 3 pole jack at a PC power supply in english?) nowadays have the grounding jack to fit both classical schuko and french outlets.

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#145724 - 07/06/06 06:29 PM Re: A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
:andy:  Offline
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i had a look at what they make besides this outlet.

who needs this
[Linked Image]

????
They also have the classic swith with neon lamp, where the switch rocker is as big as the schuko insert. so why make an insert with that extension cord type switch?


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#145725 - 07/06/06 07:32 PM Re: A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
djk  Offline
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That grounding pin actually makes no sense at all other than to polarise a CEE 7/7 plug.

Non CEE 7/7 (combination) French plugs are fully round and woudln't be able to fit past the keying on the schuko outlet!


#145726 - 07/07/06 03:11 PM Re: A polarized Schuko socket?!?!  
Texas_Ranger  Offline
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I have seen some French plugs that were smal enough to fit a Schuko socket.

That's a weird beast anyway.


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