this where i reveal that when ive been saying schuko i actually meant CEE 7/5, the french one with the big ground pin on the socket, usually the distinction doesn't matter because everything comes with a CEE 7/7 plug that fits in either socket
anyway for some reason the plug on this cable
- is schuko / CEE 7/5 / CEE 7/7 shaped
- has rails for the schuko ground pins but no contacts there
- does not have a hole for the 7/5 ground pin, which means i can't plug it into my sockets
1) this has a ground pin at the device end but not at the wall, which seems fucked up. why isn't it just a CEE 7/7 plug
2) if you really want to save on one pin why not just go for the flat plug that would fit in both sockets, or with the round one with the cutouts that also would fit in both
3) how did this cable get in my home?? i never could have plugged it in anywhere!
@codl if it looks like a schuko without the actual ground pins then yeah, it should've been ungrounded on the device end too, but i think it could be the kind of ungrounded plug that accepts higher current than an europlug
@codl that makes sense, and i guess it's not particularly "dangerous" in that a lot of schukos end up plugged into ungrounded 7/1 outlets anyway (because in a lot of places like finland you're not required to retrofit grounded outlets into old houses and even when it happens they're often TN-C or "neutral grounded" where the ground and neutral lines are connected to each other somewhere)
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