iVac Switchbox Model SB-NA - Warning
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.
Last edited by PhilBa; 01-02-2015 at 02:02 PM.