With the availability of cheap switcher power supplies that have a wide mouth, using things internationally with no changes at all is becoming common. When we went to New Zealand, all of our electronics made the move seamlessly. I just needed a power plug adapter that changed the NZ plug to a NEMA 5-15 We plugged a cube tap into that and everything we had plugged right in.
Bill, thanks very much. That's what I'm looking for, but I'd like to have it even simpler (I'll email rack-a-tiers). I don't anticipate using it to help snag or pull wires and the diameter is 1.25". .75" would be great. Pete
Hi im back been absent for a while as had a truly terrible year so far be glad when 2019 gets here cant be nearly ad bad as 2018. Anyhow back on topic Paul UK its interesting what you say about old UK plugs because a while ago a friend gave me a 2amp 3 way adapter I noticed its live pin appears to have half its diameter missing starting just after pin leaves the adapter body now I assumed it had had some sort of accident or something but now it looks like its a deliberate thing if im reading your earlier post correctly. Its made by clang is off white color rated 2 amps 250 volts
I keep all of my "data" on another drive that I back up selectively. That is just a simple "copy". It is the software drive that needs to be imaged because of the registry and how software is installed. I keep that as small as possible so the images are not huge.
NHSparky, Don't use Stainless Steel, it has elements that cause electrical resistance and unless you have a TIG welder, joining anything to it (you need a welded joint) can be problematic. The question I ask, does the PoCo have a guy that isn't the Head Lineman, like a Senior Technician, that investigates things like this? A response like you were given, is not good enough, because this is a Line-side fault, either with the Neutral or poor Grounding at the transformer. It is up to the PoCo to get this sorted. Let us know how you get on with this, because I used to do this sort of thing all the time.
About 208,000 (in addition, about 2,600 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves RIDGID NXT wet/dry vacuums, models HD06000 (6-gallon) and HD09000 (9-gallon). The orange and black wet/dry vacuum has four swivel casters, a carrying handle, a hose and accessories. RIDGID is printed on the front of the vacuum. The model number can be found on a silver product identification label on the back of the vacuum’s powerhead assembly.
Sold Exclusively At:
The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2018 through July 2018 for about $50 for the 6-gallon wet/dry vacuum and for about $60 for the 9-gallon wet/dry vacuum.
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Phase. In wave motion, oscillating motion, simple harmonic motion, or similar periodic phenomena, the interval of time passed from the time the moving particle moved through the middle point of its course to the instant when the phase is to be stated
Lester Electrical Recalls Links Series Chargers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards:
Recall Date: September 6, 2018 Recall Number: 18-217
Name of Product:
Links Series chargers models 28080, 28090 and 28100
The control board can fail and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chargers and contact Lester Electrical to receive a free replacement control board or schedule a free repair.
Lester Electrical at 800-295-2086 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.lesterelectrical.com and click on “Service & Support” and then “Links Series Field Action” for more information.
This recall involves Links Series chargers with model numbers 28080, 28090 or 28100. The chargers are used with golf carts. The recalled chargers are black or aluminum and measure approximately 11 inches long by 8 ¾ inches wide by 9 ½ inches tall. “Lester Electrical” and “Links Series” are printed on the front of the recalled chargers along with a picture of a golfer. The recalled chargers were manufactured between week 29 of 2014 and week 48 of 2016. The date code is embedded in the serial number as the first four digits with the first and second digits representing the week and the third and fourth digits representing the year. The serial and model numbers are printed on the ratings label on the back of the charger.
The firm has received 12 reports of failed control boards that showed signs of overheating or burning. No injuries have been reported.
Direct from Lester Electrical and distributors and online at www.GolfCartGarage.com from July 2014 through November 2016 for about $400.
Manufacturer(s): Lester Electrical, of Lincoln, Neb.
Hawthorne Hydroponics Recalls Humidifiers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards:
Recall Date: September 5, 2018 Recall Number: 18-215
Name of Product: Ideal-Air 175-pint industrial grade humidifiers
The humidifiers can overheat while in use, posing fire and shock hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled humidifiers and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price in the form of store credit.
Sunlight Supply toll-free at 888-582-2762 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail at RMA@sunlightsupply.com or online at www.sunlightsupply.com and click on “Voluntary Recall” for more information.
Units: About 23,000 (in addition, about 440 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves 20 inch and 30 inch All Living Things reptile strip light fixtures. These light fixtures simulate natural daylight and are attached to the top of the reptile’s terrarium. The 20 inch fixture has UPC number 73725773305 and the 30 inch fixture has UPC number 73725773306 printed on the packaging. Incidents/Injuries: PetSmart has received six reports of the hood on the recalled light fixtures igniting.
Sold At: PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2017 through July 2018 for about $35 (20 inch) and $40 (30 inch).
Vornado Air Reannounces Recall of Electric Space Heaters Following Report of Death; Fire and Burn Hazards:
Recall Date: August 22, 2018 Recall Number: 18-199
Name of Product:
VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters
The electric space heater can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy: Refund, Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a free replacement unit.
