"What Do You Want Zapped Next" Winners!
We asked for suggestions on what you wanted to see get zapped next with significant amps. And you answered. Boy, did you answer!
Two winners were selected - both suggested "surging up" a PLC network interface. So watch our video page for the PLC experience to come.
Both winners also received a Kill A Watt Power Monitor, allowing them to assess their energy use at home and make smarter decisions on what to turn on or turn off to reduce consumption and lower bills. Congratulations!
We also sent geeky-yet-cool (honest) “Keep At It ’Til It Hertz” shirts to the first 50 people who submitted zappable ideas online. Please wear them proudly!
Here are Surgeo's top 10 favorite "zap it next" suggestion submissions, along with his comments.
|10. Flat-screen TV
||Suggested by several contributors. BTW, Cecil, you forgot to attach that 55-inch 3D big-screen model to your email.|
|9. Blender making a chocolate frappe
||Clearly demonstrating why every Starbucks tryly needs surge protection...but what a waste of chocolate.|
|8. Current transformer donut
||Jason noted that these CTs, when used in a sub-metering device, may explode if not properly wired. We'll check it out. From a distance.|
|7. Can of Spam
||Like you don't already get enough spam, Steve?!?! Perhaps you'd prefer Turkey Spam or Spam Lite?|
|6. Record player with record on it
||I'm diggin' it! Old school style. Groovy. We could play the Doors doing "Riders on the Storm!"|
|5. TV stations that play commercials louder than the programming
||I am on your bus, Dr. Bob, but that one is out of our price range.|
|4. Satellite TV receiver
||Let me give you the dish directly, Charles: these are often not properly protected. BTW, how's the new job at Time Warner?|
|3. A VCR
||Monica notes they have no practical use anymore. And I bet she threw out her 8-track tapes, too.|
|2. An iPAD or a Kindle
||Lori, see my note to Cecil on #10. I'll watch my mail.|
|1. My Boss
||A thought close to my own heart, Scott. However, we've taken a pledge to only zap inanimate objects. But wait, maybe that DOES apply to your boss?!?!|
Surgeo likes these suggestions too!
|Fluorescent lighting fixture with electronic ballast
||Nice idea Mark. We should definitely forget the tungsten and go with the fluo!|
|Waffle maker with waffle batter in it
||It would be very cool if the surge turned out a golden brown waffle.|
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