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Why does every country have a different form of socket?

Socket type
If you go on vacation, you definitely need preparation, right? If the vacation is close, usually you don't need a lot of preparation. However, it's a different story if you go on vacation abroad, of course you need a lot of preparation, especially sockets. Because the socket in each country is different, you know. Do you want to know the initial history? Check out below.

Sockets became known since electricity for the people began to boom since the 19th century in North America and Europe. Initially, the electric connection was used for lighting only. Until 1903, Harvey Hubbel invented the first form of the two-pin socket that we use today. Along with the development of technology, began to appear electronic devices that use two-pin sockets.

As more and more electronic devices emerged, this triggered the problem of differences in the price of electricity rates for each of these electronic devices. This even triggered a demonstration in the American community at that time. As a result, many residents tricked it with Edison's Screw Fitting, which is connecting an electronic device to a lamp connection so that electricity costs are cheaper.

To avoid things that are not desirable, a three pin socket was created to neutralize the electricity supply to the ground. As time went on, rival three-pin socket models that claimed to be safer continued to emerge. In order to overcome the increasing number of sockets, the International Elctrotechnical Commission (IEC) was formed to set the standard for universal sockets, namely the N type plug. However, only Brazil has implemented it.

The reason is because each country has set its own power, voltage and current standards, referring to two international voltage standards, namely North America (120v / 60Hz) and Europe (220-240v / 50Hz). In the end, each country's electric socket represents a long history of that country itself. Like Indonesia, which turned out to have the same socket as the Netherlands.