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Old 01-11-2015, 09:34 PM   #1
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Ergonomics

Something has been bugging me about my unit - and it's what I consider poor ergonomics; specifically the location and orientation of my various slide switches.

When I'm standing in the door - looking towards the rear - I see my two slides (left and right walls/ opposite each other). The operating switches are just to the left of the doorway - so also right in front of me.

The switch on the right controls the slide of the left. The switch on the left controls the slide on the right. AND, the switches operate up/down (unmarked open or close).

Why don't they orient these switches to match side to side, Left switch controlling the left slide while the right switch controls the right slide? AND why not orient them 90 degrees so they toggle left/right, mimicking the direction you want them to go?

And yes I can imagine just physically swapping them side to side, but it still leaves them up/down instead of side to side.

Similar story with my electric awning, its oriented up/down (and unmarked) instead of side to side ... once again, it should mimic the direction of travel.

Stupid things like this bug me; does that make me some kind of compulsive?
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:43 PM   #2
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Re wire them?
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:44 PM   #3
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I agree its always the little things........
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Have you ever noticed that no one will ever admit to being OCD, rather they just rearrange the letters to CDO
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I kind a thought the same thing, when we first gout our unit. Luckily our switches are marked in/out. It would be very easy to open the cabinet and flip the wires between the switches. Orientation would be a little harder. I think in our society now days, people just expect switches to be in the vertical orientation.

If you have a label maker, label them.
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:30 AM   #6
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Have the same thought about the inside and outside lights on the panel. The right switch controls the inside light and the left one controls the outside light. Don't do electricity so I haven't made a change. Maybe some day.
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Stupid things like this bug me;
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If you'd said 'Illogical things like this bug me.' I'd be in line right behind you.. with a hand full of tools and a label maker.
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If you'd said 'Illogical things like this bug me.

You are right, that is "more gooder".
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If you'd said 'Illogical things like this bug me.

You are right, that is "more gooder".
They could have really messed things up if they had labeled the rocker
switches with 'Clockwise' and 'Counter clockwise' ... 100% accurate but totally useless.
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