[Tagging] Idea for a new tag: amenity=power_supply

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Fri Jun 21 16:29:12 UTC 2019

On 2019-06-21 18:14, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:

> Am Fr., 21. Juni 2019 um 18:06 Uhr schrieb Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl>: 
>> When it comes to tagging the socket type, please use an existing standard such as the IEC type letters. Make sure to use the code for the socket, not for the plug; some combinations have a measure of cross-compatibility, and you don't want to mix that up in the tagging for the socket. A few examples: the UK, Ireland, Malta, Singapore (at least) use Type G, in France/Belgium it is type F, in the Netherlands it is type E. 
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets
> I find it still incredible how mankind did not manage to uniform socket types in more than 100 years of electrification and maybe 30-40 years of globalization....

We would need agreement on frequency/voltage first, to avoid dangerous
and expensive errors.... It's too late for that now. No way will the
Americans adopt our 230V/50Hz system. We can't even get them to use
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