Node Electrical Outlet Eliminates the Power Strip

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Node Electric Outlet

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

15 Comments to Node Electrical Outlet Eliminates the Power Strip

  1. Doubtful this would ever get CE certified, way too unsafe you can slide large metal objects into it like knives and keys. Horrible design.

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  3. Would require a completely different sort of outlet cover for houses with babies & toddlers. Interesting, but the ground issue that others have mentioned is important and so is keeping curious little ones out of the crevices.

  4. Larry David

    Will never be UL listed and approved for install in US by current electrical code. Neat idea but it will honestly never hit it. Might be neat as an option in furniture like desks and such with a cord to plug it into a standard grounded outlet…but wait, it would be a glorified power strip. It just plain will not be allowed…you are looking at an international building code that would have to adopt its use, specs, approved testing and most importantly for homeowner’s insurance a UL listed product. If your house burns because of a faulty non-Ul listed product, it is likely that your insurance company will not cover it and drop you.

  5. TellNitStr8

    Ok, there’s no ground, looks like I could plug in 12+ items (and overload the circuit), and if I were plugging in that much stuff to one outlet I’d sure as heck want it grounded and have surge protection. I have horrifying visions of those overloaded outlets at Christmas time. Yeah, not going to buy this one. Neat in theory….too many cons. Needs work.

  6. Is there any way to make this a surge protector? Hooking up TVs, computers, etc. would be convenient…but I wouldn’t be willing to risk it.

    • As an electrical contractor I seldom come across a power strip where any of the plugs are or need to be grounded such as lamps, audio equipment, phone chargers, flat screen televisions, dvd players, and cable boxes. Things that frequently have grounds are refrigerators, microwaves, desktop computers and computer monitors. (laptop power supplies don’t require them but have them sometimes) So think about it… It depends on where you place it as to how useful it could be. It really looks great though….

      • Actually, many current flat panel LCD & LED televisions use three pronged cords, as does most computer equipment. Of course, in nearly most of the areas where you actually NEED more than two available outlets, you also SHOULD have a surge protector anyway, so you’re right back to the power strip.

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