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Offline Ned

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Plug-It info
« on: January 30, 2007, 11:10 AM »
These parts are all NAINA.

I got a chance to look at the Plug-It Conversions.    Here's what I found:

Information from the Packaging of the Plug It Conversion Kits

UBS/PUR 360-PLUG IT (491 144)
length of wires attached ("pigtail") 360mm
intended by Festool to convert the following tools:
RS 1, RS 1 C
DX 93
RO 150, RO 2
RAS 115
BF 1
PS 200, PS 2
KF 4


UBS/PUR 420-PLUG IT (491 145)
length of wires attached ("pigtail") 420mm
intended by Festool to convert the following tools:
RS 2, RS 3
RS 400, RS 4
DS 400
ES 125
OF 1000, OF 900
[The ATF 55 is not mentioned.  I do not know why.]
ATF 65, AT 65
AP 55, AP 65
EHL 65

My Notes

These conversions replace the non-Plug It power cord on some Festools with a short cord ending in a female Plug It connnection.  You will also need a standard wall-to-tool Plug It cord.

The two conversion units appear to be identical, except for the length of the attached wires.

The North American 16-gauge OF 1010/OF 1400 power cord (490 656) fits both Plug It conversions.  This cord
handles 1400 Watts (12 amps @ 120 volts) in the OF 1400 application.  This heavier cord will plug into all North American Plug It tool models as well as the Plug It conversions.

The North American 18-gauge power cord (490 649 for PS 300, ETS 150, RO 125, LS 130...) does not fit either of the Plug It conversions.

The highest wattage tool mentioned on the Plug It package is the AP 65 EB at 1500 watts.

Conversion of non-Festool power tools:  Festool offers no information about this.  From what I can determine, the tool must be double-insulated and draw no more than 12 amps.  The Plug It 420 gives you a longer pig tail to work with.

When connected to a North American power cord, the blue conductor of the Plug It Conversion is neutral, the brown is hot.

All the usual disclaimers apply--if you choose to use this information, be careful and use your own judgement.  Hope this helps.

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Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Plug-It info
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 01:02 PM »
Thanks for your research and good info.  The Festool design appears to be intended to prevent inadvertent use of a lower power rated wall plug cord with any of the higher power requirement Festool power tool products.
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Offline Lou Miller

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Re: Plug-It info
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 05:29 PM »
Where do you get these parts at??? I was under the impression that we couldn't just order these through an ISA (Bob Marino). Can someone clear that up for me?

Offline Daviddubya

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Re: Plug-It info
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 06:04 PM »
Where do you get these parts at??? I was under the impression that we couldn't just order these through an ISA (Bob Marino). Can someone clear that up for me?

As Ned said in the first line of his post, "These parts are all NAINA."  NAINA = Not available in North America.  Your impression is correct, Lou.
David W. Falkenstein
in Cave Creek, AZ, USA

Offline Jim Dailey

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Re: Plug-It info
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007, 06:17 PM »

I wish we could get these as I could use 2 of each # pig tail. 

That is if the price was "reasonable"....

jim
Life is just a series of projects...

Offline Matt Hyman

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Re: Plug-It info
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007, 08:03 PM »
Unfortunately, the Plug-It pigtails are not designed for the US Market.  If you look at the Plug-It connection on these pigtails it is molded in that they are rated for 10A, 250VAC.  The wiring and insulation seem to be a little thinner than the 16ga Plug-It power cords used with the OF1400.  My understanding from Festool is that they were not able to get UL approval for the pig tails for the US market.  Hopefully, we'll show enough interest that they will design and manufacture some for the US market.

Offline Paul Franklin

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Re: Plug-It info
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007, 11:55 AM »
Hi

I have several of these and they work great, I have even put them on non Festool tools with no problems.

Regards

Paul

Offline Al Lenkner

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Re: Plug-It info
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2007, 10:56 PM »
Ned,

Where did you get those part numbers?   I went to the USA site and it didn't recognize the numbers.  I went to the Great Britain site and got the same response.

Al