Vornado toll-free at 855-215-5131 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.vornado.com and click on “Recalls” in the lower right corner of the homepage or www.vornado.com/recalls and click on the VH101 Personal Heater recall button for more information.
About 350,000 (This recall was first announced in April 2018.)
This recall involves Vornado VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters sold in the following colors: black, coral orange, grayed jade, cinnamon, fig, ice white and red. The heaters measure about 7.2 inches long by 7.8 inches wide by 7.10 inches high and have two heat settings (low and high) and a fan only/no heat setting. “Vornado” with a “V” behind it is printed on the front of the unit. The model/type “VH101,” serial number and ETL mark are printed on a silver rating label on the bottom of the unit.
In December 2017, a 90-year-old man in Chanhassen, Minnesota died as a result of a fire involving the recalled heater. Vornado has received a total of 19 reports of the heaters catching on fire.
Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from August 2009 through March 2018 for about $30.
This recall involves the Allure and Allure Pro 2200W ionic ceramic hair dryers. The hand-held hair dryers are black or white and include a concentrator nozzle. The hair dryers were sold separately or as part of various hair care kits that included hair treatment products, a flat iron or a diffuser. Many of the units have a label located underneath the back of the unit bearing the following SKU numbers: XTV010001, XTV010001N, XTV010002, or XTV010002N. All units have “xtava” imprinted on the blower end of the hair dryer.
The firm has received 193 reports of the hair dryers or power cords overheating, melting, exploding or catching fire, including 18 reports of burns and two reports of a minor electrical shock. Four of the reported burn incidents resulted in a blister to the hand, wrist or finger. One consumer reported a severe burn.
Online at Amazon.com, eBay.com, Walmart.com, Xtava.com, Groupon.com and other websites from October 2014 through August 2018 for between $15 and $60 when sold separately, and for between $20 and $80 when sold as part of a hair care kit.
Koehler-Bright Star Recalls Flashlights Due to Explosion Hazard
Recall Date: August 14, 2018 Recall Number: 18-204
Name of Product:
WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights
The flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component which protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled flashlights and inspect the flashlights for a missing date code on the body of the flashlights. If the recalled flashlight does not have a date code, contact Koehler-Bright Star for free replacement parts.
Koehler-Bright Star at 800-788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at 2224LEDReplacement@kbs-inc.net or online at www.koehlerlighting.com and click on the Contact Us tab for more information.
About 7,500 (In addition, 200 were sold in Canada)
This recall involvesWorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, model number 2224 LED. The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight. The flashlight is safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter. Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall.
Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger and online at Amazon.com from January 2017 through May 2018 for about $21.
About 1,370,000 (166,000 units were previously recalled in December 2016.)
This recall expansion involves power supply units that serve as the power source for models of Zebra manufactured thermal industrial printers (sold under the Zebra brand, including co-branded or re-branded) used to make bar codes and other commercial labels. The recall was originally announced in December 2016 and is now being expanded to include power supply units manufactured by the FSP Group between October 1, 2006 and December 31, 2012. The Zebra logo or FSP North America logo, date code and part number are printed on the power supply unit.
The firm has received a total of 30 reports of the power supply units overheating or catching fire, including a fire that spread from the connector to the printer, damaging the printer and surrounding work space. No injuries have been reported.
Direct sales from Zebra and through Zebra distributors and resellers, including BlueStar Inc., Ingram Micro Data Capture Pos. Div., ScanSource and Wynit Distribution LLC, to businesses, hospitals and end-users from October 2006 through June 2013 for between $340 and $2,000 with Zebra printers and for about $130 as an aftermarket accessory.
Thanks for the ideas but I don't plan to do anything, the installation is compliant and there is no local requirement.for a buried connection to be accessible. I just wanted to rant. I am getting crabby in my old age.
Thanks, we do lots of generators around here so it is a common question. I usually tell homeowners looking to have transfer equipment installed that, if this is a manual system, the listed panel interlock is usually the best way to go. The labor will be much less and the part, although ridiculous for what you get, is still pretty cheap. The only thing they really need is a vacant double slot in the panel and moving some breakers around to get your backfed breaker next to the discionnect. You then have to be sure they lift the bonding jumper in the generator to get circuit current off the EGC. This will not be an SDS.
I had a solution for the sweaty ears problem when I worked in a metal stamping plant. Wad up a few layers of TP and stick them in the cups. It sucked up the sweat and was simple enough to change when needed (which in summer could be every hour or so).
I just have not had anything that complex and my wife really worries about me making things I am the only person on the planet who can fix. She played with 4000 CMOS in college and it doesn't scare her. In real life, the chips are all socketed and I have lots of spares. So far, 30 years in I have never had one fail but I guess you should never say things like that. I did blow an SSR in the spa heater but that was a shorted element. It looked perfect but it was zero ohms. (should be around 23)
TY for explaining the 400/320! That’s a bad habit I have, thinking everyone knows what I’m talking about . I’m sure the permit process that will be required before the Construction Office permits will take time here. Hey, it’s New Jersey!! I heard the medical dispensery one town over was almost 2 years for State approvals.