Whoops! For some reason a triple adapter decided to melt. Two things were plugged in at the time, both rated at 1kW, one switched on, one not. Both devices are still functional and undamaged. No fuses have blown, including the one in the photo, although when I noticed the problem (the day after I was using the 1kW device which I switched off normally the day before) neither device would operate, presumably the fuse had fallen out of the holder. I can only assume there was an arc due to a loose fuse? There was a slight dodgy smell when I was using the device yesterday, but I couldn't work out what it was.
Now that's possible. One of the devices is a vacuum cleaner, and it does yank the cable sometimes. So it could have been the adapter pin in the socket contact, or either end of the fuse clip. It had melted all the way from the socket clip to the far end of the fuse, presumably by thermal conduction.
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Try "electrical socket". "Plug socket" is still ambiguous. And normally context helps anyway. "Plug the vacuum into the socket" is quite clear. You obviously don't mean to plug it into your eye.
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Unlikely for someone to be confused between an electrical socket and a hip joint socket.
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But tends to get called an adapter.
When people say "plug socket" I think they mean socket. For some reason they add plug as an adjective.
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When discussing matters electrical, the *default* meaning for socket is
one on the wall.
And when discussing an adapter, it's obviously got one plug part and a
number of socket parts, because without a plug part it's illegal, and
without a socket part it's useless.
I expect you say "foot pedal", too.
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How on earth would it be illegal to have an adapter like the one in my photo, but with no plug? It would just be unusable.
Anyway, you most certainly can buy a strip of sockets with no plug. You wire it yourself using the length of wire you require.
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