[clug] [OT] Remote control powerboard

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Nov 2 18:09:20 MST 2009

Alex Satrapa wrote on 2/11/09 1:22 PM:

> But I'm still curious as to whether the "modification" that Bob wrote of
> is something you wouldn't try at home! Perhaps I should just get one of
> the boards and have a hack at it myself.
> Alex

Anyone on the list know the current law applying to 240V devices?

I gather it only legal for Licensed/Registered electricians to work on
powerpoints, wiring, etc...

And it's legal for hobbyists to build their own projects and kits -
which often includes 240V transformers.

In the workplace, 240V leads have to be regularly inspected and tagged.
(1,2,5 years?)

Where's the cross-over?

In this modern risk-adverse culture, I can't believe it's "caveat
emptor" (or builder/user beware). But then again, you can design, build,
fly and crash your own 'experimental' aircraft :-)


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