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Fake IEC leads - AGAIN ???

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Phil Allison, Jun 20, 2010.

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  1. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "John Tserkezis"
    ** I was the FIRST person to raise the matter of fake IEC leads here on
    August 2, 2002 under the heading: " IEC lead scam ?? "

    Hi to all,

    I have in my workshop a standard (black) IEC female to three pin lead
    which arrived with a repair job. The 3 pin plug was damaged so I cut it off
    and began to prepare the wires when I stopped dead.

    On the IEC plug is printed "10 A / 250 V " and on the cable itself is
    printed "18 AWG x 3C " - it is 6.5 mm in diameter.

    The wire in fact consists of 18 strands of 0.11mm copper or about 0.17 sq
    mm in total while 18 AWG is equal to 0.82 sq mm.

    The very thin cable actually used equates to a rating of maybe 4 amps -
    this is very dangerous.

    I will try to discover where this lead came from.

    Regards, Phil

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    The above post resulted in a 135 post long thread PLUS follow up
    threads of 41 and 21 posts.

    http://groups.google.com.au/group/a...up:aus.electronics+author:phil+author:allison

    ** No point in testing any lead when JT will not reveal where it came from.
    ** It backs me up utterly and completely.


    ** That is *NO* surprise to anyone ........

    ** Think the game is ALL over - pal.



    ..... Phil
     
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