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#193620 17-Mar-2016 16:09
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Me and my colleagues have been breaking our heads trying to figure out what this is. It takes a phone cable and not a LAN cable. Our best guess is that it's something from the dial up era and possibly a POE adapter. We found it in a pile of un-used hardware in our testing area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1515082 17-Mar-2016 16:14
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  #1515083 17-Mar-2016 16:15
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Turkish phone plug to RJ11 adapter.


 
 
 
 


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  #1515084 17-Mar-2016 16:17
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You guys beat me to it ... just a passive adaptor for the 3 prong telephone socket (old Italian style)




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  #1515086 17-Mar-2016 16:28
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Thanks all. Was getting a headache there.. lol


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  #1515103 17-Mar-2016 16:49
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As we are asking about strange sockets.. can someone tell me reasoning for this ?

 

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its a US End with an alligator clip at one end attached to the earth?!? (the other end is the normal C13)


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  #1515110 17-Mar-2016 17:03
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LennonNZ:

 

As we are asking about strange sockets.. can someone tell me reasoning for this ?

 

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 its a US End with an alligator clip at one end attached to the earth?!? (the other end is the normal C13)

 

 

 

 

Because its likely for a Japanese device, and you connect the clip to the earth post

 

 

 

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  #1515199 17-Mar-2016 20:34
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@LennonNZ:

As we are asking about strange sockets.. can someone tell me reasoning for this ?

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its a US End with an alligator clip at one end attached to the earth?!? (the other end is the normal C13)

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I suspect you can still find many old-fashioned two-blade-and-no-earth power points in North America. In such a situation, if you're lucky, the box is earthed and you can access that earth via the screws holding the power point to its box. So you can plug your two-blades-plus-earth-pin plug into your two-blade powerpoint.

(If you're not lucky, the house has "knob-and-tube" wiring and the power points have no earth connection.)


 
 
 
 


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  #1515213 17-Mar-2016 21:24
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kiwigander: @LennonNZ:

I suspect you can still find many old-fashioned two-blade-and-no-earth power points in North America. In such a situation, if you're lucky, the box is earthed and you can access that earth via the screws holding the power point to its box. So you can plug your two-blades-plus-earth-pin plug into your two-blade powerpoint.

(If you're not lucky, the house has "knob-and-tube" wiring and the power points have no earth connection.)

 

 

 

Ive spent alot of time in North America and have never seen one of those plugs. The 2 prong power plug is widely used among various devices, phones chargers, newer tvs, gaming consoles and many more. Yon can even find the here in NZ cept just at a bit of an angle. In North America all power points are earthed or (grounded) to the box there are mounted too which is usually a metal box, there are plastic one however usually only used for telecom/networking. And yes if your unlucky to have Knob and tube wiring and your electrician see it he will not work on it until it gets upgraded to current standards, meaning you would have to completely gut your house and rewire. That stuff is just not safe.


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  #1515226 17-Mar-2016 22:21
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Ah.. yes its for the Japanese Market.. thanks

 

 

 

 


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