Hmmm......I'd have to take a look at one in real life.
I'm not to thrilled about it being a "residential grade" socket. That's just another name for Grade-F cheap-dung stuff. Look at those 50 cent light-sockets sold at Home Depot. After a few months of heavy use, they're worn out.
#66822 - 06/19/0609:57 PMRe: Spinning outlets, what next?
I'm kinda disturbed by the statement "for the novice do-it-yourselfer, the callouts for hot, neutral and ground are clearly marked on the back (paraphrased)". That, plus I'm a little dubious of how the receptacle can carry a full 15a.
#66823 - 06/19/0610:03 PMRe: Spinning outlets, what next?
It'd seem to me that the contacts would get pretty worn down after a decade or so, meaning that if it were actually used for anything near a full 15 amps it might go up in smoke. I'd like to crack one open and see how it works. -Will
#66824 - 06/20/0603:59 AMRe: Spinning outlets, what next?
I have my doubts about the durabilty of those powerpoints. I like to see what type of sliding contacts are used within them, or they just twist the supply cable behind them ?
It's more a sales tactic to make these ppt's look very practical, but I reckon that these ppt's will cause fires or poor contacts, when loaded near their maximum rating for a period of time. You'll be replacing these every couple of years is my guess.
The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.
#66825 - 06/20/0609:21 AMRe: Spinning outlets, what next?