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Re: [APD] Help me prevent a fatal accident or injury


         I must describe an ingenious method used by my ham radio
mentor who has since passed on..

         Here we use two round pins for 220v lighting wiring. Most of the
manufacturers use a common mould for plugs and cable end sockets.
This makes the bits interchangeable. Old man Girimaji (VU2GX the person
I am referring to) just swapped one male pin with one of from the socket.
This makes sure that the 2 pin plug cannot be plugged into the mains
and works only with matching socket at the end of designated wire..

         Just visualize a connector at the end of the wire which has one
male and one female pin..


>When hooking up the wiring for my lights I wanted to make something that
>would be easy to disconnect from the ballast and keep all the wires
>bundled. I just cut a 16/3 extension wire and wired the female end to
>the ballast and the male end to the light fixture. Perfect. Works great.
>Then it dawns on me that some day, somewhere, somehow, someone is going
>to stick the end from the light bulb directly into a wall socket. I
>can't prevent that while using this connection, but I would like ideas
>on making it much less likely (other than a label or something).
>Hopefully something obvious to someone not familiar with the setup.
>Thanks for any ideas.
>Maybe 120V isn't enough to power a MH bulb and nothing will happen, but
>I don't wanna find out the hard way.
>Jerry Baker

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