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Old 1st Nov 2017, 9:02 pm   #4
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Default Re: Sockets on a roll

I have loads of sockets in the house, most seem to be full of stuff using less than an amp or so. Perhaps it's time for a BS1363 "lite", no earth, wide voltage range, AC/DC. Most modern SMPS powered stuff will cope with 100 to 250V AC and DC and it would make local "off grid" power much easier to implement. Pins (sockets!) at the top (so wall warts don't drop out), shuttered, defined width maximum so you can plug loads next to each other. Three would happily fit in a double socket box.
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