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Old September 29th 16, 07:55 PM posted to alt.home.repair
Mark Lloyd[_12_] Mark Lloyd[_12_] is offline
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Default Electrical Outlets Upside Down? Code?

On 09/29/2016 11:49 AM, TimR wrote:

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European outlets don't have that problem. The pins are insulated halfway such that the tips don't make contact until they're completely inside. Ground is top AND bottom IIRC, and pins side
by side.

I think the real issue, not yet mentioned, is that a child can plug in a cord with his/her fingers on the blade. That is FAR more likely than dropping a paperclip on it.


Once, I was plugging radio into a receptacle in an old building. The
receptacle was damaged in such a way that the only way a plug would go
is was it you squeezed he prongs together while inserting the plug. I
could have used insulated fingers :-)

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