Upside Down Sockets ?

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  1. Cozy Buz

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    We have just bought an Ixeo 680 and all of the sockets for plugs are upside down.

    Is this right? They say it's not unusual so I am on the hunt to find out why this is?

    Any thoughts welcome !!
     
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    have you bought an austrailian import?
     
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    Was it a southern hemisphere import . . . . . ? :eek:

    Seriously - just rotate the socket faces if it's an issue.
     
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  4. Kool Kroozer

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    Our Hobby was the same, 240v sockets in the kitchen area were upside down (its a German thing i think) I spoke to the area manager of Hobby about this and he told me that he is fed up telling them the sockets are upside down but they take on notice... I had to take half the kitchen apart to get at mine before i could turn them round the correct way.
     
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    If they're mounted quite low, it could be that they've been turned to allow easier access for larger plugs like Transformers
     
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    They are not low, its the kettle plug that annoys me !

    Seems an idea to change the fronts but its behind that needs changing too
     
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    Why is that ?
     
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    I suspect it is simply due to the fitters not knowing how UK plugs work, most of Europe uses 2 pins which I think can be fitted either way round
     
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    In our Globecar the socket is just below the sink/worksurface and is upside down which actually makes it better for plugging in the kettle and hotplate as the cable exits upwards.
     
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    Exactly the same as in ours, sockets above the hob in the kitchen window were fitted behind a window trim that covered the whole window top to bottom, and the actual sockets themselves were behind the trim so had to remove the lot plus shelving, glass heat proof trims all for the sake of turning two sockets around, the screw cap covers which i had to remove to take the window trim out ended up completely knackered - impossible to remove with damaging so had to order 4 more of those, even though they only cost pence it took 2 months to arrive - and we were part of the EU then :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    When I had additional Sockets fitted, the dealer asked the probable use for them and adjusted the direction accordingly. Never thought of anything but up the conventional way. :rolleyes: The first socket was for a charger, where the lead came out of the top, so was fitted straight on, the second was for another charger where the lead came out of the bottom of the plug, but would sit in the garage area so was fitted sideways. The new socket fitted by Vanbitz is sideways for the Skybox to sit in the cupboard.
    There was a thread recently where someone had to change theirs from straight because the couldn’t fit conventional plugs one on top of each other.
     
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    does it really matter:rolleyes:
     
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    It did on our van, to plug anything in that was 240v the lead trailing from the plug was heading towards the roof, not good when ya wanna plug a kettle in for a brew :LOL::LOL:
     
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    Would have made the sockets in my Swift much easier to use if they'd been upside down. They were so close to the work surface there wasn't room for the cable. Had to use an adaptor.
     
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    Yes its the kettle socket in the kitchen on full view that is the most annoying. Also a socket in the bathroom.
    Neither needed to have been fitted upside down as there is plenty of room for wires.
    The more I look at the the more they are bothering me. They look silly.
    Also I have looked at other sites with new models and none of theirs are upside down.
    The boiler has to go back in to be replaced as they have fitted the wrong one!
    Think I will ask them to put them right. The one under the shelf I am not bothered about.
    Must be a woman thing. And an OCD issue :)
     
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    I suspect it's Europe laughing at the UK again but it does make you wonder why the UK still has those crappy large plugs that can only be used one way around, you'll figure it out one day....
     
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    On our Burstner Elegance half the sockets were upside down and the rest were correct. It was the same with the light switches - some were on when pushd in at the top the remainder were the opposite way round.
     
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    Our plugs/sockets are extremely well designed and engineered. Every part of it and every dimension serves a purpose. I got fed up of my French G/F's sockets as they never felt that solid and I was forever disconnecting stuff when I accidentally knocked them.
     
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    France - some 2 pin only for lighting and little electric stuff otherwise plug has 2 pins and a hole for the earth with pin in socket.

    Rest of Yoorp - no idea
     
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    I was always happy with all my G/Fs sockets;)
     
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