RE: Name of "receptacle" on back of hard ware that...

Subject: RE: Name of "receptacle" on back of hard ware that...
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com" <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>, John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:22:20 -0400

It's hard to go wrong with socket, there.

"Outlet" is usually reserved for the thing _providing_ power
(or water or whatever).

So, unless your equipment is a generator, it's probably
sucking electrical power (has an inlet socket, or simply
an AC power connector), and not blowing it. ahem

The outlet (also a socket) would be the little rectangular
thingie on the wall, to which the other end of the power cord
connects.

Both ends of the power cord are usually plugs, to mate with
their respective sockets.

Maleness and femaleness of connectors is usually a function
of the sorts of contacts inside a plug or a socket, and
can often be the opposite of the outward appearance of
the plug or socket.

It's hard to go wrong with connector, but...



- kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-
> l.com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kevin.mclauchlan=safenet-
> inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Deborah Hemstreet
> Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 3:00 PM
> To: John Posada
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Name of "receptacle" on back of hard ware that...
>
> *That was kind of what I had thought... but now I am totally confused
> ...
>
> :(
>
> *On 06/13/2011 9:46 PM, John Posada wrote:
> > Power cord socket?
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 1:56 PM, Deborah Hemstreet
> > <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> It's the late hour, or early onset senility, or both:
> >>
> >> On the back of a piece of hardware, I have a "receptacle" that the
> power
> >> cord connects into... is the correct term "socket"? You then connect
> the
> >> power cord to the power mains....
> >>
> >> It's been ages since I documented hardware, but "receptacle" simply
> does not
> >> seem like the correct terminology.
> >
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