Hi again many of you made comment about rating and protection safety factors
so on and so on. Main reason for circuit breaker or fuses in Electrical
panel is to protect
property installation, it is not for you product or your device that you are
that is miss conception. Your devices that you are plug-in in supposedly
have his on protection
but yes lot of them don't come with its own protection so the circuit
breaker or fuse is doing
two jobs protecting installation property and your device what ever that
Biggest problems with plug-in that usually something comes loose from ware
out or simple
it was not made right, when wires become loose in or on plug ins it will
even so it may work okay until start to burn, if person grab for the plug
and it is warm there
is problem, which by most people ignored "big mistake"? If plug is warm in
hot it is either overloaded or something is loose that should be taking care
Doing my life time in field service on many times I was force to demand from
Costumer to act and take action either have me make fix it or get there own
to do it. One should also take in consideration the length of wire/cable is
going to use
example if you have 15amp. Circuit and you add 100 feet of cable that is
also rated for 15 amps.
that line will start to warm up and you will have voltage drop on the line.
If you running some type of motor depend on motor LRA it may not even start
you may need larger rating of cable/cord perhaps 20amp rating.
The rules applyies to all application regardless what voltage are you
I'm still waiting for the day when they can make an outlet with only ONE
blade! Three seems excessive on any outlet, regardless if it's 120,
220, 480, or any other voltage. The ground is worthless and there
should be a way to eliminate the neutral. Just supply the hot wire and
eliminate the rest. Lets simplify America and stop using all that
Yes. There's the 20A/15A rating differences as well as to prevent
inadvertent use in wrong voltage circuit plus ensuring polarity for the
cases where it matters, the twist-lock types are for applications like
overhead outlet where there needs to be a mechanical connection to keep
in socket, etc., etc., etc., ...
While there are some duplications/redundancies, much of that is for
historical reasons as later standardization became more rigorous.
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