Author Topic: Can you identify this power socket?  (Read 2375 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline james_s

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 9860
  • Country: us
Re: Can you identify this power socket?
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2018, 09:17:49 pm »
My generator uses that socket type for the 12V output.

That's a problem...In fact it's probably illegal.

https://www.voltimum.com.au/articles/unsafe-small-portable-generators-and

If somebody is dumb enough to "force" the 12V charging cable into a mains voltage socket then there is no saving them from themselves by using a different socket. Whether legal or not, I certainly wouldn't worry about this.
 

Offline vk6zgo

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 5058
  • Country: au
Re: Can you identify this power socket?
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2018, 12:43:30 am »
The sockets you're thinking of are used in hotel rooms, where international 110V devices can be plugged in. But in special use cases, the round earth pin variant can also be used. Those are not really used in general or residential areas.

That doesn't make it 'an Australian 110V socket'.

This is the 110V socket:


This is one you say can be used for 110V:


The distinction seems fairly important. One is a socket used specifically for 110V, one is not.

Calling the second one a "110v socket" is a dangerous practice, as it is much more likely to be 240v in any normal usage.
The use as a 110v socket in a domestic setting has nearly zero probability.

Australian  power authorities do not make 110v available in such situations, so if you want that voltage, it will be at the output of a transformer owned by the user.

Plugging a 110v device into any random socket will almost certainly result in the demise of that device.
 

Offline Brumby

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 9409
  • Country: au
Re: Can you identify this power socket?
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2018, 02:42:02 am »
Plugging a 110v device into any random socket will almost certainly result in the demise of that device.

I know of one person who moved to Australia from the US and brought all his gear with him - inclusing his vacuum cleaner.

Apparently it worked really, REALLY, REALLY well for the first couple of uses here ... and then promptly "let go" in a dramatic display.
 

Offline tautech

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 16359
  • Country: nz
  • Taupaki Technologies Ltd. NZ Siglent Distributor
    • Taupaki Technologies Ltd.
Re: Can you identify this power socket?
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2018, 02:45:59 am »
Plugging a 110v device into any random socket will almost certainly result in the demise of that device.

I know of one person who moved to Australia from the US and brought all his gear with him - inclusing his vacuum cleaner.

Apparently it worked really, REALLY, REALLY well for the first couple of uses here ... and then promptly "let go" in a dramatic display.
:-DD
Reminds me of an ad on TV.....vely sucky motor !  ;D
Avid Rabid Hobbyist
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf