Tell me, if polarity only changes once, how does it get _back_ to the
original polarity for the start of the next cycle?
'zero-crossings' (a.k.a. as 'polarity reversals') happen every HALF-CYCLE.
Positive-to-negative (occuring at 180 degrees) is one reversal
Negative to positive (occuring at 360 degrees) is a _second_ reversal.
Only _after_ reaching the 360 degree point are you back to 'status quo ante',
for the start of the next cycle.
For any who might be interested,
is a reference to "Maxwell's Demon". Although I'll readily admit that
contemplation of Agent 99 and Mrs. Peel Is much more the stuff dreams
are made of.
There is not enough surface area of the contacts and the water is not
conductive enough to trip the breaker. Depending on how long it was under
water with the power applied, i'd bet there is pretty heavy corrosion of the
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