PowerPac Plug Key
Bought a packet of 3 PowerPac Plug Keys from Challenger at Funan for S$0.90 (after 20% member’s discount is S$0.72). This Plug Key will convert your 3-pin plug socket to support a 2-pin plug power cable.
Since Singapore was once part of the British, we follow the British BS 1363 standard.
BS 1363 is a British Standard which specifies the most common type of domestic AC power plugs and sockets that are used in the United Kingdom. Distinctive characteristics of the system are shutters on the line and neutral socket holes, and a fuse in the plug. It has been adopted in many former British overseas territories; Ireland, Malaysia and Singapore have equivalent national standards. BS 1363 was introduced in 1947 as one of the new standards for electrical wiring in the United Kingdom used for post-war reconstruction. The plug replaced the former BS 546 plug, which is still found in old installations or in special applications.
Anyone like me who find it troublesome that in Singapore, some electrical appliances requires a 2-pin plug while some others requires a 3-pin one?