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Re: "Esoteric" countries and their wiring practices? #135328 10/26/04 06:58 AM
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will Hong Kong change its...

Unsure. Safety Advisory Committee is discussing that topic.

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Re: "Esoteric" countries and their wiring practices? #135329 10/26/04 03:32 PM
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I think Hong Kong should stay with the existing British wiring standards.

Changing plug and wiring configurations only leads to confusion later on, especially when average folks have to start cutting off factory-molded plugs and screw new replacements on, or deal with dodgy adapters.

Re: "Esoteric" countries and their wiring practices? #135330 12/09/04 11:21 AM
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Chinese sockets, in new work. The one on the left is ordinary 220V, the one on the right is 380V. According to the correspodent, the latter is better than the plug/sockets used in Europe as it allows you to swap phases easily. (I have a picture of the corresponding plug, but I think I can leave it to your imagination.)

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Re: "Esoteric" countries and their wiring practices? #135331 12/09/04 05:18 PM
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C-H:

The socket on the right looks similar to our 240-volt 50 amp sockets used for stoves here, except the horizontally oriented pin is replaced by a round one, for the ground.

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Re: "Esoteric" countries and their wiring practices? [Re: SvenNYC] #220044 04/20/19 07:00 PM
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C-H it is ungrounded.

Korean wiring doesn't use grounds or neutrals.

It is 220 volts across hot & hot [Linked Image]


Resurrecting this ancient thread because it still seems to be popular on the web.

According to all sources I've found, the Republic of Korea (South) migrated from a US system (120/240 V, 60 Hz, NEMA plugs) to 230/400 V 60 Hz using Schuko sockets starting in the 1970s. I've seen pictures of services that clearly indicated three phases plus neutral, supporting the 230/400 V claims. Sockets are regular German Schuko but designed to cram a double into an American box.

Here's the only one I've ever seen for sale online with (sort of) English description:
https://www.ebayshopkorea.com/itm/2...Outlet-Panel-EU-220V-KOREAN/222470620152

North Korea apparently also uses Schuko sockets but the mains frequency seems to be 50 Hz.

Re: "Esoteric" countries and their wiring practices? [Re: Texas_Ranger] #220045 04/23/19 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Texas_Ranger
[quote=SvenNYC]

North Korea apparently also uses Schuko sockets but the mains frequency seems to be 50 Hz.


When I visited North Korea around 3 years ago they were using Chinese sockets.

Re: "Esoteric" countries and their wiring practices? [Re: winston_1] #220059 05/02/19 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Texas_Ranger
[quote=SvenNYC]

North Korea apparently also uses Schuko sockets but the mains frequency seems to be 50 Hz.


When I visited North Korea around 3 years ago they were using Chinese sockets.


That's quite interesting! Seems that online sources are either outdated or plain wrong!

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