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Lorenzo Currin 10-17-2012 03:56 PM

Slater receptacle
 
The Slater receptacle has a white wire and a black wire. It also has a stripped wire. Are the black and white wires suppose to be stripped also?

brric 10-17-2012 04:39 PM

Is this a GFCI with attached leads?

kbsparky 10-17-2012 06:51 PM

If anything says "Slater" on it, take it to your nearest trashcan!

Those things are J-U-N-K!

flasherz 10-17-2012 07:45 PM

I 100% agree! My home was full of Slater / PS receptacles and switches. After only 10 years of service, half the receptacles would no longer hold plugs reliably, and switches began burning out. Dump it.

Jim Port 10-17-2012 08:17 PM

Ten years of service from something that might have cost 30 cents seems like a good deal.

flasherz 10-17-2012 08:50 PM

Perhaps... or you could consider that an investment of 15-20 cents more per device could give it 4-5x the life, plus the significant cost in time (whether my own or paying for an electrician's), not to mention the mental wear & tear of having wall-warts fall out, or plugs not remain securely in place.

Bottom line - don't skimp... it's not worth it.

kbsparky 10-18-2012 04:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flasherz (Post 1032899)
I 100% agree! My home was full of Slater / PS receptacles and switches. After only 10 years of service, half the receptacles would no longer hold plugs reliably, and switches began burning out. Dump it.

It should be noted that after P&S acquired Slater, they began to realize they were pushing nothing but junk. P&S was commonly called "piece of sh**"


Their previous marketing battles with Slater seemed to be "who can make the worst, cheapest, junk"?

One day, they woke up and did something about it: They scrapped their junk lines and redesigned the entire line of wiring devices.

Now P&S stuff is better than most, even the builders' grade of devices. Many contractors prefer them over Leviton, GE, or Eagle/Cooper, whereas before they were avoided like the plague.


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