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Power Cord Containment Device

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized device to keep power cord out of wheelchair wheels for person with quadriplegia. Initial recommendations were that circuits be fitted with an Earth Leakage Protection circuit breaker (ELPCB) or Residual Current Device (RCD) in all cases where main power cables are involved in an occupational setting. With this in mind, 25 millimeter (mm) square aluminum tubing was used to make a 1,200 mm pole. The pole fits loosely into a 40 mm square aluminum socket mounted on the bottom rail of the wheelchair, to enable the user to place it himself. A hook was made and fitted to the horizontal rail of the chair so an individual can hook the pole firmly into position. The hook and socket are attached with hose clips to avoid drilling into the frame of the chair. A plastic joiner was used to fit a 480 mm horizontal bracket, which was then fitted with a plastic hook on the upper side. This hook holds the cable high up and safely out of the way. TITLE: Blowing Leaves. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 28, Number 2, July 2008, p. 11. Pages: 2. (including cover).

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