|Originally posted by JMT
Ok, let's see. RCA caps, a $50.00 electrical outlet, I can't wait to see what's next.
Oh, guys, don't even get me started -- if you only knew! I came this close
to ordering a WATTGATE 381 wall receptacle, and you don't even want to know what that thing retails for.
Okay, outside of the fact that (a) I'm going a bit nuts (just a bit?
), and (b) I'm trying to leave little to question in the variables before
my audio equipment in the chain, there was some
(at least a wee bit of) rational thought attempted as I made this purchase. Let me 'splain (save the rolling of eyes for at least another 30 seconds)....
I have a little Pelican flashlight that I carry with me pretty much everywhere. To turn it on, you twist the headcap to tighten it down -- the headcap screws down making the bulb's metal contact close the circuit. Okay....you still with me? Don't write me off yet... Anyway, I noticed a long time ago (long before I had the idea to buy an expensive outlet) that if I turn the flashlight's head very slowly, there is a point where the contacts are just barely
making contact, the bulb turns on, but it's actually very dim. A slight turn of the head to tighten it down fixes it right up, making the flashlight as bright as it's supposed to be. Okay....stay with me one for a few more moments....
Well, the receptacle that my Brick Wall plugs into seems to have a very loose connection. That is, the receptacles don't grip anything I plug into them tightly -- wallwarts I used to plug into its receptacles would always sag. A quick thought back to my twist-head flashlight, and, voila, the monster-gripping $50 receptacle!
Okay, let the eye rollings, confused looks and teasing commence!