OT: Computer's electrical outlet

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 16 15:07:30 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-16 at 01:23 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 05:49:45 +0200
> Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'll check that, alright. I _think_ it's legal as so far as I know (I
> > could very well be wrong) the legal code states one splitter on each
> > outlet, and that's what she's got. It's certainly not safe, but it may
> > be legal.
> Electrical regulations vary substantially from place to place even within the
> same area. I have electrical inspectors (gas inspectors, fire inspectors,
> health inspectors, boiler inspectors, inspector inspectors I suppose) go
> through my theatre on a regular basis.  One of those guys told me that it's
> illegal to use an extension cord in commercial building in some cities around
> here.  Not in my city, though -- I had never heard of a restriction like that
> before.
That is because the wires in most extension cords are not of the right
gauge to tale the amps.
Please go away.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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