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Schuko version of the floating receptacle #173306 01/07/08 07:57 AM
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I just found the European counterpart of the infamous floating soap bottle receptacle.
http://www.doppelagent.de/elektrogrill/
Seems even more "creative" to me...

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Re: Schuko version of the floating receptacle [Re: Texas_Ranger] #173307 01/07/08 07:58 AM
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It makes the soap bottle look positively reassuring! sick

Re: Schuko version of the floating receptacle [Re: Retired_Helper] #173310 01/07/08 09:48 AM
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Most certainly - after all, the soap bottle was a single piece of junk, not an interior power strip made float by putting on shoes wink Just imagine the power strip slips out... let's hope the RCD (GFI) is present and working! (though I wouldn't be sure if this was taken in Germany or Eastern Europe, many European countries were fairly lax on the install of such devices for a long period of time).

Re: Schuko version of the floating receptacle [Re: Texas_Ranger] #173316 01/07/08 01:21 PM
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I really, really hope that this picture was a joke. I can't imagine anyone being that stupid, regardless of the number of drinks they have had.


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Re: Schuko version of the floating receptacle [Re: EV607797] #173356 01/08/08 07:27 AM
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It gets my vote for a Darwin Award

Re: Schuko version of the floating receptacle [Re: IanR] #173359 01/08/08 09:21 AM
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According to the exif information the photo was taken on the aftenoon of July 1st. Little sunshine and no tan on the guys makes me think that this is Germany, Holland or Sweden. The beer bottles look distinctly german.

Re: Schuko version of the floating receptacle [Re: C-H] #173364 01/08/08 11:48 AM
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I could be wrong but, my money is that the pic is phoney or. If it is real, I'll bet that it is not energized. Those power strips are not water tight but the end of it is in the water. Some of the edges appeared like the pic is layered. FYI It is a German web site.


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Re: Schuko version of the floating receptacle [Re: sparkyinak] #173561 01/13/08 09:19 AM
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It actually was a joke, the guys set it up after a LAN party in Germany, maybe as a "Don't do this!" picture series.
Here are the original pictures:

http://www.linuxno.de/_data/gallery/nwl7/DSCN7588.JPG
http://www.linuxno.de/_data/gallery/nwl7/DSCN7810.JPG
http://www.linuxno.de/_data/gallery/nwl7/DSCN7814.JPG
http://www.linuxno.de/_data/gallery/nwl7/DSCN7816.JPG
http://www.linuxno.de/_data/gallery/nwl7/DSCN7817.JPG
http://www.linuxno.de/_data/gallery/nwl7/DSCN7818.JPG
http://www.linuxno.de/_data/gallery/nwl7/DSCN7820.JPG
http://www.linuxno.de/_data/gallery/nwl7/DSCN7821.JPG
http://www.linuxno.de/_data/gallery/nwl7/DSCN7830.JPG

The fact that the picture was on a German site doesn't mean anything - pictures like that are often circulated via e-mail and uploaded to various fun pic servers all over the world.
In some pictures you can see a car license plate though, the pictures were taken in Steinfurt/Germany.

Re: Schuko version of the floating receptacle [Re: Texas_Ranger] #173568 01/13/08 11:10 AM
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the ....588 pic looks like it could be a City of Chicago Streets and San. crew.

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Re: Schuko version of the floating receptacle [Re: togol] #173583 01/13/08 07:11 PM
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They sell that exact same pool at Wal-Mart laugh God Bless a global marketplace smirk

The last pic with water pouring out of the power strip reminds me of a certain person testing GFCI (RCD) protection.. whistle

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