Quick Disconnect System for your tools
I know, i cant be the only one that gets tired of wrapping up the cords to the tools every time its in the way or when your ready to clean up for the day. I think i have came up with a quick disconnect system to install on yours tools. I use a combination of IEC connectors and came up with a “festool like” system for cord management.
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Lets Start with the tool. You for sure want to use this connector. As the tool does have power unless plugged in the connector is safe to have to exposed terminals. Use the male connector. (Note: the linked connectors are rated for 10A. Make sure your tools doesn’t pull more then 10A)
Tip: Most likely your tool will not have a ground. No worries it’s not needed to complete the circuit. If the tool has a ground it most likely rate more then 10A and these connectors will not work.
Now the power Cord. Your going to use this connector. As the power cord has power to it, while plugged in, be sure to use the female connector. Using the female connector will prevent any shorts that may happen as the terminal are concealed. (Note: the linked connectors are rated for 10A. Make sure your tools doesn’t pull more then 10A)
Tip: You may want to make a cord with a ground. This is a female IEC non-locking connector added to a spare 14AWG extension cord. Another option would be to add one to a extension cord reel like this and hang it in the middle of your shop on the ceiling. You of course could use the locking female connector as well.