Picture of house wall socket in your country

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  1. David085, Feb 10, 2011
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    Post PIC inside your house of your wall socket in the country you living in.:cool:

    US wall socket got the pic, of google image
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  2. kwarren Guest

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    I can't believe it's come to this. Maybe this is a sign that the Picture Gallery has reached its death? ;)
     
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    and north america looks in a state of shock!

    australian one is upside down btw
     
  5. David085, Feb 10, 2011
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    the UK should update there wall socket to something that isn't so big and bulky maybe go with the A/B, that North America is using and lower there voltage to 120v the same us the U.S. is using so they don't have to worry about changing voltages, and socket plugs, so they can have the latest electronics right away since they will be using the same voltages and socket plugs and it will save them some money too.
     
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  7. David085, Feb 10, 2011
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    Well I still think they should change it to US socket, and voltage so in the long run they don't have to wait to do a version of the UK voltage and socket of the latest stuff.
     
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    Haha i'm from Denmark :) did you know theare's an island in denmark called lolland? it's true haha
     
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    Why?
    How about north america changes to the UK standard :rolleyes:.
     
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    UK's are huge. I wouldn't mind switching to the smallest grounded one but I imagine the N/A already has that. Besides, I'd miss the face.

    I'm surprised that Japan doesn't have a grounded standard. For such a techno culture that's a slight oversight, no?
     
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    I say everyone everywhere should convert to a heavy duty usb. Seriously, like a usb that can carry 120/240v. One single blade to plug in, prolly smaller than most current plugs...Who's with me?:p

    EDIT: Japan does have a grounded plug. http://www.powercords.co.uk/standard.htm#JAPAN
     
  13. David085 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe North America should then we will both have the latest stuff if they use the same voltage as the UK. ha lol
     
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    As long as you'd be able to plug it in either way it might work.

    Ahh, I didn't realize they did. Thanks.
     
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    The Australian socket is upside down...
     
  16. David085 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes we all notice this ;)
     
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    I am from the US. I did not notice this. It actually looks like US 240v plugs..
     
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    Indeed it does. Good eye.
     
  19. sammich macrumors 601

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    That's probably because we use a 240V output as well.
     
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    hahaha!nice!for sure all who lives there are always in LOL mode!:D
     
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    Actually I did know that. I'm curious who came up with the design, or who borrowed it from who...I mean that can't be the only way to make a 240v plug. Time for a google hunt.

    EDIT: Turns out its an outdated American design. That's kinda cool. http://cool386.tripod.com/plug/plug.html
     
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    Well, I haven't done any searching, but I suspect that plugs are different to prevent any damage to appliances designed for different electrical outputs. But if the electrical output is the same, then the plug could in essence be the same design.
     
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    Australia is upside-down.



    BAZINGA!
     
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    I'm sure rewiring every single house, shop and factory in the UK, changing the transformers in every sub-station to supply the new lower voltage and in the process rendering billions of current appliances obsolete would save the UK a fortune. :rolleyes:
     

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