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Re: French Schuko is superior
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2024, 12:30:10 pm »
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soldar said the strips in the plugs, not the receptacles, get dirty. So covered receptacles won’t help the situation described.
covers wont,but the design of ceeforms make it less likely for the plugs  to get as bunged up with dirt
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Re: French Schuko is superior
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2024, 06:58:52 pm »
I was just talking to a guy who works with electric tools outdoors and in very dusty construction sites and he was telling me he doesn't like how the metal strips in the Schuko plugs get covered and clogged with dust, dirt, etc. and need to be cleaned out.
Sounds more like they should be using outlets with a cover (or fix the covers).

I was just talking to a guy who works with electric tools outdoors and in very dusty construction sites and he was telling me he doesn't like how the metal strips in the Schuko plugs get covered and clogged with dust, dirt, etc. and need to be cleaned out.
He needs the blue industrial quality extension cord style Schukos like picture below.
Or even better switch to the IEC 60309 blue 2p+e 16A version:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60309


Guys, guys… soldar said the strips in the plugs, not the receptacles, get dirty. So covered receptacles won’t help the situation described.
Well, dirt is a whole lot easier to remove from exposed strips compared to getting dirt out of a hole. So either way the 'French' schuko is not an improvement in this case.
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Re: French Schuko is superior
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2024, 10:31:02 pm »
Perhaps the guy in the dusty construction area now understands why there are cases to put your tools in when not in use, and when in use leave it plugged in  :)
 
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Re: French Schuko is superior
« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2024, 11:59:30 am »
There are special construction site outlets.

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Re: French Schuko is superior
« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2024, 12:13:56 pm »
I was just talking to a guy who works with electric tools outdoors and in very dusty construction sites and he was telling me he doesn't like how the metal strips in the Schuko plugs get covered and clogged with dust, dirt, etc. and need to be cleaned out.
Sounds more like they should be using outlets with a cover (or fix the covers).

I was just talking to a guy who works with electric tools outdoors and in very dusty construction sites and he was telling me he doesn't like how the metal strips in the Schuko plugs get covered and clogged with dust, dirt, etc. and need to be cleaned out.
He needs the blue industrial quality extension cord style Schukos like picture below.
Or even better switch to the IEC 60309 blue 2p+e 16A version:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60309


Guys, guys… soldar said the strips in the plugs, not the receptacles, get dirty. So covered receptacles won’t help the situation described.
Well, dirt is a whole lot easier to remove from exposed strips compared to getting dirt out of a hole. So either way the 'French' schuko is not an improvement in this case.
Maybe. But the hole on the end of the plug likely doesn’t collect as much dirt as the slots on the sides of the plug!

I’m glad I don’t have to deal with any of this, since the Swiss plug has 3 (or 5, for 3-phase) male pins on the plug. :)
 

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Re: French Schuko is superior
« Reply #55 on: June 02, 2024, 02:05:28 pm »
For industrial or construction sites you can simply use the blue CEE mains plug (blue for 230V single phase, the little brother of the 3-phase CEE, see IEC 60309).
 


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