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David Ashton   10/3/2012 2:27:27 AM
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3 or 4 hours work by the sounds of it Max and "I am the hero of the hour". Not a brilliant return on investment, but if your wife is anything like mine, it's a lot better than nothing....

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Max The Magnificent   10/3/2012 1:16:15 PM
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## "...if your wife is anything like mine..." Can your wife lash a man at 50-feet with her tongue (and not in a nice way :-)?

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ReneCardenas   10/3/2012 3:00:23 PM
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I am with you Max on this time investment, even if it had taken a whole day to refurbish the kitchen counter to make this happen. It was time well spent to keep the queen of the house happy and on your good side ;-). I have spent days replacing, rewiring, and rearranging old fluorescent fixtures in an old warehouse to install brighter lighting for her art workshop. Most friends tell me that a well paid electrician, could have done it for a small ransom and taken away my grief, but then again, the king would not have been flowered with complements by his queen would it?... ;-)

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Max The Magnificent   10/3/2012 3:14:07 PM
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LOL It's certainly true that making one's wife happy is central to being happy oneself (my wife does not like to suffer "quietly or alone" one might say :-)

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ReneCardenas   10/3/2012 8:09:18 PM
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Max, my friend, well said. I feel your pain, on the "shared suffering" part! LoL On playing with live power "I do not recommended" but I have to admit, I have done it in the rush of the moment, on couple of occasions and have paid the price with sparks and fright!

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Larry Shafer   10/3/2012 10:29:17 PM
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Max, great solution. I would have replaced the outlet with a 4x4 box so I could have twice the number of outlets, but then I am different.

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Max The Magnificent   10/4/2012 7:58:50 PM
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But then I would still have had the white charger boxes lying around on the floor

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altme   10/5/2012 6:01:43 PM
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what is the power consumption of the regulators when nothing is plugged into the USB connectors?

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Max The Magnificent   10/5/2012 6:09:22 PM
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That's a very good question -- I don't have a clue -- I'll email the folks at Newer Technology and ask them

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Max The Magnificent   10/5/2012 6:28:50 PM
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The folks from Newer Technology got right back to me saying: "The NewerTech Power2U's energy efficient Spring-loaded Safety Shutters turn power off to the USB ports to eliminate 'vampire' energy draw when a connecting cable is removed. Also, when a device is plugged in for charging, the Smart Power design only outputs enough charging power required by the attached device." Wow -- it looks like they've really thought this out (more than I did at any rate)

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