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    Nvidia SHIELD AC wall adapters recalled in continental Europe

    Recall affects SHIELD tablets and SHIELD TVs. At least six people have suffered electric shock.
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    Re: Nvidia SHIELD AC wall adapters recalled in continental Europe

    Use a schuko plug instead of that retarded EU/UK type.

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    Re: Nvidia SHIELD AC wall adapters recalled in continental Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunderas View Post
    Use a schuko plug instead of that retarded EU/UK type.
    Hey, you leave UK plugs out of this!


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    Re: Nvidia SHIELD AC wall adapters recalled in continental Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunderas View Post
    Use a schuko plug instead of that retarded EU/UK type.
    I believe that particular plug is of French origin. But yeah, should be a Schuko (German: Schutzkontakt) plug instead.

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    Re: Nvidia SHIELD AC wall adapters recalled in continental Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunderas View Post
    Use a schuko plug instead of that retarded EU/UK type.
    I don't that type of plug is particularly slow, however it is not a UK type plug, but one specifically designed for Swiss sockets and some other European socket. The Swiss socket is shaped in the form of the plug body adapter shown. The one commonly used in used in several European countries where an earthed connection is not required, and the polarity of the connection is not important is known as a type C plug

    The schuko plug has several variations. The French version has a protruding earth connection from the power outlet, so a standard schuko plug will not fit, although in practice, most schuko plugs will mate with either German or French types.

    The video points out many of the safety benefits of the UK plug, although one drawback is the square form factor of the pins. It is difficult to get a uniform contact over the entire surface area of a square pin, it is much easier with a round pin. A UK plug is rated at 13 amps, a Schuko at 16.

    Afaik, all high current connectors invariable have rounded contacts to reduce contact resistance and consequent risk of overheating.
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