[rescue] Odd power cords

Ron Wickersham rjw at alembic.com
Mon Oct 29 16:58:57 CDT 2007

On Mon, 29 Oct 2007, Peter Corlett wrote:

> On 29 Oct 2007, at 18:03, Mike Meredith wrote:
> [..]
>> Nope. UK plug is (probably) larger and all rectangular pins :-
>>      |
>>   _     _
> Nominally 13A (at 240V), built-in fuse, generally good for 16A or so.
>> Although we *did* use all round pins at one point in the past :-
>>      o
>>   o     o
> Nominally, what, 5A? Obsolete since the 1960s or so, but you still
> see it knocking around. Mainly in pubs where they don't want people
> to unplug the lamps to plug in their laptop, I suspect.

i think they are still the standard plugs in India and Hong Kong, South
Africa, and still in use in other countries.   they are actually rated
at 15A, 240VAC.


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