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British Line and Netural Conventions?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Ira Rubinson, May 13, 2007.

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  1. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    It's called good design.

    I appreciate that you idiot Yanks don't understand such things.


    Graham
     
  3. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke Guest

    In REAL men's states you just get the bare wires and a couple of croc
    clips. At 440kV.
     
  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Can we get Mike Terrell to hold both of them ?

    Graham
     
  5. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Yeah, all the sockets in my house are dual Pomona banana jacks.

    John
     
  6. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Not many people die of electrocution, fewer still from 120, and I'd
    guess approximately none from contacting partially-inserted plugs.
    With effort, you might manage a tingle, but nothing dangerous and
    certainly nothing you'd seize up on. Chewing on cords is more
    dangerous, but that's mostly dogs and cats; I'd imagine that 240 is
    many times more dangerous than 120 in that regard, and GFD might not
    help there.

    The greatest advancement in electrical safety lately has been the
    fiberglass ladder.

    But Edison, Westinghouse, Tesla, and Steinmetz pretty much invented
    electric power here, so your "idiot Yanks" comment is just your usual
    jingoist crap. I guess everybody has to contrive a way to feel good
    about themselves.

    John
     

  7. Like the factory built in Pakistan in the '70s to build the PRC77
    NATO radio? They didn't use alligator clips, they just cut the plugs
    off the power cords and stripped a few inches of wire so they could wrap
    it around the bare wires nailed to the walls.

    I'll bet you don't have a "Suicide cord". Mine has a piggyback power
    connector so that you can plug something else into it.

    Have you ever stood on the HV power transformer inside a TV
    transmitter, to do maintenance while you're on the air?


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     

  8. An impossible task for a flea bittern donkey. :(

    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  9. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Yeah, all the sockets in my house are dual Pomona banana jacks.[/QUOTE]

    Gee - with five-way binding posts, you wouldn't have to track down a dual
    banana plug every time. ;-)

    Do you just go by the color code, or are your dual banana plugs keyed?

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  10. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    No, we "idiot Yanks" know better than to stick our thumb between the
    prongs of the plug we're plugging in.

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  11. Then you won't be using British mains plugs - which is what this thread
    was discussing.
     
  12. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    We take liberties with the concept of "thread" around here. That's
    because we electronics designers are so creative. Besides, we'd pretty
    much said all there is to say about the UK plugs: big, klunky, safe,
    boring.

    John
     
  13. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    It was in repsonse to Terrell's daft 'nanny state' comment. He and Thompson are
    by far the worst nationalists.

    Graham
     
  14. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Wow, you're such a MAN aren't you ? Or maybe you think the above makes you one ?

    That's the kind of thing adolescents brag about.

    Graham
     
  15. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

  16. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    It's surprisingly easy to grab the wrong bit when removing a plug. That's why
    the UK plug also has a flared base to discourage such behaviour. The shrouded
    pins camer alter.

    As I said before, it's not about some crazy idea of 'manliness' supposing it's
    smart to engage in risky behaviour, it's simply about good design.

    Graham
     
  17. krw

    krw Guest

    We believe you. Dumb donkeys do dumb things.
    Because the UK is full of dumb donkeys? One of my SILs is a brit but
    I don't think she's been that stupid.
    Then don't plug your dick where it doesn't belong!
     
  18. krw

    krw Guest

    You forgot expensive.
     
  19. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Really ?

    Graham
     
  20. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Are they? It's shocking (not a pun) how cheap US electrical stuff is.
    A switch or a double outlet costs maybe 79 cents at the local
    builder's store, quantity 1, with choice of color.

    John
     
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