>his country doesn't use schuko, the world standard socket and uses the inferior type A, B or G
>confirmed for never using switches
It's a fuckload easier, and for shit like a toaster (which you only use infrequently) it makes it a hell of a lot neater than leaving everything unplugged.
One use is in like whitegoods, the metal casing is connected to earth. This means that if the device is damaged or wet, any electric potential will short to earth making the device safer, and tripping the (now mandatory in many places with mandatory earthing) earth leakage switch.
We use power strips w/ a switch instead in Europe.
>not seeing the beauty of Danish power outlets
I don't, because we have switches.
Because it's not good practice to leave devices active if they are not in use. Especially in a working environment like a kitchen where a single spillage can make such equipment dangerous.
Other devices may operate in standby modes if they are not properly isolated by a switch either.
Reminder to only use high quality surge protection multi plugs for your valuable equipment.
Literally read the second part of that post.
It's a safety and convenience thing.
Some devices may also use a tonne of power even when they are off, but I rarely find that a big problem.
>not having an individually switched strip plugged into a switched socket
mainland pls, let UK handle this
Just get a multiplug with the amount of switches that suit your needs.
in this shithole called brazil we don't even get electrical sockets sorted out correctly, it is a mixture between US, EU and the now official CH.
It was great when i traveled through europe that even though most countries had their own fuckup of a socket, the EU plug fitted in everyone so i could still charge my phone and camera and so everywhere. Gave me hope
Who /housefire/ here?
I can't tell you how many times I've seen powerboards piggybacked onto these fuckers.
Master-Slave plug setups is something great too.
>why does the uk have different voltage 'shaver sockets' anyway?
They also use an isolating transformer. Combined with the lower voltage, they are incredibly safe in wet conditions. That and it's only Americans who take televisions and toasters into the bathroom.
In the Netherlands only sockets with ground pins are allowed in bathrooms and kitchens. But these sockets have the same 230 voltage. Unfortunately all other sockets in other rooms are usually not grounded.
To add on to this, sockets are allowed provided they are installed 3m horizontally from zone 2.
RCD is already a requirement.
Post your plugs.
The socket under the power sockets is a landline phone extension.
The idea is to have permanent plugged in devices and devices that are related to another in master-slave on the same powerboard/ multiplug. So you can have essentials running while others are switched off.
On higher quality boards you can adjust the limit/ marginal value for the slaves. Havent tried it myself.
that's what these are for
>Any of you nerds know what'd happen if I plug chink shit into my Australian outlet?
it'll werk, the only difference between CN and AU/NZ plugs is that the CN one is typically mounted upside-down (ground pin up)
Looks like a very early American plug.
Glorious schuko master race.
Non-indented plugs are death traps that should only be used in countries where population control is required.
fun fact: the earliest American plugs weren't plugs at all, they were Edison screws. A lot of early electrification work in the late 1800s didn't install general-purpose plugs, since there was nothing to plug into them, only lightbulb sockets. As a result early non-lightbulb electrical products screwed into a bulb socket.
what are you talking about. You can put a schuko plug into the indian and danish sockets which is why it can never be a world standard. The one that is standard in south africa is probably the best desu although I like the ground pin being ontop.
> His country doesn't use IEC 60906-1 master race plugs, or at least a design extremely close to it.
We need to make the world use IEC 60906-1 instead of all the retarded shit standards.
> The IEC 60906-1 system also avoids the problems of the Schuko and French systems currently used in most of Europe and large parts of Asia:
> Ambiguity between line and neutral on Schuko.
> Large size.
> Mateability of Class I plugs with commonly used two pin sockets that lack protective-earth contacts.
Better, and without all the shitty bulk. IEC wins.
> and the now official CH
No, you have a derivative of the IEC_60906-1 plug, one which is basically incompatible with IEC_60906-1 or SEV 1011. Still a better design than most, though.
Something like this is usually how it looks. You have arrays of fuses in a fuse box, one per circuit, plus fault current detection and so on.
IEC is best, and obviously also one of the few standards that had a lot of work put into it in recent times (they basically revised the already often updated Swiss standards to something that could be workable for all of Europe or all the world, in modern times).
Some power sockets are higher up on a wall, for example, and instead of unplugging a device letting the plug drop to the floor you just have to flip a little switch.
There is literally 0 reason to not have a switch on power sockets.
>IT plug is literally EU plug with ground.
No, not quite, they're a little wider apart to accomodate the third prong. Most modern outlets are Schuko-compatible like the right one, but in older houses you need an adapter to plug in EU-style plugs and it's a pain in the ass.
How does that work? My measuring current? Does it also work with sleep modes, e.g. you put the computer to sleep and the screens turn off and you wake it up (e.g. via network) and they turn on again?
> There is literally 0 reason to not have a switch on power sockets.
It's an option, but usually useless - you know, with almost all appliances featuring switches in better positions anyway, and many people preferring to put most of their sockets near the ground (so cables and sockets are not so visible - but that's not where you want to operate switches anyhow).
Better just have the switch for the power socket separately in a place you like to operate it, if at all. Gives you a switch in a nice place without many cables hanging off walls.
The UK ones are from the 19th century, industrial style shit, however they are fucking solid. the real inferior plug is the american one, bends from minimal force and is much less safe and secure than european plugs (i'd even take an italian plug over american)
Maybe it's because I work with them everyday, but between US, BS1363, and StagePin, I'll take StagePin everyday. Ground connection made first, durable as FUCK, compact enough to stack 16 per powerstrip, and load ratings in excess of 50 amps.
Cool, the plug/socket clusterfuck will be gone in some years. But I'm still waiting a voltage standard.
The cable position is made for more comfortable powerboard placement. So you place it uder your desk und reach the switch while the cable goes behind the desk. Of course it does not affect the surge protection.
You okay now?
Do you still crouch to switch your power board off?
I once forced a european plug into a UK socket in Ireland. It was one of those non-earthed plugs (pic). The pins only needed to be like 1 mm further apart, so it wasn't that hard. the plastic on the pins made it sorta safe I guess.