Posted By: IanR
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) - 04/06/07 11:56 AM
Gotta love those suicide cords
Posted By: SvenNYC
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) - 04/06/07 03:19 PM
Lovely. I hope he used the appropriate fuses.
Posted By: noderaser
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) - 04/07/07 07:19 AM
I was helping a disabled lady during a power outage this past winter, who had just bought a generator and needed help putting it together. It came with sufficient cabling to run the hot end through the sliding door on her deck, but she instead wanted me to rig up a suicide cord for her so she could plug multiple things in, and not have the door cracked open. I promptly refused; in retrospect, I should have at least suggested she turn off the breakers. The safety of the lineman restoring service to the area would probably have appreciated it.
Posted By: Texas_Ranger
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) - 04/07/07 02:53 PM
Would love to have the generator, but without that cord!
If it were mine it would probably receive a set of solidly mounted IP 44 Schuko sockets and maybe one blue CEE to provide temporary power in remote locations and run portable appliances.
Posted By: EV607797
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) - 04/09/07 03:40 AM
Those aren't suicide cords....They are HOMICIDE cords!
Posted By: Ann Brush
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) - 04/09/07 04:34 PM
What is amazing is the fact that the photo was taken in (I assume) bright sunlight - a rare occurrence for the UK I'm told
Posted By: Alan Belson
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) - 04/09/07 08:21 PM
Made up for by our sunny smiles, Ann.
Posted By: gideonr
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) - 04/10/07 07:41 PM
Should I have removed it and thrown it in the trash, do you think?
Full sunshine, people got sunburnt. We have unpredictable weather, which is why we talk about it so much...
Posted By: Samurai
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) - 05/07/07 04:29 AM
I've been pestering the local reps to cough up a 100/30A transfer switch, not so you could run
an entire 100A sub panel on a 30A generator cord, but so you could leave on the refrigerator and maybe a couple lights, but still have a true 100A during normal operation strictly for the safety of the linemen! -guess I gotta go into production.