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Old 20th Jan 2012, 10:03 pm   #66
Phil G4SPZ
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Default Re: Another unusual plug and some other questions

Originally Posted by Herald1360 View Post
That just sounds like Walsall gauge. (All pins at right angles to normal orientation). Surely, though, the earth pin on an ordinary 13A plug is set at right angles to the line and neutral pins anyway?
Clearly, my memory has failed me yet again. Note to self: "must check facts before relying solely on memory for a Forum posting."

What I recalled were plugs with the earth pin at right-angles to its normal BS1363 orientation, i.e. horizontal rather than vertical, and I thought the live and neutral pins were normal, i.e. horizontal.

I'll now shut up, and limit my involvement to reading the postings from members whose memories are more reliable than mine - and who know what they're talking about!

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