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tamper resistant receptacles

Posted by smithy123 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 22, 10 at 19:40

i was thinking deeply about the safety hazards involved with using tr receptacles. with a tamper resistant receptacle, if you aply pressure on one slot, nothing can go in. but here is where i thought of the possible problems: when someone applies pressure to both slots, something is allowed to go in. so, if a child has 2 metal objects and inserting one does nothing the child may insert something into the other slot with thhe other hand, it will recieve a fatal shock. with a normal receptacle, and the child inserts something, it will receive the shock and release the object. with afci's, or gfci's, it will also trip the device.


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RE: tamper resistant receptacles

i was thinking deeply about the safety hazards involved with giving advice , if you give advice, but you don't know what you are talking about. but here is where i thought of the possible problems: when someone doesn't know the difference between an afci and a gfci. or what a ground fault is, or how to give helpful advice instead of inane comments so, if a child has internet access the child may insert something into the discussion, it should recieve a fatal shock. with a normal message board there is a moderator to ban the multiple accounts and and release the object of my increasing derision.


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RE: tamper resistant receptacles

Finally, someone that agrees with me!

Here is a link that might be useful: Go ahead, you know you want to.


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RE: tamper resistant receptacles

That was me when i was that age. in preschool, i brought a powerstrip for show and tell.


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RE: tamper resistant receptacles

Anyone remember that Doogie Howser show?


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RE: tamper resistant receptacles

I wasn't aware that Square D made power strips.


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they dont. but, i did grow up around QO panels, but my mom's parents's house has fpe :(. my house as well as my dad's parents's houses both had 20 space, but ours was 200a, while theirs was only 100a. the panel wwas the only thing done electrically right in our house.:(


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