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Friends, countrymen, and AC power strips: lend me your (mounting) ears!

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r3son8tr
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r3son8tr   1/19/2011 1:31:07 PM
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Neither solution is best in my opinion. Why not just allow provision for the two (or more) mounting screws to pass completely through the strip to the mounting surface? It would seem that a couple of molded standoffs inside the strip would do the trick. No more blind mounting, and no extra space needed for tabs on the end ofhte strip.

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antiquus   1/18/2011 11:30:09 PM
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I got a metal power strip last year that mounted just fine because it had those mounting ears. I put it under my workbench in the garage. Then, one time when I plugged something in, the core of the outlet collapsed and shorted the mains to the inside of the metal housing. Good thing it had a properly sized breaker. :) I won't be getting anymore power devices from that (major west coast electronics retailer's) store for a while.

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K1200LT Rider   1/18/2011 8:20:33 PM
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-- Or, I add a small, L-shaped bracket at the -- end of the strip after mounting it, as a -- bumper or barrier, so the strip can't be -- pushed back... I make the hanging screws reasonably loose, hang the strip, then simply put another screw against the end so it can't move. No L-bracket or anything else is needed (at least for the strips I've mounted). But, yes, I'd rather have the easier-to-use mounting tabs.

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Sheetal.Pandey   1/18/2011 4:12:52 AM
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Well i have never tried mounting AC power strips on wall. We normally put it inside TV table closet and use lot of cable ties for wirings.

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JMWilliams   1/17/2011 6:18:14 PM
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My low-tech nuisance is refusal of many stores to provide a bag to hold multiple purchases. You have to ask, in California, for a bag, by silent agreement of all the penny-pinching retailers. Next year, San Jose will actually have a LAW forbidding merchants from providing bags, unless they charge the customer an extra sales tax of something like a dime or a quarter. I don't have to shop in San Jose, so I can go elsewhere, where merchants and city officially have some concern for the happiness of customers.

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Bob Lacovara   1/17/2011 5:22:04 PM
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Not only do the keyhole slots drive me crazy, but I wonder just why the manufacturers can't mark the @%$$%#!!! strips with the center distance between the useless things? Mark it in inches, in centimeters, in rods, in lightyears, wavelength of light at 532.8 nm, ANYTHING... And don't just mark it: make the centerline distance an INTEGER!!! as in "8 inches" or "20 cm"... And put some marks on the side of the darned strip so that you can tell where it will be once you have it mounted... Ok... I'm calmer now...

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