An oddity in applied electronics

Started Jan 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Sean Nelson
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Re: Charger and power consumption.
In reply to Guy Parsons, Jan 8, 2013

Guy Parsons wrote:

It's easier in most countries (other than USA) as we in Oz at least always have wall power outlets with switches so something like my TV and amplifier, CD player, Blu-Ray player etc etc bunch has 10 devices attached to power boards, but one switch at the wall turns them all off.

Fascinating, I had no idea that was the case.   The Wikipedia article says this is true in the UK as well (although the plug shape is different).

Australian wall socket

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