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Offline duckduck

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Re: WTF??? Is this valid or a scam to part fools from their money?
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2021, 04:28:35 pm »
Their "Power Port" ( https://www.psaudio.com/products/powerport-classic/ ) isn't an outlandish ripoff at USD49. That's a Hubbell 20 Amp hospital outlet (HBL8300HG). Those are USD30 at my local industrial supplier. Nice outlets. Won't make your stereo sound any better.

EDIT: Is "hospital grade" worth 3x the price of a comparable heavy-duty outlet? I have a feeling that this is a case of adding a little extra value and then  adding a lot of markup for that green dot. I'm a Hubbell fan. I use their commercial/industrial grade outlets and switches in the nest when a replacement is needed. The light switches have a nice "snap" to them.
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Re: WTF??? Is this valid or a scam to part fools from their money?
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2021, 04:56:32 pm »
Their "Power Port" ( https://www.psaudio.com/products/powerport-classic/ ) isn't an outlandish ripoff at USD49. That's a Hubbell 20 Amp hospital outlet (HBL8300HG). Those are USD30 at my local industrial supplier. Nice outlets. Won't make your stereo sound any better.
Well, they kinda are. Not in a local supplier, but a relatively unknown online shop (Amazon) sells Leviton's extra heavy duty 20A for US$10
https://www.amazon.com/Leviton-8300-T-125-Volt-Receptacle-Grounding/dp/B003ATRUM4/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=hospital+grade+receptacle&qid=1618592038&sr=8-4
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Re: WTF??? Is this valid or a scam to part fools from their money?
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2021, 05:45:49 pm »
Hubbell is a superior product to Leviton IMHO. I much prefer receptacles that have the face dished around the slots vs flat faced, it makes it much easier to get a plug in, especially when you're reaching down behind a sofa or cabinet or something to do it. Is it worth 3x the cost? That I don't know, I usually buy the spec grade Pass & Seymour Legrand receptacles, they're $2.79 at the local hardware store, very well made and have the same dished face.
 

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Re: WTF??? Is this valid or a scam to part fools from their money?
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2021, 10:25:25 am »
Well, one can do this exercise all day, with similar models from Legrand and Eaton at around the same price and multiple choices of colors, etc. I personally have been using a mix of the three brands for 15 years without perceptible loss of functionality - although they were always used in a residential environment. 
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