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Kabisay-an gid
16 minutes ago, lamoe said:

Depends where in US

Here it's to turn on /  off ceiling fan -  hard wired true but same function - dual control

 

I don't believe the OP was referring to hard-wired ceiling fans, he specifically mentioned appliances - which clearly appears to be referring to everyday kitchen and other home appliances that aren't hard-wired.

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Switched outlets in the US are common when those outlets typically have a lamp/light plugged into them; they turn on the lights. Otherwise, it’s for utilities like trash compactors (the outlet is belo

He was referring to this Australia UK

I live in the USA in a modern home and not a single one of my appliance has an on/off wall switch. That includes washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, range, oven, dishwasher, microwave, TVs, and comp

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41 minutes ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

 

I don't believe the OP was referring to hard-wired ceiling fans, he specifically mentioned appliances - which clearly appears to be referring to everyday kitchen and other home appliances that aren't hard-wired.

Correct - same function - just different method of connection

 

Just now, Woolf said:

He was referring to this

Australia

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UK

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Thanks - never seen that before

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Kabisay-an gid
1 hour ago, Woolf said:

He was referring to this

Australia

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UK

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Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!

I've been to the UK, so I knew what he was talking about.

Common in UK and Australia - rare in USA, Canada, most of Europe and Asia.

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Just now, Kabisay-an gid said:

 

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!

I've been to the UK, so I knew what he was talking about.

Common in UK and Australia - rare in USA, Canada, most of Europe and Asia.

Yep those are very rare in US as in have never seen one

We use the wall switches at room entrance to control the socket outlet - no switch on socket for outlet

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danish outlets

with switch and probably switch for utility or light

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outlet without switch mostly used now

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2 hours ago, lamoe said:

Correct - same function - just different method of connection

 

Thanks - never seen that before

 

53 minutes ago, Woolf said:

danish outlets

with switch and probably switch for utility or light

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outlet without switch mostly used now

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 Electrical safety standards in Australia, UK, and New Zealand are far better than what I have seen here in the Philippines and many other countries. All wall electrical outlets in Australia can simply be switched off at the wall, it's not rocket science, it's only one of Australia's normal electrical safety standard regulations.

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 Electrical safety standards in Australia, UK, and New Zealand are far better than what I have seen here in the Philippines and many other countries. All wall electrical outlets in Australia can simply be switched off at the wall, it's not rocket science, it's only one of Australia's normal electrical safety standard regulations.
What I think is a failing aspect of Philippines 3 pin outlets/receptacles,, (compared to British /Australia Singapore/ is that they don't have a safety shutter system that covers the live and neutral holes until the earth is pin inserted (which is a little longer to allow the shutter to open..... (I stand to be corrected if they are available).Thus anything can be poked into the live hole,,, (admitted Veco is "only"115v per leg) but enough to kill a child with poking a knitting needle or suchlike... Maybe us People with British/Australian heritage are just too darn paranoid with safety (but is that a bad thing) i just don't know..


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13 hours ago, Woolf said:

He was referring to this

Australia

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UK

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Completely different than what I had in my head, so my confusion. I was thinking of actual wall switches like you have for lights. I stand corrected.   The only place I’ve seen these in the US is sometimes in offices under cubicles/desks. Very common in HK for any outlet, not just appliances.

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