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Relocatable Power Taps (Power Strips) and circuit breakers

Relocatable Power Taps (Power Strips) and circuit breakers

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Old 11-01-11, 07:12 PM
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Relocatable Power Taps (Power Strips) and circuit breakers

I had a Relocatable Power Tap (A Power Strip) with a broken outlet so I took it apart for the cord and switch (I plan to build a built in one in the new desk I am building)Anyway I though these things were Supposed to have an integral circuit breaker. The one I took apart had a switch marked "OFF" and "RESET" so I assumed the circuit breaker was part of the switch but when I looked at the switch it looks like an ordinary "ON-Off" lighted switch or am I missing something? And were circuit breakers ever required to be in a power strip?

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Old 11-01-11, 08:37 PM
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Some of your answers might be in the UL White Book. I left mine in the truck.
 
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That is a combination switch, indicator light and circuit breaker.
 
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Old 11-02-11, 12:17 AM
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RE: Switch

Thanks Furd I did look up the Switch and it is indeed an all in one device

Now if I can only figure out how to strip SJO cord of the jacket without nicking the 3 inside wires

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Old 11-02-11, 05:32 AM
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Ring the outer jacket with a sharp utility knife. Pull the jacket off.
 
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Old 11-02-11, 06:44 PM
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I score the outer jacket and then cut parallel with the cable to the end. Pulling on the jacket will tear it off.
 
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Old 11-02-11, 09:39 PM
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And I use a combination of both methods.
 
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