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black bakelite outlet - type E

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Technical information
Bakelite central insert, with integrated shutter in the central insert.
Compatible with flush-mounting box (Ø70mm x 60mm).
Full conformity with DIN and VDE regulations.
 

What is a Type E outlet?

This outlet is a type E outlet. This system is used in Belgium, France, and Poland. Type E outlets are compatible with Type C, E and F plugs. Type F plugs, common in Germany and the Netherlands, are therefore compatible. There are 15 different systems in the world for home applications. If you want to know what the standard type is in your country, check out here.

What is bakelite?

Functional and aesthetic, bakelite is the ideal material for electrical engineering.
Developed at the beginning of the 20th century by the Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland - from whom the term derives its name - bakelite is known for its heat-resistant properties, as well as its stability and high electrical insulation. Until the 1960s, bakelite participated in the elaboration and development of many technical innovations - such as the telephone and radio. For financial reasons, however, bakelite was gradually replaced by thermoplastic, which was less dense but also of a less comparable quality.
Today, in order to offer a quality alternative to thermoplastics, some factories located on the European continent are relaunching the production of bakelite, using traditional moulds and tools.