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Old 12-01-20, 06:10 PM
tgrech tgrech is offline
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Luckily in the UK the house wiring issue shouldn't usually be an issue, because of WWII most housing had to be rebuilt anyway so they nationalised the infrastructure and created a completely new set of (exceptionally over-engineered) electrical standards (Including new sockets and such) that most housing would have had to convert to by now.

Part of these standards was the (optional but widely recommended & practised) use of a more efficient ring-circuit system, and these are particularly well suited to power adaptor layouts as the distance and resistance from one socket to another is quite short/low compared to the pre-war radial system(That is still standard in almost every other country in the world).

The exceptions here are extensions or additional sockets or additional floors may either have a radial addition to the ring, or be built on a separate ring that has a filtered circuit breaker.
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