John Miles <jmiles@...>
What a hideous design - especially the "basic"
That's a pretty neat hack, actually. He claims it does not permanently
damage the Cardmatic (which I seriously doubt lives up to contemporary UL or
CE safety standards even without a large metal box wired to it).
Personally, I'd be tempted to build a self-contained unit with its own bank
of sockets using high-voltage IGBTs or a similar technology to do the
switching, but for his purposes and those of his customers it sounds like he
has arrived at a good working solution.
Maybe someday Ralph Nader's successors will manage to bubble-wrap the world,
perhaps with help from some of the others in this thread. I hope I've
already electrocuted myself by then.
-- john KE5FX