@mike808@yakkoTDI, I agree to not disagree! After all, wouldn’t the fn Tower get rather Hot with all 9 outlets being simultaneously used, e.g. a space heater blowing away at 1500 Watts & other 8 outlets with small appliances or other devicrap hooked up like 2 dogs screwing in broad daylight, OR would a, say, 20 Amp breaker likely trip with that much fn fresh fertilizer running on it,…it Can & Does happen,…just think, 3 female college students with a hand full of extension chords!!
I’d still pass. 2.4A @ 5V is three generations back from current best-case USB power delivery, and that will only sag further, so the USB feature is not much of a frill. And $15 per block is high for a multiplier, in my opinion.
If you buy 1, you can turn 1 AC outlet into 9 outlets.
If you buy 10, you can turn 1 AC outlet into 81 outlets.
If you buy 91, you can turn 1 AC outlet into 729 outlets.
If you buy 820, you can turn 1 AC outlet into 6561 outlets.
Not quite. The head of the plug is too wide to fit three of them across the three ports on each side. So you end up only being able to multiply one of the nine outlet devices into six, and some of those sockets are so close together that you’re really going to have a big problem hooking up to the inward facing ones. Siameseing more on after that is even more problematic.
@awk@werehatrack, but then again, nobody ever said the Chinese use Common Sense when making a darn product!! Their #1 Goal is to Sell One, or rather, One Pair to 5 million people & who cares if they even work,…dat is still 5,000,000 X n, so if n= $29, etc, etc, they Were able to master the main fn principle of Capitalism,… Greed!!
@craigcush yeah, i was about to buy a bunch of these but worried they’d burn my house down or at least fry whatever I had plugged in… sounds like these are borderline illegal giving the potential hazards
@hchavers I think that was a miscopy of a statement from a different Aduro outlet multiplier, the one that has the little shelf on top. And as others have pointed out, the feature on those assumes that your wall socket isn’t sideways.
I blame Frank Lloyd Wright for the sideways wall sockets.
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Once upon a time, virtually nothing that you were going to plug into the wall drew less than 60 watts except an alarm clock. And if you had more than three electrically operated devices in any given room except the kitchen, you were very unusual. Now, you might have a dozen devices that each draw between two and thirty watts, but each have their own bloody AC cord. It’s nuts, but it’s modern life. So we need more sockets.
Software dependent. I do stuff like that in CorelDRAW all the time, and the background is pretty much irrelevant. Adobe Photoshop is more obsessive about it. That’s one of the many reasons I don’t use Photoshop.
Nice to have side facing outlets for tight spaces,but the shortsightedness in design of these multi tap units prevails.That is to say that most duplex outlets are wired with an always on and switched port,so you have to decide if that is going to work for your purposes.Adapters with two plugs are my choice due to versatility,and that’s what I find increasing harder to procure online and in store. As for surge protection,you guys can debate that as I’m tired of typing already.Cheers!
Most outlets are always on, period. Outlets that are split between an always-on and a switched socket are actually pretty rare in my experience, I have never owned a house that had one. That said, damned near all of the socket multipliers like and including this one will plug into one socket and obscure the other one in the bargain. I don’t trust the photos that show them doing otherwise.
Unless you mount it in the sideways position that they cleverly chose for the photos, the end of the widget will cover the ground lug and possibly part of the blade slots of the upper socket. But because it swivels, anything plugged into it while it’s in the sideways orientation will tend to make it want to rotate back to vertical; gravity’s a bitch that way. Basically, this is a so-so idea that’s been subjected to a subpar execution. Power strips with a cord may be bulkier, but for this many outlets, they’re almost always going to be a better solution. And a good one, like a Belkin with a fat surge rating, is also going to provide reliable protection for your devices, which I fear this one would fall short in attempting.
I’ve encountered them in two scenarios: behind the bed and under the kitchen sink.
