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Jonathan Johnson

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Re: Smiley-face receptacles
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2014, 12:24:38 pm »

The US plugs go both ways.

It's fairly common for refrigerators in the US to have a right-angle plug with the cord exiting opposite the ground pin. But it's also fairly common for refrigerators to have it going the other way, too. There is no reliable rule-of-thumb; probably determined more by the manufacturer of the cordset than the assembler of the appliance.

Implementing partially-insulated prongs (like those in UK and EU) on US plugs probably wouldn't be a bad thing, but somewhere there is a receptacle this won't work in, and some manufacturer either of receptacles or cordsets will claim a hardship and thus stall implementation.
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Re: Smiley-face receptacles
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2014, 03:37:09 pm »

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Re: Smiley-face receptacles
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2014, 04:48:37 pm »

and more



working on a new angle aye ?
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Re: Smiley-face receptacles
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2014, 05:12:11 pm »



The nice thing about the diagonal one is that it is less likely to block another receptacle.

Now what would be nice is if they could make switching-type power adapters less like the typical wall wart and more long and slender so as to not block other receptacles, or to make a right-angle style with a swivel plug.

When power strips with "transformer-spaced" receptacles first appeared, many of them actually internally still had terminals in between the receptacles where they just removed the "holes" in the plastic injection mold. So they created a power strip with less functionality and marketed it as a new feature at a higher price. Ah, marketing.
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Re: Smiley-face receptacles
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2014, 10:31:33 pm »

Just use this one-surely one will be the right one for your cord!
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Re: Smiley-face receptacles
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2014, 11:27:48 pm »

Just use this one-surely one will be the right one for your cord!

I'm getting dizzy.  :o

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Re: Smiley-face receptacles
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2014, 12:59:41 am »

Just use this one-surely one will be the right one for your cord!
I had those at a venue I use to work at.  They were great on stage stringers. I could fit 4 wall warts at a time.
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Re: Smiley-face receptacles
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2014, 01:22:35 am »

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Re: Smiley-face receptacles
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2014, 04:39:05 am »

Just use this one-surely one will be the right one for your cord!
i wonder how that would look spinning at 33-1/3 on the turntable
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