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#140747 04/29/04 05:34 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
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sanUK Offline OP
I had to get behind my Monitor to paint the new Window in my room and laughed at this

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Thought id share it with you all, can anyone beat it [Linked Image]

BTW total load drawn < 5A , so it can wait
a while [Linked Image]

Maybe one for the Violation forum (Oh the Shame) [Linked Image]

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Have you actually done a Current Test on this little lot?.
I would beg to differ the <5A rating you give it.
Just judging by the sizes of the flexes entering the plugs.
What sort of protection do you have on this circuit?.
Also having computer equipment on this sort of thing gives rise to Non-Linear Loads and overloaded Neutrals.

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Ah, the garden variety "Adapter tree." Grows only indoors, needs no water, and favors areas with a high concentration of electrical equipment. [Linked Image]

Is that an exposed choc-block connector down toward the lower left? What's that connected to?

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sanUK Offline OP
Trumpy - Total load is 4.34A, 650W, 1080 VA, PF = 0.60

Paul - Block connector is for a 12v Fan, used in summer to cool me [Linked Image]

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Nowt wrong with that.. too much effot in putting another socket in...

so then how do you know the power factor smart arse..

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sanUK Offline OP
so then how do you know the power factor smart arse.....?

Plug in Power monitor [Linked Image] 12 quid from Maplins.

Effort required adding socket = lots as the walls in my house are compressed straw, which is a pain in the arse to raggle out.

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Not tall enough.

Here, have another cube-tap. Picked it up today for a dollar [Linked Image]

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