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Explanation: A socket/outlet that can take the bigger 16A and smaller 10A plugs.
Also called bypass or duplex sockets.
Socket that can accommodate both 10A and 16A plugs (see no. 6). The left hand outlet has quite common bipasso or bivalente (dual use) figure of eight shaped slots. The larger (5.1 mm) diameter 16A slots have a 26 mm spacing; the smaller (4.5 mm) 10A slots have a 19 mm spacing, which is also suitable for Europlugs. Brand name: BTicino. http://fam-oud.nl/~plugsocket/Italian1.html