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#80524 - 04/25/02 06:49 PM Relocatable Power Taps
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
Just came across this at
(I know that some people had asked about it some time ago)
Relocatable power taps are intended to be directly connected to a permanently installed branch circuit receptacle. Relocatable power taps are not intended to be series connected (daisy chained) to other relocatable power taps or to extension cords. Relocatable power taps are not intended for use at construction sites and similar locations. Relocatable power taps are not intended to be permanently secured to building structures, tables, work benches or similar structures, nor are they intended to be used as a substitute for fixed wiring. The cords of relocatable power taps are not intended to be routed through walls, windows, ceilings, floors or other similar openings

It's in the "UL Corner" (a PDF file)


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#80525 - 04/28/02 02:44 PM Re: Relocatable Power Taps
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545 what are they good for?

#80526 - 05/06/02 07:50 PM Re: Relocatable Power Taps
CRW Offline

Registered: 02/11/01
Posts: 160
Loc: Bethlehem, PA USA
I just read the IAEI article about this. I can understand why they don't want them to be a substitute for permanent wiring, but I'm confused about the rule not to fasten them to a building structure, work bench, etc. Why then do they have mounting holes?

#80527 - 05/07/02 03:04 AM Re: Relocatable Power Taps
Trainwire Offline

Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 364
Loc: Strasburg,PA,USA
So the one that is fastened to the wall above my workbench so I can plug in my soldering irons, radio(two way), and the charger for my cordless drill, and the one that is daisy chained off of the UPS for the computer are illegal? Do the people that make these rules have any experience in the real world?

#80528 - 05/07/02 09:02 PM Re: Relocatable Power Taps
Bill Addiss Offline

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Good Questions!


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