Fake IEC leads - AGAIN ???

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"John Tserkezis"

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** 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.


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** No point in testing any lead when JT will not reveal where it came from.

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**  It backs me up utterly and completely.

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

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**  Think the game is ALL  over  -  pal.

....    Phil

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