Now to beat it to death.... 'Cause the inspectors out there will.... I know mine would.
Is it rated for 20A? The spacing requirements are there to reduce the use of extention cords - this is in effect an "Extention Cord" 9' long! And intended to be installed beyond finish.
Size: 13 21/32" overall depth, 4 1/16" overall diameter. Fits into 3 5/32" hole cutout. Extends 11 3/8" below table top.
Important Note: PCS34 MUST be plugged into a wall socket incorporating a GFCI.
Is it subject to physical damage by drawers and other goings on below the CT?
If they stop making them will you be able to replace it to cover spacing?
210.52C(5) Receptacle Outlet Location. Receptacle outlets shall be located above, but not more than 500 mm (20 in.) above, the countertop. Receptacle outlets rendered not readily accessible by appliances fastened in place, appliance garages, or appliances occupying dedicated space shall not be considered as these required outlets.
Exception: To comply with the conditions specified in (a) or (b), receptacle outlets shall be permitted to be mounted not more than 300 mm (12 in.) below the countertop. Receptacles mounted below a countertop in accordance with this exception shall not be located where the countertop extends more than 150 mm (6 in.) beyond its support base.
(a) Construction for the physically impaired.
(b) On island and peninsular countertops where the countertop is flat across its entire surface (no backsplashes, dividers, etc.) and there are no means to mount a receptacle within 500 mm (20 in.) above the countertop, such as an overhead cabinet.
Note it says 'receptical outlets' - not extention cords or plug strips....
Anyway.... IMO, if it were designed differently - say lower profile so cabs would not need to be re-designed, and was rated at 20a hard-wired. And maybe used replacable devices.... Like the hard-wired version of this one: http://www.mockett.com./default.asp?ID=4&action=detail&partCode=PCS19
I might think that was pretty cool. But as-is, I could not get away with installing them in a kitchen IMO. Office, yeah why not...
[This message has been edited by e57 (edited 10-16-2006).]