Electrical question - how to indicate something's plugged in?

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Simple, place a neon indicator or 120v rated led in parallel with the switch, with router plugged in circuit is complete to lamp (only small current need to light neon or led) with unplugged no circuit.
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It took a while, but we got some clever solutions. However, it was pointed out that this is subject to false negatives, which are dangerous. How about the opposite; it turns a light out when the router is plugged in. That gives only false positives, which are harmless. You could even use the light to help you change the bit!
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On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:56:24 -0500, Michael Press

Too obvious answer:
Put the power outlet in plain view.
Second most obvious answer:
Use a guard on the switch so it can't accidentally be turned on.
Third most obvious answer:
Do Both.
Jeff
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