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Have a socket engraved with this?
 

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Guest55

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I've been thinking about this for 10mins and come up with zilch.
where you find it ?
 
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Mark_Burgess

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Maybe it was the only RCD protected circuit.
 
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StuSpiers

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Sparks may have fallen out with client.

He made sure it wasn't RCD protected and OCPD = 6 inch nail.
 
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Philpot

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Nope.... you've got me!!! unless it means that" this is the only socket that may be used outside....but there wasn't room for it all on the socket . It may be the only socket on an RCD?
 
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Guest55

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Maybe it was the only RCD protected circuit.
But why would that stop you from using it inside as well ?
 
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Guest55

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And if the circuit is rcd protected then any socket could be used for outdoors ??
 
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Mark_Burgess

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But why would that stop you from using it inside as well ?
Dunno!!

I give up!
 

snowhead

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eh ?? lol , so unplug whats in it then.
May not be convenient if it was a computer, printer, or fridge, or something else with a long on time.
 

snowhead

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It's easier and cheaper to label "for Outdoor use" on one or two sockets as opposed to labelling possibly hundreds "Not for outdoor use"
 

Jimmy Boy

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Perhaps the outdoor circuit that was (Or was not) protected by an RCD was on a different Phase (Line) to the indoor Line and to bring it indoors would possibly bring a cross Phase fault of 400V Line to Line ?.
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Guest55

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May not be convenient if it was a computer, printer, or fridge, or something else with a long on time.
Then why would those items be plugged into a socket that says outside use only ?
youre clutching at straws here lol.
 
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Guest55

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Perhaps the outdoor circuit that was (Or was not) protected by an RCD was on a different Phase (Line) to the indoor Line and to bring it indoors would possibly bring a cross Phase fault of 400V Line to Line ?.
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Give me a break !
;-D
 

snowhead

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Then why would those items be plugged into a socket that says outside use only ?
youre clutching at straws here lol.
You're getting confused.

If it wasn't labelled but was next to a door or window, and was the only RCD protected socket, it may get used by someone for inside equipment.

It IS labelled to stop /deter internal use, so wouldn't have anything else plugged in.

This is probably from 20 or 30 years ago
 

Jimmy Boy

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Give me a break !
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Well you said straws ! Have a bundle lmfao !
J
 
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Guest111

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years back there was this thing that if the whole house was not on rcd then there should be at least one socket protected by rcd and this was to be labelled"for equipment outdoors" I have seen them in strange places,although I seem to remember that the requirement only applied if the house had a garden not if it had a yard,rcd sockets were not that common back then.
 
You're getting confused.

If it wasn't labelled but was next to a door or window, and was the only RCD protected socket, it may get used by someone for inside equipment.

It IS labelled to stop /deter internal use, so wouldn't have anything else plugged in.

This is probably from 20 or 30 years ago
Tbh, however far-fetched it seems, I think your answer is the most logical so far :)
 
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Guest55

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You're getting confused.
I know , and your posts arent helping.
 

snowhead

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All we can say for definite is that there was a need for such a label on a socket and someone felt the need to pay money to have it done.

Thinking about it, it's more likely 30 or 40 years ago, being unswitched.
 
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Bobster

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It could be in a hotel/similar establishment, so the socket is left free for people who come in from the outside?

Edit: should learn to read properly, read it as outside rather than outdoor
 

snowhead

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Can someone lock this thread or we'll all go mad.
 

Des 56

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It makes no sense labelled in those words
It seems to me someone had a case of labelling dyslexia,they meant one thing and wrote something with a different meaning

Either way,its a label I have yet to come across
 
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Swicade

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Seem to remember someone spouting on about a ruling Phil d mentions in the early 90's when i was on council house refurbs.
 
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Guest55

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Can someone lock this thread or we'll all go mad.
That moment passed loooong ago lol.
 
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Plonker 3

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This is actually advertised on a wholesalers website. Not something I have seen somewhere or found randomly on a search.
 
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Guest55

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Now if the socket said for "vacuums only" we could give them as valentine gifts.

Snigger.
 

snowhead

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This is actually advertised on a wholesalers website. Not something I have seen somewhere or found randomly on a search.

Name and shame.
Was this found whilst you're looking for a camping adapter?
 
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