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Single phase and what you call it.
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Yesterday at 06:03 PM
Greg:

With your electronics/electrical experience, if the setup the OP described, how would the GF function with the 240 volt, and a 120 volt circuit going 'thru the donut'.

Am I missing something?
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Non-US Electrical Systems & Trades
11/14/18 12:27 PM
The problem with BS1363 and wet areas is the plugs provide very poor hand-to-pin separation and can be a shock risk if handled with wet hands, particularly the rewardable varieties as there are live components very close to the plastic covers and small openings that can easily allow water penetration.

Similar issues apply with all residential plugs/sockets. They're just not suited to that kind of use.

CEEform i.e. IEC/BS/EN 60309 'commando' plugs are the best solution and you should have all of your final circuits protected by a 30mA RCD.
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Non-US Electrical Systems & Trades
11/14/18 12:19 PM
That looks potentially lethal no matter how you use it.
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General Discussion Area
11/12/18 04:10 PM
This is pretty interesting for me, my language is Norwegian, and I try to understand, and does often have to guess from wht the rest of the description is about.

For a single phase circuit we deem both conductors to be live, and we always use what I call a 2 pole circuit breaker.
(At least to reasons for the double or 2 pole breakers, the neutral may carry enough current to make a voltage drop in the system, and many older houses as the one I live in has no Neutral at all. pretty equal to your delta 208 system, just cut the mid tap on one side of the delta, and rise the voltage to 230V we have 3 live wires in to our house. 230 between each of them, approx 130 to ground depending on no faults anywhere because the supply has no ground.)

A 2 way switch would for me be a switch where you connect either on or another

pictures of 2 pole switch and 2 way (2 pole) switch as i would have translated it

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Non-US Electrical Systems & Trades
11/07/18 05:48 AM
In the US, Amtrak (the national passenger rail service) operates a big 25Hz single-phase system, dating to the 1920s, for traction power between Washington DC and New York City, and between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA. It includes two dedicated 25Hz hydroelectric generators at Safe Harbor Dam on the Susquehanna River, motor-generator frequency converters in PA and NJ, and more recently, solid-state cycloconverters

See:
Amtrak 25Hz traction power system
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Safety News and Product Recalls
11/02/18 12:22 AM
Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Date: November 1, 2018
Recall Number: 19-027

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill Drivers

Hazard:

The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the drills and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement side handle

Consumer Contact:

Black & Decker at 888-284-3070 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at recall@sbdinc.com or online at www.portercable.com click Safety Notices and Recalls, www.blackanddecker.com click Safety Recalls, or www.bostitch.com click Safety Recalls for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Black-and-Decker-Recalls-Hammer-Drills-Due-to-Injury-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 641,000 (in addition, about 18,000 were sold in Canada)

Description:

This recall involves side handles supplied with Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers, and Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills. The side handles are black plastic and attach to the drill to help provide stability. The Porter-Cable hammer drills are gray with red accents, the Black & Decker drill/drivers are orange with black accents, and the Bostich hammer drills are yellow with black accents.

Product Name
Model Number

Porter-Cable ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill
PC70THD

Black & Decker ½ Inch Drill/Driver
DR560

Bostitch ½ Inch Hammer Drill
BTE140 and BTE141

Incidents/Injuries:
Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury.

Sold At:
The Home Depot, Lowe’s, major home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from January 2010 through July 2018 for between $50 and $100

Importer(s):
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md

Manufactured In:
China
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General Discussion Area
11/01/18 03:54 AM
If you were any closer I would make you an offer on the right one High lumen, long throw.
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General Discussion Area
10/31/18 03:42 AM
I think you should contact a professional for this and then he may guide you after having a look at the location
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General Discussion Area
10/29/18 05:03 AM
Flip a light switch: For most Americans, it's one of the first things they do each morning, and one of the last things they do each night—so common a gesture they barely take notice. Yet electric lighting is the single most significant factor in today's 24/7 lifestyle, enabling people to work or play any time they choose.
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Photo Gallery
10/26/18 05:03 AM
Thanks emolatur.

Steve
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General Discussion Area
10/24/18 03:30 AM
If you are not going to be looking at the strip itself (indirect light) LED rope may be your best option. Just have your electrician install switched receptacles behind whatever you are shading the light with and plug them in.
I have mine under the toe kicks in the cabinets and overhead behind a cornice. They are on a motion detector. That is great for midnight snacking or just getting a drink of water. My girls are not using the fridge light for a night light.
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Safety News and Product Recalls
10/23/18 03:30 AM
Cooper Lighting Recalls Solar/Battery Powered Light Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard:

Recall Date: October 11, 2018
Recall Number: 19-009

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
All-Pro and Defiant solar-powered outdoor LED light fixtures

Hazard:

The batteries in the solar-powered light fixtures can overheat and cause the light fixture’s housing to melt, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighting fixtures and contact the Eaton Customer Service Center for a free replacement battery pack. Eaton will ship the replacement battery pack with step-by-step battery replacement instructions.

