Unless you step on one, as mentioned in the article. UK plugs *hurt* :-)
Mentioned it elsewhere on this ng., but I still like US plugs purely for
things like phone chargers, where you can fold the power pins away and
make them nice and compact. Other than that, they are a bit of a disaster...
I suspect a heavy dose of "British humor" was intended here...
Blame our sockets for Apple's demented charger design but not mention
that we have at least four common types of 110 volt plugs (that I can
think of off the top of my head)?
That article didn't even show a proper US plug. It showed an out of
date non-polarized two prong receptacle. No one would install those
anymore. Our standard three prong polarized receptacles and two and
three prong plugs seem to work just fine.
About the only place where I could see that that would be an advantage
is with a (very old) metal-cased tool or appliance. For something with
a plastic or other nonconductive case, grounding offers little or no
added protection to the user.
(now you have me thinking about my old radio upstairs...)
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
Not to worry too much. The old tube-type radios (whose five tube filament
voltage in series added up to 110v) are all equipped with plastic knobs and
enclosed in a plastic case (console radios were in wooden cases).
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