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#170221 - 10/29/07 08:18 PM Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain  
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This is not an unusual item, But this one shows a disregard for safety by using a 2 to 3 prong adapter to plug in a 3 prong device.


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#170225 - 10/29/07 08:38 PM Re: Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain [Re: Admin]  
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The label directly below it tells the story...

Ian A.


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#170241 - 10/29/07 11:12 PM Re: Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain [Re: Theelectrikid]  
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I have a number of these. lol


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#170242 - 10/29/07 11:33 PM Re: Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain [Re: Hemingray]  
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The instering part is that when they ran the tap adpator on it and i did see one went up smoke when one guy ran the electric heater and got them so hot.

If that was used with the pullchain keyless socket the switch itself is not very good rating and cant take very good load at all [ AFAIK most are rated about 660 watts max ]

i have one or two laying around here but not used for long time

Merci, Marc


Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)


#170263 - 10/30/07 02:20 PM Re: Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain [Re: frenchelectrican]  
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Made in China says it all.


#170267 - 10/30/07 03:31 PM Re: Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain [Re: jdevlin]  
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OK, put two together, and add a screwshell to 2 prong adaptor and....5 'outlets'!


John

#170269 - 10/30/07 04:37 PM Re: Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain [Re: HotLine1]  
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Originally Posted by HotLine1
OK, put two together, and add a screwshell to 2 prong adaptor and....5 'outlets'!


Then multiply that by 6 outlets per power strip plugged into said "outlets..."

I smell smoke already.

Ian A.


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#170274 - 10/30/07 07:25 PM Re: Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain [Re: Theelectrikid]  
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Hope you didn't pay more than one dollar for that thing. I've seen them here in the 99 cent stores.


#170275 - 10/30/07 07:27 PM Re: Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain [Re: Theelectrikid]  
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Here's a variant of this tap (no switch on it)

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#170306 - 10/31/07 08:59 AM Re: Edison Base Current Tap With Pull Chain [Re: Hemingray]  
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I also have a bunch of these things in my collection - more as a curiosity than anything else, since I never use them. I did, however, see a house one time (while on an EMS call) where THREE of these things were screwed into one of those porcelain keyless lampholders in the middle of the living room ceiling. Extension cords were plugged into this outfit and "radiated" out to every corner of the room, and then some. I was too horrified to look much further to see what was plugged into this mess. And surprisingly enough, we have not yet had a fire call at this residence...but I can smell it coming.

Mike (mamills)


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