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CE-compliant Schuko mains power switch: do I need to switch both poles?

Assuming that EN60950 applies to your power meter, in a case where the mains plug is reversible then EN60950 requires that a disconnect device "shall disconnect both poles simultaneously" (section 3.4....
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Both pins of my schuko sockets live?

In Spain, they have a split-phase power system (similar to the US) in many older houses. That means, both jacks at an outlet are 115V live with a phase shift of 180° between the two. This gives you ...
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Both pins of my schuko sockets live?

there is an improvement in sound if all the electrical components - amps etc - are the same polarity If there was any improvement, the corresponding equipment can be considered severely broken - ...
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cutting a power plug

Jakob, the big problem about that master/slave extension cord is not its plug. It's its sockets. They accept the Danish Type K earthed plug which means you can put earthed devices into them. The ...
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Why does the power strip's switch light turn on even when the switch is off when I plug in a Schuko plug (CEE 7/7)?

Your washing machine probably has a ground fault. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Based on reversing the plugs you can get these two situations: - Top schematic: ...
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Why does schuko type F have 2 earth pins?

Figure 1. Schuko Type F socket. Source: International Config. From a mechanical point of view the double earth contact in the socket balances the forces applied during insertion and removal. Without ...
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cutting a power plug

I'm guessing you live in Denmark. You probably had somewhat similar rules as in Sweden pre-1994. The rules then was that a round non schuko should be used in a room where there are no possibilities to ...
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CE-compliant Schuko mains power switch: do I need to switch both poles?

Disclaimer: Sorry, my copy of EN60950 is not in English, so the exact words are not a quote, but my translation. However, I come to the conclusion that you must switch off both poles, because you say ...
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CE-compliant Schuko mains power switch: do I need to switch both poles?

Your power meter has a shuko (wall side). It ALSO has a switch. Then the EN60950 say, in section 3.4.6 that: "Three examples of cases where a two-pole disconnect device is required are: [...] ...
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How to correctly put an industrial timer switch with L / N screw terminals into a box with IEC C14 / Schuko connectors

The problem is the timer has a single pole relay contacts and you have a Schuko. The Schuko plug can be plugged into mains socket in either orientation so there is no guarantee which wire is live and ...
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