Wall warts; was: hams on classiccmp
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Jan 21 15:48:46 CST 2009
On 21 Jan 2009 at 20:52, arcarlini at iee.org wrote:
> If there were enough accidents/injuries etc. then there would be some
> repurcussions for both the manufacturer that sold the wart-driven-device
> and also the wart maker.
Sure, the same way that Christmas-tree light strings are "safe".
Were it not for tradition, I cannot imagine that any underwriting or
certifying agency would approve of line current-powered strings of
low-voltage series-connected lamps on lightweight insulated #20 wire
on a tree whose base sits in a stand full of water. No protective
grounding, no GFCI. At least they have fuses in the plugs now.
Older ones didn't.
I suppose they're safer than candles...
Since these light strings are sold in discount stores by fly-by-night
seasonal importers, who are you going to sue?
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