Melted

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.
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On 15/08/2017 14:23, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

Perhaps you had a poor electrical connection inside the plug socket. All you really need to get hot for a specific current is to have resistance. Not the I know anything about it.
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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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WTF is a "plug socket"? It's either a plug or a socket. Which did you mean?
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I don't understand why people say that. I say plug or socket, never both. So er.... if there are plug sockets, there must be other types of sockets? Ones you don't put plugs into but something else?
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Eye socket Tooth socket Dry socket Ball and socket Spark plug socket Cigar lighter socket Hip joint socket Shoulder joint socket Croquet hoop socket Drain pipe socket Lighting rig spigots into barrel socket Trans-tibial prosthetic socket for lower limb amputee etc
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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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wrote:

Most language is.

If you expect any language to be completely logical and rational, you'd best just hang yourself now, you'll be disappointed.
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Alan Dawes wrote:

Eggzactly.
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Unlikely for someone to be confused between an electrical socket and a hip joint socket.
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Alan Dawes posted for all of us...

Sock it to me!!!!
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r

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Brick sock.
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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.
Do you ever say "I'm just driving my road car to the food supermarket"?
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To distinguish it from the other sockets like the spanner sockets etc.

We do say rail car with those that run on rails.
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That's a different kind of animal. Mostly one talks about a plug at the end of a wire, or a socket on the wall. That's clear enough.
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On 08/15/2017 01:13 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
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Lightbulb sockets? Connectors on a stove where you connect the elements?
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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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James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

Prick
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My my, what a huge amount of knowledge you're imparting to the group.
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