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  1. TonyMitchell
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    How does his qualifications affect whether or not that adapter is a rip-off?
     
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    Never mentioned that his suggestion was a rip off, that was your assumption, my questions were aimed at whether the OP was experienced/qualified enough to pass on opinion on the current type of test equipment, that's all, why the snotty response.
     
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  6. TonyMitchell
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    Probably not, having only wired / tested somewhere north of 1,000 x IEC60309 connectors in various sizes - 16a, 32a, 63a in both SPNE and TPNE flavours, of numerous brands over the past 20 years....
     
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    Perhaps if the OP had mentioned his varied experience the confusion and the likes could have been avoided, rather than just making what appeared to be an unfounded statement.
     
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    There was no confusion.
     
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    Pete, I apologise if my (purely observational) OP was too vague and appeared unfounded. I believed that anyone aware of the ballpark for a 32/3 ceeform, 4mm banana sockets and a couple of screws could draw the same conclusion, irrespective of whether they'd ever personally wired, tested or worked with the things.
     
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    Have pondered the same ,
    Charge enough and you will never loose it , keep clean + dry ?
    (is this stuff sealed in expensive goo !)
     
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    If that is just an adaptor with test probe sockets with no other fancy circuitry inside, I agree with the OP and I know F all ;)
     
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    Extortionate! You could make your own pretty cheap, looks like a box lid with some probe adapters mounted to it. Two pan heads and some crimping your away.
     
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    I have made my own,in every guise there is,even had a lad at a local council depot,who could get me the suitably shaped decal,made in traffolyte and marked up. You can then pot them up with a 2 part synthetic rubber,similar to what the broadband cable lads use.

    Did a similar thing with a 7 pin trailer/vehicle tester,when i was a kid...the ones on ebay are not a patch on mine;)...seem to remember getting a rollickin off me dad,as i used all his araldite up,potting it:rolleyes:

    I suppose it boils down to having something you can pass to others,and let them use,which means CE,and other approvals,which the advertised items should possess.

    I once had a pal,who managed a yard full of trailer cabins,toilets,"welfare units",etc,and he asked me to cook up a way of speeding up,the apprentices weekly testing,of the lighting boards.

    I devoted a day to it,and adapted a Wolf rechargeable lamp,which had a decent 12v battery,to which i added switching,some led's,and a 5m coil cord. The lad could do 50 lighting board checks in an afternoon,instead of 10,as no vehicle access was needed,and checks could be made on a suspect unit,whilst on a customers vehicle.

    I told him to pay me what he thought it was worth,having used it a week :eek:

    He rung me up and said he was staggered,just how much hassle it saved,and told me to come in,and pick up me "gift". On arriving,he presented me with a Mosa welder/generator,worth at the time,about fifteen hundred sovs,and said it was worth it:p:p:p

    Long story/short - never underestimate,the value and worth,of a homemade device :)
     
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    I sometimes think that iPhones that cost £600 are made for £30 but I’m sure I’m qualified enough to have such opinions
     
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    Wow! That’s ridiculous! Like other and op said you could make your own for £20. Don’t mind paying top dollar when it’s worth it but that seems like a total rip off!
     
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