Interesting Concepts in Power Outlets

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  1. KG4CGC

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  2. N7RJD

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    A lot of those are pretty cool. I don't care much for the more decorative ones but there are many that are more functional although the ones with the hangers would have to have the hangers to the side for my use so I could swap out what is plugged in. Having the hangers in front of the outlet prohibits hanging one while plugging another in.

    I also liked the flip open one that held the cell phone while charging. I didn't care for the antlered or hands covers that will also hold the phone but I would think stick out enough to be easily broken off if you move furniture next to the wall.

    The one that has the basic shape of a soccer ball, or football since it contains European outlets, reminds me of the old small child's toy with the red and blue side and shapes cut around it and yellow pieces cut to the shapes.
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  3. NA4BH

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    That is some pretty neat stuff.
  4. K8ERV

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    Don't they know the world is going wireless?

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  5. AE1PT

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    Wireless power will never happen. A friend of a friend of a friend had a grandfather who developed a way to beam power through the air. The government took his idea and swore him to secrecy.

    His neighbor Frank developed a carburetor that got 100 miles to the gallon. He was invited to Detroit in 1954 to demonstrate it, and was never seen or heard from again. Pretty suspicious if you ask me...
  6. KT4W

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    I like the idea of the wall cleats to wind up excess cord. The wall safe idea has been around for many years. The rest are somewhat novelty. There used to be an outlet that had the face openings turn 90 degrees in front of the contacts so it blocked kids from poking something in the holes. Haven't seen one for a while.
  7. W2PHD

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    Blimey, now I'm afraid to release my powdered water idea.:(
  8. K8ERV

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    The holes or the-- no, I won't say it.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  9. AD5MB

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    not real familiar with Detroit, are you?

    easy to die from WEFTN - Wrong Ethnicity For This Neighborhood.
  10. KB2VXA

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    I'm going to change everything to C plugs just to confuse everybody.
  11. K8ERV

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    I was thinking of plug nickels, but I guess they wouldn't be worth much.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  12. NC5P

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    The 2008 NEC does in fact require residential receptacles to be tamper resistant. That consists of shutters that don't open unless simultaneously inserted on both sides. Most of the receptacles shown here do not meet the new code. However, some states have delayed portions of or the entire 2008 code for the time being.
  13. AD5MB

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    the thing I care about is the ability to plug in multiple wall warts. Where possible I set up Lambda power supplies and run everything from that. Still need a bajillion wall warts.
  14. KG4CGC

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    1.4 VDC N batteries where bad enough.
  15. WB3JLA

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    I know some one who had a 220 volt air conditioner he wanted to run and only had two 120 plugs in his receptacle.

    Are you ready for this?

    What did he do?

    I bet you can guess

    He wired two 120 volt plugs together and a 220 receptacle together

    110 + 110 = 220

    Did it work ?

    Don’t ask
  16. K8ERV

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    Actually I do this to get 240 volts for testing and it does work. I just don't tell anyone about the hidden iso trnsformer.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  17. WB3JLA

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    This could work you see there is a clip you can break off and each plug could be feed with a separate 110 line
  18. KE6KA

    KE6KA Ham Member QRZ Page

    How about adding RFI filtering so I don't have to deal with my neighbour's cell phone charger radiating noise all over the HF bands?
  19. W4INF

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    My fav, I want one.

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