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#173293 - 01/06/08 08:47 PM Ho-Made power strip
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I found this one in an older control building, in a quasi server room/lunch room/place to get out of the weather in the middle of nowhere... The outlet this was plugged into was tapped off a 30A breaker if I remember right








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#173294 - 01/06/08 08:53 PM Re: Ho-Made power strip [Re: Lostazhell]
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Randy
tell me that if i am reading on the one device on far left is that surge surpresser ??

jezz, sound like someone came up stupid idea with this and where is GFCI for this ??

Merci, Marc
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#173299 - 01/06/08 10:22 PM Re: Ho-Made power strip [Re: frenchelectrican]
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The surge supressor is the unlucky sap who gets shocked by it.
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#173311 - 01/07/08 08:06 AM Re: Ho-Made power strip [Re: sparkyinak]
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Randy: I assume that the loose "quad whip" (for lack of any better term) is connected to the box with the yellow supply cord as well.

My suggestion would be to cut the cord off, and toss the whole affair out into the weather and leave it there for about 30 years or so and watch it slowly disintegrate. It sure ain't good for anything else.

Then go after whoever put the outlet on a 30.

Mike (mamills)


Edited by mamills (01/07/08 08:08 AM)

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#173321 - 01/07/08 01:18 PM Re: Ho-Made power strip [Re: mamills]
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Quite an interesting DIY project!

Let me 'reverse guess' the thoughts that went into making this.

The main plate / flange has mounting holes .... so I suspect that it was originally made to mount on one of those electronic gear racks / cabinets. Mind you, finding a factory-made strip that mounts on the rack hasn't always been easy. Ordinary outlet strips are deliberately designed to make secure mounting difficult.

Then there's the orientation of the receptacles. With the number of things that have 'wall wart' transformers serving as plugs, it's hard to find a power strip that doesn't lose three spaces whenever you plug in one!

The variety of parts suggests that whoever made this scavenged parts, maybe even brought some from home.The coating of whit paint is an .... interesting .... touch.

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#173323 - 01/07/08 02:39 PM Re: Ho-Made power strip [Re: renosteinke]
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Wow, a 16 outlet plug strip, with 4 extra outlets! Where do I get one? \:D

Ian A.
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#173337 - 01/07/08 06:09 PM Re: Ho-Made power strip [Re: Theelectrikid]
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RBS 24 and some good old hack ingenuity http://www.erico.com/products/CADDYcfcBxMntngBrckts.asp

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#173338 - 01/07/08 06:19 PM Re: Ho-Made power strip [Re: electure]
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Hey electure - good link. I didnt know those existed.

I should show you guys my 50a 250v power strip.... Its a beast!


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#173345 - 01/07/08 08:05 PM Re: Ho-Made power strip [Re: electure]
leland Offline
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 Originally Posted By: electure
RBS 24 and some good old hack ingenuity http://www.erico.com/products/CADDYcfcBxMntngBrckts.asp


I think you nailed it.

They found it, and used it.

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#173347 - 01/07/08 08:16 PM Re: Ho-Made power strip [Re: TOOL_5150]
Theelectrikid Offline
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 Originally Posted By: TOOL_5150
Hey electure - good link. I didnt know those existed.



Hmm, if Randy wasn't in CA I'd say it was probably made by the former owner of this house!

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I should show you guys my 50a 250v power strip.... Its a beast!


A friend's father down in trailerville had a contraption like that for his holiday decorations, 50amp stove cord jammed into two screwed together 4sq boxes w/ 5-15s. He got rid of it after the meter reader came out, found the future fire and called for a disconnect. (This was before PECO got around to putting remote-read meters in that section.)

Ian A.
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