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Re: Name of "receptacle" on back of hard ware that...
Subject:Re: Name of "receptacle" on back of hard ware that... From:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:52:37 -0700
This exchange is probably the reason for current practice. When consumers
hear "plug," "socket" or "outlet," they think of the connection between AC
cord and building power. Industrial users want to know whether a panel
connector is male or female so they know what connector is required on the
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:40 AM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> And I would have to call that wrong, I'm afraid. An outlet is a *source*
> connector for electrical power--a wall socket (e.g., a "duplex outlet") or a
> connection on an outlet strip. The connection power connection on a piece of
> equipment is an electrical *inlet*.
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