Need some help please

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  1. Jun 3, 2014 #1

    jmc0319

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    I am building a portable work table and I want to mount a four plug box on it that can then be plugged into a wall outlet. This will give me four plugs at the work bench. I don't know what the four plug box and cord are called therefore can not find it. Help?


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    doechsli

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    Why not just mount a power strip? It is fused and typically has mounting brackets on the back for easy mount/dismount........
     
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    DFBonnett

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    I built a bench for my son-in-law and just secured a power strip to the side.
     
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    Duh. I guess I never thought about the easy way. Boys will be boys. Why buy when you can build. Good idea thanks for helping me see the forest through the trees. :)


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    If your power strip will be supplying motors you may want to get one with a circuit breaker that can handle the startup current surge without nuisance tripping.

    I just used a bunch of duplex outlets with metal outlet boxes mounted in a line.
     

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