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The New Electrical Socket: A Game Changer? [Pic]

Hits: 23303 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Science | Added by: Kaida
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Gimli420
Male, 18-29, Africa
 5 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:07:34 AM
I thought this was already implemented in America. I just get by with my socket-usb adapter. @madest it doesn't have to go somewhere because the data contact points and the power contact points are separate.

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:00:50 AM
Interesting

DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2549 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:53:35 AM
Not necessarily madest. I believe you are insinuating that the USB needs to be connected to a hard drive. The iPhone and iPad and such has an outlet to USB converter, which to my knowledge has no computer like qualities.

The same goes to a product that GameStop sells, a universal DS charger, which charges DS's via USB. It too comes with a outlet to USB converter, albeit not as strong as the Apple one.

There's also the PS2 which has USB ports but no hard drive.

So I think it is possible, they just need to copy what Apple did for their chargers.

trippy25
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 342 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:48:41 AM
pretty neat idea

kribbe
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2000 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:48:27 AM
this would be really good if it was implemented every where around the globe, because it is universal you would never have to worry about charging a phone or a computer when traveling outside your home country

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6455 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:34:57 AM
Great idea but those ports need to go somewhere. Some central computer location which would be limited in their distance from the computer I assume. There needs to be some hurdles crossed before these become standard and by then USB ports will probably be a thing of the past...

rogue_knight
Male, 40-49, Western US
 869 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:31:56 AM

Plug in!

Fuego
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1292 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:12:31 AM
@ greenbasterd 2100mA. FWIW, USB 2.0 standard allows for a maximum draw of 500mA, 3.0 allows for 900mA. These USB type A receptacles are for power only.

sauce

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:09:02 AM
Reminds me of people who have ethernet cable running through the house, for peripherals like printers.

Same deal here.

You might think that's usb 3.0, because it's blue, but that's nonsense, since the cable is the same, it's just the controllers at the end that have been updated.

... on the other hand, all we see is the socket so for all we know, this person could have built their entire computer within the wall, and this is all that's exposed.

mick1015
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 55 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:59:37 AM
US plugs have 2 or 3 prongs, depending on what the appliance is. I'd rather have either over these ghastly enormous British things they stick in the wall.

cyborg
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 2799 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:53:46 AM
smart

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3098 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:48:25 AM
"American plug sockets are funny, they look like faces. At least you finally have three pins on them now, those two pin things you had seemed archaic :/" At 42, I don't remember a time without them. I remember they weren't standard, but they've been around for as long as I can remember.

greenbasterd
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2288 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:47:08 AM
i wonder how many milli amps those puppys crank out..

beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2042 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:47:05 AM
All good until they change sockets...

and if i'm not mistaken, is that a USB3.0 port?

TR-Wolf
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1565 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:43:41 AM
IceDragon: Really? I've seen lots of places in the US where it's still 2 prongs when I've been on holiday to the US (especially in Florida).

But still. Yeah. They look funny. Hurr hurr.

I wish ours had faces. They don't.


IceDragon77
Male, 18-29, Western US
 498 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:40:50 AM
@TR-Wolf I do hope you know that those three prong plugs have been standard for at least 20 years now... xD

techgeek07
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2574 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:38:50 AM
this has been around for a while

keg74
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 338 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:38:07 AM
It's a brilliant idea and about time.

ATL1EN
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 623 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:37:16 AM
nice idea

TR-Wolf
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1565 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:35:53 AM
American plug sockets are funny, they look like faces. At least you finally have three pins on them now, those two pin things you had seemed archaic :/

sugaman2k3
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 360 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:34:57 AM
electrical plugin ftw

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10119 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:32:13 AM

reefaleaf420
Male, 18-29, Western US
 89 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:27:26 AM
sounds good to me

TruTenrMan
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2518 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:26:41 AM
This has been out for a while. I design electrical systems for architects, and I wish they'd let us use these.

Kaida
Female, 13-17, Western US
 304 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:23:13 AM
Link: The New Electrical Socket: A Game Changer? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Do you know how many times this would have come in handy in my life? This needs to be standard from here on out.

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