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    #21
    US power outlets are the ones I find most scary but then they are 120V so a big difference. Except that USA being USA, they have more than one power outlet - for heavier duty stuff they use 3 pin plugs (and possibly 240V?)
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      #22
      Originally posted by vetran View Post
      Yeah it would be pretty stupid for a diddly country like the UK to stipulate something like the plug on an appliance we should all use the lethal ones adopted in the EU.
      Nice bit of whatabouttery there. We're talking about the connection for a mobile phone to a charger, not how your oven is wired.
      Since there isn't a single EU standard for mains plugs and sockets, it's hard to say why they are all lethal, particularly the ones in Ireland.
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        #23
        Originally posted by d000hg View Post
        US power outlets are the ones I find most scary but then they are 120V so a big difference. Except that USA being USA, they have more than one power outlet - for heavier duty stuff they use 3 pin plugs (and possibly 240V?)
        If only it were that simple!
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          #24
          In addition, you can change the plug on your appliances - or supply them without a plug - so the issue of wastage and confusion isn't there.


          Originally posted by WTFH View Post

          I don't know how many of those are routinely used but somehow I'm not surprsied.
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            #25
            This leads on to an interesting thought (for Vet & co)

            Should the UK go back to 240VAC rather than 230VAC?
            In the 1980s and earlier, we were officially 240VAC mains, but that changed in the 90s onwards, that we are now nominally 230VAC. This is the same as wonderful Australia (used to be 240, changed to 230) and evil EU (used to be 220, now 230)
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              #26
              The World is moving to USB-C, as are apple. My MacBook uses it as its sole charging/everything else port too.

              Lightning was a great innovation in its day - smaller than the 30 pin iPod connector, not as crushable as mini/micro USB. USB-C may as well be a Lightning the world can use.
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                #27
                Originally posted by d000hg View Post
                Am I right that this only covers the end that you stick in your device? The source end can still be USB-A or some awful hard-wired adapter? Bi-directional USBC could be nice eventually but many of us have replaced all our power outlets with ones featuring USB
                Our new car has USB C sockets throughout, so rather annoyingly have now had to purchase a few C-C cables, whereas the house is full of built in USB A. I'd rather imagined that USB A would remain the standard for the "powered" end, since it is so prevalent now, and presumably absolutely fine for power only. Having said that the car does have data as well so maybe that explains it.

                Originally posted by d000hg View Post
                It's not only phones, as above there are thousands of things from earbuds to fairly lights.

                Do you know if the USB C standard will have to apply to these sorts of things as well then? Loads of rechargeable gadgets use micro USB now.

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                  #28
                  Originally posted by mattster View Post

                  Our new car has USB C sockets throughout, so rather annoyingly have now had to purchase a few C-C cables, whereas the house is full of built in USB A. I'd rather imagined that USB A would remain the standard for the "powered" end, since it is so prevalent now, and presumably absolutely fine for power only. Having said that the car does have data as well so maybe that explains it.

                  Do you know if the USB C standard will have to apply to these sorts of things as well then? Loads of rechargeable gadgets use micro USB now.
                  USB C can be up to 20V and up to 5A, USB A is 5V and then the current depends on which USB standard the socket conforms to.
                  USB C is also a far faster data transfer, etc, and the idea is to move away from old MicroUSB A/B and on to something with a wider range of power and speed.
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                    #29
                    Originally posted by mattster View Post

                    Our new car has USB C sockets throughout, so rather annoyingly have now had to purchase a few C-C cables, whereas the house is full of built in USB A. I'd rather imagined that USB A would remain the standard for the "powered" end, since it is so prevalent now, and presumably absolutely fine for power only. Having said that the car does have data as well so maybe that explains it.




                    Do you know if the USB C standard will have to apply to these sorts of things as well then? Loads of rechargeable gadgets use micro USB now.
                    It must take ages to charge your car via USB-C

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by Paddy View Post

                      It must take ages to charge your car via USB-C
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