Saw at a lighting store (wasn't for sale) a continuous 4" power strip.
It was a narrow strip with long grooves that allowed one to plug in
anywhere along the strip. Can these things be found for sale somewhere?
What would they be called?
I don't have a source, but I'm curious as to why you would want one.
You can get 4' strips with 12 outlets like this:
Do you have situation where the type you described would be better?
I'm just curious, that's all.
OK, gotta ask...
Why would a continuous strip be any more inconspicuous than an outlet
Wouldn't it still have plugs plugged into it? I would think that that
would pretty much give it away.
Yes, I can see how it would might be more inconspicuous when unused.
Are you building the piece for sale?
I used to have one also, it took 3 prong grounded receptacles so I don't see
any problem with polarized plugs. Problems I saw with them was the live
metal strip was easily contacted if one allowed metal to drop into the
channel, and receptacles were easily pulled out of the strip if you were
removing a tightly fitting plug.
I used to have those in my workshop.
As others have said, they are probably no longer available due to lack of
polarization (like that makes a big freakin' difference on a soldering
iron). Plus there is no provision for the ground plug.
I, too, have visited the desirability of hiding unsightly outlets. A couple
of tricks I've used include:
* Mounting a power strip under the item's ledge and increasing the apparent
thickness of the ledge to hide it.
* Hiding an outlet with a flip-up cover that matched the environment.
Just for fun, you might try making your own - a length of Nylon bar, some
brass door insulation strips, a little time with a router...
Uh, at a lighting store, it was probably on their demo rack where they
plug in lots of lights at once. I never thought to look- are the powered
tracks for track lighting the same spacing as wall outlets?
Sam, look at WireMold non metallic raceway. It allows voltage and
low volt and lets you place terminals where you want. Not quite
what you are looking for, but may work for you.
Panduit also makes similar.
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