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1 minute ago, Crossy said:

Check out the Haco range of surface-mount stuff, they are relatively low-profile but you should be able to get two of the universal outlets in a 5 position box (witha blank inbetween) and get a BS plug in each.

 

I'll have a look, thanks. Instead of a blank could I lob in a switch? Be almost like home then.

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Just now, grollies said:

I'll have a look, thanks. Instead of a blank could I lob in a switch? Be almost like home then.

Yup, switch (they're 15A IIRC) or a 2 pin socket. I'm not sure of the orientation of the universal outlets so it's going to be a look-see job.

 

They're handy if you have a lot of chargers, five 2-pin outlets sit happily side by side 🙂

 

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3 hours ago, grollies said:

Yeah, ThaiWasidu.....

the male plug seems oversized?

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53 minutes ago, manarak said:

the male plug seems oversized?

As is mine 🙂

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4 hours ago, Artisi said:

RCBO should be on all power circuits, I maybe wrong- but think RCBO is now mandatory in Thai wiring code - not that it really means anything to Thai's, followed, or enforced. 

Only on new installations  and  not strictly enforced. The only  mandatory  enforcement is on the installation of   an earthing /grounding circuit  to get  PEA connection approval which is a  bit redundant unless the  neutral  is connected  to the  grounding bar given 90 % of  appliances only have  2 pin plugs. 

In the  case of  adapter units  frequent plugging in and out should be avoided  because the  quality of the  connection metal is  so piss poor and  contact  becomes  erratic.

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Just a reminder that most appliances these days are class-2 equipment - meaning they do not require ground.  Even so, they seem to come with Schuko plugs which make you wonder as Schuko sockets are not common.  There you go.

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32 minutes ago, bankruatsteve said:

Just a reminder that most appliances these days are class-2 equipment - meaning they do not require ground.  Even so, they seem to come with Schuko plugs which make you wonder as Schuko sockets are not common.  There you go.

Don't tink to mut.

But many things don't come as class 2 - computers for one - "why do I get a shock from my computer".

My fridge came with a 2 pin plug and a separate earth point - quickly changed to 3 core flex and plug for an earthed socket etc.  

 

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2 hours ago, grollies said:

As is mine 🙂

You wish or skiting?  

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4 hours ago, grollies said:

I'll have a look, thanks. Instead of a blank could I lob in a switch? Be almost like home then.

all my power outlets are switched (old habits are hard to break) I also changed all plugs with pilot lights - very handy to check if powered up. 

Note the socket is L N configured as well - good if using 2 pin plugs and you are pedantic about L N connection and using matching plugs.

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19 hours ago, grollies said:

Why is buying stuff here so sodding difficult?

 Because you can't get sqaure ones. 😄

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17 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

 Because you can't get sqaure ones. 😄

You can, just can't fit two UK plugs into 'em.

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6 minutes ago, grollies said:

You can, just can't fit two UK plugs into 'em.

Yeah I know, I was joking about you can't get " sqaure ". 

 

Global house has them too but I think maybe because UK square 3 pin power plugs having 2 together it will overload.

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2 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

Yeah I know, I was joking about you can't get " sqaure ". 

 

Global house has them too but I think maybe because UK square 3 pin power plugs having 2 together it will overload.

What is it about UK power plugs that 2 together would overload a circuit?

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1 hour ago, bankruatsteve said:

What is it about UK power plugs that 2 together would overload a circuit?

OP is only using laptop and printer so change the plug or the wall socket.

 

I said maybe and maybe the Thai logic by the adapter manufacturer not knowing the size of UK square plugs or what plug in appliance it is.   

 

https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guidance/safety-around-the-home/overloading-sockets/

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This is the closest I've got to a locally availalble arrangement that accepts two BS1363 plugs, with a bonus 2-pin socket too.

 

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Unfortunately you can't replace the 2-pin with a switch as the UK plug just fouls.

 

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Whilst it doesn't fit IN a Thai back box it does cover a Thai box and the 5 unit carrier has holes that line up with the standard fixings. That said I think I'd add a couple of extra screws into the wall if damage to the wall wasn't an issue.

 

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