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Burned Outlet & Plug #119089
11/30/04 06:56 PM
11/30/04 06:56 PM
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This Gem I found at work the outlet was still being used at the time of the photo but later got replaced. 3 computers were pluged into that outlet and the fourth plug went to a home made 4 way with more computers and whats worse that had another homemade 4 way chained to it with even more computers.

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Re: Burned Outlet & Plug #119090
11/30/04 10:23 PM
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You know it's bad when one of those heavy-duty nylon plugs melts right through!!!!

Hey, those receptacles are not properly attached to the cover-plate! [Linked Image]

Re: Burned Outlet & Plug #119091
11/30/04 11:30 PM
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I've seen that happen many times with those types of male cord ends. For some reason the screws do not seem to maintain their tightness and results in a poor connection and lots of heat if there is much of a load.
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