Uhh, there is no such thing as an area without codes in the US. NEC
If the code says they can't be used, they are illegal to use. Insurance
companies have other terms for such stupidity.
They are considered a "fire hazard" unless they have passed UL/CSA/CE
or some other responsible agency tests, and no agency will authorize
such a device.
That is *not* true. The NEC has no force of law unless and until it is adopted
by some jurisdiction as the electrical code for that jurisdiction -- and there
are many rural areas which have not done so.
Again, not true. The NEC is far from universal adoption.
Check out Linn County kansas. Or cedar county missouri. No permits
required in either of these except for septic systems. So, no permits,
means no inspections. And therefore there is no code enforced in these two
Patent Applied For
"A double male electrical connector is provided to connect the female end of
a string of Christmas lights with the female end of an extension cord
suitable for plugging into a wall outlet. The inventive connector is
particularly useful when Christmas lights are wrapped from the wrong
direction so that after wrapping the lights the female end is loose. The
connector includes a conventional conductive cord with a first end and a
second end. The first end has a first male plug and the second end has a
second male plug. Each male plug has a first lead and a second lead for
plugging into a two-prong receptacle. In accordance with the invention there
is no third grounding lead. In an alternative embodiment the connector has a
safety cap on at least one of the male plugs for safety, i.e., when the
connector is not in use. In the preferred embodiment the apparatus includes
a jacket receiving the connector for axially slidable use so that both male
plugs cannot both be simultaneously exposed."
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OK, so someone patented it: still doesn't answer my question. Does
anyone actually *make* the damned things?
Washing one\'s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the
powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Does it inclode a Cap for the male plug at the other end?
About a dozen years ago when I was working at Radio Shack (I was a bored
retiree looking for something that would get me out of the house) a woman
came in looking for something like that. She assured me that the guy at Home
Depot said we had them.
It makes me nostalgic. We should have kept some in stock. Next to the boxes
of spots for the spot welder.
We also did not have buckets of steam, ac batteries or left handed monkey
My grandmother had an extension cord with plugs on both ends, under
the living room table and sofa. I think I got a shock from it once
when I was about 10, when my leg hit it. That was when I noticed it.
I know she didn't make it. Maybe my grandfather did, but I don't know
why. Even at age 10, I thought it strange, but I didn't like to
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