5 Amp Round Pin Plugs Mains Plug 3 Pin Lighting Plugs for Stage Lighting Lamp (5, White)
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Thomas Tayler Smith of London, England received a British patent in 1882 for an “Electric-Circuit Connection” to “enable the electric conductors conveying the current to one or more lamps, or along a flexible cord, to be rapidly and safely brought into connection with the line or main wires”. The other conference members pressed on regardless, and agreed to standardize on Hubbell’s parallel flat pin configuration and dimensions. The establishment oftype Nas the sole standard was motivated by the urge to sort out the motley collection of plugs in use throughout the country.
Technical, safety, and economic factors influenced the development of all wiring devices and numerous varieties were invented. In 1915 there were from 15 to 20 different types of blades and from 15 to 30 different types of receptacles. Some countries have multiple voltages, frequencies and plug designs in use, which can create inconvenience and safety hazards.Knapp’s design was obsoleted in the US before the modern National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) designations, but is still used in some other countries including China, Argentina and Australia. However, in Britain, there were recognizable two pin plugs and wall sockets appearing on the market as early as 1885. There are currently 15 types of electrical outlet plugs in use today, each of which has been assigned a letter by the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), starting with A and moving through the alphabet.
Next, using wire strippers, strip the wire pulling the outer sheath apart to reveal the individual wires inside. Although Edison invented the first functional electric light bulb in 1879, more than 20 years would pass before his revolutionary device was practical enough to be embraced by the mass consuming public. The earliest American patent application for an earthed plug appears to be 11 January 1915 by George P.
It was a time of great expansion in the use of electrical appliances such as fans, heaters, and cookers, as well as portable devices such as hair curlers and irons, and the public wanted interchangeability. Hubbell’s catalog of 1906 includes various three-way adaptors similar to those shown in the US patent, but modified for use with the tandem flat pin plugs.