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Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118748
10/27/04 01:11 AM
10/27/04 01:11 AM
Trumpy  Offline
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Hi there Guys,
A few weekends back, I was sent on an Officers course with the New Zealand Fire Service.
With the course being over a full weekend and also being 100km away in Christchurch, it necessitated that I stay in a motel.
Before leaving on the Sunday evening, I thought I'd grab a few pics of the electrical stuff in the unit, for your perusal.

First off, we have a shot of the switch-board in the unit, there is only the one RCD (GFCI) and that protects the hair-dryer in the Bathroom.

[Linked Image]

Next up, it's the hair-dryer that has the RCD all to itself:

[Linked Image]

Here's the Mirror light, this one didn't actually work, this is an incandescent fitting and by the looks of things, the bulb has seen better days.

[Linked Image]

The obligatory International shaver socket, these are usually supplied from a nearby lighting circuit here.

[Linked Image]

Here's a picture of how the bedside lamp and alarm clock were connected, but see in the pictures, how the wires are run through the bedside unit. [Linked Image]

By the way, I only noticed that emery board and the hair salon card on the bedside table when I went to edit these pictures, I have no idea how they got there, the key is mine though.
Spooky!. [Linked Image]



[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 07-11-2006).]

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Re: Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118749
10/27/04 01:19 AM
10/27/04 01:19 AM
Trumpy  Offline
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Here is the Permanent connection unit that supplies an IR heater over the window to the left.
Sorry but the pic of the actual heater never came out to well.

[Linked Image]

Here are the pics that were missing from my original post:

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

Ok that's all I think!. [Linked Image]

{Edit: Small typo.}

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 10-27-2004).]

Re: Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118750
10/27/04 09:57 AM
10/27/04 09:57 AM
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:andy:  Offline
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Germany
Nice pictures.

I dislike:
-The flex cable connections on the bottom pictures. Very unusual here. Shall this protect from stealing desk lamps etc?

-Breakers with the "on" position downwards! Never seen that in europe.

Re: Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118751
10/27/04 03:54 PM
10/27/04 03:54 PM
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ComputerWizKid  Offline
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Connecticut, USA
Why Shavers only?


Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer
Re: Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118752
10/27/04 04:11 PM
10/27/04 04:11 PM
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CTwireman  Offline
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Posts: 840
Connecticut, USA
Mike,

That seems like a lot of circuits for one motel room! Especially considering everything is at 240 volts.

Peter


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Re: Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118753
10/27/04 04:50 PM
10/27/04 04:50 PM
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The electrical aside I think your room key is most intriguing. Looks like a skeleton key from what I can see and they went out here in the states around what, 1900?
In fact most hotels here now issue a programmed card as the room key.

Neat stuff

Re: Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118754
10/27/04 09:39 PM
10/27/04 09:39 PM
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WiseOwl  Offline
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Maryland
That seems typical. At least your outlets were in reach. At the hotels my old job could afford, I usually had to move the bed to plug in my laptop. I don't have that problem with this job; the hotel rooms have outlets mounted above the desk surface.

Anyway, the cords for the clock radio and bedside lamp always seemed to just barely reach.

James

[Edited to add]
I double-checked. What outlets, everything in your room was hard wired! Where do you plug in the hot plate?

[This message has been edited by WiseOwl (edited 10-27-2004).]

Re: Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118755
10/27/04 11:05 PM
10/27/04 11:05 PM
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Posts: 4,280
Fullerton, CA USA
Mike, it looks like a nice, clean room [Linked Image]

Is that "Federal" company connected with our beloved "Federal" in the States?

OK, discounting the emery board and card, did you have to drag a trailer behind your car to carry all of your reading material?? [Linked Image]

Re: Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118756
10/28/04 06:35 AM
10/28/04 06:35 AM
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George Corron  Offline
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Lorton, Va USA
That's not his room key.... that's for his truck. Mike's PROBABLY gonna have to update one day soon. [Linked Image] , but you know how them Kiwi's are. [Linked Image]

Re: Motel Electrical Pics (NZ) #118757
10/28/04 08:46 AM
10/28/04 08:46 AM
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Texas_Ranger  Offline
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Why Shavers only?

Cuz it's on a 20VA isolation transformer.

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