Currently we are powering the workshop from a single x2 extension. The only remote way of killing power to the machine is to remove/turn off the source plug (in the fab area). Some machines have the glorious big red button for stopping blood mode, but it would be safer in general if we could have some system to cut power (Ideally something that we can transport to new place too).
Main killswitch: cut off all power to workshop. Ideally located in an area outside/in entrance to workshop for 3rd parties to interfere in an emergency.
1-to-1 killswitches: not as important as the above, but still good to have. some machines do not have their own safety switches (or they are not great). Consistency here is key for safety in my opinion. These switches are there to help, therefore looking for that big red button that is the same for all is much better than remembering that tool xyz’s switch is under the tool.
Kill switch I have in mind is something like this.
- How easy/hard/safe is it to get this sorted?
- Is our current extension set up ‘safe’? e.g. extension+high draw from 2 machines > amperage/fuses
- I found two reels of electrical wiring, so should only cost what ever the buttons cost right? Or is there additional hardware that needs to be bought (wire terminals/safety things)
- Any comments/suggestions/blockers?