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Why Do We Have The Same Bathroom Plug Sockets As Europe?
24 April 2018, 16:13
Mystery Hour Question
Why do we share two pronged razor sockets with Europe, but not regular plugs? Erin, Hendon
Name: Gary, Wolthamstow
Qualification: Electrical Engineer
They’re not actually the same.
There is an isolated transformer in the UK sockets which stops the socket from accessing the mains.
Engineers install it in bathrooms to prevent electric shocks killing you.
Since a two pronged plug socket is more expensive and consumes more electrical current, they are only installed in bathrooms.