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Long Overdue Clarification

paco and ALL,

In one of your replies here, you said:
"if you read carefully my posts here you'll see where the disconnect is"

however, it is not at all clear from a casual perusal of this thread that the connection you picture is at the wall socket, and is meant to eliminate the Wall outlet and associated AC plug connection point with a "hardwire" attachment.

It is also not spelled out that the IEC portion of the cord is still in use, and provides the emergency disconnect if needed.

You also don't spell out the fact that the outlet box cover was replaced, thus preventing easy touching access of the wiring pictured, in was only mentioned in a passing manner in a reply to a question on the original post.

I think that before posting such a potentially dangerous mod, that it should be carefully thought out how and what you are going to present to the reader, and that there is no such thing as being too specific or careful or redundant with spelling out what is going on and why.

I personally can not recommend that any one individual attempt this kind of connection, because most folks would be in over their heads, and wouldn't necessarily be able to assure a safe and proper connection in the manner you propose.

I also feel that it would have behooved those who were hyper critical of the proposed mod to have looked carefully at the original post photo, which clearly shows a portion of drywall in the picture, thus establishing where this connection was occurring.

Nevertheless, it is not an easy or inherently safe type of mod, and should have been fully spelled out in every detail when it was proposed.

As always, with any AC power connection situations, following the electrical codes, and using best practice with any proposed cord mods, outlet changes, IEC connector upgrades, etc., is obviously a mandatory and necessary part of such activities.
If you don't know how to deal with AC power situations, then DON'T try to work on such mods or tweaks.


Jon Risch


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