Cardboard insulator? Answered
Thank you so much for these tutorials.
These cardboard insulators are almost never seen in europe, is there a reason? Is 110volt more suitable than 230v maybe? I am in Europe.
Do you think the electricity travel cardboard in the cardboard? My nations authority that decide standards for all electric products question the cardboard when i asked them, they never seen it.
I am experienced with these sockets by now, but I got a shock when changing bulbs whilst the plug was in the wall the other day, metal socket with cardboard insulator. And I cant find the reason for it, the insulator on place and intact, the wires not too long so the bottom of the socket were touching either.
In case I put electrical tape on the inside of the socket wall, between the insulator and the metal socket.
Another question. Depending on how the connector plug is plugged into the wall the threaded white metal part on the socket might be the hot/live part rather than the neutral. Its slightly more risky if the threaded socket base is the hot one, but you cant really know unless you have special earth plug in usa or when using any plugg in the UK. Other non-earth plugs and any standard europe plug with only two pins are more risky.
Does it matter do you think?