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Posted Aug 17, 2012 13:21 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: GPL v3 by Cyberax
Parent article: GENIVI: moving an industry to open source

I will admit that the European recessed design is nice: I wish the UK added recessing to its earthed socket design, but changing the entire installed base of plugs and sockets is so hard that it's unlikely ever to happen.


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Posted Aug 20, 2012 9:50 UTC (Mon) by etienne (guest, #25256) [Link]

> UK ... earthed socket design

Ever seen someone using a pair of scissor in the earth of a UK socket to open the live holes and plug-in by force a european 2 pin plug?

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Posted Aug 20, 2012 12:08 UTC (Mon) by BlueLightning (subscriber, #38978) [Link]

For conformant EU plugs and UK sockets, the pins are too large and narrowly spaced for that to work.

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Posted Aug 20, 2012 22:25 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Yes, but there do exist (cheap and horrible firetrap) adaptors which convert EU prong spacing into UK prong spacing without bothering to provide anything as plebeian as an earth prong. Then the scissor trick is needed.

It is perhaps thirty years since I saw anyone resorting to *that*. :)


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