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  1. Thread: Do these work?

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    I think that product has come up here before. ...

    I think that product has come up here before.

    I would think even if there were such a thing you would not want to stand between the two devices while in use as the energy needs to pass between...
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    The motor should be able to handle the condition...

    The motor should be able to handle the condition long enough for properly selected overload protection to respond - JMO.

    But also does little good if overload automatically resets - which could...
  3. Thread: AFCI Breakers

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    Other problem is that a fire investigator may be...

    Other problem is that a fire investigator may be able to fairly accurately determine the fire started in a specific location - and that there is electrical equipment at that location that likely was...
  4. Sticky: Poll: Some may feel it is easier to find the breaker...

    Some may feel it is easier to find the breaker then the correct receptacle in some instances, plus first part of 210.12 in 2014 says "The arc-fault circuit interrupter shall be installed in a readily...
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    Understand, but also need to see comparison to...

    Understand, but also need to see comparison to something I am familiar with otherwise those specifications don't mean that much to me. Better yet hook to my trailer with 4-6000 lb load on it and see...
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    Do they test performance of such vehicles when...

    Do they test performance of such vehicles when loaded to rated capacity or just the base vehicle that comes off the line? Reality is people buy heavy duty trucks and vans because they intend to use...
  7. Thread: AFCI Breakers

    by kwired
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    I was not in the trade when GFCI's were...

    I was not in the trade when GFCI's were introduced, I was in the trade when they made their biggest expansion when it comes to places where they were required by code.

    Though the were...
  8. Thread: Labeling panels

    by kwired
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    Lighting Panel, Power Panel, Main Distribution...

    Lighting Panel, Power Panel, Main Distribution Panel...

    Those are fine for places where qualified people service them most of the time, for places where owner/occupant will be in there more often...
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    So is there still a "gap" in the light where...

    So is there still a "gap" in the light where original fixures ended or is there continuous overlapping through a long strip of fixtures?

    You can possibly get similar light output from certain...
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    Seems like a small power plant for the load...

    Seems like a small power plant for the load ability of the vehicle, but then I am not on top of these things as much as I once was - but they can get more power out of a smaller package these days...
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    I guess you could write a figure on each card of...

    I guess you could write a figure on each card of a standard deck of cards and show them the ranges of numbers - then shuffle the deck and have them draw a random estimate and see what they think of...
  12. Sorry, for some reason the posts after about #6...

    Sorry, for some reason the posts after about #6 or 7 I had not seen when I posted, not sure if I somehow missed them or if there was an error loading the page or if I am just losing it. :huh:
  13. Usually it isn't that you need a backhoe to pull...

    Usually it isn't that you need a backhoe to pull with, it is just that it pulls too hard for most people to pull by hand and the backhoe is what is next easiest and available item to pull with - but...
  14. I haven't figured out exactly what some of those...

    I haven't figured out exactly what some of those VAR fields actually are, none seem to be a current VAR to go with the current kW, if there were one you could easily figure out the corresponding KVA...
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    You by chance talking about one of the fixtures...

    You by chance talking about one of the fixtures in the following links?

    http://www.lithonia.com/commercial/ss.html#.VZcvs_lViko

    http://www.lithonia.com/commercial/sst.html#.VZcwA_lViko

    The...
  16. You need undervoltage monitoring in the control...

    You need undervoltage monitoring in the control circuit(s). If you lost one phase on service or a feeder - any phase to phase loads (single or three phase) still connected to that line are going to...
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    I'm assuming you suggest to set the overload...

    I'm assuming you suggest to set the overload setting of the drive to a higher level then you normally would or even disable it if the drive allows that in that situation?
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    As has been mentioned if this is all 120 volt...

    As has been mentioned if this is all 120 volt loads being supplied and is equally balanced between the two phases current on each phase is only 87.5 amps. Also don't forget current on the neutral is...
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    More details of your equipment needs as well as...

    More details of your equipment needs as well as what premises voltage is will help us help you here.

    As Don said, a buck boost is an autotransformer and is not a separately derived system.

    A...
  20. Sticky: Poll: Still won't work for those that are hardly ever...

    Still won't work for those that are hardly ever home:happyyes:
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    I don't know all the specifics on what new...

    I don't know all the specifics on what new requirements are, but the new self tests probably do not actually open the circuit - especially the P&S models that say they run a test every 3 seconds -...
  22. Thread: AFCI Breakers

    by kwired
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    And the magazines are free to nearly all...

    And the magazines are free to nearly all subcribers - it is the advertisers that pay for these publications, I have never seen anything in any of those magazines that even slightly puts down any...
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    By GP do you mean a "definite purpose contactor"?...

    By GP do you mean a "definite purpose contactor"? Otherwise my point is there are NEMA contactors, IEC contactors, as well as definite purpose contactors, all can be ordered with or field fitted...
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    Take away the overload block and you are left...

    Take away the overload block and you are left with a contactor, did you mean to ask something more specific?
  25. Imagine how confused the average user (and some...

    Imagine how confused the average user (and some installers) would be if we marked the face of a typical toggle switch with "open" and "closed" instead of "on" and "off"
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