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Offline Gregor

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #150 on: December 09, 2018, 01:59 PM »
Do you know if these will prevent the user from using a faulty outlet?

The German PRCD-S does that, won't stay on if the outlet/installation is iffy. :)
Hefty price though (~170€), compared to a non-S one (~30€). Is it worth it?

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #151 on: December 09, 2018, 02:16 PM »
Do you know if these will prevent the user from using a faulty outlet?

The German PRCD-S does that, won't stay on if the outlet/installation is iffy. :)
Hefty price though (~170€), compared to a non-S one (~30€). Is it worth it?

To me, yes, absolutely.

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Offline rst

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #152 on: December 09, 2018, 02:23 PM »
Thanks for the link Cheese, just bought one on Ebay...$1.00 cheaper than Amazon.

Offline Cheese

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #153 on: December 09, 2018, 05:58 PM »
Thanks for the link Cheese, just bought one on Ebay...$1.00 cheaper than Amazon.

Hey @rst  just curious what you’re putting the GFCI on?

Offline rst

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #154 on: December 09, 2018, 06:13 PM »
My power box, when I built it I installed a hospital grade plug but like the idea of built in GFI.  Not sure why I built the box as I only use it in the shop, it would have been really useful in the 80s, 90s on sites where I might have had 3-4 tools plugged.  I don't even carry corded tools in my van excepting my vac sys.  Since I bought Milwaukee's rotary hammer, even my Milwaukee hammerdrill that carried me for the last 38 years has been retired.  Even the vac isn't used that often as I have the Milwaukee 18v.  The only other corded tool  I use regularly is my 80's Hilti TE-72 for busting up mortar filled steel jambs on replacement jobs.

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #155 on: April 20, 2019, 12:49 PM »
Where did you order from and where did you find the replacement receptacles?  Tell us more!

The blue 110 volt sockets matched the mounting holes exactly. There is a small relief that the sockets fix in too and these blue socket also fit in that recessed space. Too bad the blue sockets were not black. The black sockets I ordered had a wider mounting hole pattern. The blue sockets were also twice the cost of the black ones.

You can find the blue sockets on Ebay and Amazon.

Once I had the sockets the conversion took only about 30 mintues to do. Very easy too do.

Huh? Blue 110 volt sockets?
Over her the 110 ones are yellow and the blue is only ever used for 240, the large red ones are three phase 415.

Using the blue ones for 110 would get us chucked off site sharpish.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #156 on: April 28, 2019, 02:31 PM »
Even just rotating it 90 degrees makes life easier.

Yes, and since some cords (mostly flat cords) have right angle plugs you'd want to be sure the door wasn't in the way, but off to the side maybe.
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