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"Bus-Bar" Power Strip??? #147316
07/17/02 08:37 AM
07/17/02 08:37 AM
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AlphaOperator  Offline OP
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Erie, PA, USA
I remember a few years ago at my high school a teacher who had an odd power strip. This thing didin't have sockets like a normal strip, but instead it had two long, semi-open slats. With this, you could push (ungrounded) plugs into each slot. You could, potentially, pull the plug back and forth along the device, kinda like a bus-bar. Anyhoo, has anyone ever seen these? It "smelled" rather odd to me, and I even questioned if a device like that would be UL approved.

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Re: "Bus-Bar" Power Strip??? #147317
07/17/02 06:15 PM
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Remember one on a TV-repair workbench when I was a little punk. Grandfathered pre-polarization, I guess.

Re: "Bus-Bar" Power Strip??? #147318
07/25/02 03:32 PM
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AO:
I have a couple of those strips, which I keep around basically for curiousity sake (haven't used them in years due to lack of grounding). It's called a "Tap-a-Line". I have one that's about 6" long, and another about 12". I think they also made a longer one, something on the order of 18". They also have a small screw hole at each end for permanently mounting them to a surface (after all, what could be more convenient than to have something you could plug a dozen appliances into simultaneously [Linked Image] ), and also do not have any OC protection. Given the right circumstances, you could really put one heck of an overload on one of these things!

Mike (mamills)

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Re: "Bus-Bar" Power Strip??? #147319
07/26/02 08:15 AM
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Bjarney:
You're not saying that now you are a big punk, are ya'? [Linked Image]

All Kindness intended...
Mike (mamills)


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