I'm sure we have all seen the adapter plugs that allow 2 pin 'shaver' leads
to go into the back of a 3-pin adapter. They work but look cumbersome.
Well I just bought a new Philips CD player and attached came a really neat
version where the 2-pin plug fits 90-degrees on, entering from the bottom
and is enclosed within the 3 pin plug assembly. End result it just looks
like a marginally-larger fitted 3 pin plug. Anyone know where you can get
these as I've never seen them anywhere?
In some cases yes obviously, but this was a really neat solution and
suitable for some situations. Somebody mentioned Sony gear, well I had a
whole load of it a few months ago and didn't notice the plugs. The only
reason I noticed the Philips was to thread the mains cable through a hole in
my hifi cabinet and was about to unscrew the plug when I came across it.
The two pin plug slipped through the hole easily so it was a double bonus.
IKEA use the same sort of thing on some of their electrical
appliances. I guess that it is cheaper to have the far east factory
make everything with a 2 pin plug, and then have some poor sod clip
the adapter on for the stuff that arrives in the UK.
On a related note, anyone know of a Euro-style recessed 2 pin shaver
adapter for those chunky power adapter shaver plugs that the newer
Brauns come with?
The "plug" body sticks out too far when using a standard adapter, and
cutting the plug off is hardly an option! :-)
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