Misplaced apostrophes and everything else that catches my attention!
Saturday, 23 July 2011
One of the recent lessons I learnt is that it is very important for end users like us to know the quality of the appliances that we plug into our house's power points. For instance, this is - or, was - one of my adapter plugs. I used it on my uninterruptible power supply (UPS) which, unfortunately, had only the iec female outputs. Last Thursday, I was alarmed to smell the odour of melting plastic while doing some work on my desktop computer. Bending down, I discovered the cause of the problem and immediately, I switched off the power to the UPS and pulled the cable from the power source on the wall. I was lucky to detect the problem. It could have short-circuited and destroy my machine. Now, I wonder whether the manufacturer provides any guarantee for their products.