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#119089 - 11/30/04 02:56 PM Burned Outlet & Plug
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This Gem I found at work the outlet was still being used at the time of the photo but later got replaced. 3 computers were pluged into that outlet and the fourth plug went to a home made 4 way with more computers and whats worse that had another homemade 4 way chained to it with even more computers.


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#119090 - 11/30/04 06:23 PM Re: Burned Outlet & Plug
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
You know it's bad when one of those heavy-duty nylon plugs melts right through!!!!

Hey, those receptacles are not properly attached to the cover-plate!

#119091 - 11/30/04 07:30 PM Re: Burned Outlet & Plug
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Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
I've seen that happen many times with those types of male cord ends. For some reason the screws do not seem to maintain their tightness and results in a poor connection and lots of heat if there is much of a load.


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