Sorry if it's already been posted but I have to get some of these click here A brilliant idea and why hasn't any body thought of it years ago.
Very good idea, but why do the sockets in the photo look like they've been dredged up from the bottom of a pond? Or is that The Register's sense of humour?
I agree, an excellent design. The main problem is that most/all electrical devices come with a fitted welded plug. The manufacturers will need to make the change.
But... can you get a d.i.y fitting one? These don't look as though these have any screws on them so that they can be opened.
I wonder if the wires rotate with the pins or if there is a sliding contact strip in the body - either way it could cause over heating if the plug is used at anywhere maximum amperage.
I think that it will be aimed more at the portable product with low amp usage, laptops would be an ideal use, no more having to worry about those 3 pins sticking out on a normal plug.
To be marketed in the UK it will need to useable at the full rated current of the BS/DIN standard for that type of connector ie 13A.
A very clever innovation,Perhaps Min-Kyo Choi will now create a cleaner just as brilliant to clean the wall socket
I may be mistaken but I'm sure I have seen something very similar in the late nineties.G
There does not seem to be any space for a fuse.
anchor - if you look at the picture of the folded plug it clearly says it is fused - I think it is behind the red bit.Gandalf - I remember working with some plugs from the 90's that had the 'handle' concept but were normal size. they were aimed at those with weak hands/wrists but were quite expensive.
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