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Denmark is my favorite. It looks like a happy face! :)
Also Canadian/US/Mexican seems like an angry face (with chubby cheeks xD)
Actually, I think it looks more like a shocked face than an angry face
Reminds me of the Don Hertzfeldt cartoons
In Quebec, they use to do ads about awareness where those two would talk to each other… they looked jollier then.
Also, the Chinese ones look like two stick people walking away from each other.
All of these should be replaced with USB plugs, imo.
Yeah, lets run a 1200W microwave over an USB cable, it should work just fine right? Go find a physics book…
All of those should be replaced with Ebooks, imo.
Nono, every other piece of electronics should be downgraded to 5 volts!
Dinner's in the oven! Should be finished next week!
All of you are wrong (joke of course, but…)
What we really need is wireless electricity!
One think I like about the British one is although it is the least interesting to look at it's the most secure hence it not needing a recess to slot the whole plug head into.
It's not, in fact I have extensively traveled, used every single plug that you see here and I can tell you the plug I had least difficultly with, was the brazilian one.
I live in Switzerland, and we have the same plugs as Brazil, and they’re terrible, pins frequently bend and the wall sockets aren’t well designed, can’t put any power bricks directly into the socket as it’ll block the other 2 sockets.
and you can also use that plug for DC power…which is exactly what i did…designed a amplifier for a PC…
How is it the most secure if it has no recess?
Do some of those have no ground?
It does look that way. Though I like how only one of them has a switch on the point. Though it is something we take for granted here in Australia that powerpoints have a switch
All UK powerpoints tend to have switches too, just for some reason that one doesn't :/
Yeah that wierded me out when i went to Canada. Live contacts just sitting there, waiting for something to short them out.
Must be because we in Denmark (and apparently Canada) believe that if you are stupid enough to short-circuit a powerplug, then you probably shouldn’t be in the genepool. – That said – you do not actually die of putting you finger in a socket.. it just hurts like hell.
In Denmark we have different sockets for our 360V – but I love the smilie face of our sockets
The US one looks a little like the Staypuft marshmallow man
The british plug uses the top socket as a trigger to begin electrical current so it is actually incredibly difficult to electrocute yourself.
I'm glad I don't live in Germany! All those little Jason Voorhees faces staring at me from the walls!
The Israeli outlet is incorrect. It should be upside down.
Furthermore, the holes should be round circles, those supporting all EU sockets as well.
So, neither Germany nor France are part of Europe now ?
The Europlug is compatible to this kind of outlet, the german Schuko-Plug fits in the France and Denmark, too. It is called “CEE 7/7”.
For example in Belgium, Netherlands or Spain, the france and german outlets are used.
Astonishing that two countries like Switzerland and Brazil which are sperated by over 5k km have the same outlets 0_0 I always thought that we we're the only ones to have those in Switzerland.
In Brasil they are using, Typ A, B, C, IEC 60906-1.
In Switzerland: C, J
J is the plug which is show.
Dont take this the wrong way, because i dont mean it negatively but ive always felt that ours (British) looks safer than every other one out there, the rest have always looked like they would damage your electrical goods.
You're more likely to damage anything electrical (assuming for example standby) if left plugged in (not to mention still consume electricity). Therefore I conclude that Australia's the safest.
Australia's is the best, simply because we have the outlet switch as standard, meaning you can switch off your devices without having to "yank out" the plug, which is obviously an energy saving concept.
But what I don't get is why everyone has a different one to begin with? Why don't we have one universal design?
I'm used to using my native US(/Canada/Mexico) sockets, and I've used British sockets – I was amazed by how HUGE they were! They're twice the size of the US sockets!
I just got back from China and I’ve been there many times before. Never have I seen an outlet like that.
#2 is also in use in the UK – it’s the standard BSI 15amp plug, still used in industry and stagework sometimes.
Wrong. Dutch plugs are the same as the German ones, and the one to the right of that one.. We don’t have the ones in the second row second of the left…
All different in Volts and Hz. We need to unify a global energy grid and take away private corporate control of electric generation. Tesla’s preferable choice was three phase at 60hz.
China uses a half-dozen different plug-ins. I took a universal gadget, with about 15 different styles included, and still had a hotel room that it wouldn’t work with.
The South African one is incorrect, they are twice the size of Indian and Pakistan sockets.
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