[Israel.pm] Power outlets in Israel + Schuko plugs

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Sat Feb 25 02:39:02 PST 2012


On 02/25/2012 09:27 AM, Mikhael Goikhman wrote:
> On 24 Feb 2012 11:35:53 +0100, Stefan Hornburg (Racke) wrote:
>>
>> On 02/24/2012 10:13 AM, Issac Goldstand wrote:
>>> On 24/02/2012 11:04, Stefan Hornburg (Racke) wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I wondering whether Schuko plugs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuko)
>>>> would fit in the power sockets.
>>>>
>>>> They usually do where Euro plugs work, but not always. Sometimes
>>>> the sockets are too small, like in Switzerland.
>>>>
>>> There are a mixture of sockets here.  Usually they'll fit (though
>>> sometimes you need to be a bit rough) but there are some sockets
>>> (usually older ones) that they're too big for.  In the worst case you
>>> can get a non-grounded converter for about 1 EUR in most small hardware
>>> stores here.
>>
>> Yeah, I found a converter that should do the trick in my big red box
>> with all kinds of electronic things :-).
>
> Just check that the converter itself has a Europlug and not a Schuko
> plug. :) Otherwise it will be mostly useless in Israel. There are
> many converters on ebay that are wrongly advertised as "for Europe",
> but in fact have pins of 4.8 mm diameter that is larger than the
> Europlug 1990 standard (4 mm). In Israel power sockets accept round
> pins of 4-4.5 mm, but usually do not handle Schuko without breaking.
>

Yeah, it looks like the converter has a smaller diameter.

Thanks for the hint!

Regards
          Racke


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