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I have yet to use this product but was struck by their labeling when I opened it up. The first picture shows the outside of the box clearly stating 15A current capacity. The second picture shows the inside where the device itself says 12A and the sticker says 9A. No where on the outside does it say 9 (or even 12) amps. While I get that ratings can change, having 3 different ratings is disturbing. I think it’s really bad when the outside says one thing but the inside says another. The additional sticker further down-rating the device pretty much left me speechless. I can only assume the reason is due to a rash of returns and damaged devices that failed when used within the limits of their specs. Probably they did in process “value engineering” and cheapened it a bit too much. What bothers me is the sticker is on the inside, not the outside.

Now, this was on sale for a “good” price ($44) at Woodcraft so they are probably flushing the crappy inventory. I think I’m going to use it because the vac that I intend to use it with isn’t that powerful. However, I probably won’t buy another product from iVAC due to their lack of ability to honestly label their products. Woodcraft gets a little bit of hit in that they participated in what is basically a fraud though they may not have actually opened one up.
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I was looking at one of these, but the bad reviews stopped me. Glad I didn't get one.
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I have yet to use this product but was struck by their labeling when I opened it up. The first picture shows the outside of the box clearly stating 15A current capacity. The second picture shows the inside where the device itself says 12A and the sticker says 9A. No where on the outside does it say 9 (or even 12) amps. While I get that ratings can change, having 3 different ratings is disturbing. I think it’s really bad when the outside says one thing but the inside says another. The additional sticker further down-rating the device pretty much left me speechless. I can only assume the reason is due to a rash of returns and damaged devices that failed when used within the limits of their specs. Probably they did in process “value engineering” and cheapened it a bit too much. What bothers me is the sticker is on the inside, not the outside.

Now, this was on sale for a “good” price ($44) at Woodcraft so they are probably flushing the crappy inventory. I think I’m going to use it because the vac that I intend to use it with isn’t that powerful. However, I probably won’t buy another product from iVAC due to their lack of ability to honestly label their products. Woodcraft gets a little bit of hit in that they participated in what is basically a fraud though they may not have actually opened one up.
I think you are right, Phil, it being a CYA after thought, the way the sticker is applied to the unit over the face of the outlets.

The same thing happened to me from another store I buy from with speed controllers, They had 12a. And 15a. so I bought the 15a. and after I had them in use I happened to notice they were marked 12a. so I dug around in the trash and found the box,sure enough they were marked 15a. on the box. I am using them anyway,they seem to be holding up OK.

Maybe the Import AMPS are larger than the USA amps. LOL (are 220 amps twice as large as 110 amps?)

Thanks for the warning,Others need to be aware of this.

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Or maybe Canadian Amps where the exchange rate .75. Lol.
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or maybe canadian amps where the exchange rate .75. Lol.
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