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Extending Power #59

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freenerd commented Jul 5, 2012

Spare cables and access to fuses
Make PATs optional


danielknell commented Jul 5, 2012

I'm not sure about making the lines about no pat testing optional is wise, the sheer impracticality of pat testing everyones equipment as they arrive is going to be a nightmare.

freenerd commented Jul 5, 2012

So I'm not sure about the point either. Is this meant to test all user equipment that will be plugged in (speak: Laptops, mobile chargers, displays, xboxes, toasters)? Or do you only aim at the equipment used by organizers (projector, PA, routers)?

Or can/should the power strips themselves be PAT tested?

Also: I've never seen a PAT test in action in my live, so also not at a hack day. But I've also never been to a very hardware heavy one. Except for circuit benders, but they are battery people.


danielknell commented Aug 19, 2012

its more that you should not try and run PAT on developers gear due to it being impractical... I've seen some places try though.


cbetta commented Aug 19, 2012

I agree with @danielknell. Also: we might need to add a bit that says that you shouldn't put everyone on the same circuit. Not sure if this is already in there somewhere else.

Okay, removed the optional from PAT

danielknell added a commit that referenced this pull request Aug 21, 2012

@danielknell danielknell merged commit c0ed537 into hackdaymanifesto:master Aug 21, 2012

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