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#161656 - 04/05/07 10:22 PM A Local Auction 'Find' (UK)
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Found this for sale at a local auction today.


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#161663 - 04/06/07 04:56 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Webmaster]
IanR Offline

Registered: 12/06/04
Posts: 326
Loc: Palm Bay FL USA
Gotta love those suicide cords \:\(

#161669 - 04/06/07 08:19 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: IanR]
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Lovely. I hope he used the appropriate fuses. ;\)

#161727 - 04/07/07 12:19 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: SvenNYC]
noderaser Offline

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 405
Loc: Portland, Oregon, United State...
I was helping a disabled lady during a power outage this past winter, who had just bought a generator and needed help putting it together. It came with sufficient cabling to run the hot end through the sliding door on her deck, but she instead wanted me to rig up a suicide cord for her so she could plug multiple things in, and not have the door cracked open. I promptly refused; in retrospect, I should have at least suggested she turn off the breakers. The safety of the lineman restoring service to the area would probably have appreciated it.

#161745 - 04/07/07 07:53 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: noderaser]
Texas_Ranger Offline

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2332
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Would love to have the generator, but without that cord! ;\)
If it were mine it would probably receive a set of solidly mounted IP 44 Schuko sockets and maybe one blue CEE to provide temporary power in remote locations and run portable appliances.

#161885 - 04/08/07 08:40 PM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Texas_Ranger]
EV607797 Offline

Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 756
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Those aren't suicide cords....They are HOMICIDE cords!

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."

#161905 - 04/09/07 09:34 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: EV607797]
Ann Brush Offline

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 155
Loc: Ohia
What is amazing is the fact that the photo was taken in (I assume) bright sunlight - a rare occurrence for the UK I'm told \:\)

#161910 - 04/09/07 01:21 PM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Webmaster]
Alan Belson Offline

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
Made up for by our sunny smiles, Ann.

Expectation \:\)
Consternation \:\(
Satisfaction \:\/
Foreign vacation! \:D

Edited by Alan Belson (04/09/07 01:23 PM)
Wood work but can't!

#161949 - 04/10/07 12:41 PM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Alan Belson]
gideonr Offline

Registered: 12/18/04
Posts: 152
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Should I have removed it and thrown it in the trash, do you think?

Full sunshine, people got sunburnt. We have unpredictable weather, which is why we talk about it so much...

#163355 - 05/06/07 09:29 PM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: noderaser]
Samurai Offline

Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 45
Loc: Fl.
I've been pestering the local reps to cough up a 100/30A transfer switch, not so you could run
an entire 100A sub panel on a 30A generator cord, but so you could leave on the refrigerator and maybe a couple lights, but still have a true 100A during normal operation strictly for the safety of the linemen! -guess I gotta go into production.


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