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Brilliant Ideas – British Standard Slimmed Down Three-Pin Plug

Submitted by on Sunday, 1 August 2010No Comment

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You will understand the reason for my telling you again and again to see the picture when you read the following and why our education system needs a change to make our indian engineers to develop their original thinking so that they can do something like this simple but very useful.

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Simple but brilliant ideas from thinking minds

The New British Standard Slimmed Down Three-Pin Plug.

The Royal College of Art’s graduate show has open ed , and this year, the show-stopper was actually — a plug. Min-Kyu Choi impress ed every passerby with his neat, apparently market-ready plug that folds down to the width of a thin mobile computer.

“Many of today’s mobile computers have become wafer thin but here in the UK , we still use the world’s biggest three-pin plug,” says Choi.

Enter Choi’s slimmed down British three-pin plug wonder.

Choi’s plug is just 10mm wide when fold ed . To unfold it, the two live pins swivel 90 degrees and the plastic surround folds back around the pins so the face of the plug looks the same as a standard UK plug.

The idea produced a spin off, too. Choi created a multi-plug adaptor, which is a compact standard plug sized unit with space for three fold ed plugs to slot in, as well as one that charges USB devices.

The multi-plug adaptor has an ultra-compact sandwich design that enables three compatible plugs to cohabit side by side to take up a remarkable small amount of room.

The ultra slim line triple plug adaptor

The USB-pluggable three-pin plug adaptor.

It’s so plausible and so obvious a product that it should produce a few r ed faces; how many more years are we going to endure attaching our palm sized mobiles and wafer thin laptops to an object that’s barely been touched since its first design in 1946?

Choi pick ed an everyday product that most other designers might have found too mundane to dabble with and drastically improved it – exactly the kind of thinking that we should be celebrating right now.

A very clean and elegantly simple solution to an age-old British problem.

An incredible way to fe ed power directly to charge USB devices – a solution no one has t hou ght about. Till now.

Choi’s full menu of uber-ideas for revolutionising the archaic British plug.

Source : Ravikumar – Singapore

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