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Old 24th May 2009, 06:28 PM   #1
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Wow this is a new one. An IEC power cable with 1940s era Western Electric wire inside. Wonder how my insurance company would feel about that....
Old 24th May 2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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The 40s wire must be from the western electric company museum of honk-Kong.

Old 24th May 2009, 08:44 PM   #3
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so this is one of those "for that pure vintage sound" products?
Old 24th May 2009, 08:50 PM   #4
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are those metal-canned mains plugs legal?
Old 24th May 2009, 08:54 PM   #5
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Tell ya what though, I'll take the insulation on that old 1940s Western Electric wire over the insulation on Mapleshade's BRAND NEW power cord any day.

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Seriously, Mapleshade should be put out of business for selling power cords like this.

Old 24th May 2009, 09:23 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Juergen Knoop
are those metal-canned mains plugs legal?
Not sure.

Unless grounded, I think we can be assured it wouln't pass any CSA/UL/CE.

Doesn't seem to be covered in my CSA search

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Originally posted by Juergen Knoop
are those metal-canned mains plugs legal?

Yes. You can see similar on medical equipment and tools and equipment in high abuse/industrial/construction.
Old 24th May 2009, 10:13 PM   #8
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thank you, I have never seen such in Germany.
tools and equipment in high abuse/industrial/construction
those plugs are usually made of high quality plastics here.
Old 24th May 2009, 10:16 PM   #9
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I think its the rubber insulation that's the problem, and it will turn to powder with in a short time of use.
Old 25th May 2009, 01:35 AM   #10
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Hi folks,
the conducter inside seems to have the size of a phone lead. In case of a short in the associate equipment it will be end up in a nice firework.
Here in Germany the ordinary domestic mains socket are fused with an 16Amp circuit breaker and we have 230Volts mains voltage.

I would never trust such kind of mains leads. I make my own ones with , a 3 core 1,5mm flex bought from the local diy store an fit it with qulity plugs and receptacles.

I tell you to take the safety rules always serious. Keep the the parameters always in their limits.
Electricity is a reliable servant, but never challenge it as it could turn into a worstful demon.

regards from Hamburg
Ground your devices before they ground you

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