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Commando Sockets Plugs

Unread post by montechristo358 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:28 pm

Having read with interest the discourse on Shuko and the UK 15 Amp non fused plugs being significantly better than uk 3pin fused plugs and sockets.

It occurred to me that (obviously when running on a radial circuit only) how would the commando plugs and sockets such as

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MK-Commando-K9 ... p44+socket

compare?

I appreciate they aren't necessarily the most cosmetically elegant or compact designs for use in the living room. But that aside would they provide a better connection?

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Re: Commando Sockets Plugs

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:42 pm

Don't know never tried them. Always thought they were factory or outside sockets use.

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Unread post by montechristo358 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:55 pm

they typically are but the blue ones offer 16 Amp and 32Amp at 200-240V

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60309

locking connectors with chunky 5mm - 8mm pins

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Re: Commando Sockets Plugs

Unread post by Lurcher300b » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:04 pm

They are what I got David at MCRU to install for the supply to his demo room.

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Unread post by Alfi » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:13 pm

Always assumed these were 110 V with fused pins as they look designed to be robust for industrial use?

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:14 pm

Is the dem room radial or ring circuit.

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Unread post by applemarc » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:49 pm

These are what I get the electricians to install in comms racks to supply power to computers and Raids.
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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:51 pm

Do you use them on ring circuits.

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Unread post by applemarc » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:16 pm

I think the electricians run dedicated line for some installation but other with less power us a ring main.
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Unread post by terrybooth » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:17 pm

Radial in a data centre.
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