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Offline EcoFurniture

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CT-Mini Powercord
« on: March 16, 2010, 10:47 AM »
Hi guys,

Both my CT-Minis have those add on plug conversions. To be honest, they are a pain in the butt! A couple of days ago, for some reason, one of the metal prongs broke off and made it off course unusable. Getting a replacement is not the issue. I also don't expect Festool to send me one for free. What I'm wondering is, if these extensions have another function or would it be save to get a normal plug fitted directly to the CT cord?



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Re: CT-Mini Powercord
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 10:51 AM »
Andreas, the pigtail is used to convert from a 20a plug to a 15a plug.  There is no additional functionality with the pigtail.

Edit: if you have 20a outlets available, the pigtail is not even necessary.  A 20a outlet/plug has one prong turned horizontal.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2010, 10:53 AM by Shane Holland »

Offline EcoFurniture

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Re: CT-Mini Powercord
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 10:55 AM »
Thank you Sir!

Offline Inner10

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Re: CT-Mini Powercord
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 05:54 PM »
There was a thread a few weeks back and many members cut off the plug and put a modular 15A on it.  I'm guessing the 20A was a UL thing because with a big tool plugged into the vac it could haul more then 15A.