Just when you thought you have seen all of it (Electrical related)

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Old 12-07-16, 04:20 PM
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Just when you thought you have seen all of it (Electrical related)

I was browsing eBay trying to find a industrial grade Non tamper proof 15A receptacle that is black in color (Trying to fix a trip-lite power strip that was damaged in shipping) what a tall order that is anyway I find a 15A to a 20A T-Slot adapter while not the worst thing out there as the 15A receptacle is rated for 20A pass-thru and they are actually the same internally just the actual 20A is NOT supposed to fit a 15A outlet which this adapter allows and I doubt this adapter can even stand 15A load. Anyway I don't want to post the link as I do not want anyone to actually buy one so here are some pictures

So what other dodgey/shoddy factory made things have you come across?


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Old 12-08-16, 03:10 AM
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At least it is not going from 20 amps to 15 amps. THAT would be a problem. I can see where this product will cause incessant tripping of the 15 amp breaker to a point where the consumer will remove it and install a 20 amp breaker to handle the load, and THEN cause a real problem.
 
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I'm a trusting soul; but my attention was drawn to that prominent RED dimension 4MM = 1" when I realized that should actually read 4 CM (centimeters) or TEN TIMES larger to equal 1".

4MM is only about the same as an ⅛" !

I'm no electrician; but if I can't believe one thing someone says, then I can't believe anything else from that source !
 

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Old 12-08-16, 04:07 AM
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And from a respected company as Cerro, you would think a little proof reading would do the trick. I don't do metric, so I didn't notice that. Good catch V.
 
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I like the 15 Amp rating.....so it's useful for all those appliances that use *less* than 15 amps but that have plugs that are intended for appliances that use *more* than 15 amps.

Guess they are covering their [email protected]%.
 
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