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Most people know about standby power (i.e. that many electronic devices continue to consume some power even when they are turned off). One way to eliminate standby power ...
Here are the materials to make an illuminated remote switch. A non-illuminated remote switch is easier but I prefer this style since it provides visible feedback as to ...
These are the tools I used: Power drill and 15/64 drill bit Soldering iron Wire cutters Wire strippers Screw driver Exacto knife (not shown)
The image below shows a generic schematic for any power bar. The power bar switch and surge protection circuitry are left out for clarity. Effectively all you need ...
The hole dimensions required for the switch are 28mm long by 13.5mm wide. Scribe an outline with these dimensions on the side of the housing. Then use an ...
Cut the electrical cord jacket back a few centimeters at one end. Insert the cord through the hole you drilled previously. If you cut the jacket at an ...
Some power bars are easily opened by removing some screws. Others are not easily opened. They may be glued or riveted closed. When purchasing power bars, look for ...
Once you've decided on the best location for your remote switch cord to enter the power bar, drill a 15/64" hole in that location. If the desired location ...
Cut the electrical cord jacket back as much as necessary to have a reasonable length of wire to work with inside the power bar. In my case this ...
ReassemblyReassemble the power bar making sure your wires are out of the way of all outlets and screw mounts and that the two pieces of the power bar ...
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