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Safety cover for an electric socket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004404D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-08

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Abstract

The present invention reduces this risk by preventing the user from touching the prongs of an electric plug before the plug is fully disengaged from the electric socket. It includes a plate mounted over the electrical outlet to expose the sockets and has a pair of non-conductive flexible cylinders that surround the socket to prevent fingers from coming into contact with a live plug. The cylinders are long enough that the plug must be fully disengaged from the outlet before contact with the user is possible.