Industrial Design/ asthetics of a weatherproof outlet

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $400
  • Entries Received: 15
  • Winner: Softnikmax

Contest Brief

We are looking for a design concept for the aesthetics design for a new double socket weatherproof power outlet.

Typical design in Australian market currently:
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New design requirements:

- Minimalist, modern aesthetics. But not overly ‘futuristic’ or crazily different from what the accepted ‘norm’ in the market is. Just something much nicer and smarter than what’s out there.

- All outer parts made from poly-carbonate. Cream option and matt charcoal option

- There are 2 ways outlets may be installed – either with a ‘back box’ ([login to view URL]) which the cable in 25mm diameter conduit can enter, OR the cable enters the back of the ‘back box’, in this case the back box can be a lot thinner for a slimmer look. Less penetration off the wall. ([login to view URL]) Need design for both.

- The socket (6 plug pin holes) should be angled downwards, as seen in links above. This is to do with maintaining the weatherproof rating.

- Front section is attached to the back box by two mounting screws. Screws once installed should be covered by plastic caps. Plastic caps should be removable by a small screwdriver once installed (in the images on voltex website you’ll see the round holes near corner of the switches – the ‘caps’ are recessed down these holes. Not easy to remove. As a suggestion, the way Legrand Aqua ones are is better, flush and have a small indent for a screwdriver – see link above)

- Typically the switches are sliding, but could also be rocking or another method.

- Voltex logo should be displayed visually, but discretely

- The outlets should be easy to clean, no sharp internal corners where dirt can gather and not be easy to wipe off

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Public Clarification Board

  • RidwanSolid
    RidwanSolid
    • 3 months ago

    congratulations for the winner

    • 3 months ago
  • BizgenAustralia
    BizgenAustralia
    • 3 months ago

    Number #14 looks very easy to clean. :)

    • 3 months ago
  • RidwanSolid
    RidwanSolid
    • 3 months ago

    Please check out my entry and it's pleasure if you give me a feedback. Thanks

    • 3 months ago
  • RidwanSolid
    RidwanSolid
    • 3 months ago

    Hello,

    • 3 months ago
  • Softnikmax
    Softnikmax
    • 3 months ago

    I attached adjustments. Look at them, please

    • 3 months ago
  • PirkaStudio
    PirkaStudio
    • 3 months ago

    please rate the entries, thanks

    • 3 months ago
  • Revivi5
    Revivi5
    • 3 months ago

    We are working on it..

    • 3 months ago
  • PirkaStudio
    PirkaStudio
    • 3 months ago

    #increaseprize

    • 3 months ago
  • Softnikmax
    Softnikmax
    • 3 months ago

    Hi! Will you use the same hardware or provide new?

    • 3 months ago
    1. StephenVoltex
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      new

      • 3 months ago
  • salmistaextremo
    salmistaextremo
    • 3 months ago

    Working

    • 3 months ago
    1. StephenVoltex
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      Great!

      • 3 months ago
  • Kinated
    Kinated
    • 3 months ago

    #increaseprize #sealed #sealed

    • 3 months ago
    1. StephenVoltex
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      Great!

      • 3 months ago
  • angellopez1
    angellopez1
    • 3 months ago

    Dear Contest holder, I am the right person for this job. Wait and see! You will be delighted with my design. I am an industrial designer with experience in plastics and prototyping. My design will not only be purely aesthetic, but can actually make the real casing for the product, so that you injection mould it. Best regards, Will upload today

    • 3 months ago
    1. StephenVoltex
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      Great!

      • 3 months ago
  • djoneilza
    djoneilza
    • 3 months ago

    What are the dimensions ?

    • 3 months ago
    1. StephenVoltex
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      Check 6th image here:
      https://www.voltexelectrical.com.au/p-1442-voltex-weatherproof-double-powerpoint-ip53-10a.aspx?ITEM-001525

      • 3 months ago

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