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electrical outlets/photos....


Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

I would then double the number of electrical outlets AND put them above
desk height.
First, I put a couple of photos on the Weavetech site to try it out, it
worked !
I had the same problem with desks and outlets, so I bought a couple ( more
than a couple ! ) of power strips that have a circuit breaker on the end and
a separate "on" switch. I screwed these to the wall or to the cabinet at
desk height, now I can switch on a tool or light with several outlets
available and also have another breaker for protection.
Cost: about $ 5 to $8 a power strip. For a computer, one should use a power
strip that also has a surge protection built in, these are pricey little
puppies but worth the peace of mind; whether they'd actually protect in an
electrical storm is open to debate.....We don't get electrical storms here
in central CA very often, but I unplug the computer from the wall when a
rare one does come down the valley.

Happy Shuttling ! - Bill Koepp in Central California


Ruth Blau <ruthblau@...>
 

For a computer, one should use a power
strip that also has a surge protection built in, these are pricey little
puppies but worth the peace of mind;
Both my loom and the computer that drives it are on an uninterruptable power supply. These tend to cost over $100, but they are worth it, if you're in a thunderstorm area (as I am). You need to get a UPS that is geared to the power of the equipment you're going to plug into it (the people who sell them can usually help you on that). If the power goes out, your UPS gives you enough power to complete an orderly shutdown rather than having your equipment crash.

Ruth