Turning on a light or charging your phone are common everyday tasks. So much so, we rarely ever think about what happens in order to generate the power to these appliances. So, how do we get that power? A powerpoint.
A power outlet, powerpoint or wall outlet, is a socket that connects an electrical device to an electricity supply and is essential in the distribution of electricity throughout your home. For some, socket and outlet are interchangeable.
In Australia, the standard powerpoint is Type I, with 230V voltage and a standard frequency of 50Hz.