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#39928 - 07/06/04 08:39 PM Plugtail  
ComputerWizKid  Offline
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Has anybody looked at these yet? http://www.passandseymour.com/whatsnew/plugtail.html . I wonder what the long term reliablity will be, and how well that thing in the back stays in.


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#39929 - 07/06/04 09:06 PM Re: Plugtail  
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Our usual rocker crew will have a hay day with those! Guarranteed to have every wire, and that plug tore up, bag and plug full of mud.


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#39930 - 07/06/04 09:23 PM Re: Plugtail  
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Did everyone notice that in the picture the outlet is installed gound pin up? [Linked Image]


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#39931 - 07/06/04 09:43 PM Re: Plugtail  
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I wonder if they'll eventually come in "audio grade"... [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Sorry folks, I just couldn't resist!

Actually, it does look pretty slick.


No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.

#39932 - 07/06/04 10:59 PM Re: Plugtail  
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Sir Arcs — You could always buy a Dewar of liquid nitrogen and make your own. www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=audio+grade+cryogenic+receptacle


#39933 - 07/06/04 11:51 PM Re: Plugtail  
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So do you think they use 12 or 14 awg wire on the pigtail, and how would that affect the install if put on a 20 amp circ?


#39934 - 07/07/04 12:28 AM Re: Plugtail  
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"Did everyone notice that in the picture the outlet is installed gound pin up?"

Yes, I noticed that it was upside down, too! It even has writing on it that's right reading when it's rightside up, and they still got it wrong. [Linked Image]


#39935 - 07/07/04 06:25 AM Re: Plugtail  
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www.clipsal.com/quickconnect/quickconnect.cfm
shows a different method of connecting to outlets using insulation displacement connectors


#39936 - 07/07/04 07:23 AM Re: Plugtail  
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The cut sheet says the PlugTail conductors are #12 THHN copper conductor, 6" leads, stripped, solid or stranded and rated as permanent part of the device.


#39937 - 07/07/04 05:47 PM Re: Plugtail  
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It looks a little odd at first, but thinking about it further it should be all right so long as the actually connectors are tight.

It looks as though they might be a slight variation on the 1/4-inch spade terminals which are common in automotive applications. The latter stand up to high-ish currents at low voltages, with lots of movement and vibration.



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