In September I plan a one week trip to Ireland. Mostly it will be classic sightseeing, but of course I can't leave without a few electrical souvenirs Any suggestions? My ideas go along the lines of some plugs, sockets, switches, boxes and maybe 10m T&E. Down side: since this is going to be a back pack trip I'm a little restricted on luggage...
I think some people would find us just a little bit excentric.
I have to admit that I bought a swiss plug and trailing socket in Zürich last week. In Rome I picked up an extension cord. And I once sneaked off a romantic weekend in Paris to buy a socket. Another time I started to pick apart the panel in a girl's student apartment in France...
I was in Dublin in April, but settled for beer, whiskey and some photos.
Just remember hotels frown upon guests removing electrical fittings
Any DIY store carries a range of electrical fittings i.e. plugs, sockets, switches, etc etc. If you want the full range try the 'big box' stores like Woodie's DIY, B&Q, Homebase etc.
For the most part, the fittings are identical to the UK. Only major differences are found on the distribution board i.e. radials rather than rings and different fuses etc
We had a major problem with tourist taking cast iron finger post direction signs in the West of Ireland a few years ago. Some guy was arrested in Shannon airport trying to check in a huge cast iron sign !!
I'll keep an eye out for obscure stories about a strange tourist caught trying to remove unusual 1960s light switches from a pub in Kerry
Anyway, if you're around give me an e-mail / PM me on the board. Could always meet up for a pint!
*looool* Not going to take out any hotel (or rather hostel) fittings However, your story reminds me of a class mate once trying to check in a NYC street sign at the John F. Kennedy airport...
We didn't figure out a route so far, the only known fact is we'll fly to and from Dublin and want to spend some time there. Will be the first week of september... would be fun to meet the first ECN member real life!