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Outback GPO!!! #138140
08/17/03 12:48 AM
08/17/03 12:48 AM
Trumpy  Offline
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Sorry guys, here is a series of pics that Dapo(Graham) sent me AGES ago, to be posted.
Check these pics out:

[Linked Image]


Hope these come out clear!!. [Linked Image]
{Edited to correct all sorts of problems} [Linked Image]




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Re: Outback GPO!!! #138141
08/17/03 01:23 AM
08/17/03 01:23 AM
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Paul,
Sorry to spread things out like this, but the writing was really small.
Dapo gave me some really good pics, though!.
Cheers, mate!.
Graham, could you please comment on these pics?. [Linked Image]

Re: Outback GPO!!! #138142
08/17/03 05:52 AM
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GPO = General Purpose Outlet, right? When I saw the topic I was expecting pictures of a Post Office at first! [Linked Image]

That's certainly an ingenious way to fabricate one's own receptacle. The staples to terminate the conductors onto the Pepsi-contacts are a nice touch. [Linked Image]

Re: Outback GPO!!! #138143
08/17/03 09:03 AM
08/17/03 09:03 AM
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I'm lost for words.

Re: Outback GPO!!! #138144
08/17/03 09:31 AM
08/17/03 09:31 AM
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Impressive—particularly for the generous red/green contact spacing. The plug slots must have taken some patience to mill, although pullout tension must have been significantly enhanced with wooden slots...certainly the soda-can contacts were useless in that regard.

It's hard to imagine how much time was spent putting it all together.

Re: Outback GPO!!! #138145
08/17/03 11:09 AM
08/17/03 11:09 AM
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I too am completely lost for words!

Creative!

I must say I love the way he/she has added an extra feature: A live terminal that's bonded to the ground cable at the socket.. how novel!

A real socket would cost what, € 4.00 ish?

Re: Outback GPO!!! #138146
08/17/03 01:28 PM
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Plugman  Offline
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Re: the incorrect polarity ~ must have been done with Argentinian plugs in mind ! [Linked Image]

Re: Outback GPO!!! #138147
08/17/03 01:32 PM
08/17/03 01:32 PM
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djk  Offline
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Are they normally mounted Earth Up in the UK style?

or Earth down in the US style?

UK

I (E)

-(N) (L)-

Re: Outback GPO!!! #138148
08/17/03 01:43 PM
08/17/03 01:43 PM
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Plugman  Offline
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Australian/NZ and Argentinian sockets are mounted the same way,(earth below L/N) but on Argentinian sockets, the live and neutral are reversed in respect to Aus/NZ wiring.

Also, the Argentinian sockets have provision for 2pin 4MM dia. europlug type plugs as well.

See this site, for examples :-
www.exultt.com.ar


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Re: Outback GPO!!! #138149
08/17/03 01:44 PM
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Normally earth downward. (What'dya expect down under? [Linked Image])

Just how far out in the outback was this? I know supplies might be a little hard to come by if you're 300 miles from nothing, but they must get supplies in somehow from time to time. I'm sure it could have waited!

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