Consumer Contact:

Cooper Lighting toll-free at 866-461-7819 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at LT-consumerreplacements@eaton.com or online at www.cooperlighting.com and click on “Safety Notices” under the Resources tab for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/C...owered-Light-Fixtures-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 350,000 (in addition, about 11,963 were sold in Canada)

Description:

This recall involves solar-powered, motion-activated outdoor LED light fixtures sold under the All-Pro and Defiant brands. The model number is displayed on the interior of the fixture. The Defiant MST1000LWDF, All-Pro MST800L, and All-Pro MST800LW all have two light sources on top of a housing with a round motion sensor on the bottom of that housing. The All-Pro WPS2040M has a flat housing with the LED light source in the center of the housing and an integrated motion sensor lens and dimmer above the motion sensor. All the light fixtures are connected by wire to a solar panel.

Brand
Model Number

Defiant
MST1000LWDF

All-Pro
MST800L

All-Pro
MST800LW

All-Pro
WPS2040M

Incidents/Injuries:

Cooper Lighting has received seven reports of light fixtures overheating and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other stores nationwide from September 2015 through July 2018 for about $70 to $100.

Importer(s):
Cooper Lighting, LLC, Peachtree City, Ga., a division of Eaton

Manufactured In:
China
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Safety News and Product Recalls
10/23/18 03:23 AM
Brookstone Wireless Speakers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard:

Recall Date: October 19, 2018
Recall Number: 19-017

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Wireless speakers

Hazard:

The lithium ion batteries in the wireless speakers can overheat and catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled speakers and properly dispose of the lithium-ion battery packs according to state and local regulations.

Brookstone has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Contact the toll-free number or visit the Omni Management Group website for information about a possible refund.

Consumer Contact:

Brookstone toll-free at 866-576-7337 any time or online at www.omnimgt.com/BrookstonerecallFAQ/ for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/brookstone-wireless-speakers-recalled-due-to-fire-hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 164,000

Description:

This recall involves Brookstone Big Blue Party™ indoor/outdoor wireless speakers. The recalled speakers are silver or gray colored and measure about 6 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 16 inches tall. The SKU is printed on the bottom underside of the speaker. The speaker may also have “Brookstone” printed at the bottom on one side of the speaker, as well as on the label on the underside of the speaker.

SKU
Description/Color

849504
Graphite

318417
360 with Chromecast

952645
light gray


Incidents/Injuries:

Brookstone has received 12 reports of the speakers overheating and catching fire, resulting in five reports of property damage totaling about $2,000.

Sold At:
Ace Hardware, Bloomingdale's, Bon-Ton, Brookstone, Macy’s, Patriot stores and other stores nationwide, on the Home Shopping Network and online at Amazon.com, Brookstone.com, RueLaLa.com, Wayfair.com, Zulily.com and other websites from December 2013 through August 2018 for about $200.

Manufacturer(s):
Plastoform Industries LTD., of China

Importer(s):
Brookstone Purchasing Inc., of Merrimack, N.H.

Distributor(s):
Brookstone Purchasing Inc., of Merrimack, N.H.

Manufactured In:
China
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Safety News and Product Recalls
10/23/18 03:16 AM
Briggs & Stratton Recalls Portable Generator Fuel Tank Replacement Caps, Due to Fire Hazard:

Recall Date: October 10, 2018
Recall Number: 19-007

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Fuel tank replacement caps made by Kelch/Bemis

Hazard:

The fuel tank replacement caps lack ventilation holes which allow pressure to build up in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the portable generators and return the recalled fuel tank replacement cap to a Briggs & Stratton dealer for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact:

Briggs & Stratton at 800-227-3798 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or online at www.briggsandstratton.com and click support to reach the company or for dealer locations.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/B...Tank-Replacement-Caps-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 3,000

Description:

This recall involves model B4363GS fuel tank replacement caps made by Kelch/Bemis for Briggs & Stratton portable generators that use a plastic non-vented fuel tank. The fuel tank replacement caps are black and are missing the vent within the clear lens covering the fuel gauge. The fuel caps can be identified by visually inspecting the clear lens for a vent hole towards the bottom of the gauge. The caps are about 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches in width. Two 5.5 inch metal rods extend from the bottom of the caps to support a float that moves the needle in the fuel gauge. The fuel tank replacement caps have KELCH stamped into the bottom of the cap.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Briggs & Stratton dealers and retailers nationwide from February 2017 through February 2018 for about $26.

