Join us now. It is free, and it takes less than 1 minute to register.
Register now
Subscribe to our daily newsletter. It is free, and it comes with many benefits.


+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 10 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 145

Thread: The truth about South Africas new electrical plug standard

  1. #1
    Admin rpm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Johannesburg
    Posts
    63,333
    Blog Entries
    17
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default The truth about South Africas new electrical plug standard

    The truth about SA’s “new” electrical plug standard

    South African Bureau of Standards’ manager for electrotechnical standards sets the record straight on SA’s new “preferred configuration” for plugs and sockets
    Last edited by antowan; 06-02-2014 at 09:04 PM.

  2. #2
    Banned DJ...'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Gauteng
    Posts
    70,299
    Blog Entries
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    ECASA?

    Can we trust this one?


  3. #3
    Super Grandmaster HavocXphere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    31,281
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ... View Post
    ECASA?

    Can we trust this one?

    Yeah they're mostly OK.

    Also...I see an external link was included the mybb article. I suspect someone will face a firing squad for that oversight.
    Beware weapons grade stupidity in post following this one

  4. #4
    Super Grandmaster MrG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    6,037
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    Yeah they're mostly OK.

    Also...I see an external link was included the mybb article. I suspect someone will face a firing squad for that oversight.
    Doesn't MyBB allow external links?

  5. #5
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    3,208
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Looks like a **** plug too me.
    VOX my new favorite ISP

  6. #6
    Super Grandmaster HavocXphere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    31,281
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MrG View Post
    Doesn't MyBB allow external links?
    They are traditionally difficult about it to an extent that borders on the retarded. e.g. Writing an entire article about a website...and then not linking to said website. So you end up googling for the URL.

    Its probably got some reasoning behind it that has something to do with SEO/google rankings/alexa rankings or something but for the readers its just a pain.
    Beware weapons grade stupidity in post following this one

  7. #7
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    1,213
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I am not sure exactly who decided that we need a standard that is pretty much unique. What's the point? So it is compatible with our two-pin plugs but from my experience they are probably the mechanically most unreliable plugs out there. Why couldn't we just adopt something that is already in wide use?

  8. #8
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    3,198
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The new wall sockets appear to cost less than most multiplug adapters so it seems like a sensible option to slowly start replacing 15A sockets with the new design instead of purchasing any new multiplug adapters.
    http://www.livecopper.co.za/categories/cbi-sockets-0
    http://www.livecopper-cbionline.co.z...ckets-1?page=1
    Last edited by Yotch; 06-02-2014 at 02:44 AM.

  9. #9
    Court Jester Necuno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    58,574
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MrG View Post
    Doesn't MyBB allow external links?
    But not critical thinking to put it in
    Mag jou mes chip en verbrysel / May thy knife chip and shatter

  10. #10
    Court Jester Necuno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    58,574
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rpm View Post
    The truth about SA’s “new” electrical plug standard

    South African Bureau of Standards’ manager for electrotechnical standards sets the record on straight on SA’s new “preferred configuration” for plugs and sockets
    YAMBBTA*


    *yet another mybroadband truth article
    Mag jou mes chip en verbrysel / May thy knife chip and shatter

  11. #11
    Grandmaster Jab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Under that rock
    Posts
    3,245
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    What was this truth suppose to be?
    By reading this post, you relinquish to me all rights to your immortal soul for all eternity.

  12. #12
    Grandmaster Praeses's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bloemfontein
    Posts
    4,284
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Why not make it the same as the europlug? Two pins and one hole for the earth. Name:  EL-211.jpg
Views: 1757
Size:  77.5 KB

  13. #13
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Republic of the Western Cape
    Posts
    2,430
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The existing plug is a very good design! The one we moving to does not really seem to make sense as no one other than us uses it! So why the change? You can only plug a euro plug into it other than what it is designed for!

  14. #14
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Stellenbosch
    Posts
    2,675
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Finally a decent design!
    Attention City of Joburg and its employees, you do not have permission to view this webpage, you will be charged for your malicious hacking crimes

  15. #15
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    1,195
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Ok, so when this is installed there is no need for the 2 pin adapter for cellphone chargers because the two pin will fit in the new 3 pin socket.

    That is brilliant one less adapter to worry about.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 10 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Truth about unlimited BlackBerry data in South Africa
    By rpm in forum Broadband and IT News
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 24-04-2013, 07:45 AM
  2. Article: The truth about tax in South Africa
    By rpm in forum News and Current Affairs
    Replies: 141
    Last Post: 26-02-2013, 05:56 AM
  3. The truth about South Africa
    By BabyAce in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 20-06-2012, 07:21 AM
  4. The truth about ADSL costs in South Africa
    By rpm in forum Broadband and IT News
    Replies: 110
    Last Post: 25-01-2012, 03:22 PM
  5. The truth about broadband growth in South Africa
    By rpm in forum Broadband and IT News
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 30-11-2005, 09:12 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •