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EvilGreenDevil

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Re: Electrical Question
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2012, 02:53:37 pm »
Please excuse my chicken scratch, I do create technical drawings for a living, but this is way faster. :cheers:

Yes, I realize I spelled 'extension' wrong, it's been a long day :P

OK felt like revisiting this question to get some feedback. I reproduced the wiring exactly as the "chicken scratch" had illustrated and everything works flawlessly. My issue now is that I am questioning the need for the smart strip entirely. I mean I really only need two outlets (monitor and PSU). Rather than mess with the PSU directly, who's to say that I couldn't just replace the smartstrip in elkameleon's drawing with a simple IEC splitter/Y-cable like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812120651
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Re: Electrical Question
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2012, 04:19:33 pm »
You could do that, there's nowhere saying you couldn't, but at nearly the cost of the smart strip anyways, its a cleaner option, since everything turns on and off with the pc. It's a one button solution.

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Re: Electrical Question
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2012, 04:43:44 pm »
true but space is at a premium sometimes and finding a spot for it without shoving it in and quickly closing the back panel is difficult.
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