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Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58318 11/05/05 11:09 PM
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SvenNYC Offline
Maybe they're still in the process of getting ETL certification?

It seems like a nice concept, in theory.

My issue is how robust are the contacts and how well do they stand up to repeated turning like that.

Sliding contacts have lots of friction and eventually wear out.

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Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58319 11/06/05 04:55 AM
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Alan Belson Offline
A 360deg rotating contact? We have one on our electric kettle base (Moulinex). It not only rotates, but the contacts are disengaged with every use. 2 kw element; no sign of problems after 5 years, and you know how many tea brew-ups us Brits make every day! Anyway, standard plug-pins are a sliding contact.....
Brilliant idea.

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Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58320 11/06/05 11:05 AM
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BigJohn Offline
Not that it isn't neat, but my question is What problem does this solve? If I had a nickle for every time in 22 years where I've said "Darn, I sure wish I could rotate that receptable 90 degrees", well, I might have 5 maybe 10 cents.

Given the added complexity of this receptacle, amd duly increased chance of failure, for what seems like a very marginal gain, I'd be pretty hesitant to install them.


Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58321 11/06/05 12:06 PM
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Jim M Offline
Should be especially handy when you need to mount 2 wall warts on the same duplex.

Hope the price is more competive than the plug-in receptacles from P&S.

Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58322 11/06/05 12:53 PM
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Ryan_J Offline
I didn't catch that at first, "UL compliant".
With wording like that, I doubt its UL approved.

UL doesn't approve, they list. See Article 100.

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58323 11/06/05 12:58 PM
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dmattox Offline
Thats what I meant Ryan, but them saying compliant to me indicates that they think it would pass the tests by UL, but it hasnt yet.

Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58324 11/06/05 01:47 PM
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Electricmanscott Offline
John, I'd say that I have not had many situations that I would have needed that receptacle either. But I can see that it might be a problem for some. There are so many things that use a tranformer for power now that there might be some value to this.
That said.....doomed to failure. It will never catch on. [Linked Image]

Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58325 11/06/05 01:54 PM
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iwire Offline
How do you keep the cords from getting tangled with the receptacles always spinning around?

Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58326 11/06/05 02:15 PM
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Larry Fine Offline
You have to spin the tool at the same RPM.

Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
Re: Peace at last (The war is over) #58327 11/06/05 11:06 PM
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Electricmanscott Offline
Eight bucks a piece boys.

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