Introduction: Power Cutter / Triper /shorter

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this handy cheap device will trip any outlet it is pluged in to (if it was properly instaled that is and works )and will also cut the power to any other device on that same braker / fuse if you live in the 1920s. 

if it is left pluged in a person trying to turn the braker back on will wont able to do so with out it triping repedly after. 

Step 1: Get the Plug

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you will nead 

a wire nut / heat shrink  tubing  or electrical tape is cheaper but will get hot if you use a plug with thin wire so i say use wire nut 

a plug chrismass light plugs will not work aka any thang that has a fuss built in to it and  would take more work to chang it  so dont use them . 

wire stripers

note any plug will do but if you want to trip by the gfci braker then you nead a 3 prong plug other wise i would use a 2 prong cheap easy to come by  BUT THE 2 PRONG PLUG WILL MELT A LITTLE WITH A SPARK 

Step 2: Cut and Cap It

 now just cut  and strip the 2 wires and cunect them  


Jack A Lopez (author)2010-05-08

Heh. ;-)  This one reminds me of a page from the old CIA-Nicaragua sabotage manual, specifically the coin-in-the-light-socket trick. A picture of this is attached below. 

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Oh, and, uh... keep up the good work!  Viva La Revolución!

place name here- (author)2010-03-19

I think you should add a switch so you don't ruin the plug.
reason being is doing electrical work I have ruined many pairs of pliers when I accidentally shorted the wire to the pliers :p. Just telling you this because I don't want the plug to be ruined by it arcing on the prongs.

blake2 (author)place name here-2010-03-20

ya that is true but if you want to leave a plug most likely you wont get it back and so its cheeper with out one.  

jman 31 (author)2010-03-12

I'm sorry, but a little more explanation may save someone's life. I think this is a very dangerous thing to do if you are not exactly sure of what it is you are doing. I have to say that I think that this is a very poor instructable!

lieuwe (author)jman 312010-03-13

 you're not supposed to plug it in with the breaker on, if you need to redo some wiring in your home you turn off the breaker and then plug this one in, so that no-one can turn the breaker back on and electrocute you.

blake2 (author)lieuwe2010-03-16

it creates a path of least resistants witch will keep you from getting electrocuted if the outlet is functioning properly and is on the same breaker but yes it should be off first 

jman 31 (author)lieuwe2010-03-13

Maybe so, but that was never mentioned in the instructable in clear, concise language. I still stick to my first statement! I know I am probably violating the "be nice" policy, but It wouldn't be responsible to not say it.

lieuwe (author)jman 312010-03-13

 i know that it's not mentioned in the instructable, i only explained something the instructable doesn't explain, i understand that building this and putting it in an outlet could be dangerous, but if you're house is wired correctly is shouldn't be a problem...

jman 31 (author)lieuwe2010-03-13

I agree. I never said anything about the item. I commented on the instructable (or lack thereof) not the item itself. The title itself would lead a non experienced person to think it was for tripping/shorting or cutting a live source.

blake2 (author)jman 312010-03-16

its not to hard to do and i do it all the time i even give them away  

error32 (author)2010-03-13

Why no go one step further and just put a fork in the sockets.

But all kidding aside, this is a very bad idea.

zuixro (author)2010-03-12

 This is a bad idea. Don't do this.

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