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.
Re: Spinning outlets, what next?#66822 06/19/0609:57 PM06/19/0609:57 PM
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.
Re: Spinning outlets, what next?#66823 06/19/0610:03 PM06/19/0610:03 PM
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
Re: Spinning outlets, what next?#66824 06/20/0603:59 AM06/20/0603:59 AM
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.
Re: Spinning outlets, what next?#66825 06/20/0609:21 AM06/20/0609:21 AM