No, this is actually a very good idea, as far as safety features go. And if
I'd have only thought for a moment, it would have been obvious..
First issue, it's not always totally obvious when an induction hob is
powered up - no visible flame, glowing coil, noise, heat, smell etc. If the
hob were left powered with no load, it would be easy for a (cat, child,
etc) to accidentally knock something onto the surface that could get very
hot - or flame up, like a sheet of aluminum foil.
Or one of those metallized paper fast-food wrappers.. that would make a
nice little fire while the family's out of the house.. or sleeping
upstairs. Then you have the issue that the "burner' sections of a complete
cooktop aren't clearly and mechanically delineated from the "work" area..
oops, corner of the Macbook was WHERE?
A powered but un-used hob is really just a trap waiting to be sprung.
Automatic shutdown is a very wise measure.
On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 4:24 PM, Jon Elson <elson at pico-systems.com> wrote:
On 11/30/2014 11:54 AM, Christian Kennedy wrote:
My suspicion is that this is actually in the same
category as the control
lock that?s supposed to deter children; being the US this smells like
someone came up with a novel product liability theory and someone decide to
drop a few extra lines of code in order to appease the corporate legal
Yes, and if left to reach completion, they will have you buying all your
and pans with serial numbers that match the stove. All others will be
refused. Oh, maybe that is only for printer cartridges.