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+1, the wooden plate is the issue imo.
Seriously, seriously. Half the members of this forum use homebuilt diy equipment like tube amplifiers, or cheap Chinese tube amplifiers bought direct from China, or "modded" equipment by guys named Joe in a garage somewhere, none of which have UL or CE certification. It's an outlet with what appears to be appropriate sized wire. If you're using 200 watt Class A mono block amps that need a dedicated 20 amp circuit each, avoid this product. If you call and talk to the Mapleshade people about their "minimalist" philosophy, things may make more sense.....or not. If you get the opportunity to audition their demonstration system in West Virginia, you might be surprised by what they achieve.
Are you sure about that?
Yeah, I've seen them in stores before too, I still don't think it's a great idea which is why I added "imo". It just seems like an odd choice of material to use.
DaveC, thanks for joining my thread, why not just try one and report back? I know Mapleshade is a competitor but that's in the cable side, not outlets. I'll make sure and post if I smell smoke but no worries. I think you'll be fine.Do you know Pierre Sprey from being in the cable industry?
I tend to agree ! I just have 5 PS audio classic outlets solidly built, for $ 200.00 from PS audio website turned off electrical breaker switch, cleaned the wiring contacts and installed them ! Had my next door neighbor, who is an incredible electrician (worked for Lawrence livermore Labs for 23 years before retiring) checked the wiring right through the Attic and made it practically a dedicated line, he changed the breaker and of course I have solar panels with a very clean inverter giving me clean energy for my main system, and the whole house would I go for those maplewood outlets ? I think it would be a bit risky for the equipment itself. So I how does my system sound well I am just happy
To paraphrase the simpsons, "if anyone knows about electricity, its the Amish"
If it can not be solved with a hammer you have an electrical problem.
Some manufacturers of wood wall plates offer models that have a metal backing which they say meets National Electrical Code compliance for flammability.
Before one subjects Pierre or Ron to scrutiny and insult I suggest you look at their experience and qualifications. Pierre a Yale graduate was one of of our Secy of Defense "Wiz Kids" and Ron an accomplished EE.
If that's the case, I would have really liked to see their information on how they found any relevance of skin effect at 60Hz mains frequencies, and more importantly whether reducing contact area and conductor thickness still meets electrical/fire regulation for carrying specified household amperage ratings.
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