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User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 542 times:

Why, oh why, do many manufacturers (in the UK at least) make electrical appliances with black cables?

Table lamps, TV's, videos, stereos etc etc, they all seem to have unsightly black cables. Yet who has black walls and skirting boards?

Whilst not everyone has white walls, white cables would be much less unsightly!

Anyone .... ?

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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 538 times:

I think it is a good idea that they contrast to popular room colors. Reason being is that there is an electrical current running through them, so we shouldn't overlook them. By making them black, it becomes more obvious, and is therefore less prone to say a vaccum cleaner?

Also, dont worry too much. Twenty years from now, everything will be wireless.  Smile


Chris



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 533 times:

Quoting Cxsjr (Thread starter):
Why, oh why, do many manufacturers (in the UK at least) make electrical appliances with black cables?

Many appliances here in Germany have white cables.
Some are brown, some are black (even for the same type of equipment).

If you go to a store, you an manufacture your pwer cord even in Gold-color, while installation cable (fixed installations) usually is grey (or black if it is rubber-armed).
-HT



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User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 531 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 1):
Twenty years from now, everything will be wireless

I've always thought it would be great to get wireless electricity - if only I were clever enough to work out how to make that work, I'd be rich enough that we could all retire on it!!


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 516 times:

Use some white paint..... ?  duck 


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 516 times:

Not Always.Out here Both Black & white cables are common.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 514 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 4):
Use some white paint..... ?  

That would work .... like using blue paint to cover up an oil stain on a carpet .... ?   

[Edited 2006-09-01 10:02:25]

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 501 times:

Quoting Cxsjr (Reply 6):
That would work .... like using blue paint to cover up an oil stain on a carpet .... ?

I was thinking felt-tip actually Big grin



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 487 times:

The worst thing is that so many items have to come with transformers, which weigh a ton! My laptop weighs 4kg, which is bad enough, but I have to lug the adaptor round too, which is bulkier and heavier. Grrr.


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