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    triplexed

    what are triplexed cables?

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    Often "triplex" refers to utility cables such as shown below but any 3 conductors twisted together can also be "triplex cable"
    At my age, I'm accustomed to restaurants asking me to pay in advance, but now my bank has started sending me their calendar one month at a time.

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    search MH site and gool

    post #2 - shouldnt triplex have a outer sheath to form a "cable"

    http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictiona.../triplex+cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaZuppa View Post
    search MH site and gool

    post #2 - shouldnt triplex have a outer sheath to form a "cable"

    http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictiona.../triplex+cable
    No, that would be a 3/c cable. The OP asked about triplex cable which is specially what was shown above and is the secondary conductor from an overhead transformer to the customer.

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    "triplex" is vague

    is the insulation of each bonded to each other so that you have to peel back a wire to seperate?
    http://www.southwire.com/ProductCata...9&desc=Triplex

    all different types of triplex, see http://www.southwire.com/products/su...riplex600V.htm

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    Mention "triplex" to any electrician in my area and they will think in terms of the illustration in post 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retirede View Post
    Mention "triplex" to any electrician in my area and they will think in terms of the illustration in post 2.
    Yep.
    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


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    Quote Originally Posted by retirede View Post
    Mention "triplex" to any electrician in my area and they will think in terms of the illustration in post 2.
    i think when i am asked "you have some triplex" my response is "triplex for what exactly?"

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    That reminds me that I can think of at least four different things different electricians would think of first when asked for a Redhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaZuppa View Post
    i think when i am asked "you have some triplex" my response is "triplex for what exactly?"
    Here, the response would be "what gauge and how long".

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