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  1. Are these breakers bolt-on? The gap at the...

    Are these breakers bolt-on? The gap at the center, "centre" makes it a possibility.
  2. Here in the US, Sylvania became Challenger, I...

    Here in the US, Sylvania became Challenger, I think they were Commander in Canada, but I have no clue whether CSA has anything like UL classifying competitive makes of circuit breakers to be used in...
  3. Thread: PICTURES

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    Properly done conduit runs are a work of art. ...

    Properly done conduit runs are a work of art.


    Ask & ye shall receive. :) http://www.electrical-contractor.net/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/122256/NM_Run_With_An_Iron.html
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    Me thinks it's voltage dependent, 480,600V is HD...

    Me thinks it's voltage dependent, 480,600V is HD only, general duty is 240V max, so job specs or how competitive the bid is.
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    The non-CTL twin breakers are for panels...

    The non-CTL twin breakers are for panels manufactured prior to 1968 that do not have the notched bus stabs that later ones have.
  6. How will the compressors not be running at the...

    How will the compressors not be running at the same time? You cannot rely on the user to only start up one at a time, two static converters, or better yet a rotary converter would be needed, & with...
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    You sure this is not a Japanese innovation?;)

    You sure this is not a Japanese innovation?;)
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    Just to add, if using the high leg & another...

    Just to add, if using the high leg & another phase for a 240V 1Ø load the circuit breaker would have to have a 240V rating, not the more common 120/240V rating.
  9. Thread: back feed

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    Only if it is a plug-in circuit breaker, not...

    Only if it is a plug-in circuit breaker, not required for a bolt-on, but plug-in type is more common.
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    In a residential situation, a 30A SP breaker is a...

    In a residential situation, a 30A SP breaker is a bad thing unless proven otherwise, besides a travel trailer, not much in the residential realm needs a 30A 120V circuit.
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    The only loadcenter that I remember listing...

    The only loadcenter that I remember listing competitive makes of circuit breakers that were allowed was Crouse-Hinds.
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    Another hack job is that I see 2-30A single pole...

    Another hack job is that I see 2-30A single pole breakers in there, since no photos were posted of when the panel was in service can't say anything about the missing handle tie on another breaker.
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    Looks like it became a "good" Zinsco, taken out...

    Looks like it became a "good" Zinsco, taken out of service & ready for scrap. :lol: Notice the fence boards in the background.
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    I was under the impression that the EU...

    I was under the impression that the EU harmonization was to take the countries that used 380/220V & the ones that were 415/240V like the UK & France & harmonize them all to 400/230V with no real...
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    X2 on Safety Switchboard using ITE breakers,...

    X2 on Safety Switchboard using ITE breakers, think I have a relic of a panelboard w/ a interior using ITE BQ breakers.


    Here is a shot of a old label from a 1962 480V switchboard, if my memory...
  16. Thread: EU/UK Outlets

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    It was just inserting a 15A 125V rated plug into...

    It was just inserting a 15A 125V rated plug into a receptacle with a higher voltage that made me nervous even though I knew it was not going to be a problem.
  17. According to this site as of today 6/2/14 the...

    According to this site as of today 6/2/14 the exam is based on the 2011 NEC.

    https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ecu/ElectricalTrade.html
  18. Which code edition are they using? When I took...

    Which code edition are they using? When I took mine it was the 1999 edition but that was a while ago.

    Edit: said they are going to the 2011 on June 2, currently on the 2008.

    I would buy the MH...
  19. Thread: EU/UK Outlets

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    When I was in Germany in 2011, made me nervous as...

    When I was in Germany in 2011, made me nervous as hell to plug my NEMA plug into the adaptor for the first time so I could charge my laptop even though knew the power supply was rated for it,that...
  20. Why not? Because there very little...

    Why not? Because there very little interchangeability between them, some of the old 1970's ITE panel guts could be swapped out with ease, other then the fact they used slotted screws.:D This only...
  21. Since the OP is talking about Richmond, CA, it...

    Since the OP is talking about Richmond, CA, it may not be as simple as one thinks to swap out guts of a loadcenter as California is the land of the all in one panel & if new construction is most...
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    Only have seen their panelboards, & they are well...

    Only have seen their panelboards, & they are well constructed, some had Westinghouse/C-H, & others were GE breakers.
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    To add to the previous post, the current Murray...

    To add to the previous post, the current Murray breakers are the ITE design that came out when Gould Inc owned ITE. Why the Murray & Siemens branded breakers are not interchangeable is crazy IMO,...
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    Crouse-Hinds was bought by Siemens & reverted...

    Crouse-Hinds was bought by Siemens & reverted back to their original name Murray. HD seems to carry Murray if can't find them at a supply house.
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    I stand corrected.:)

    I stand corrected.:)
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