I see them in motel rooms really often, but my houses never had them for living spaces; wall switches routinely controlled ceiling lights or a wall sconce over the bathroom mirror. In the kitchen, the boxes for the dishwasher and disposer connections had blank plates over them when I moved in, and I wired straight to them with BX. (Neither the dishwasher nor the disposer came with a cord that had a plug.) And for all that I use the disposer, I’d be better served to rip it out and gain back the storage space under the sink. The run to the other side of the house, to join up with the main wastewater pipe, is way too long; food particles and grease residue clog it every decade or so, even without using the disposer. (Rental powered snakes are tha shizz.)
@werehatrack Wow,really? I wonder if this is a regional thing.I’m in good ole Jersey,worked for an electrician,my brother is a builder,and this is SOP in residential wiring for living and bedroom areas.And for rpstrong,God how I miss the days of ceiling lights installed in a new build! That died here in the 60’s.Which is why the split duplex outlet came into play… to plug your lamps into the switched port (always the bottom one is code here) This was a step to lower building costs,and lets face it…how many people are going to be happy with the ceiling fixture the builder or electrician chose for the room???
@detailer That would piss me off so much that I’d spend whatever amount of time it took to undo it. NFW am I going to put up with that. Particularly now that I can get 6000K LED ceiling fixtures that will light the room properly.
@detailer Just out of curiosity, did that change to “no ceiling lights” also happen about five or six years after the start of that idiotic craze for can lights all over everywhere? Down in Florida, it caused a number of structure fires when frustrated homeowners (and renters) swapped in 100W or 150W bulbs into cans that were labeled for a max of 60W - and the rating assumed that the installation wasn’t in an insulated space. But damn near everything in Florida housing back then was one story, and insulated ceilings were on the way in as people started adding central AC. Can lights pretty much vanished except as accents after that; the insurers were merciless about going after builders that installed them when a structure fire resulted later.
I can easily imagine that up your way, they’d have just banned all ceiling fixtures as an overreaction. That would truly suck.
@werehatrack No.Just left them out of bedrooms and the living room for the most part.Basic ceiling fixtures went in bathrooms (exhaust fan builder’s choice),laundry room,sometimes hallway(s),and garage.Fluorescent overhead in kitchens.This was a design trend and cost saver.Here,the 80’s ushered in the can and track lighting era.TL went to now larger kitchens and a row facing the fireplace in the living or rec. area.Not many of those in Fla. Keep in mind 98% of new builds are 2 story with interior garages.Can lights find there place in what is now the “great room”…a living room on steroids if you will.It will vault to the rafters,be adorned with fireplace,and usually stone or brick work all the way up.Can lighting cascading downward from both sides of the room.Watch Mr. homeowner try to replace on of those when needed Fire hazard from these was never an issue up here…just bitch’n about lack of brightness and replacement.If you want brighter from one of these now dinosaurs,you have to go with a floodlight style bulb (all light and most heat beaming outward) I suspect the problem you mention was caused by use of the traditional globe shape incandescent bulb above the 60 watt max rating.Throw in a 100 watt,and a small fan from the back of your PC,and you have a convection oven Love to ramble on,but gotta go.Cheers!!
Well I’d like to buy today’s item but apparently I’ve been kicked off the VMP Island… Did I miss a meeting? I’ve been MIA I admit…but my credit card hasn’t expired… And I’m super salty and won’t pay shipping…so…
@amehzinggrace There was an announcement about VMP back in July, it’s in the forum archives if I’m not mistaken. VMP memberships are NLA, so unless you can get the attention of the CS gods to intervene, that status may be gone for good, for you. (And if it’s been a bunch of months that you haven’t been billed for, do you really want it back?)
As I am a bit of a VMP and goat emeritus myself, I asked for my badge to be downgraded from dead goat to VMP just to make sure it didn’t mask losing VMP due to unforseen circumstances before it was too late to be reinstated.