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Q: Why can't Chinese people make decent plug sockets/ plugs?

This winds me up, every time I'm trying to dry/straighten my hair, the plug falls out of the socket. I'm sure if I ever used an iron or a hoover the same would happen. Is it just me? Grr!

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bigger question ...why in the f**k can't hey be worldly genetic.....I know every engineer likes to put his own little twist on a bridge design ..... but damn it, it is a why can't we have a normal plug in for a tv or a hair dryer?

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You might want to use 'plug multiplier':

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Way-Gang-to-4-Way-Gang-Mains-PLUG-Multiplier-S...

Any electrical store in China carries them from 30 - 70 Rmb a piece.

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bigger question ...why in the f**k can't hey be worldly genetic.....I know every engineer likes to put his own little twist on a bridge design ..... but damn it, it is a why can't we have a normal plug in for a tv or a hair dryer?

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A small twisting of the prongs on the plug will help keeping them into the socket.  Sort of a trial and error adjustment.  Does work for me.

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china makes quality plugs for export all over the world, they work fine but the cheap crap gets sold to their own people, that says more than i could ever eloquently elaborate.

once at an english school, they installed a large ac unit and the workers scraped the insulation and put the wires directly in the plug on the wall, rather than a socket to plug in the wall, the result is a dedicated socket that cant be used for anything else and why waste money on a socket.
they call this clever.

one of my students went to canada and bought her books and returned them 3 days later for a refund and copied every page at a copy print shop, this is clever also.
so many clever people , they must rule the world.

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