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Plugtail #39928 07/06/04 07:39 PM
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ComputerWizKid Offline OP
Has anybody looked at these yet? . I wonder what the long term reliablity will be, and how well that thing in the back stays in.

Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer
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Re: Plugtail #39929 07/06/04 08:06 PM
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e57 Offline
Our usual rocker crew will have a hay day with those! Guarranteed to have every wire, and that plug tore up, bag and plug full of mud.

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Re: Plugtail #39930 07/06/04 08:23 PM
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electricman2 Offline
Did everyone notice that in the picture the outlet is installed gound pin up? [Linked Image]

Re: Plugtail #39931 07/06/04 08:43 PM
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Sir Arcsalot Offline
I wonder if they'll eventually come in "audio grade"... [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Sorry folks, I just couldn't resist!

Actually, it does look pretty slick.

No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.
Re: Plugtail #39932 07/06/04 09:59 PM
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Bjarney Offline
Sir Arcs — You could always buy a Dewar of liquid nitrogen and make your own.

Re: Plugtail #39933 07/06/04 10:51 PM
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JCooper Offline
So do you think they use 12 or 14 awg wire on the pigtail, and how would that affect the install if put on a 20 amp circ?

Re: Plugtail #39934 07/06/04 11:28 PM
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SolarPowered Offline
"Did everyone notice that in the picture the outlet is installed gound pin up?"

Yes, I noticed that it was upside down, too! It even has writing on it that's right reading when it's rightside up, and they still got it wrong. [Linked Image]

Re: Plugtail #39935 07/07/04 05:25 AM
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32VAC Offline
shows a different method of connecting to outlets using insulation displacement connectors

Re: Plugtail #39936 07/07/04 06:23 AM
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Fred Offline
The cut sheet says the PlugTail conductors are #12 THHN copper conductor, 6" leads, stripped, solid or stranded and rated as permanent part of the device.

Re: Plugtail #39937 07/07/04 04:47 PM
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pauluk Offline
It looks a little odd at first, but thinking about it further it should be all right so long as the actually connectors are tight.

It looks as though they might be a slight variation on the 1/4-inch spade terminals which are common in automotive applications. The latter stand up to high-ish currents at low voltages, with lots of movement and vibration.


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