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Debbie Dunkley

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Re: Extension cords
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 06:20:17 pm »

I am currently in the UK and I have become fascinated with all the wall plugs like I never was before... Tomorrow I will be checking out my cousin's fuse box
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Steve M Smith

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Re: Extension cords
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2014, 05:35:01 am »

What have you discovered?


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Re: Extension cords
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2014, 03:04:45 pm »

What have you discovered?


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Wish I could tell you Steve. My time in the UK was so short that I was very happily distracted with my family and friends to even think about looking in someones fuse box - what was I thinking??
I had the conversation about the British plug with a couple of folks though - both of whom thought I was a little odd !!!
Back now but I had a great time and a very necessary break.
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Re: Extension cords
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2014, 03:56:07 pm »

I had the conversation about the British plug with a couple of folks though - both of whom thought I was a little odd !!!

Nearly everyone on this forum is a little odd, so join the club.  8)
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Re: Extension cords
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2014, 07:40:42 pm »

Nearly everyone on this forum is a little odd, so join the club.  8)

Playing with electricity is fun.
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Re: Extension cords
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2014, 06:42:35 am »

The best heavy duty extension cords have a metal braid, a bit like the screen on a coax cable.  This braid is tied to the earth pin.  If the cord is cut, the braid increases the probability that active/live will be shorted straight to earth, rather than finding another path through a victim.
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Re: Extension cords
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2014, 10:08:26 am »

The best heavy duty extension cords have a metal braid, a bit like the screen on a coax cable.

I have some like that.  We use the armoured cable at work to wire up machines.  There are always a few odd pieces lying around waiting for a new use!


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