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Air Conditioner Key Switch

2008-02-01 19:44:00

Air Conditioner Key Switch
I do not like Hotels that force me to put a key tag into the socket that turns on the room electricity. I feel this is the sign of a cheap and low quality hotel. I do see value in conserving energy especially when the hotel is inexpensive, but for an expensive hotel...?

I found this great system in a Hotel in Manila for shutting off only the Air Conditioner only, and not the whole room.

Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road Area
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Andy of ---

Innovative ideas, simple, cheap and easy to do ideas are always the best. When I see intelligence by design I am happy, nice to know somebody is thinking. Makes me feel good to know the Hotel is creative and innovative.

This is just an ordinary male plug, and the management of the hotel has looped a piece of wire to make a circuit.

When you plug this into the female electrical recepticle it creates a circuit and give power to the AC.

Also found another use for my bucket as the air conditioner was dripping water down onto the desk. Before I was under the impression that it was best to keep the room continually air conditioned. I have now learned that most Hotel Air Conditioners are so badly maintained, a person must shut off when the leave the room, this allow the AC to de-ice and dry off. I also am debating about where the water should drain outside the room or if it is ok to drain inside, does the AC need to be on an exterior wall to work the best.

The more I learn about these systems the better I become at choosing the best room in the hotel.

Air Conditioner Key Switch