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    23rd May 2022, 06:29 PM
    My question related to the "design" of the wiring side of some "old" Australian socket-outlets as compared to the North American design of their socket outlets up to the present day. The photo on the left shows an Australian socket outlet in a double gang "wall plate", which is of the same dimensions as some used in North America to this day. The "single gang" wall plate used in both Australia and North America today can accommodate two "Dual" Socket-Outlets. However, the...
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    21st May 2022, 12:11 AM
    I refer you to https://cool386.com/plug/plug.html where " The origins of the Australian Plug" is discussed. I am "in disunion" with a North American site as to the virtues/benefits of their Socket-Outlet connectors versus the rest of the world - including Australia. (https://www.diychatroom.com/threads/ground-wires-why-still-screws.733534/page-2#post-6695530 ) While Australia "adopted" the now standard 3-Pin Socket-Outlet in the 1930s, does any one have evidence or examples of any such...
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    8th May 2022, 04:34 PM
    FrodoOne replied to a thread Switch turns on itself in Electrical
    Is this just a "normal" Australian Switch "mechanism" - such as https://hpm.com.au/product/self-illuminated-switch-mechanism/ ?
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    5th May 2022, 04:38 PM
    The mounting (screw) holes in Australian wall-plates are 3 1/4 Inches (82.5 mm) apart - which is the same as the US design on which they were based. The width of the "hole" in a current (HPM) wall-bracket is 3 1/8 Inches (79.0 mm) and could not be much wider, considering the mounting holes spacing. ( https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-mounting-block-bracket_p4332104 ) However, it appears that your "old" wall-bracket has a hole which is not so wide. You could use a "Mounting-Block" to space...
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