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Keith Broughton

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Re: beware cheap outlet strips
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2015, 05:19:40 pm »

The problem with using a standard electrical box from the Home Center (as part of a homemade stringer) is that none of them are listed for the purpose of a temporary cordset.
I should have clarified that I meant proper stage ready stringers not home made.
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John Roberts {JR}

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Re: beware cheap outlet strips
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2015, 06:14:57 pm »

I repaired my second cheap outlet failure this week. I was measuring 2 mA of current dumping into the ground, energizing all my floating** kitchen appliance grounds, albeit with modest current (enough to feel).

I took it apart and there were a half dozen parts or more, a couple that looked like combination thermal fuses, and several probably over voltage clamps.

I removed and jumpered across the mess...

Works good now, no mo stinger grounds.

JR

** I fixed the floating ground too...
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Lyle Williams

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Re: beware cheap outlet strips
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2015, 03:19:03 pm »

I have chucked away heaps of cheap power boards because they looked old, rattled, did not comply with more recent standards etc.  I have never had one fail an electrical test (eg: continuity, polarity, megger, trip current)
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