cxsjr
Posts: 711
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:44 am

Electrical Appliances ....

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:27 pm

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 .... ?
The world is a book, those who do not travel read only one page ....
 
User avatar
Jetsgo
Posts: 2697
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2003 6:31 am

RE: Electrical Appliances ....

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:31 pm

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
Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
 
HT
Posts: 5857
Joined: Sat May 07, 2005 6:20 am

RE: Electrical Appliances ....

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:37 pm

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
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
 
cxsjr
Posts: 711
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:44 am

RE: Electrical Appliances ....

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:39 pm

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!!
The world is a book, those who do not travel read only one page ....
 
cornish
Posts: 7651
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:05 pm

RE: Electrical Appliances ....

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:54 pm

Use some white paint..... ?  duck 
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 avatar
HAWK21M
Posts: 29867
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

RE: Electrical Appliances ....

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:54 pm

Not Always.Out here Both Black & white cables are common.
regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
cxsjr
Posts: 711
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:44 am

RE: Electrical Appliances ....

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:58 pm

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]
The world is a book, those who do not travel read only one page ....
 
cornish
Posts: 7651
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:05 pm

RE: Electrical Appliances ....

Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:30 pm

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
 
mhodgson
Posts: 4673
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2002 8:47 pm

RE: Electrical Appliances ....

Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:36 pm

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.
No trees were harmed by this message. However, several million electrons were terribly inconvenienced

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 8 guests