If the receptacle is arcing, any business owner that ignores it is
just plain nuts. Any employee that wouldn't tell the business owner/
manager is also just plain...oh wait...she's your friend...I'll be
Let's put it this way. If I worked in a shop and a receptacle was
arcing or my electrical equipment didn't stay plugged in securely, I'd
try my equipment in another receptacle to determine the root cause.
If it turned out to be the receptacle, I'd let the owner/manager know
as soon as possible. I'd mentioned the possibility of a fire or injury
to staff or customer. As I said, any business owner that ignores a
situation like that just plain nuts.
If you do a strain relief, use a spring attached to the outlet and a
clip on the cord. An extension spring similar to a screen door spring
works well. It doesn't have to be that long just have a loop in the
cord a bit shorter than the spring. It keeps a lot of jerking motion
off the plug. ^_^
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