Mystery Socket in Radio Hut

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Mystery Socket in Radio Hut

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We found a used radio hut to move our newly acquired FM station into. Anyone recognize these mystery sockets?
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Looks like European 220V outlet to me.
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Ok... Cool... Anyone want to explain how/why these were installed in a Ruf Nek radio hut made in Aubry, TX and purchased used in Fort Worth?

Type F plugs are rated 16 amps...
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Probably had some EU-sourced piece of equipment in there.
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Wouldn't it be easier to cut the plug off and fit a NEMA 6-15 plug and receptacle instead?
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Deep Thought wrote: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:01 pm Probably had some EU-sourced piece of equipment in there.
An old friend worked for ATT Data Messaging (basically a 2way text pager before there was smart phones and easy cellphone texting). His TX equipment was mostly branded GE but was made in the (future) EU. It came out of the box with that same weird 220v power plugs which he unceremoniously cut off and installed US style twist lock plugs. The cord wiring color code was weird as well. Maybe Yellow, Blue, Brown and Black? And Black wasn't a hot wire...

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Is it power or phone?
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The old style phone jacks had four holes.

We've mounted the 16 amp Canadian US style sockets at all our sites that take the power cable used by Nautel on their kilowatt transmitters. Makes it easy to bring in a back-up transmitter--even wired my BE kilowatt with the same connector cable. Probably what this was for--the socket matches ones used in Spain, they probably had a Spanish solid state transmitter that floated.
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Any one who's worked on one of those Comark French Made Solid State transmitters knows those connectors all to well...
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