Leviton Spec. Grade, AL/CU. That explains the complete absence of anything but the UL/CSA listing. It is designed to fit German boxes and BJ modular frames. The guy wants to sell them and I asked for the price. Hopefully he doesn't want too much.
#141409 - 08/02/0412:13 PMRe: German NEMA 5-15 receptacle
Hope you don't mind -- I've taken the liberty of editing your post to rescale the image.
That's an interesting combination. Looks like the manufacturer just riveted the Leviton receptacle onto a German frame. It appears from the other holes and cut-outs that the frame is a general one used for other devices.
That's not an AL/CU receptacle though. The markings are telling you that it's not suitable for aluminum wire.
Oh, and did the photographer have this upside down when he took the picture? (Runs, ducks, and avoids flying objects..... )
#141411 - 08/02/0412:36 PMRe: German NEMA 5-15 receptacle
Thanks a lot for rescaling the image Paul, I never got to reinstalling my Graphics Converter after the secondary HD crashed, so I couldn't rescale it myself. The frame might be taken from an antenna socket or maybe dimmer switch, standard Schuko sockets and switches have much smaller frames.
OT, but did you know that UK 13A sockets fit german switch boxes? The screw spacing and size is identical.
#141412 - 08/02/0401:06 PMRe: German NEMA 5-15 receptacle
Hey, does "Trumbaschl" mean anything in English, or is it one of those terms that just don't translate properly?
I didn't realize that the fixing centers on a British device would fit a German box. The screw threads themselves don't surprise me, however. British boxes switched to metric 3.5mm threads when the industry changed to metric in general around 1970. Earlier boxes and screws are 4BA, which at first glance look almost the same but are just different enough to pull straight out or jam in solid!
Das werden Lautsprechersteckdosen gewesen sein. Wenns die Schule war dann vermutlich in 100V Technik.
Is somebody talking about a 100V speaker distribution system in an old school here? British PA systems also used the 100V line with matching transformers extensively, although I believe they weren't commonly used (if at all?) in the U.S. (I believe a 70V system was the norm).
Alte österreichische Radios sind für 110, 127, 150, 220 und 240V einstellbar.
Where did your 150V come from?
I wish I'd continued studying German at school now!
BTW, ich liebe die Katze!
#141413 - 08/02/0403:05 PMRe: German NEMA 5-15 receptacle
I think trumbaschl must be something specific austrian, no idea what that could be
you were right with the 100v audio transmission, which is still common for long distance building applications here.
i have also never heard of 150V, need to ask ranger about that.
really funny happening ranger, i thaught of you when i first read the Vienna under trumbaschl's avatar but then, nah, there's more than 1 sparkie in vienna... never thaught you'd be ... did you ever notice me there, same nickname as here?
[This message has been edited by :andy: (edited 08-02-2004).]
#141414 - 08/02/0403:23 PMRe: German NEMA 5-15 receptacle
Actually Trumbaschl is not a word at all! It's a name my dad invented for a story when I was a kid, and hopefully nobody knows what it refers to No, I won't tease you. Back when I was about 7 my parents rented a second apartment in the same house, to use it as an office and guest bedroom. The old wiring was shoddy at least, and most of all really weird. The sparkies who dug into it kept calling their boss off our phone every few minutes bc they had no idea how things were actually working. And afterwards my dad invented the mystery sparky Kurt trumbaschl who did all that wiring. And when I was looking for a funny nick I stumbled over that one, where I was the only one who'd know the hidden meaning... (and noooo, my wiring is much better than his!) Andy, I thought it might be you, but I wasn't sure. After all it's a pretty common name. I have absolutely no idea about the 150V, but I have a few radios with that voltage setting. The cat is really cool, when I was looking through the list of avatars it immediately caught my eye.