Manufacturer(s):
Kelch, of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., a division of Bemis Manufacturing Company

Distributor(s):
Briggs & Stratton Corporation of Wauwatosa, WI

Manufactured In:
USA
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Safety News and Product Recalls
10/23/18 03:11 AM
Hydrolevel Recalls Controllers for Slant/Fin Boilers Due to Fire Hazard:

Recall Date: October 18, 2018
Recall Number: 19-016

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controllers for Slant/Fin boilers

Hazard:

A malfunction in the recalled controller can cause the boiler to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers with Slant/Fin model VSPH boilers should immediately contact a contractor to schedule a free repair. For assistance in locating a contractor, go to http://www.slantfin.com/locator/.

Consumer Contact:

Slant Fin at 800-873-4346 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday though Friday or Hydrolevel at 800-654-0768 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.hydrolevel.com and click Contact Us for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/H...for-Slant-Fin-Boilers-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 3,900 (in addition, about 370 were sold in Canada)

Description:

This recall involves the Hydrolevel HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controller which is a black rectangular control unit for residential Slant/Fin VSPH boilers. The unit has six small LED lights and the word ‘Hydrostat’ on the front. The controller says HydroStat on the front and HydroStat Model 3000 on the back.

Incidents/Injuries:

Hydrolevel has received five reports of the recalled controllers failing to shut down the boilers after they reach the high temperature limit. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold At:
Slant/Fin distributors, residential boiler contractors and boiler distributors nationwide from May 2012 through July 2018 for about $185 for the boiler controller

Manufacturer(s):
Hydrolevel Company, of North Haven, Conn.

Distributor(s):
Hydrolevel Company, of North Haven, Conn.

Manufactured In:
United States
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Safety News and Product Recalls
10/23/18 03:07 AM
Kikkerland Recalls Wireless Charger Bedside Pockets Due to Fire and Burn Hazard:

Recall Date: October 18, 2018
Recall Number: 19-013

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Wireless charger bedside pockets

Hazard:

The wireless charger bedside pockets can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charger pockets and contact Kikkerland for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact:

Kikkerland at 800-766-8523 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at info@kikkerland.com or online at www.kikkerland.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/K...side-Pockets-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 3,600

Description:

This recall involves Kikkerland’s wireless charger bedside pockets used for recharging mobile phones and devices. The recalled chargers have a wireless charging pocket in which a mobile phone or other electronic device is placed. The recalled charger pockets have the configuration of an expanding v-shaped file folder with a single pocket and a rigid flap that is pivotally attached on one side. The pocket is typically placed between the mattress and the bed frame. They are made of a dark gray felt material and were sold with a power cord. In operation, the cord is plugged into an electronic outlet and the mobile phone is placed into the pocket for recharging.

Incidents/Injuries:

Kikkerland has received three reports of smoke coming from the charger pockets. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Annie’s Blue Ribbon, Kowalski’s, SF MOMA, Therapy stores and other stores nationwide from March 2018 through August 2018 for about $35.

Manufacturer(s):
Ningbo Hongrui Imp. & Exp. CP. Ltd., of China

Importer(s):
Kikkerland Design Inc, of New York

Manufactured In:
China
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Safety News and Product Recalls
10/23/18 03:03 AM
Kaz Recalls Stinger Insect Zappers Due to Shock Hazard:

Recall Date: September 20, 2018
Recall Number: 18-227

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Stinger Insect Zappers

Hazard:

The insect kill grid can detach inside the housing, posing a shock hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Stinger Insect Zappers, unplug them, and contact Kaz to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:

Kaz toll-free at 888-480-2880 from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.Kaz.com or www.stingerproducts.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Kaz-Recalls-Stinger-Insect-Zappers-Due-to-Shock-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 72,000

Description:

This recall involves Stinger BK series Insect Zapper electric insect/mosquito zapper including the Stinger Insect Zapper (Model BK 110v3), the Stinger 3-in-1 Insect Zapper (Model BK310v3) and the Stinger 5-in-1 Insect & Mosquito Zapper (Model BK510v3). They are black or gray plastic and stand or hang vertically. The units are about 19 inches high and 6 inches wide and require an extension cord to operate outside. The recalled models have codes ending in YTG and Made in China printed on the silver label on the bottom of the product.

Model Number
Product Name

BK510v3 (ULG510YTG)
Stinger 5-in-1 Insect & Mosquito Zapper

BK310v3 (ULG310YTG)
Stinger 3-in-1 Insect Zapper

BK110v3 (ULG110YTG)
Stinger Insect Zapper

Incidents/Injuries:

Kaz has received three reports of units exhibiting internal grid detachment. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Home Depot, Ace Hardware, other stores nationwide, and online from April 2018 through August 2018 for between $30 and $80.

Manufacturer(s):

Foshan Shi Shunde District Yongtong Electronics Co., Ltd., of China

Importer(s):
Kaz USA Inc., Marlborough, Mass.

Distributor(s):
Kaz USA Inc., Marlborough, Mass.

Manufactured In:
China
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Electrical Theory and Applications
10/19/18 12:47 AM
Thanks Shane, I help when I can. It is frustrating when you never hear back.
Joe
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10/18/18 02:05 PM
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