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tp0d
yabbazooie
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[Electrical] New type of plug? or just BS

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hmmm?


NECGUY

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Where's the ground?

GFCI?

AFCI?

Tamperproof?

lutful
... of ideas
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Ottawa, ON
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reply to tp0d
Do you mean new type of SOCKET ... to stick in plain-old 2-pin plugs?

wth
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Iowa City,IA
reply to tp0d
Doesn't even look like it's polarized.


54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL

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reply to NECGUY
said by NECGUY :

Where's the ground?

Under the floor.


sk1939
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Mclean, VA
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reply to tp0d
I've seen that before, and it's just a concept. It's also intended for Japan, as many Japanese outlets are two prong only, unpolarized still (there is a separate ground).


NECGUY

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reply to 54067323
Sorry, that would be above the roof.

I always wire receptacles ground up


Msradell
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Louisville, KY

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reply to sk1939
said by sk1939:

I've seen that before, and it's just a concept. It's also intended for Japan, as many Japanese outlets are two prong only, unpolarized still (there is a separate ground).

They also don't have the NEC which may claim to promote safety but in many cases just looks out for the interests of the manufacturers.


Jack_in_VA
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+1


whizkid3
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reply to Msradell
said by sk1939:

It's also intended for Japan

said by Msradell:

They also don't have the NEC which may claim to promote safety but in many cases just looks out for the interests of the manufacturers.

Japan? The NEC? Yes, Japan does have the NEC.

They are only looking out for themselves. Its an evil manufacturing entity.


tp0d
yabbazooie
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reply to tp0d
yea i guess its a socket, doh..

just saw it on reddit, looked interesting.

-j
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currently on FiOS (kick aZZ!)


tp0d
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reply to whizkid3
said by whizkid3:

said by sk1939:

It's also intended for Japan

said by Msradell:

They also don't have the NEC which may claim to promote safety but in many cases just looks out for the interests of the manufacturers.

Japan? The NEC? Yes, Japan does have the NEC.

They are only looking out for themselves. Its an evil manufacturing entity.

bwahahah, good stuff
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Timmn

join:2000-04-23
Tinley Park, IL
reply to tp0d
Wow, judging from the size of the plug shown in the picture, you could fit about 16 plugs into that outlet. I know many people who would love to have that!


Thespis
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Keller, TX
said by Timmn:

Wow, judging from the size of the plug shown in the picture, you could fit about 16 plugs into that outlet. I know many people who would love to have that!

Those are exactly the sort of people who shouldn't have it.
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NECGUY

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reply to Timmn
Ah, yes.

16 space heater plugs with their grounds cut off.

The result would be ...................................

Next answer please

ke4pym
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said by NECGUY :

Ah, yes.

16 space heater plugs with their grounds cut off.

The result would be ...................................

Next answer please

A tripped breaker?


cowboyro
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Shelton, CT
reply to NECGUY
said by NECGUY :

16 space heater plugs with their grounds cut off.
The result would be ...................................

16 space heaters that can be plugged in any socket?
And since when do space heaters have ground pins?

Timmn

join:2000-04-23
Tinley Park, IL
reply to NECGUY
None of the space heaters that I have here have grounds. They all are all 2 prong, and 16 of those would fit quite nicely. Ah! the warmth!


Subaru
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reply to sk1939
said by sk1939:

I've seen that before, and it's just a concept. It's also intended for Japan, as many Japanese outlets are two prong only, unpolarized still (there is a separate ground).

I've always been curious where is the ground? I figured it was just ground on the body of the device but double insulated?


cybersaga

join:2011-12-19
Welland, ON

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I poked around the internet. Apparently it's an outlet like this with a plug like this.


Subaru
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wow that's a hassle

Phillip
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reply to tp0d
Sweet! Outlets that I can now jam Spoons into!


NECGUY

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reply to ke4pym
A person that would plug 16 space heaters into 1 receptacle would, of course, have installed a 30A breaker in place of a 15A.

Try again please


garys_2k
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Farmington, MI
Sure, replace the breaker and leave the #14 wire in the walls. Plenty of heat with that setup!


NECGUY

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reply to cowboyro
Try to go with the flow.

We are talking real space heaters, not the ubiquitous 1500W personal heaters


NECGUY

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reply to garys_2k
This gentleman's answer brings clarity to the situation.

Perhaps we could expand on that theme

iknow_t

join:2012-05-03
reply to Subaru
said by Subaru:

said by sk1939:

I've seen that before, and it's just a concept. It's also intended for Japan, as many Japanese outlets are two prong only, unpolarized still (there is a separate ground).

I've always been curious where is the ground? I figured it was just ground on the body of the device but double insulated?

the ground is through the unlucky human. it seems the Japanese like it that way..


54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL
said by iknow_t:

the ground is through the unlucky human. it seems the Japanese like it that way..

There is no ground because they don't use a neutral and because there are only two hots and neither of them is normally grounded or center-tapped to a grounded neutral there in no shock hazard present.


54067323

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reply to NECGUY
said by NECGUY :

A person that would plug 16 space heaters into 1 receptacle would, of course, have installed a 30A breaker in place of a 15A.

That's an off the wall and rather improbable assumption.


cybersaga

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reply to 54067323
said by 54067323:

no shock hazard present

I'm confused..... so if one of the two hots somehow shorted to the case of a computer, and you happen to be standing barefoot on a concrete floor and touched it.... nothing would happen?