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Unread 02-05-2007, 13:22   #21
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To me this looks stupid.. im sure it could have been done better.

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Unread 04-06-2007, 19:13   #22
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There where 2 6 coach sets of the refurbished coaches out in service today

The PIS went nuts in Dun Laoghaire on one of the sets
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Unread 05-06-2007, 07:22   #23
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I've been on them and they look quite ok. They just look like they've always looked on board, only slightly more modern. From a passengers perspective, they're really not drastically changed, just cleaned up and slightly tweaked.

I thought the PIS sounded very good, much clearer speakers than the Japanese units.
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Unread 07-06-2007, 09:40   #24
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Surprised no one has asked about this, but yes there are power sockets to be found on the refurbished DART

The window seat immediately behind the driver has a socket
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Surprised no one has asked about this, but yes there are power sockets to be found on the refurbished DART

The window seat immediately behind the driver has a socket
Are there any on the new DARTs?
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Unread 07-06-2007, 10:45   #26
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Alstom coaches, isle seat immediately behind the driver, also isle seat opposite side next to the inter carriage door.

Japanese coaches, its in the partition between the standing area and the seating area in the centre of the coach.
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Unread 07-06-2007, 18:53   #27
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Surprised no one has asked about this, but yes there are power sockets to be found on the refurbished DART

The window seat immediately behind the driver has a socket
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Fair play to someone brave enough to use a laptop (or other expensive piece of equipment that requires a power outlet) on the DART. More power to you....

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Unread 07-06-2007, 18:56   #28
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Probably conducting ride quality tests... though the last passengers to test the "ride quality" weren't using a laptop.
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Unread 07-06-2007, 20:36   #29
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I have no need of a socket, battery can take the strain.

I'm just doing the survey
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I'm just doing the survey
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Unread 08-06-2007, 11:10   #31
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There seems to be a surge breaker there and also, the transformer would be able to take alot more than 240v so I would have no worry plugging in a laptop or a mobile charger.

Something else with a direct line from the socket, I am not so sure. Things you'd have on a DART like a hairdryer or a toaster.
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Unread 08-06-2007, 11:24   #32
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All the sockets have clever circuit breakers, essential since in theory a defective device leaking to earth plugged in could shut the entire train down since the safety devices on board would think its the train. The P11 plan to cause commuter chaos is again thwarted

Any house built or rewired in the last 20 years has the exact same fitted but its hidden on the fuse board marked ELCB
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There seems to be a surge breaker there and also, the transformer would be able to take alot more than 240v so I would have no worry plugging in a laptop or a mobile charger.

Something else with a direct line from the socket, I am not so sure. Things you'd have on a DART like a hairdryer or a toaster.

I'm going to take my toaster on the dart the next time i go. monday or tuesday, mid afternoon, pearse to howth. who knows where, but it'll be fun.
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