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Cheetah boxes and devices. #176470
04/02/08 07:42 PM
04/02/08 07:42 PM
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KJay  Offline OP
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MA, USA
I saw another post about these somewhere. http://www.cheetahspeed.com/
Just wondering if anyone has used these for their residential jobs and what they think of them. I watched some the installation videos on their site and I have to say, they look kind of cheesy, but I don’t know for sure because I’ve never used them. I like the concept, but something about just pounding devices and plates in with your hand doesn’t seem right to me.
Are they more expensive than standard boxes, devices and plates?
How well do the devices hold in the boxes?
I’m wondering if you could accidentally pull a receptacle out of the box by yanking on a cord cap.
Can't tell if they come in TR either.

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Re: Cheetah boxes and devices. [Re: KJay] #176473
04/02/08 08:51 PM
04/02/08 08:51 PM
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Jim M  Offline
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Chestertown, MD, USA
Go to this site and search "cheetah'.

http://www.electricalknowledge.com/

Re: Cheetah boxes and devices. [Re: Jim M] #176475
04/03/08 12:14 AM
04/03/08 12:14 AM
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bowling green ky usa
we use em at work and they are very nice we all like em they are alot quicker then normal devices. they have the back stabs on the devices for the wires and you save time because u dont have to screw the device to the box then screw the cover to device they snap in the box and the cover snaps to the device the switches are all plastic no ground screws on the switches. the receptacles have ground screws those are the only time we use a screw driver on cheetah devices. i think the devices and boxes are a lil more expensive but worth it in labor cost. they hold real well no pulling out by yanking on a cord. actually they are kinda a pain to take out because there is a screw that holds the lil black sqare tabs to the device that pop in the box.the covers stay on there is a lil indent to pop them off with a flat blade screw driver otherwise they wont pop off.

Re: Cheetah boxes and devices. [Re: jason007] #176505
04/04/08 10:38 AM
04/04/08 10:38 AM
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Zapped  Offline
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Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Looks like they have all the angels covered with their videos, including installation, removal, and adjustment. I'll have to try these out. Thanks for the tip!

Re: Cheetah boxes and devices. [Re: Zapped] #176549
04/05/08 11:02 PM
04/05/08 11:02 PM
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ALEXT  Offline
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Posts: 4
DUNMORE, PA
they use something like that in trailers(mobile homes). the rececpt and cover plate dont't seem to ever be flush with each other. which i'm assuming it's because they move when plugging and unplugging things.

Re: Cheetah boxes and devices. [Re: ALEXT] #176562
04/06/08 10:59 AM
04/06/08 10:59 AM
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KJay  Offline OP
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I guess if I were going to be doing a lot of new residential “cookie cutter” homes, I would probably look into these.
Right now it’s mostly remodels and service work so I don’t see any advantage in them at the moment. I didn’t see any Tamper Resistant [TR] availability info on the website, so that would rule them out anyway, at least in my area.


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