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Old 9th October 2011, 12:58 PM
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After an afternoon giving Google and I a headache I am still non the wiser. I am looking for a flat electrical plug (two pin is OK) that will allow a piece of furniture to sit close to the wall where there is an electrical outlet in use. In the US I could buy cords with flat plugs that were only about 5mm deep and I could also buy an outlet known as a "clock socket" - basically the outlet was sunk into the wall about 15mm - came from the days when there were mains powered clocks on the walls.

I can't find either equivalent in any French electrical catalog - anyone any ideas?

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I have seen this type of plug in Leroy Merlin, here in Paris.

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Take a look here and see if there is anything like what you're looking for among the European style plugs and outlets.

If I understand what you're looking for, it should be relatively easy to find a plug that does not stick out too far from the wall. But you need to have the deep type of sockets - not the little two prong electrical socket that many older houses tend to have.
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Take a look here and see if there is anything like what you're looking for among the European style plugs and outlets.

If I understand what you're looking for, it should be relatively easy to find a plug that does not stick out too far from the wall. But you need to have the deep type of sockets - not the little two prong electrical socket that many older houses tend to have.
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Thanks Bev, there was one idea there that might work "prise electrique rallonage" I'll see if we can find it locally

I checked Leroy but could see anything

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are you talking about an extensionlead as solution????
Not exactly - the "rallonage" is like a extension cord and plug combined so I might be able to use it to plug my lights in and have small amount of cord out of the wall - this would let the cabinet go almost flush to the wall, with the actual plug underneath.

Might work

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I think that's what I mean but I wasn't clear:
You mean like: ?

url does not work (with the extension lead that gives you 4 other plug 'sockets'

If you live in the city they are easily available in all the local shops

Unless I am missing something in your post?
You have missed the point - I need a flat plug to go in the wall so there is nothing sticking out to prevent a cabinet being flush to the wall. Readily available in the USA but not here it seems

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you could always move the wall?
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I know what you mean as we have several here, but I have never seen them on our travels on the other side!!.

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