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Why British plugs are better than the others

Why British plugs are better than the others

(4:26) Tom Scott reviews the great British plug and comes to the conclusion it is indeed the best designed plug in the world. youtube.com/user/enyay

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Guest: Plugger (1256 days ago)

If you leave the European Schuko-plug (1025) halfway out, you can't touch the live cables either. (https://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Schuko) Same loop with the earth wire there as well. And the Europlug Type C plugs are also halfway isolated. (https://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Europlug) Leaves the built in fuse. Nice solution during a copper shortage. But does it protect the cables in the walls as well. What happens if accidently put a nail in them, drill a hole, or short cut the in any other way? So I am not so sure about the unique ingenuity of the Britplug.

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If you leave the European Schuko-plug (1025) halfway out, you can't touch the live cables either. (https://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Schuko) Same loop with the earth wire there as well. And the Europlug Type C plugs are also halfway isolated. (https://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Europlug) Leaves the built in fuse. Nice solution during a copper shortage. But does it protect the cables in the walls as well. What happens if accidently put a nail in them, drill a hole, or short cut the in any other way? So I am not so sure about the unique ingenuity of the Britplug.

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Guest: Keep your plugs. (1255 days ago)
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Mate if your stupid enough to cut through, drill through or put a nail through the cable, then leave the DIY to your wife .............. put a pinny on and do the house work insted. nob!

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Mate if your stupid enough to cut through, drill through or put a nail through the cable, then leave the DIY to your wife .............. put a pinny on and do the house work insted. nob!

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Guest: plugged in (1256 days ago)

Fuse at the origin protects the fixed wiring

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Fuse at the origin protects the fixed wiring

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Guest: originalmad (1255 days ago)

Only if you get a high enough current, and thats not kind of what you want going through your heart to earth, although the regs state the rcd on the board should kick in quicker.

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Only if you get a high enough current, and thats not kind of what you want going through your heart to earth, although the regs state the rcd on the board should kick in quicker.

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Guest: Electric Brae (1255 days ago)

I wonder if an Independent Scotland will be allowed to use this great British plug? ;)

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I wonder if an Independent Scotland will be allowed to use this great British plug? ;)

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Guest: Dragonfly (1256 days ago)

Agree Tom. Brilliant design. When was the English square pin plug designed ?

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Agree Tom. Brilliant design. When was the English square pin plug designed ?

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cengland0 cengland0 (1256 days ago)

From my understanding, that is the BS 1363 plug and it was was introduced in 1947; however, it did not contain all the features described in this video. The plug and corresponding socket has improved throughout the years. For example, it wasn't until November 2012 when it became a standard that the shutters cannot be opened with a two pin version of the plug.

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From my understanding, that is the BS 1363 plug and it was was introduced in 1947; however, it did not contain all the features described in this video. The plug and corresponding socket has improved throughout the years. For example, it wasn't until November 2012 when it became a standard that the shutters cannot be opened with a two pin version of the plug.

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Guest: originalmad (1256 days ago)

have to say may favourite invention is catseyes

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have to say may favourite invention is catseyes

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cengland0 cengland0 (1256 days ago)

My favorite invention would have to be either the transister, the microchip, air conditioning, gps, or the wheel.

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My favorite invention would have to be either the transister, the microchip, air conditioning, gps, or the wheel.

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Tsuki Tsuki (1256 days ago)

My favourite invention is the can opener. Mouse is really boring after Sheba.

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My favourite invention is the can opener. Mouse is really boring after Sheba.

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Guest: Sat Sat kitty (1256 days ago)

mine is boobs

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mine is boobs

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cengland0 cengland0 (1256 days ago)

See how stupid you are? We all mention inventions and you mention something that isn't an invention. Boobs have been around before humans. What an idiot. Even a cat is smarter than you because a can opener is an invention.

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See how stupid you are? We all mention inventions and you mention something that isn't an invention. Boobs have been around before humans. What an idiot. Even a cat is smarter than you because a can opener is an invention.

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Guest: DEngland0 (1255 days ago)

I think it's called humour my friend.. or as you may spell it "humor".. or were you trying to be funny?

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I think it's called humour my friend.. or as you may spell it "humor".. or were you trying to be funny?

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Guest: originalmad (1256 days ago)

Im suprised at you tsuki, i thought cats like to play with their food

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Im suprised at you tsuki, i thought cats like to play with their food

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Tsuki Tsuki (1256 days ago)

Mice are fun for the first few seconds, but then they get bored and play dead. And they are not the culinary experience you'd expect. Trust me, Sheba is much tastier.

Sometimes I'm feeling generous so I give my mouse to my lodgers. I think they like it because they get very excited.

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Mice are fun for the first few seconds, but then they get bored and play dead. And they are not the culinary experience you'd expect. Trust me, Sheba is much tastier.

Sometimes I'm feeling generous so I give my mouse to my lodgers. I think they like it because they get very excited.

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TheBob TheBob (1256 days ago)

Percy Shaw had the idea in 1934 when one night he saw a cat whose eyes were reflecting light back from a passing car's headlights. If the cat had been going the other way, he'd have invented the pencil sharpener.

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Percy Shaw had the idea in 1934 when one night he saw a cat whose eyes were reflecting light back from a passing car's headlights. If the cat had been going the other way, he'd have invented the pencil sharpener.

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